Car linked to federal minister runs over farmers, killing four of them while four more people are killed in ensuing violence in Uttar Pradesh state's Lakhimpur Kheri district, farmers and officials say.
India's lockdown has disproportionately hurt the country's most vulnerable.
New Delhi's election comes as India's economic growth is at its slowest in six years, and amid strong opposition to a controversial law that singles out the country's Muslims in giving citizenship to minorities from some neighbouring countries.
The 23-year-old woman suffered extensive injuries and was airlifted from Uttar Pradesh to Safdarjung Hospital in New Delhi, where she died of cardiac arrest.
Most fatalities caused by house collapses, lightning and drowning in Uttar Pradesh state. At least five people died of snake bites in flooded areas.
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.
Indian officials and local media say there are still several people falling sick after drinking cheap spurious liquor that already killed dozens of people, most of whom from the village of Balpur in Uttarakhand.
Chief Minister of Uttarakhand state Trivendra Rawat said the overcrowded bus fell into a 700-foot (213-metre) deep gorge in the Himalayan foothills.
The death toll is expected to rise after an overnight storm ravaged India’s Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan states, leaving at least 100 dead and nearly 250 injured.
India has had a stable democracy for its entire existence and an enviable economic growth rate for decades now. As the country spends lavishly on its military, it's important to ask why it consistently fails to reduce human deprivation.
A 45-year-old former army lieutenant, Naresh Dhankhad , bludgeoned six people to death with an iron rod in Haryana’s Palwal town in northern India.
The ruling came after the teenage mother withdrew an allegation of rape against a New Delhi businessman.
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