Gulf Times - Assam
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.

India's ruling party wins power in northeast, widens influence

India's ruling party wins power in northeast, widens influence

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ruling party won power for the first time in the northeastern state of Assam, a victory that will help his government recover some reform momentum after poll losses last year.

Indian police arrest forest guards over rhino poaching

Indian police arrest forest guards over rhino poaching

Indian police said they have arrested four forest guards on suspicion of helping to cover up rhino poaching in a national park visited by Britain's Prince William and his wife last month.