Dozens killed in Indian monsoon rains
21 July 2021 | 4:27 pm
At least 34 people were killed in Mumbai, India's financial capital, after heavy monsoon rains triggered a landslide and the collapse of a wall.
India's top court suspended authorities from charging people with sedition under a controversial colonial-era law. The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party has been accused of misusing the law to silence critics.
An Indian couple has sued their son and daughter-in-law, demanding a grandchild. They say they invested in their son's education and wedding, and are therefore owed at least monetary compensation.
India cited threats to food security and rising prices as reasons behind the policy U-turn. Global buyers had turned to India for wheat supplies after Russia's war on Ukraine disrupted agriculture markets.
A massive fire at a commercial building in India's capital has killed at least 27 people and injured many others. Officials said the building was not equipped with fire safety equipment.
At least 11 people have died in floods and mudslides triggered by heavy rains in India’s remote northeast region, officials said Tuesday.
Mohammed Yasin Malik told the court that the charges of terrorism against him were "concocted, fabricated and politically motivated."
Liverpool FC and eyewitnesses have challenged claims from French authorities that British fans were to blame. Kick-off had to be delayed by half an hour, as police fired tear gas outside the stadium.
The catastrophic weather has forced dozens to flee their homes in Brazil's northeastern Pernambuco state. A red alert has been issued in the city of Recife for Sunday as well.
Popular Punjabi rapper and politician Sidhu Moose Wala was gunned down over the weekend after his security was reduced. Police said gang feuds might be behind the killing.
A massive fire that ripped through a container depot in Sitakunda in Bangladesh has killed at least 38 people. The cause of the blaze remains unclear.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party has come under fire for incendiary comments about the Prophet Muhammad. Muslim countries have lodged protests amid calls for a boycott of Indian goods.
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