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Rushdie Quits Festival Over Assassination Fears

Received intelligence about plot at Jaipur literary event

(Newser) - Salman Rushdie has dropped out of India's top literary festival after hearing that assassins may have been planning to attend—and kill him. Powerful clerics had protested the author's attendance at the Jaipur festival, which opened today and was to feature Rushdie as a speaker. But "intelligence... More »

India Locks Down Jaipur After Bombs Kill 80

City locked down to prevent Hindu/Muslim clashes

(Newser) - Police have locked down the old city of Jaipur today after seven bomb blasts killed at least 80 people yesterday, the AP reports. Police in the western Indian city suspect Islamic terrorists were behind the carnage and have imposed the curfew to prevent any retaliatory violence from the city's Hindu... More »

Coordinated Bomb Attack Kills 50 in India

Seven explosions rip ancient Jaipur; at least 150 wounded

(Newser) - A series of nearly simultaneous explosions ripped through a popular Indian tourist destination today, killing at least 50 and wounding 150 others, CNN reports. The first explosion came around 7:30pm (10am ET) in the ancient city of Jaipur. Within 12 minutes, seven bombs had exploded, most placed in crowded... More »

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