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Truck hits French tour bus in India, 4 hurt badly

Truck hits French tour bus in India, 4 hurt badly

Oct 14, – The tourists were leaving a resort when the accident occurred. Police said the truck slammed into the bus on a highway that goes around the city. India has the world’s deadliest roads, with more than 110,000 people killed annually. Most crashes are blamed on reckless driving, poorly maintained roads and aging vehicles. […]

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Major quake in southwestern Pakistan kills 39

Major quake in southwestern Pakistan kills 39

Sep 24, –  A major earthquake struck a remote area in southwestern Pakistan on Tuesday, killing at least 39 people and wounding dozens as houses collapsed on top of people inside while others fled into the streets and prayed for their lives. The Pakistani military said it was rushing troops and helicopters to Baluchistan province’s […]

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India Monsoon floods kill 102, 12000 pilgrims stranded

India Monsoon floods kill 102, 12000 pilgrims stranded

June 19, LUCKNOW, India (AP) — Prime Minister Manmohan Singh spoke on his return from an aerial survey of the area, pegging the death toll at 102. “It is feared that the loss of life could be much higher,” he said. A joint army and air force operation evacuated nearly 12,000 Hindu pilgrims stranded in […]

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Dry by 2020? India faces a crippling water crisis

Dry by 2020? India faces a crippling water crisis

May 30, AP – Water scarcity has gripped several states in India as groundwater levels continue to deplete at an alarming rate. Mercury levels are rising and large parts of the country are experiencing severe droughts. Vrinda Kumari, a daily wage laborer stands patiently in the baking hot sun with buckets and water bottles waiting […]

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Chinese, Indian leaders played down border dispute, calls for cooperation

Chinese, Indian leaders played down border dispute, calls for cooperation

May 20, NEW DELHI (AP) — Friction has been building between the Asian giants in recent years as they vie for regional influence and access to fuel needed to feed their growing economies. Li Keqiang’s trip to India, his first visit abroad since becoming Chinese premier, seems intended to minimize those tensions. The leaders of […]

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Weeks after a tense border standoff Chinese premier visits India to boost ties

Weeks after a tense border standoff Chinese premier visits India to boost ties

NEW DELHI (AP) — China says Premier Li Keqiang’s choice of India for his first trip abroad since taking office in March shows the importance Beijing attaches to improving relations with New Delhi. “We think very highly of this gesture because it is our view that high-level political exchanges between our two countries are an […]

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China and India’s rivalry extends to the Arctic

China and India’s rivalry extends to the Arctic

BEIJING (AP) — While the recent troop standoff in a remote Himalayan desert spotlights a long-running border dispute between China and India, the two emerging giants are engaged in a rivalry for global influence that spreads much farther afield. From Africa to the Arctic, the world’s two most populous countries are bumping up against each […]

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Steps towards preventing sexual violence in New Delhi, Better lighting, wider pavements

Steps towards preventing sexual violence in New Delhi, Better lighting, wider pavements

May 7, – Organized as part of the Safe Cities programme, the discussion was part of a safety audit with the women along a route they use frequently in Molarband. Seven such safety audits were conducted by UN Women’s partner Jagori in five municipal areas of Delhi in late 2012, as part of the “Safer […]

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Chinese incursion put India in tight corner

Chinese incursion put India in tight corner

May 3, AP – NEW DELHI — They finally reached their destination and pitched a tent in the barren Depsang Valley in the Ladakh region, a symbolic claim of sovereignty deep inside Indian-held territory. So stealthy was the operation that India did not discover the incursion until a day later, Indian officials said. The platoon […]

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