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Saurabh Sharma

Delhi orders ban on pollutive firecrackers ahead of Diwali to 'save lives'

Sep 16 2021

NEW DELHI Delhi authorities ordered a ban on the storage, use and sale of firecrackers in the Indian capital late on Wednesday ahead of the Diwali festival to curb air pollution levels which cause thousands of deaths each year.

Dengue suspected of killing dozens as Indian state suffers worst outbreak in years

Sep 13 2021

NEW DELHI An outbreak of dengue fever is suspected of killing dozens of people in India's northern state of Uttar Pradesh since the start of September, and authorities have launched a campaign to destroy mosquito breeding grounds.

India's most populous state to drop crop burning cases against farmers

Aug 26 2021

LUCKNOW, India India's most populous state will drop legal proceedings against farmers accused of burning crop waste, a major source of pollution, as the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party tries to placate growers ahead of elections next year to the state assembly.

Eighteen killed in India as truck slams into overcrowded bus

Jul 28 2021

LUCKNOW At least 18 people were killed and 10 injured after a speeding truck rammed into an overcrowded double-decker bus in India's northern state of Uttar Pradesh early on Wednesday, a local official said.

Rural India sinks deeper into debt as COVID-19 wipes out work

Jul 06 2021

LUCKNOW, India - Asha Devi doesn't remember how many meals she has skipped as she struggles to feed her family of seven in a remote corner of northern India where the novel coronavirus is compounding old problems of rural debt and poverty.

After COVID surge, some signs of internal dissent against India's Modi

Jun 29 2021

BALAI, India (Reuters) -Govind Pasi, a grassroots member of India's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), says he got no help from his connections in the ruling party when his wife contracted coronavirus and died at home for lack of proper treatment.

Twitter faces three police cases amid growing challenges in India

Jun 29 2021

LUCKNOW, India (Reuters) -Police in India have registered three new cases against Twitter Inc for allegedly hurting sentiments and promoting child pornography, marking an escalation in the row between the U.S. firm and Indian authorities. | Video

After COVID surge, some signs of internal dissent against India's Modi

Jun 29 2021

* Modi faces key state test next year, national election in 2024

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