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Zika virus outbreak affects 72 people in India

Zika virus outbreak in India is turning out to be worse in 2018, with 72 people being diagnosed with the infection, a senior health official said on Tuesday.

French tourist killed, chopped up in India

A French tourist was bludgeoned to death in southern India and his body chopped into pieces, police said Monday, with a male student confessing to the grisly crime.

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.

Popular actress arrested for running prostitution racket

Sangeetha Balan, 41, was nabbed from her home in state capital Chennai, along with her male partner Sathish, police said on Monday.

India orders closure of Vedanta plant after deadly protests

Indian authorities on Monday ordered the permanent closure of a controversial copper plant, which was at the centre of deadly protests last week with 13 people killed by police fire.

Death toll from south India protests rises to 13

A protester shot during demonstrations against a copper plant in southern India died of his injuries Thursday, officials said, the 13th victim killed by police fire.

India puts 13 states on high storm alert for next 48 hours

India on Monday put as many as 13 of its states and two central government-territories on high storm alert for the next 48 hours.

India forest fires kill 9 hikers, injure 18 others

Nine trekkers died and 18 others were left with serious burns as wildfires swept through a popular hiking spot in India’s Tamil Nadu state, officials said Monday.

Police: Bollywood superstar Sridevi Kapoor drowned in bathtub

Bollywood superstar Sridevi Kapoor, who died in Dubai at the weekend aged 54, drowned in her hotel bathtub after passing out, Dubai police said Monday.

Indian state offers free breast implants to poor

Poor women in a southern Indian state have been offered free breast surgeries, including implants, for both aesthetic or medical reasons.

Indian actor Rajinikanth dumps acting for politics

Asia’s highest paid actor Rajinikanth has dumped acting as he plans to fill in the gap following last year’s death of Chief Minister Jayalalithaa Jayaram, another film star who ventured into politics.

Indian police arrest cartoonist for caricature of politicians, officials

Police on Monday arrested a cartoonist in southern India for depicting the region’s top government functionaries in a “derogatory” caricature, sparking criticism over the move as an attack on freedom of the press.

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NECO shifts commencement date for November/December examination

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