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Traders in southern India call for ban on Pepsi, Coke

CHENNAI: Shopkeepers in a southern Indian state began removing Pepsi and Coke from their shelves on Wednesday after unions called for a boycott of the softdrink giants, urging consumers to shun foreign brands. Pepsi and Coke sell a range…

Thousands evacuated as cyclone barrels towards India

MUMBAI: India on Monday started evacuating thousands of people from fishing villages as Cyclone Vardah barrelled towards its southeastern coast at speeds of more than 100 kilometres (62 miles) per hour. Heavy rains accompanied by…

‘Diabetes cure’ herbal medicine kills four in India

NEW DELHI: A self-styled doctor and three of his patients died in a south Indian village after drinking a poisonous herbal medicine which he claimed cured diabetes and hypertension, officials said Tuesday.  Another patient is in a critical…