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India cancels poll in southern area over 'vote buying'

India cancels poll in southern area over 'vote buying'

Indian election authorities have cancelled voting in a southern region of the country after seizing more than 110 million rupees ($1.5 million) they believe was meant to influence the outcome, officials said Wednesday.

Cyclone death toll in southeast India hits 33

Cyclone death toll in southeast India hits 33

The death toll from a cyclone that battered India's eastern coast has reached 33, a disaster official said Sunday, as authorities assessed the damage caused by the powerful storm.

Cyclone 'Gaja' makes landfall in south India, kills 11 people

Cyclone 'Gaja' makes landfall in south India, kills 11 people

A cyclone made landfall in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu on Friday, killing at least 11 people, uprooting trees and knocking down electricity poles after more than 80,000 people were moved out of its path to safety, officials said.

After deadly Indian smelter protests, arrests stoke tension

After deadly Indian smelter protests, arrests stoke tension

Eleven days after police in southern India fired on protesters seeking the shutdown of a copper smelter owned by London-listed Vedanta, killing 13, residents say people suspected of involvement in the demonstrations are being targeted in a wave of arrests.

Indian forest fires kill 9 hikers, injure 18 others

Indian forest fires kill 9 hikers, injure 18 others

The group were hiking through Theni district, a hilly region in southern India thickly forested and dotted with tea plantations, when they were forced to flee a fast-approaching fire.

India's top court steps in to help thirsty tech hub

India's top court steps in to help thirsty tech hub

The Supreme Court said a 2007 ruling by a special tribunal on river-sharing had failed to take into account Bengaluru's growing water needs, and awarded a greater share to the southern state of Karnataka.

Seven Qatar-based fishermen detained in Abu Dhabi

Seven Qatar-based fishermen detained in Abu Dhabi

Seven Qatar-based fishermen, all from the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, have been apprehended by the UAE coastguards, according to a statement from the South Asian Fishermen Fraternity (SAFF), received in Doha.

Abu Dhabi detains five Indian fishermen from Wakrah

Abu Dhabi detains five Indian fishermen from Wakrah

Five Indian fishermen who set out to sea from Qatar’s Wakrah have been detained by Abu Dhabi Coast Guard, according to a statement issued yesterday by South Asian Fishermen Fraternity (SAFF), based in Kanyakumari district of India's Tamil Nadu state.

Elephant tramples four to death in southern India

Elephant tramples four to death in southern India

An elephant trampled four people including a 12-year-old girl to death when it rampaged through a village in southern India on Friday, police said.

Indian court temporarily suspends cow slaughter ban

Indian court temporarily suspends cow slaughter ban

An Indian court Tuesday temporarily suspended a ban imposed by the government on the sale of cattle for slaughter, dealing the first legal blow to the controversial measure.

German tourist says she was raped in south India

German tourist says she was raped in south India

A German tourist has accused two men of taking her captive and raping her in southern India, police said Monday, just weeks after the rape and murder of an Irish woman in Goa.

New chief of south India state wins bitter confidence vote

New chief of south India state wins bitter confidence vote

The new chief minister of India's Tamil Nadu state won a confidence vote in the regional assembly Saturday, hours after legislators came to blows over a bitterly fought leadership contest.