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Protesters in India claim victory as citizenship bill stalls

Feb 13 2019

GUWAHATI, India Protesters in northeast India claimed victory on Wednesday after a bill that the government says will help Hindus in neighboring countries settle in India lapsed before it could be ratified by parliament.

India slaps cases against critics of plan to grant citizenship to non-Muslims

Jan 11 2019

GUWAHATI, India Indian police on Friday said they are investigating an academic, a journalist and a peasant leader for possible sedition for publicly opposing a proposal to grant citizenship to non-Muslims from neighboring Muslim-majority countries.

Indian rescuers struggle to pump out water from flooded mine

Jan 04 2019

GUWAHATI, India Indian rescuers trying to reach a group of miners trapped in a remote and illegal "rat-hole" coal mine are struggling to pump out water from the 370-foot-deep pit, further dimming their chances of survival more than three weeks into their ordeal.

India deports second Rohingya group to Myanmar, more expulsions likely

Jan 03 2019

GUWAHATI, India India on Thursday deported a Rohingya Muslim family of five to neighboring Myanmar, the second such group expelled in four months during a crackdown on illegal immigrants.

India to deport second Rohingya group to Myanmar on Thursday

Jan 03 2019

GUWAHATI, India, Jan 3 Indian police on Thursday took a Rohingya Muslim family of five to the border by bus, readying to deport them to neighbouring Myanmar as the second such group expelled in four months during a crackdown on illegal immigrants.

Families, friends of trapped Indian miners lose hope after 18 days

Dec 31 2018

GUWAHATI, India Relatives of at least 15 Indian miners trapped in a "rat-hole" mine for 18 days said on Monday they have given up hope that any of them would be found alive, even as rescue operations were stepped up.

Indian journalist detained for calling state leader a Modi puppet

Dec 19 2018

GUWAHATI, India An Indian television journalist has been detained for criticizing the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government on social media under laws intended to ensure national security, leading to protests in the capital, New Delhi.

India, in a first, sends seven Rohingya for deportation to Myanmar

Oct 03 2018

GUWAHATI Indian police bussed seven Rohingya Muslims to the border on Wednesday to be deported to neighboring Myanmar for illegal entry, officials and activists said, the first such move against the community.

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.

Rat breaches bank ATM in India, eats $18,000 worth of cash

Jun 21 2018

GUWAHATI, India When bank technicians in India were finally summoned to investigate why an ATM (automated teller machine) had not been working for days, they began to smell a rat.

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