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Flyover collapse kills one, injures 19 in India’s Kolkata

KOLKATA: A bridge collapsed on Tuesday in India's Kolkata city, killing one and injuring 19, authorities said, as rescue workers sifted through the debris checking for other casualties. Cars were seen among the rubble and a large portion of the bridge was destroyed. Mamata Banerjee, chief minister of West Bengal state, confirmed that one person was killed, adding, “19 people have received injuries. All of them are stable.” All India Trinamool Congress, the West Bengal state’s ruling party, said on Twitter the…

Indian women don cow masks to show they are less safe than cattle

MUMBAI: They are all pictures of women doing everyday activities: a woman on a street, a woman playing the piano in her home, a woman lounging in a boat, a woman at a table in a restaurant. All unremarkable, except that they are wearing a cow mask. The photographs aim to highlight the growing violence against women in India, while also drawing attention to a wave of attacks on religious minorities accused of eating beef or slaughtering cows - considered sacred by many Hindus. "People are getting lynched in this…

Indian actress dies in horrible road accident

MUMBAI: Indian model-turned-actor Sonika Chauhan died in a road accident in Kolkata, leaving her fans and the showbiz industry in grief and shock. Popular actor Vikram Chatterjee who was driving the vehicle suffered injuries and is said to be admitted at a hospital in Kolkata. Reports said at the time of accident, Vikram somehow managed to crawl out of the car. But Sonika took the full impact of the crash and was bleeding from her head, ears and nose when Vikram, with the help of a few locals brought her out she was in…

India reclaims top Test spot after NZ-series win

KOLKATA: India's bowlers propelled the hosts to a comprehensive 178-run win over New Zealand in the second Test Monday, to clinch the series and reclaim the top spot in the world rankings. Chasing 376 runs for victory, New Zealand were bowled out for 197 in the final session on the fourth day in Kolkata, with India's Mohammed Shami, Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja taking three wickets each. Shami claimed the final wicket of Trent Boult, sparking celebrations in the Indian team who take an unassailable 2-0 lead in…

India build lead despite New Zealand strikes

KOLKATA: New Zealand pacers hurt India's batting to leave them wobbling at 110 for six at tea as the hosts stretched their second innings lead to 222 on the third day of the second Test in Kolkata on Sunday. Matt Henry and Trent Boult shared five wickets between them to strike back after the visitors conceded a 112-run lead. India's Rohit Sharma on 20 and Wriddhiman Saha on 4 were battling on at the break after skipper Virat Kohli had bolstered the innings with his fighting 45. Henry, who had returned with figures of 3-46…

New Zealand in trouble after India post 316

KOLKATA: Wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha's battling half-century helped India reach 316 before the hosts tore into the New Zealand top order on the second day of the second test at Eden Gardens on Saturday. After India were dismissed shortly before lunch, the home side's seamers did all the early damage as New Zealand staggered to 85 for four in their first innings before rain forced an early tea break. Stand-in captain Ross Taylor (30) was unbeaten at the crease with Luke Ronchi (35) falling leg before on the last…