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India nabs 4 after deadly violence over cow slaughter rumours

Police in northern India have arrested four people for their alleged involvement in an attack on police over rumours of cow slaughter that left two people dead, including a police official. Senior police officer Pravin Kumar said on Tuesday that a case was filed against 28 people who allegedly set a police outpost on fire and killed a local police inspector. Another man also died in the violence. The incident took place on Monday in the city of Bulandshahr in Uttar Pradesh state. The area is 300 kilometers (200 miles)…

Police rescue 24 girls from care home in Deoria district of Uttar Pradesh, arrest four

NEW DELHI: Police have rescued 24 girls and shut down a care home that had been operating illegally in Uttar Pradesh after a youngster living there fled and complained to officers about sexual exploitation. They arrested four people on suspicion of trafficking and closed the home that has been operating in Deoria district in northern Uttar Pradesh, 325 km (200 miles) from the state capital Lucknow, police said after Monday’s rescue. This is the second instance of sexual abuse in homes for destitute children in less…

Heavy rainstorms kill 49 in India’s Uttar Pradesh

NEW DELHI: Heavy monsoon rainstorms that sparked floods and caused buildings to collapse have killed at least 49 people in north India's Uttar Pradesh state since Thursday officials said. The country's national weather agency has issued further warnings of storm and heavy rainfall. Some of the victims died after they were buried by collapsing buildings, while others were drowned, electrocuted or killed in traffic accidents caused by the rain, disaster management officials said. With scores of houses damaged,…

77 people dead after rain and dust storms hits Indian states

NEW DELHI: At least 77 people have died and more than 143  were injured in fierce dust storms and rainfall that hit the Indian states of Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh.  The storms on Wednesday disrupted electricity, uprooted trees, destroyed houses and killed livestock. Many of the dead were sleeping when their houses collapsed after being struck by intense bursts of lightning. Dust storms are common in this part of India during summer but the loss of life on this scale is unusual. The storms largely affected…

Balloons with ‘I love Pakistan’ seized from Indian shop

KANPUR, INDIA: Indian police on Thursday confiscated balloons with 'I love Pakistan' imprinted on them at a shop in Kanpur and detained two people. Indian police raided a shop in Govind Nagar area in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh and seized packets of balloons from a vendor.  The balloons had imprints of 'I Love Pakistan' and 'Habibi', which means love or darling in Arabic. The balloons were sold from a provision store near the police station, Station House Officer Amit Singh said. A police complaint has been registered for…

Indian journalist who also worked for radical Hindu group RSS shot dead

UTTAR PRADESH: A journalist was shot dead by three gunmen in northern India on Saturday, police said, the latest attack on media in one of Asia's deadliest countries for reporters. Rajesh Mishra, a 40-year-old reporter at the Hindi-language daily Dainik Jagran -- one of India's largest newspapers -- was shot in the head by three gunmen on a motorcycle in Uttar Pradesh state, additional director general of police Anand Kumar said. "Three thugs fired the shots. Two of the three have been identified," Kumar told…

Sixty children die in Indian hospital amid furore over oxygen supplies

MUMBAI/NEW DELHI: Sixty children have died at a hospital in India's northern state of Uttar Pradesh this week, prompting local media to blame the fatalities on a lack of oxygen supplies. The BRD Medical College specified that 34 were babies who died at the neo-natal intensive care unit, while 12 died because of encephalitis. The rest died of other unspecified causes. Local media reports have said some of the deaths were caused due to an oxygen shortage after a private supplier withdrew its equipment over unpaid…