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India shuts cinemas in Mumbai, bars in Bengaluru after coronavirus death

India shuts cinemas in Mumbai, bars in Bengaluru after coronavirus death

Two Indian states ordered the closure of public buildings, cinemas and bars in several major cities on Friday, with Mumbai and Bengaluru subject to differing restrictions, after the country reported its first death from the coronavirus.

At least seven dead, 43 injured in India chemical factory blast

At least seven dead, 43 injured in India chemical factory blast

At least seven workers were killed and several more were feared trapped after a blast at a chemical factory in western India on Saturday

33 killed as Indian bus plunges off mountain road

33 killed as Indian bus plunges off mountain road

A bus carrying university workers plunged off a mountain road into a valley in western India on Saturday killing 33 people, police said.

Indian police detain 450 after violent Maratha protests

Indian police detain 450 after violent Maratha protests

The Marathas, who make up around 30% of Maharashtra state's 110 million people, want quotas or "reservations" to ensure they get jobs in the government.

Deadly caste violence hits India's Maharashtra state

Deadly caste violence hits India's Maharashtra state

Protests have been mounting across the key state since Monday, when a Maratha community activist jumped to his death from a bridge in protest.

Police kill at least 37 Maoist militants in central India

Police kill at least 37 Maoist militants in central India

The number of Maoist militants killed in an ambush by Indian security forces has risen to 37 after more bodies were pulled out of a river on Tuesday, authorities said.

Thousands of Indian farmers protest in Mumbai

Thousands of Indian farmers protest in Mumbai

The farmers, wearing red caps and carrying red flags, arrived in the city following a six-day trek from Nashik, 165 kilometres north of India's financial capital.

Fire in Indian industrial area kills three, injures 15

Fire in Indian industrial area kills three, injures 15

A fire broke out at an Indian chemical factory and spread through an industrial zone killing three people and injuring 15, police and officials said on Friday.

Boat with 40 students capsizes in India, 32 saved

Boat with 40 students capsizes in India, 32 saved

A boat with at least 40 students on board capsized off the coast of the western Indian state of Maharashtra on Saturday, an official said. Following a massive search and rescue operation, 32 of them were saved from the Arabian Sea.

Indian man-eating tiger dies after being electrocuted

Indian man-eating tiger dies after being electrocuted

A court in Maharashtra state issued a shoot-to-kill order on Friday against the two-year-old female tiger after its latest victim, a woman, died earlier this month.

Indian police find 19 female foetuses dumped in sewer

Indian police find 19 female foetuses dumped in sewer

Indian police said Monday they had found 19 aborted female foetuses dumped in a sewer in the western state of Maharashtra, highlighting the country's problem of female foeticide.

Indian schoolboy breaches 1000-run mark in an innings

Indian schoolboy breaches 1000-run mark in an innings

Maharashtra schoolboy Pranav Dhanawade rewrote the record books, hammering an epic 1009 not out in an inter-school cricket tournament to register the highest individual score in an innings.