Gulf Times - Assam
Deaths mount to 150 in India's second toxic liquor tragedy this month

Deaths mount to 150 in India's second toxic liquor tragedy this month

At least 150 people have died from drinking toxic bootleg liquor in a northeastern state of India, the second such tragedy in the country this month, with many more hospitalised as authorities try to pinpoint the source and round up perpetrators.

Bootleg liquor kills at least 84 in northeast India, 200 hospitalised

Bootleg liquor kills at least 84 in northeast India, 200 hospitalised

At least 84 people have died from drinking toxic bootleg liquor in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, and around 200 others have been hospitalised, a government minister said on Saturday.

Thousands protest citizenship bill in India's Assam

Thousands protest citizenship bill in India's Assam

Thousands in northeastern India protested Monday against a proposal to grant citizenship to religious minorities in the region, except Muslims, with critics attacking the bill as prejudiced and a sop to Hindus before elections.

India sparks fear by excluding 4 million from citizens' list in Assam

India sparks fear by excluding 4 million from citizens' list in Assam

India said on Monday it had excluded more than 4 million people from a draft list of citizens in the border state of Assam who could not produce valid documents ...

Four elephants killed in train collision in northeast India

Four elephants killed in train collision in northeast India

A passenger train collided with a herd of elephants crossing the tracks in India's northeast, an official said Sunday, killing four of the endangered animals in the high-speed accident.

Five elephants killed by train in India

Five elephants killed by train in India

A train has struck and killed five elephants as they crossed over tracks at a tea plantation in northeast India, an official said Monday.

Over 150 die in Indian floods, Bengaluru deluged

Over 150 die in Indian floods, Bengaluru deluged

More than 150 people have died and 10mn affected in recent floods and landslides across India as the country's IT capital Bengaluru was the latest to grapple with the torrential monsoon rains.

More than 75 dead in monsoon fury across India

More than 75 dead in monsoon fury across India

Dozens of people have died and an estimated 5mn affected as a fresh wave of floods and landslides triggered by monsoon rains ravaged northern and eastern India.

Rescuers on war footing as flooding hits Indian states

Rescuers on war footing as flooding hits Indian states

Floods and relentless rain in India's western state of Gujarat have killed at least 75 people and displaced over 25,000 over the past three weeks, officials said on Wednesday.

Indian mob kills two Muslims over suspected cow theft

Indian mob kills two Muslims over suspected cow theft

Two Muslim men have died after they were attacked by Indian villagers who suspected them of stealing cows, police said on Monday, the latest such attack over the animal Hindus consider sacred.

Gunmen kill 12 in attack on market in northeast India

Gunmen kill 12 in attack on market in northeast India

Gunmen on Friday opened fire on a busy market in a restive area of northeast India, killing 12 people and wounding several others, police said.

Over 1mn people hit as floods worsen in India's tea region of Assam

Over 1mn people hit as floods worsen in India's tea region of Assam

More than 1.2 million people in northeast India have been hit by floods which have submerged hundreds of villages, inundated large swathes of farmland and damaged roads, bridges and telecommunications services, local authorities said on Tuesday.