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Hundreds arrested in north India after deadly riots over ‘rape guru’

Authorities have arrested hundreds of people and cancelled over 500 trains in north India after at least 30 people were killed in clashes following the conviction of a controversial guru.

Clashes kill 22 in India as court convicts guru of rape

At least 22 people were killed Friday when clashes broke out in northern India after a court convicted a controversial religious leader of raping two of his followers, sparking fury among tens of thousands of supporters who had gathered to await the verdict.

Electric cars to be introduced into Nigerian market next year

Nigus Enfinity, an indigenous firm, says it will introduce electric vehicles into the Nigerian automobile market in 2018 and that its local assembly plant for electric vehicles will be ready in 2020.

India approves privacy as fundamental right

India’s Supreme Court unanimously ruled on Thursday that individual privacy is a fundamental right, a verdict that will impact everything from the way companies handle personal data to the roll-out of the world’s largest biometric ID card programme.

Sri Lanka’s president sacks outspoken justice minister

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena sacked his controversial justice minister Wednesday for speaking out against a billion-dollar deal to sell a stake in a loss-making deep sea port to China.

Floods kill almost 1,000 in India, Nepal and Bangladesh

Almost 1,000 people have been killed over a period of two weeks in some of the worst flooding to hit South Aisa in decades, with residents running out of food and clean water, oficials said.

Odu’a, ABUAD to invest N12bn in moribund textile mill

The Odu’a Group of Companies and the Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti, have agreed to commit N12bn for the conversion of the moribund textile industry in Ado Ekiti to an industrial park.

IPOB militant wing calls for release of pro-Biafra agitators

The militant wing of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) called the Biafra National Guard (BNG) has called on the Federal Government to release its members detained by the Police and other security operatives, insisting that crusade for self-determination is no crime.

World reacts to Trump’s new strategy on Afghan war

Politicians from across the world have reacted to US President Donald Trump's new strategy for the war in Afghanistan.

Coca-Cola, Pespi, 5 others agree to limit sugar content of drinks

Seven major drinks companies including Coca-Cola and PepsiCo will limit the sugar content of drinks they sell in Singapore, as part of the city-state’s campaign to fight diabetes.

Court bans Islamic instant divorce ‘triple talaq’

India’s top court on Tuesday banned a controversial Islamic practice that allows men to divorce their wives instantly, saying it was unconstitutional.

China defends ally Pakistan after Trump criticism

China defended its ally Pakistan on Tuesday after US President Donald Trump said the United States could no longer be silent about Pakistan’s “safe havens” for militants and warned it had much to lose by continuing to “harbour terrorists”.

Woman splits with husband over toilet failure

A family court in the northern state of Rajasthan ruled in favour of the woman, who argued that her husband’s inability to provide her with an internal toilet for five years of marriage amounted to cruelty.

Fed govt refinances debt and adds more loans

Interest rates abroad have always bee far lower than what obtains in the domestic financial market. In some markets, even the seven per cent touted by the Minister are regarded as extortionate when prime customers can obtain loans for as low as three per cent.

At least 700 killed in South Asia floods

The confirmed death toll passed 700 and more than a million were driven from their homes as large swathes of South Asia reeled under monsoon floods Sunday, officials said.

Bangladesh sentences 10 to death for plot to kill prime minister

A Bangladesh court sentenced ten Islamist militants to death Sunday over a failed plot to assassinate Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina by detonating a huge bomb at one of her rallies.

Ten dead as train derails in India

Ten people were killed and dozens injured when an express train derailed in north India on Saturday, an official said.

Nigerian drug peddler arrested with 20gm cocaine in India

Task Force police arrested a Nigerian drug peddler and recovered 20 grams of cocaine from his possession at Golconda, India.

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