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Modi, Gandhi duel in key Indian state election

Modi, Gandhi duel in key Indian state election

Millions of Indians voted Wednesday in a state election seen as a key duel between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his main rival before the whole country goes to the polls in 2019.

Police arrest 10 over latest lynching murder in India

Police arrest 10 over latest lynching murder in India

Indian police said Tuesday that 10 people had been arrested over the murder of a man accused of kidnapping children in the latest lynching linked to rumours circulating on WhatsApp.

21 dead as truck en route to Indian wedding crashes

21 dead as truck en route to Indian wedding crashes

At least 21 revellers were killed en route to a wedding when their truck flew off a bridge, police said Wednesday, the latest horrific crash on India's accident-prone roads.

India's Rahul Gandhi arrested amid farmers protest

India's Rahul Gandhi arrested amid farmers protest

Indian police on Thursday briefly arrested leading opposition figure Rahul Gandhi as he tried to reach farmers striking in Madhya Pradesh, where five protesters were earlier killed in clashes.

India firecracker factory blast toll hits 25

India firecracker factory blast toll hits 25

The death toll from an explosion at a firecracker factory in central India has risen to 25, an official said Thursday, after five workers succumbed to their injures overnight.

Three killed after farmers clash over crop prices in India

Three killed after farmers clash over crop prices in India

At least three people were killed Tuesday after clashes broke out in central India between police and farmers demanding higher prices for produce and forgiveness of loans.

Thirteen Indian villagers killed in massive fire

Thirteen Indian villagers killed in massive fire

Thirteen people were killed Friday in a massive blaze at a government-run distribution centre for fuel and grains in central India, police said.

Indian court bars student doctors over cheating

Indian court bars student doctors over cheating

India's highest court Monday barred hundreds of students from becoming doctors after they were caught paying bribes and cheating on exams to gain admission into prestigious medical schools.

Indian Muslim women beaten for carrying beef

Indian Muslim women beaten for carrying beef

Two Muslim women have been beaten up at a railway station in central India on suspicion of carrying beef, an offence in many parts of the Hindu-majority country, police said on Wednesday.

Flash floods leave 15 dead in central India

Flash floods leave 15 dead in central India

Flash floods from torrential downpours in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh have killed 15 people, with seven deaths over the weekend, and left thousands of people displaced, authorities said on Sunday.