More than 100 people died in two Indian states after drinking bootleg alcohol, police and media said on Monday, in the worst such case in years.
The death toll from a batch of illegally brewed alcohol in northern India doubled on Saturday, as authorities launched a crackdown, and police and officials were suspended.
A top official at a Indian state-run university urged his students to "murder" fellow students if confronted instead of complaining to him, amid a wave of violence being reported from across the state where the school is based.
Three men have been arrested in connection with the killing of a police officer during mob violence over alleged cow slaughter in northern India, officials said Tuesday.
A senior policeman and another man were killed on Monday in violent protests over a dead cow, an animal sacred in Hindu culture, in India's Uttar Pradesh state, police said.
At India's first hospital for elephants, opened last week in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, 49-year old Asha placed her left foreleg on a stool for a doctor to attend to an injury while visitors filmed it all on their mobile phones.
At least 27 people have died in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh over the weekend in accidents brought on by heavy monsoon rains, officials said on Monday.
At least 13 children were killed and five critically injured on Thursday after a train smashed into a small school bus in northern India, an official said.