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Seven dead after pre-poll attacks on Hindu leaders in two Indian states

Apr 09 2019

BHUBANESWAR/SRINAGAR At least seven people including a state legislator for India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) were killed in two separate attacks on Tuesday, officials said, days before India begins a general election.

RPT-UPDATE 1-Two die in clashes outside Vedanta's Indian alumina refinery

Mar 18 2019

NEW DELHI/BHUBANESWAR, March 19 A protester and a policeman died in clashes outside Vedanta Ltd's eastern Indian alumina refinery, a police official said on Monday, less than a year after police killed 13 anti-Vedanta protesters in south India.

Two die in clashes outside Vedanta's Indian alumina refinery

Mar 18 2019

NEW DELHI/BHUBANESWAR A protester and a policeman died in clashes outside Vedanta Ltd's eastern Indian alumina refinery, a police official said on Monday, less than a year after police killed 13 anti-Vedanta protesters in south India.

Protests flare in India at eviction of a million forest families

Feb 25 2019

BHUBANESWAR, India Hundreds of indigenous people waved flags and shouted slogans in eastern India on Monday to protest against an order to evict more than one million indigenous families accused of encroaching on forest lands, witnesses said.

India court order evicting forest dwellers sparks protests

Feb 25 2019

BHUBANESWAR, India, Feb 25 Indigenous people waved flags and shouted slogans in eastern India on Monday to protest a court order evicting more than one million indigenous families accused of encroaching on forest lands, witnesses said.

Police arrest six in India over murder of 'witch' and her children

Jan 29 2019

BHUBANESWAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Six men in India have been arrested for killing a woman and her four children, including a 10-month-old baby, over suspicion that she was a witch who killed a girl, police said on Tuesday.

Cyclone kills five in eastern India, leaves thousands without power

Oct 11 2018

BHUBANESWAR, India A cyclone slammed into India's eastern seaboard on Thursday, killing at least five people, destroying huts, uprooting trees, snapping telephone poles and power lines and leaving hundreds of thousands without electricity. | Video

India opposition block roads, offices shut in fuel price protests

Sep 10 2018

BHUBANESWAR/GUWAHATI Nationwide protests against record high petrol and diesel prices shut down businesses, government offices and schools in many parts of India on Monday, and in some places protesters blocked trains and roads and vandalized vehicles.

Indian police widen investigation into shelter where girls allegedly raped

Jul 24 2018

(This July 23 story corrects name of state capital and distance in fourth paragraph.)

India police arrest seven in suspected rape, blackmail of teenage girl

Jul 10 2018

BHUBANESWAR, India Indian police arrested seven people on Tuesday, including a school principal and a teacher, on suspicion of raping and blackmailing a teenage girl over several months, the latest case of sexual abuse of minors.

World News

Exclusive: Gold worth billions smuggled out of Africa

Billions of dollars' worth of gold is being smuggled out of Africa every year through the United Arab Emirates in the Middle East – a gateway to markets in Europe, the United States and beyond – a Reuters analysis has found.