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At least 12 killed in fire at Indian firecracker factory

At least 12 killed in fire at Indian firecracker factory

At least 12 people were killed in a fire at a firecracker factory in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu on Friday, police said.

Indian officials rescue elephant that fell down a well

Indian officials rescue elephant that fell down a well

Forest officials in India's southern Tamil Nadu state said on Friday they used a crane to pull an elephant from a well, after working for more than 12 hours to rescue the animal.

'George Floyds of India': outrage mounts over police custody deaths

'George Floyds of India': outrage mounts over police custody deaths

The deaths of a father and son from alleged torture at the hands of police have sparked outrage across India, with many drawing parallels with the killing of George Floyd in the United States.

Protests in India over deaths of father and son in police custody

Protests in India over deaths of father and son in police custody

Protests mounted Saturday in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, and across social media, over the death of a father-and-son duo in police custody.

Wall collapse kills 17 in India

Wall collapse kills 17 in India

At least 17 people from four families in India were buried alive as they were sleeping on Monday when heavy rains caused a large wall to collapse on their homes, police said.

Indian boy dies after three days stuck in well

Indian boy dies after three days stuck in well

The body of a two-year old boy trapped 26-metres (85-feet) down a well in southern India for more than three days was recovered on Tuesday, authorities said.

India's Stalin admits to problems visiting Russia

India's Stalin admits to problems visiting Russia

Sharing a name with one of Europe's most brutal dictators isn't a problem in his home country, but Indian politician MK Stalin admitted Friday it raised eyebrows on a visit to Russia.

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.