Sixteen killed as highway overpass collapses in north India

A highway overpass that was under construction in north India collapsed Tuesday, killing at least 16 people when an immense concrete slab slammed down onto the crowded road below, disaster officials said. More people were feared trapped after the collapse occurred in the city of Varanasi, crushing at least four cars, a motorcycle and a… Read More Sixteen killed as highway overpass collapses in north India

Scores dead, injured as rainstorm hits northern and western India 

​A powerful rainstorm has swept parts of north and western India, causing house collapses, toppling trees and leaving at least 72 people dead. Relief commissioner Sanjay Kumar said the devastation is particularly severe in Agra, the northern Indian city where the white marble monument of Taj Mahal is located. He said 36 people died there… Read More Scores dead, injured as rainstorm hits northern and western India 

Pakistan summons Indian commissioner over shelling that killed four soldiers in disputed Kashmir region

Pakistan summoned India’s deputy high commissioner in Islamabad on Monday after four Pakistani soldiers were killed in shelling by Indian forces in the disputed Kashmir region, the Pakistani foreign office said. The latest clash between the nuclear-armed neighbors comes amid heated challenges and threats of armed conflict. A decades-old dispute over the mostly Muslim Himalayan… Read More Pakistan summons Indian commissioner over shelling that killed four soldiers in disputed Kashmir region

Indian police arrests cab driver for filing false theft complaint against four Nigerians

​A 24-year-old cab driver, Ankur Kumar was arrested in Greater Noida last Sunday for filing a false complaint against four Nigerians claiming that they had robbed his car. Police also seized his white Wagon-R. According to Times of India, the accused from Meerut told police that he had failed to pay the EMI and hence… Read More Indian police arrests cab driver for filing false theft complaint against four Nigerians

Three dead, several injured as police clash with protesters in India

Three people were killed and more than a dozen injured on Sunday when police clashed with protesters during a by-election in Srinagar in India’s disputed Kashmir region, an official said. Separatist factions in Kashmir had called for a boycott of the by-polls, resulting in heightened security and low voter turnout when the polling began. In… Read More Three dead, several injured as police clash with protesters in India

Kansas man charged for fatally shooting Indian man, injuring another

A Kansas man was charged on Thursday with fatally shooting an Indian man and wounding another Indian man and an American in a bar, as federal authorities investigated the incident as a possible hate crime. 51-year-old Adam Purinton was charged in Johnson County, Kansas with one count of premeditated first degree murder and two counts… Read More Kansas man charged for fatally shooting Indian man, injuring another

India launches unmanned space shuttle

India has launched an unmanned model space shuttle, joining the race to develop reusable spacecraft. Since NASA stopped its Space Shuttle programme in 2011, there has been strong international competition to design alternative reusable spacecraft. Such vehicles significantly cut the cost of space exploration. India has been putting substantial research and resources into its space… Read More India launches unmanned space shuttle