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Indian state chief stages sit-in against Modi over graft probe

Feb 04 2019

KOLKATA, India The chief minister of a big Indian state led a sit-in on Monday in a standoff with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government over a corruption investigation she condemned as a vendetta, as political tension rises ahead of a general election.

Indian opposition stages giant joint rally to oust Modi

Jan 19 2019

KOLKATA, India India's main opposition parties joined forces against Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday at a rally which attracted hundreds of thousands of people months ahead of elections.

Flyover collapse kills one, injures 19 in Kolkata

Sep 04 2018

KOLKATA A bridge collapsed on Tuesday in the eastern Indian city of Kolkata, killing one and injuring 19, authorities said, as rescue workers sifted through the debris checking for other casualties.

Rescue teams searching rubble after flyover collapses in Kolkata

Sep 04 2018

KOLKATA, Sept 4 Rescue workers were working to see if anyone was trapped in the debris after a bridge collapsed on Tuesday in the eastern Indian city of Kolkata, government officials said.

Trouble at Hindu festival in India triggers clashes with Muslims; three dead

Mar 27 2018

KOLKATA Clashes in India between supporters of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party and those of an opposition party snowballed into Hindu-Muslim rioting, with three people killed and dozens injured over two days of violence, police said on Tuesday.

Ethnic unrest leaves world's tea drinkers thirsty for $1,800 Darjeeling brew

Jul 06 2017

MUMBAI/KOLKATA Ethnic unrest in India's Darjeeling hills has wiped out the harvest of the world's most expensive tea, disrupting supplies to European buyers and potentially pushing prices higher.

Ruling party politician charged in Indian 'baby trafficking racket'

Mar 01 2017

CHENNAI/KOLKATA, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A politician from India's ruling party - and a leader of its women's wing - was the mastermind behind a "baby trafficking racket" that sold two dozen children for tens of thousands of dollars, police said on Wednesday.

Two killed in clashes over land for power station in eastern India

Jan 18 2017

KOLKATA, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Two people were killed and about a dozen wounded in eastern India when villagers protesting the takeover of their land for a power station clashed with police and government officials in the latest instance of violence over land use in the country.

Babies, skeletons and forex found as human trafficking probe widens in India

Nov 28 2016

KOLKATA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Police in eastern India have rescued 13 babies and discovered the skeletons of two infants in raids on homes for the elderly and mentally disabled, as a probe into a suspected international human trafficking ring widened on Monday.

Indian police arrest 11 people for trafficking babies in biscuit boxes

Nov 23 2016

KOLKATA, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Eleven people have been arrested in India on suspicion of duping single women into selling their newborn babies and trafficking the infants inside biscuit containers to an adoption centre to be sold on to childless couples, police said on Wednesday.

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