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Bodies recovered from India's Ganges

Bodies recovered from India's Ganges

More than 100 bodies have been found in the river Ganges in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, prompting the authorities to order a probe. Reports said the bodies were of people who were dumped in the river or buried on the banks after their families could not afford a proper cremation. Many Indians...

India toxic alcohol kills 29 in Uttar Pradesh

India toxic alcohol kills 29 in Uttar Pradesh

At least 29 people have been killed after consuming toxic alcohol in India's Uttar Pradesh state, police said. Residents of a number of villages in Lucknow and Unnao districts fell ill after drinking the alcohol. More than 100 people are being treated in hospital, with fears the death toll could rise. Toxic alcohol deaths are a...

Bangladeshis must leave or turn Hindu: Bajrang Dal

Bangladeshis must leave or turn Hindu: Bajrang Dal

Balraj Dungar, convenor of the Bajrang Dal for Meerut, said on Tuesday that Bangladeshis living in India must either leave the country or convert to Hinduism, reports The Times of India. "Our first demand is that they must leave the country, as they are abusing our resources. However, if they wish to live here,...

7-yr-old Indian boy beaten dead for not doing homework

7-yr-old Indian boy beaten dead for not doing homework

A seven-year-old boy died on Tuesday after being beaten brutally in a school in Bareilly of Indian state of Uttar Pradesh allegedly by his teacher, NDTV reports. Araj, a nursery student, was allegedly thrashed for not doing his homework and not paying the school fee. Senior police officer MP Singh said at around 11 am,...

India bans Uber taxi service in Delhi after rape allegation

India bans Uber taxi service in Delhi after rape allegation

Authorities in the Indian capital, Delhi, have banned international taxi-booking service Uber after a driver allegedly raped a female passenger. A transport department official said the company had been "blacklisted" for "misleading customers". The 26-year-old woman used the smartphone application to take a taxi home on Friday but says she was taken to a secluded...

Indian hanged girls 'took their own lives'

Indian hanged girls 'took their own lives'

Two teenage Indian girls found hanging from a tree in May took their own lives and were not gang-raped and murdered, federal investigators have said. The announcement came after months of inquiry by the Central Bureau of Investigation following global outrage. Three men arrested in connection with the case in northern Uttar Pradesh state were...

12 killed in India train crash

12 killed in India train crash

At least 12 people were killed and 45 injured when two passenger trains collided head-on near Gorakhpur town in Uttar Pradesh of India Tuesday night. The accident took place when Krishak (farmers) Express train jumped a signal that brought it on the same track of Barauni Express at a place about seven kilometres from...

Indian girl, 7, survives being buried alive

Indian girl, 7, survives being buried alive

A seven-year-old Indian girl who was allegedly buried alive by relatives in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh has been rescued by a villager. Police say relatives first tried to strangle her and then left her to die in a shallow grave. It is unclear why. The man who found her in Sitapur district alerted...

India brides leave husbands' homes for lack of toilets

India brides leave husbands' homes for lack of toilets

Six newly-wed women in a village in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh have returned to their parents because their husbands' homes had no toilets. The women, all from Khesiya village in Kushinagar district, said they would return only after their husbands had built proper toilets at home. Nearly half of India's 1.2 billion people...

93 women are being raped in India every day, NCRB data show

If one goes by the latest statistics of National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), every day 93 women are being raped in the country. According to NCRB data, there is a gradual increase in the number of rapes reported in India - from 24,923 in 2012 to 33,707 in 2013. Despite of several protests after Nirbhaya incident in New Delhi, the national capital continuous to be the unsafe city in the country. The number of rapes in Delhi has almost doubled from...

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