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2 killed, 7 injured as quarry collapses in southern India

At least two people were killed and seven others injured when parts of a granite quarry collapsed in southern Indian state of Kerala Friday, police said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/24 18:37:01

Goods train derails in eastern India

At least 14 coaches of a goods train derailed on Friday in eastern Indian state of Odisha, officials said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/24 13:40:48

Indian Journalist killed amid exposing stories: editor

The editor of slain journalist Sudip Datta Bhaumick in India's northeastern state of Tripura claimed his reporter was killed because he had written a series of reports on "financial irregularities and corruption cases" involving a police force commandant.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/24 13:40:23

Indian foreign minister to attend SCO Summit in Russia

Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will attend the upcoming Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit in Russia, the ministry announced in New Delhi on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/24 13:39:33

Police officer among two killed in blast in Pakistan's Peshawar

At least two police personnel, including a high-ranked officer, were killed in a blast in Pakistan's northwest provincial capital of Peshawar, local media reported Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/24 13:38:51

At least 3 dead, 9 injured as 13 coaches of train derail in Uttar Pradesh in India

At least three persons were killed and nine others injured on Friday as 13 coaches of a train derailed near Manikpur in Uttar Pradesh state in India, local press reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/24 11:05:05

Over 9.5 mln Afghan children have access to education in 2016

Afghan girls attend a class at a local school in Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, Nov. 23, 2017. According to Afghan Presidential Palace, less than 1 million children had access to education during Taliban reign, which collapsed in late 2001, but the number has soared to more than 9.5 million children with 40 percent of them girls attending 15,000 schools across the country in 2016.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/24 8:45:34

Indian PM holds talks with Sri Lankan counterpart in New Delhi

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (R) shakes hands with Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe at Hyderabad House before their meeting in New Delhi, India, Nov. 23, 2017.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/24 8:41:38

Amnesty offered to first-time stone pelters in Indian-controlled Kashmir

India has announced amnesty to first-time stone pelters in Indian-controlled Kashmir in a bid to give them a chance to rebuild their lives.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/23 14:23:37

India's federal home minister to visit Russia on security cooperation

Indian Minister for Home Affairs Rajnath Singh will visit Russia next week to discuss security cooperation and other issues of mutual concern, a government spokesman said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/22 21:49:00

India to launch maiden mission to Sun in 2019: space official

India will launch its first-ever mission to the Sun in the next two years, the country's top space official has said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/22 17:40:50

Death toll in Indian plastics factory fire rises to 13

The death toll in Monday's fire at a plastics factory in northern Indian state of Punjab has risen to 13, officials said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/22 14:05:49

Air strikes kill 11 IS militants in E. Afghan province

At least 11 Islamic States (IS) militants have been killed during air strikes by Afghan security forces in eastern Nangarhar province on Tuesday, the provincial governor's spokesman said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/22 14:05:06

Journalist shot dead by policeman in India

A journalist working with vernacular daily was shot dead by a policeman in India's northeastern state of Tripura, police said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/22 13:07:43

India building collapse

An injured man is taken to hospital after a five storied building owned by the Plastic Manufacturing company caught fire and collapsed on Monday in Ludhiana, India. Three people were killed. Photo: VCG
Source: VCG | 2017/11/21 23:18:39

Life of Pakistani children gets better, but not enough

Madeeha, 10, works as a domestic helper in Islamabad to earn bread and butter for her family, and buy medicine for her ailing father who has been suffering from an aggressive renal disease for the last six years.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/21 21:33:41

Indian navy plane crashes after take off in Kerala state

An Indian Navy plane crashed soon after taking off from a naval airport in the southern Indian state of Kerala Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/21 16:41:02

Death toll rises to 10 in India plastics factory fire

The death toll in Monday's fire at a plastics factory in the northern Indian state of Punjab has risen to 10, officials said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/21 14:36:08