Gulf Times - Bihar
India's top court orders investigation into 'brain fever' child deaths

India's top court orders investigation into 'brain fever' child deaths

India's top court on Monday ordered an investigation into an outbreak of "brain fever" that has killed at least 122 children, after hearing a petition in which the state and central governments were accused of negligence.

Heatwave kills 76 in India's Bihar state

Heatwave kills 76 in India's Bihar state

At least 76 people have died as a blistering heatwave swept through India's eastern state of Bihar on the weekend, officials said Monday.

Six killed as train derails in eastern India

Six killed as train derails in eastern India

At least six passengers were killed and more than 20 injured Sunday after an express train derailed in eastern India's Bihar state, officials said.

Over 150 die in Indian floods, Bengaluru deluged

Over 150 die in Indian floods, Bengaluru deluged

More than 150 people have died and 10mn affected in recent floods and landslides across India as the country's IT capital Bengaluru was the latest to grapple with the torrential monsoon rains.

India issues order to kill elephant that crushed 15 people to death

India issues order to kill elephant that crushed 15 people to death

Wildlife rangers and hunters were on the prowl in eastern India to track and kill a rogue elephant that has crushed 15 people to death in a months-long rampage.

Modi boosts grip on power with alliance in Indian state

Modi boosts grip on power with alliance in Indian state

A former arch-rival of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi aligned with the Hindu nationalist leader on Thursday to form a new government in Bihar, one of the country's most populous states.

Indian principal jailed for 17 years over deadly school meal

Indian principal jailed for 17 years over deadly school meal

An Indian court Monday sentenced a school principal to 17 years in jail over the death of 23 pupils who were served a free meal laced with pesticide, a prosecutor said.

Maoist ambush in east India kills 10 police

Maoist ambush in east India kills 10 police

Suspected Maoist rebels have killed 10 paramilitary commandos in eastern India after ambushing their convoy and exploding a series of bombs, police said Tuesday, in the deadliest such attack since 2014.

Lightning kills at least 67 as monsoon sweeps India

Lightning kills at least 67 as monsoon sweeps India

At least 67 people have been killed by lightning in India over the past two days, disaster management officials said on Wednesday, as the annual monsoon rains sweep the country.

India's Bihar state to reserve 35 % of government jobs for women

India's Bihar state to reserve 35 % of government jobs for women

India's northern state of Bihar has said it will reserve 35 percent of all government jobs for women in a bid to boost women's empowerment in the impoverished region, a government official said on Wednesday.