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Cyclone Titli kills five in eastern India, leaves thousands without power

11 Oct 2018

BHUBANESWAR, India A cyclone slammed into India's eastern seaboard on Thursday, killing at least five people, destroying huts, uprooting trees, snapping telephone poles and power lines and leaving hundreds of thousands without electricity. | Video

India opposition block roads, offices shut in fuel price protests

10 Sep 2018

BHUBANESWAR/GUWAHATI Nationwide protests against record high petrol and diesel prices shut down businesses, government offices and schools in many parts of India on Monday, and in some places protesters blocked trains and roads and vandalised vehicles.

Police widen investigation into Bihar shelter where girls allegedly raped

24 Jul 2018

NEW DELHI Police on Monday widened an investigation to include the possible murder of a girl at a shelter in eastern India, where 29 young girls were allegedly raped and tortured.

Police in Bihar arrest seven in suspected rape, blackmail of teenage girl

10 Jul 2018

BHUBANESWAR, India Police in Bihar arrested seven people on Tuesday, including a school principal and a teacher, on suspicion of raping and blackmailing a teenage girl over several months, the latest case of sexual abuse of minors.

Missionaries of Charity 'looking into' baby trafficking case in Jharkhand

06 Jul 2018

NEW DELHI The Missionaries of Charity, a Roman Catholic order founded by Mother Teresa in India, said it was "carefully looking into" charges of baby trafficking levelled against a nun and a worker at one of its homes.

Insight: 'Avatar' tribe poses second challenge to Vedanta after deadly India protests

13 Jun 2018

LANJIGARH, India After Tamil Nadu shut a copper smelter run by Vedanta Resources following deadly protests, the company faces another challenge 1,000 miles away, where axe-toting tribesmen and environmentalists have joined forces to demand the closure of an alumina refinery.

Runaway train: seven workers suspended after 13-km downhill ride

09 Apr 2018

BHUBANESWAR, India Indian Railways has suspended seven workers after brakes failed on a 22-coach train carrying hundreds of passengers, letting it run freely in reverse for about 13 km (eight miles), officials said on Monday. | Video

India's top iron ore state Odisha to meet output target despite mine closures

02 Jan 2018

BHUBANESWAR, India India's top iron ore state is likely to produce 100 million tonnes of ore in the 2017/18 fiscal year, in line with its target, despite authorities ordering the closure of some mines, a senior government official told Reuters on Tuesday.

Worst monsoon floods in years kill more than 1,200 across South Asia

25 Aug 2017

BHUBANESWAR, India/DHAKA The death toll from floods in India, Bangladesh and Nepal has climbed above 1,200, officials said on Friday, as rescue workers scramble to provide aid to millions of people stranded by the worst such disaster in years.

Indian state to give property rights to slum dwellers in 'historic' step

08 Aug 2017

BHUBANESWAR, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Odisha will give land rights to slum dwellers in small towns and property rights to those living in city settlements in a "historic" step officials said would benefit tens of thousands in one of the poorest states.

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