Senior figures from Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party are using alarming election campaign rhetoric that alienates and endangers Muslims.
At least four people have been arrested in connection with the deaths, a police official says.
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.
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.
Ambushes on rebel camps over the past two days in forest deep inside the western state of Maharashtra have left at least 37 fighters dead, police said.
More than 16 million people have been affected by floods across India, Bangladesh and Nepal, aid workers and officials said, as heavy rains and damaged roads continued hamper relief efforts.
Workers are demanding higher salaries and protesting against the government's economic reforms.
According to wildlife conservation groups, world's count of wild tigers rises for first time in more than century
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