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Runaway train rolls for miles in India without engine

Runaway train rolls for miles in India without engineIndia’s railway ministry said Sunday a “ghastly” accident was narrowly avoided after 22 train coaches carrying some 1,000 passengers became detached from the engine and sped backwards for miles before being stopped. The runaway carriages in the eastern state of Odisha rolled for 12 kilometres (seven miles) before being brought to a shuddering halt by rocks placed on the tracks by railway staff. A spokesman for the railway ministry’s eastern division said none of about 1,000 passengers were injured in the incident Saturday night.



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Baby believed snatched by monkey in India is found dead

Baby believed snatched by monkey in India is found deadThe infant was sleeping under a mosquito net at his home in the eastern state of Odisha on Friday when he was taken by a rhesus macaque, a species with a reddish-pink face common across India. The same month a government employee died from head injuries after a monkey leapt at him from a tree, the daily reported.



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Ten dead as building struck by car collapses in India

Ten dead as building struck by car collapses in IndiaTen people have died after a car crashed into a dilapidated building in central India and brought down the near century-old structure, burying them beneath rubble, police said Sunday. The freak accident in Indore on Saturday evening is the latest building disaster in a country infamous for poor construction and safety standards. The driver lost control of his vehicle and struck a pillar holding up the near 100-year-old structure, said police deputy inspector general Harinarayanchari Mishra.



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4-story hotel collapses in central India, killing 10

4-story hotel collapses in central India, killing 10NEW DELHI (AP) — A four-story rickety hotel building collapsed in central India, killing at least 10 people and injuring three, police said Sunday.



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Hotel collapse in central India kills 10, two injured

Hotel collapse in central India kills 10, two injuredNEW DELHI (Reuters) – Ten people were killed and two were injured when a four-storey hotel collapsed in a crowded part of the central Indian city of Indore late on Saturday, a local police official said. Rescue operations were complete and no other casualties were likely, assistant sub-inspector Ramesh Kirade told Reuters by telephone. While the building was old, the reason for its collapse was not immediately known, Kirade said. According to local news reports, the building collapsed after a heavy vehicle rammed into it. …



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India queries Cambridge Analytica over alleged Facebook data breach

India queries Cambridge Analytica over alleged Facebook data breachIndia has set a March 31 deadline for London-based political consultancy Cambridge Analytica to respond to a query on whether it was engaged to improperly harvest Facebook data on Indian citizens, the information technology ministry said. India’s information technology minister last week warned against any abuse of social media in elections, following reports that the analytics firm improperly accessed information on millions of Facebook users to target U.S. voters.



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In world first, Air India crosses Saudi airspace to Israel

In world first, Air India crosses Saudi airspace to IsraelAir India launched on Thursday the first scheduled service to Israel to be allowed to cross Saudi airspace, a sign of a behind-the-scenes improvement in ties between the Arab kingdom and the Jewish state. “It is the first time that there is an official connection between the state of Israel and Saudi Arabia,” he said in Hebrew. There will now be three flights weekly in each direction, ending a decades-long Saudi ban on the use of its airspace for commercial flights to Israel.



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Hillary Clinton treated at India hospital after suffering minor injury

Hillary Clinton treated at India hospital after suffering minor injuryHillary Clinton required brief medical attention this week after suffering a



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Former Sikh militant sorry for Canada PM Trudeau embarrassment in India

Former Sikh militant sorry for Canada PM Trudeau embarrassment in IndiaA former Sikh militant apologized Thursday for causing embarrassment to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during his trip to India. Jaspal Atwal, who was part of a movement that supported an independent Sikh nation in the 1980s and went to prison for the attempted murder of a visiting Indian minister in 1986, was invited to a dinner with Trudeau in New Delhi causing consternation among his hosts. Trudeau’s visit to India had already been dogged by suspicions that Canada was soft on Sikh separatists.



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India bids tearful farewell to Bollywood superstar Sridevi

India bids tearful farewell to Bollywood superstar SrideviThousands of heartbroken fans and Bollywood actors paid their last respects to Indian superstar Sridevi Kapoor Wednesday following her shock death from accidental drowning in a Dubai hotel bathtub aged just 54. After a public service, Sridevi’s flower-bedecked funeral cortege made its way slowly to a crematorium where her family said their final goodbyes. Bollywood stars, including actresses Aishwarya Rai and Kajol, were among the mourners at the Celebration Sports Club in the Andheri West area of Mumbai — the home of the Hindi film industry.



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