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India defends citizenship register after UN criticism

India defends citizenship register after UN criticism

India's foreign ministry has again defended a controversial citizenship register in northeast Assam after criticism from the United Nations

Backlash grows over contentious India citizenship list

Backlash grows over contentious India citizenship list

A controversial citizenship list in northeast India that has left almost two million people facing statelessness has been slammed by its political backers as those excluded from it face an uncertain future.

Two million face statelessness as India publishes citizenship list

Two million face statelessness as India publishes citizenship list

Almost two million people in northeast India were left facing statelessness on Saturday after the state of Assam published a citizenship list aimed at weeding out "foreign infiltrators"

Heavy rain and floods in India's Assam kill 10, displace more than 1mn

Heavy rain and floods in India's Assam kill 10, displace more than 1mn

Heavy monsoon rains in India's northeast Assam state displaced more than a million people from their homes and flash floods killed at least 10 in the past 72 hours

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.