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India battles deadliest hetwave in two decades

Heat in Allahabad
INDIAN authorities urged hospitals to treat heatstroke as an emergency as the toll from a long heatwave topped 1,800 on Friday (May 29), making it the deadliest in more than two decades.   Hundreds of mainly poor people die at the height of summer every year in India, but this year's figures are already nearly double the annual average.   ...




25k reward offered to find Ranjit Singh Power in India

A £25,000 reward has been offered to find a Wolverhampton business owner missing in India. Ranjit Singh Power's family fears he may have been kidnapped after hey failed to stay in contact with them and did not catch his return f More News »

Indian American kids sweep Spelling Bee contest

INDIAN American kids on Friday (May 29) maintained their complete dominance in the annual Scripps National Spelling Bee contest by winning the prestigious competition for the eighth year in a row.   Vanya Shivashankar and Gokul Venkat More News »

Private hospitals roll out luxuries to lure patients in Indi

CINEMAS, Rolls-Royces and rooms so plush they could belong in a five-star hotel: private hospital operators in India are all but rolling out a red carpet to lure affluent locals and tourists to seek medical treatment at their luxe facilities. More News »

Indian state Tripura revokes controversial AFSPA law

A remote Indian state has withdrawn a long-standing controversial law that handed security forces sweeping powers to fight insurgents, saying it was no longer needed, a top official said on Thursday (28). The draconian law, covering parts of n More News »
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