Indian election authorities have cancelled voting in a southern region of the country after seizing more than 110 million rupees ($1.5 million) they believe was meant to influence the outcome, officials said Wednesday.
A cyclone made landfall in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu on Friday, killing at least 11 people, uprooting trees and knocking down electricity poles after more than 80,000 people were moved out of its path to safety, officials said.
Eleven days after police in southern India fired on protesters seeking the shutdown of a copper smelter owned by London-listed Vedanta, killing 13, residents say people suspected of involvement in the demonstrations are being targeted in a wave of arrests.
The group were hiking through Theni district, a hilly region in southern India thickly forested and dotted with tea plantations, when they were forced to flee a fast-approaching fire.
The Supreme Court said a 2007 ruling by a special tribunal on river-sharing had failed to take into account Bengaluru's growing water needs, and awarded a greater share to the southern state of Karnataka.
Five Indian fishermen who set out to sea from Qatar’s Wakrah have been detained by Abu Dhabi Coast Guard, according to a statement issued yesterday by South Asian Fishermen Fraternity (SAFF), based in Kanyakumari district of India's Tamil Nadu state.