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India flood crises worsens, death toll hits 324

The death toll from floods that have triggered landslides and sent torrents sweeping through villages in the Indian state of Kerala trebled Friday to 324, authorities said, amid warnings of worse weather to come. Hundreds of troops and local fishermen are staging desperate rescue attempts with helicopters and boats across the

5 Charity workers gang-raped

Five women working for a charity in remote eastern India were abducted and gang-raped at gunpoint, police said Friday, in the latest horrific sex assault in the country. The women said in their complaint they were performing a play to raise awareness about human trafficking in the largely tribal Khunti district

India to build major military facility in Seychelles amid growing China influence

•India signs 20-year-pact with Seychelles to build airstrip and jetty for navy on Assumption Island  By Samuel Osborne Insecurities deepen in Delhi after Beijing inaugurates overseas base near one of world's busiest shipping lane. India is preparing to build a military base in the Seychelles as part of the country’s ongoing contest with China for influence in

Asia’s rocketing ambition

Nathan Gardels In his 2011 book, “Civilization: The West and the Rest,” historian Niall Ferguson credits a series of “killer apps” for enabling the West to take off in the 15th century and remain dominant for the next 500 years while the rest of the world stalled. The two leading

China will not fall into the ‘Thucydides Trap’ with India

President Xi Jinping projects China as a 'benevolent power' but at the Raisina Dialogue in Delhi the 'Quad' nations lined up against him By Pepe Escobar The West’s notions of history and geography between Europe and Asia, are drenched in myriad cultural implications and can be traced back to ‘The Romance of Alexander’. This is

2 pilots fight inside plane with 324 passengers

An Indian airline has sacked two of its pilots for fighting in the cockpit during a New Year’s Day flight from London to Mumbai. The airline—Jet Airways, in a statement said that the cause of the fight is yet to be ascertained but the male pilot allegedly slapped the female during

Varun Gandhi’s View On Rohingya Draws Big Put-Down From Government

Varun Gandhi's editorial cites several international sources to describe the Rohingya refugees as victims of foreign policy and domestic politics. The 37-year-old MP from Sultanpur in Uttar Pradesh has, in an article today, advocated asylum for Rohingya Muslims who have escaped the violence in Myanmar, a view that is in contrast

Varun Gandhi’s View On Rohingya Draws Big Put-Down From Government

Varun Gandhi's editorial cites several international sources to describe the Rohingya refugees as victims of foreign policy and domestic politics. The 37-year-old MP from Sultanpur in Uttar Pradesh has, in an article today, advocated asylum for Rohingya Muslims who have escaped the violence in Myanmar, a view that is in contrast

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