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Indian states resist government's steep hike in traffic fines

12 Sep 2019

MUMBAI/BHUBANESWAR More than a dozen Indian states are planning to resist or reconsider steep hikes in traffic fines imposed by the central government, ministers and local media said on Thursday, amid rising anger from motorists across the country.

Protests over worker deaths paralyse production at some Coal India mines

29 Jul 2019

BHUBANESWAR Members of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) have mounted protests that have paralysed production at one of India's biggest coalfields following a deadly accident last week.

Four feared dead in mishap in Coal India mine in Odisha

24 Jul 2019

BHUBANESWAR, India Four workers are feared dead and nine have been injured in a landslide at a Coal India Ltd mine in Odisha, a company spokesman said on Wednesday.

Mob kills three in Bihar on suspicion of cattle theft, three arrested

19 Jul 2019

NEW DELHI A mob on Friday beat to death three men suspected of trying to steal cattle in Bihar, police said, the latest in a spate of attacks that have provoked alarm among religious minorities.

India's first openly gay athlete wants right to wed

23 May 2019

BHUBANESWAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Sprinter Dutee Chand - India's first openly gay athlete - says she will fight for the right to marry her "soulmate" days after revealing her sexuality to a deeply conservative country.

Modi flies over cyclone-ravaged east, promises millions to rebuild

06 May 2019

BHUBANESWAR, India Prime Minister Narendra Modi saw for himself the damage wreaked by a powerful cyclone on Monday, pledging an extra 10 billion rupees ($144 million) to the hardest-hit state of Odisha where hundreds of thousands returned home from shelters.

India's Modi flies over cyclone-ravaged east, promises millions to rebuild

06 May 2019

BHUBANESWAR, India, May 6 Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi saw for himself the damage wreaked by a powerful cyclone on Monday, pledging an extra 10 billion rupees ($144.19 million) to the hardest-hit state of Odisha where hundreds of thousands returned home from shelters.

India cyclone kills at least 33, hundreds of thousands homeless

05 May 2019

PURI, India Hundreds of thousands of people were left homeless after a cyclone packing winds of about 200 km per hour slammed into eastern India, ripping out tin roofs and destroying power and telecom lines, officials said on Sunday.

Cyclone hits Bangladesh after battering India, mass evacuations save lives

05 May 2019

DHAKA/BHUBANESWAR, India The strongest cyclone to hit India in five years killed at least 12 people in eastern Odisha state before swinging north-eastwards into Bangladesh on Saturday where five more people died and more than a million were moved to safety. | Video

REFILE-Cyclone Fani kills at least 12 in India before swiping Bangladesh

04 May 2019

BHUBANESWAR, India/DHAKA, May 4 The strongest cyclone to hit India in five years killed at least 12 people in eastern Odisha state, before swinging north-eastwards into Bangladesh on Saturday where more than a million people have been moved to safety.

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