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India train disaster toll rises amid anger over safety

India train disaster toll rises amid anger over safety

Around 60 people are now known to have died when a train ploughed into a crowd of revellers watching a firework display in India, officials said Saturday.

Train runs over crowd on tracks in northern India, 50 feared dead

Train runs over crowd on tracks in northern India, 50 feared dead

A commuter train travelling at high speed struck a crowd of people seated on tracks in northern India on Friday and at least 50 were feared killed, Punjab state police and witnesses said.

Sri Lanka president tightens security after 'assassination plot'

Sri Lanka president tightens security after 'assassination plot'

Sri Lanka's president has heightened his security following reports of an assassination plot involving an alleged Indian intelligence operative, his advisor said Thursday.

India looks to tighten sexual harassment laws: government officials

India looks to tighten sexual harassment laws: government officials

India is considering tightening sexual harassment laws, government officials said on Thursday, after an avalanche of complaints of abuse lodged by women in recent weeks thrust the issue to the forefront of politics.

India minister quits to fight sexual harassment allegations

India minister quits to fight sexual harassment allegations

Indian minister MJ Akbar said on Wednesday he had resigned to fight allegations of sexual harassment levied by several women, the biggest scalp in the country's #MeToo movement ...

Actress who helped trigger India's #MeToo movement ‘inspired by God’

Actress who helped trigger India's #MeToo movement ‘inspired by God’

The Bollywood actress who helped trigger the #MeToo movement in India challenging sexual harassment and abuse sees it as part of her religious education after an experience 10 years ago ...

OPEC says India oil demand to rise by 5.8 mn bpd by 2040

OPEC says India oil demand to rise by 5.8 mn bpd by 2040

India's oil demand is expected to rise by 5.8 million barrels per day (bpd) by 2040, accounting for about 40 percent of the overall increase in global demand during the period, OPEC's secretary general said on Friday.

Air hostess falls out of Indian plane, suffers injuries

Air hostess falls out of Indian plane, suffers injuries

A flight attendant fell out of an Air India plane while trying to close its door on Monday, the airline said, reportedly breaking her leg when she landed on the tarmac.

Indian minister calls allegations of sexual misconduct "baseless"

Indian minister calls allegations of sexual misconduct "baseless"

Indian minister M.J. Akbar described multiple allegations of sexual harassment against him as "wild and baseless" on Sunday and added he plans to take legal action against the women who have made the accusations.

Mass evacuation in India as cyclone kills eight

Mass evacuation in India as cyclone kills eight

Eight people died as a severe cyclone damaged houses and toppled trees in coastal areas of India's eastern Andhra Pradesh and Orissa states on Thursday.

Bollywood director denies #MeToo claims, threatens filmmakers

Bollywood director denies #MeToo claims, threatens filmmakers

A prominent Bollywood director accused of sexual harassment denied the allegations Wednesday as he threatened to sue two fellow filmmakers for defamation over the case which has helped fuel India's #MeToo movement.

Six dead, 60 injured after train derails in India

Six dead, 60 injured after train derails in India

Six persons were killed on Wednesday after nine coaches and the engine of an express train heading to New Delhi from Malda town in West Bengal derailed in Rae Bareli, in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.