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A view of the Statue of Unity at Kevadiya Colony in Narmada district of Gujarat State [AP-Ajit Solanki]

Crocodiles at world’s tallest statue moved for seaplane service

Indian foresters have begun relocating about 300 crocodiles to allow a seaplane service for visitors to the world's tallest statue, the newly erected 182-metre Statue of Unity.
India's Supreme Court has reinstated the ousted director of the country's Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in a setback to the government that has been accused of undermining the agency.

India’s Supreme Court reinstates CBI chief removed by government

India's Supreme Court has reinstated the ousted director of the country's Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in a setback to the government that has been accused of undermining the agency.
The statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, the world’s tallest statue to be unveiled in October

India to unveil world’s tallest statue

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will unveil the world’s tallest statue next month in western state of Gujarat, officials said.
Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Former Indian premier Atal Vajpayee passes on

Former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee has died following a prolonged illness, according to a hospital statement.
Many Indian states, including Rajasthan, outlaw cow slaughter with some also banning the sale or transport of beef products [Harish Tyagi-EPA]

Indian mob lynches Muslim man transporting cows

A Muslim man has been killed by a mob of vigilantes in India after being accused of smuggling cows for slaughter, according to officials.

Report: India faces ‘worst ever’ water crisis

About 600 million Indians are facing high to extreme stress over water, says the Composite Water Resources Management report by the government's policy think tank Niti Aayog this week.

Indian spiritual guru bags life sentence for teen’s rape

An Indian court yesterday jailed for life a religious preacher for raping a teenage girl, the latest sexual abuse case against a so-called “godman” who claims to have millions of followers worldwide.

Runaway train rolls backwards for 12km without engine

India’s railway ministry said Sunday a “ghastly” accident was narrowly avoided after 22 train coaches carrying some 1,000 passengers became detached from the engine and sped backwards for miles before being stopped.

25 killed as wedding party truck plunges off bridge

A truck carrying a wedding party plunged off a bridge early Tuesday in western India killing at least 25 people, most of them women and children, officials said.

Court overturns ban on Bollywood movie Padmaavat

India’s Supreme Court Thursday overturned a ban on a Bollywood film imposed by four states ahead of its country-wide release later this month.

US embassy will move to Jerusalem within a year – Benjamin Netanyahu

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday said that the U.S. will move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem within a year.

Benjamin Netanyahu in India for first visit by Israeli premier in 15 years

Benjamin Netanyahu arrived in New Delhi on Sunday for the first visit by an Israeli leader to India in 15 years, promising closer ties with the regional power.

Federal govt to prosecute marketers selling petrol above N145

The Federal Government would prosecute any marketer that sells petrol above the recommended N145 per litre, the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, has warned.

The Economist highlights key global themes to watch for this year

The World in 2018, the annual publication from The Economist, predicts that this year will be a nerve-jangling year as people across the world attempt to escape the tensions of politics and the frenzies of technology.

Indian premier Narendra Modi declares victory for ruling party in state elections

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday declared victory for his party in two state elections, including a closely-fought race in his stronghold of Gujarat where the charismatic leader fronted the campaign.

India bans condom advertisements on TV

India has slapped a nationwide ban on television ads for condoms during prime time hours, citing rules prohibiting “vulgar” content and concerns over children viewing salacious material.

Man killed in India for watching dance performance

A man from India’s lowest caste has been killed by a group of higher-caste men for attending a traditional Hindu dance performance, police said Monday.

India, Japan start work on high-speed train during Abe visit

India and Japan have begun work on a high-speed train in the western Indian state of Gujarat, during a visit by Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

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Seven killed, many injured as truck plunges into Kogi river

Seven persons have lost their lives as a truck in which they were travelling in plunged into a river in Kogi community on Tuesday.