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Bollywood stars condemn use of force against Delhi students

Students are protesting India’s controversial citizenship act

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December 17, 2019


Lawyers attack police station in India’s Delhi, thrash cops

It resulted from wrong car parking by a lawyer

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November 3, 2019


Viral TikTok video sparks tourist ban at India’s Jama Masjid

Mosque committee to now only allow worshipers

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May 4, 2019


Govt seeks applications for Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia’s urs in India

It will be held from December 12 to 19

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April 10, 2019


Former India cricketer joins Modi’s BJP, likely to contest election from Delhi

Says he was influenced by PM Narendra Modi’s version

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March 23, 2019


Indian police arrest ‘Love Commandos’ chief for extortion

Love Commandos, an Indian NGO, offers shelter to runaway lovers

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January 31, 2019


Indian man swallows toothbrush while cleaning his teeth

The doctors had to remove the toothbrush from his abdomen

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January 3, 2019


Rainstorms kill 49 in India’s Uttar Pradesh state

Heavy monsoon rains that sparked floods and caused buildings to collapse have killed at least 49 people in north India’s Uttar Pradesh state since Thursday officials said, as the national weather agency issued further storm warnings. Some of the victims died after they were buried by collapsing buildings, while others were drowned, electrocuted or killed…

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July 28, 2018


Building collapse in Delhi suburb kills at least two, more feared dead

A local media outlet earlier reported that at least 50 people were feared trapped

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July 18, 2018


Dust storms drag New Delhi air quality back to dangerous levels

Air quality in New Delhi plummeted to a dangerous level on Wednesday, putting residents at risk, mainly due to dust storms from western India, a senior official at the pollution control board said. The air quality index, which measures the concentration of poisonous particulate matter in the air, hit the “severe” level of 445, on…

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June 13, 2018


Delhi archbishop warns of threat to India’s secular fabric, triggering BJP rebuke

The archbishop of Delhi has called for a prayer campaign until the next general election in an unprecedented political intervention, citing a threat to the country’s secular fabric, triggering angry reactions from the ruling Hindu nationalist party. “We are witnessing a turbulent political atmosphere which poses a threat to the democratic principles enshrined in our…

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May 22, 2018


Congress leader Shashi Tharoor charged over wife’s death

A charismatic Indian opposition figure and former top UN official was charged Monday over the death of his wife, reigniting a mystery that shook the country’s establishment. Shashi Tharoor, 62, is accused of cruelty toward his wife Sunanda Pushkar and abetting her suicide in a five-star hotel room in 2014. Delhi police said on Twitter…

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May 14, 2018


NYT takes a dig at India’s Modi over violence against women, minorities

US newspaper The New York Times has severely criticized Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his ‘silence’ on the attacks on women in the country. In its editorial, the Times said ‘Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India tweets frequently and considers himself a talented orator. Yet he loses his voice when it comes to speaking…

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April 18, 2018


Three activists who razed Babri Masjid have converted to Islam

AYODHYA: Three Hindu activists who were involved in razing Babri Masjid to the ground in 1992 have converted to Islam. For three persons who once were regarded as heroes in their own villages for razing down Babri Masjid, the act is now a crime that they deeply regret. The guilt-ridden former Kar Sevaks (activists) have…

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December 6, 2017


Sri Lanka’s Lakmal vomits in smog-choked Delhi Test

New Delhi: Fast bowler Suranga Lakmal vomited on the ground Tuesday as New Delhi’s pollution again took centre stage during the third Test between India and Sri Lanka. Amid the toxic haze that engulfed the stadium for a fourth day, the Sri Lankan paceman looked sick and pale as he returned to the dressing room…

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December 5, 2017


Cricketers vomiting after fielding in smoggy Delhi

New Delhi: Pollution stopped play Sunday in the third Test between India and Sri Lanka, and visiting coach Nic Pothas said the smog was so extreme that his players — who took the extraordinary step of wearing face masks — were “coming off the field and vomiting”. Concentrations of the smallest and most harmful airborne pollutants…

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December 3, 2017


Delhi pollution interrupts India-Sri Lanka Test

NEWS DESK: India were almost forced to declare their innings in bizarre circumstances as Sri Lanka ran out of players healthy enough to field in the polluted Delhi air on day two of the Test, reported ESPN Cricinfo. There were two stoppages – 17 minutes and five minutes – before the eventual declaration even as…

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December 3, 2017


As Delhi Continues To Choke, Indian Minister Downplays Situation

NEWS DESK: Even as Delhi breathes toxic air tantamount to smoking 50 cigarettes every day, Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan continues to assert that it is no ’emergency’. Emergency, he believes, was the Bhopal Gas Tragedy of 1984, reported Outlook India. “You see, what happened in Bhopal when there was a gas leak and hundreds…

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November 14, 2017


Delhi hospitals swarm with patients as smog hangs heavy

NEW DELHI: In the emergency ward of a Delhi hospital, men and women gasp for breath as they wait to be treated for symptoms triggered by the choking blanket of smog that descended on the Indian capital this week. Doctors at the government-run Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute say patient numbers have more than tripled since…

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November 13, 2017


Indian surgeons separate twins joined at the head

NEWS DESK: Surgeons in the Indian capital, Delhi, have separated twin boys who were conjoined at the tops of their heads, reported BBC. Two-year-old Jaga and Kalia underwent 16 hours of surgery, and are now in the intensive care unit, doctors said. A team of 30 doctors carried out the surgery – the first of…

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October 27, 2017


India gives away 27,000 tickets to avoid World Cup ’embarrassment’

MUMBAI: India has given away 27,000 tickets to the opening games of the FIFA U-17 World Cup to fill empty stands, an official said Friday, in a desperate bid to avoid an embarrassing repeat of the 2010 Commonwealth Games. The under-17 World Cup, which kicks off on Friday, marks India’s first attempt at hosting a…

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October 6, 2017

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