Iran's Revolutionary Guard says it confiscated the tanker "Stena Impero" in strategic Strait of Hormuz for breaking "international maritime rules." Britain says Iran also seized a Liberian-flagged vessel.
Authorities in Gibraltar intercepted the Iranian supertanker which was believed to be breaching European Union sanctions by carrying a shipment of Tehran's crude oil to Syria.
Recent attacks have seen Muslims targeted and forced to chant the ‘Jai Shri Ram’ slogan, following a similar episode staged against Muslim politicians in parliament.
The deaths occurred in three districts of the impoverished northern state, where temperatures have hovered around 45 degrees Celsius in recent days, senior health official Vijay Kumar told AFP.
Vayu, which is now classified as a very severe cyclonic storm, is expected to hit Gujarat state early on Thursday. Authorities are trying to evacuate close to 300,000 people living in coastal areas.
Critics accuse the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of attempting to silence media through violence and coercion, while the recent arrests of three journalists for "defaming" a monk-turned-chief minister triggered public outrage.
If Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party, the BJP, doesn't win the election, there are still no guarantees that society will be able to moderate itself.
In one case a father visits three graveyards to offer prayers for his son. In another, a broken tooth became the only way to identify a slain rebel.
The country's political opposition say they are losing faith in federal institutions, especially the investigating agency CBI, and accuse Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the ruling BJP of using them for political vendetta.
The latest example of what critics say is a clampdown on free speech follows more than a dozen similar arrests last year in a clampdown on those attacking the Hindu nationalist premier's policies or ideology.
Suspected Indian militants shoot dead Bengali-speaking Hindu men, police say, as tension grows in the northeastern state over a controversial citizenship test to identify illegal immigrants from neighbouring Bangladesh.
India is the second-most populated country, and is home to roughly 172 million Muslims who form the third-largest Muslim population on earth. The marginalised community is among the most economically deprived sections of Indian society.
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