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India's Cyclone Being Felt on Mount Everest

Power outages, dangerous winds, and 3 deaths reported so far from Fani

(Newser) - Cyclone Fani has made landfall. Per Stuff , the India Meteorological Department said the "extremely severe" cyclone, which threatens more than 100 million people in its path in eastern India, swooped into Odisha state around 8am local time Friday, though it was expected to be downgraded to a "very... More »

Why 800K Are Being Evacuated: Fani's Coming

Tropical cyclone has more than 100 million people in its path in eastern India

(Newser) - A tropical cyclone is tracking over the Bay of Bengal en route to eastern India, where more than 100 million people stand in its path. Cyclone Fani, currently an extremely severe cyclonic storm with winds equal to those of a Category 4 hurricane, is expected to hit the state of... More »

20 Students Commit Suicide After Faulty Exam Results

Errors will be rectified, but too late for some in India's Telangana state

(Newser) - Since April 18, student suicides have been a daily occurrence in India's Telangana state. On that day came results of a state examination taken by almost 1 million 12th graders, per Fox News , and nearly 350,000 failed—supposedly. An independent panel has since found the software developed by... More »

Indian Army Claims 'Photographic Evidence' of Yeti

Footprints reportedly spotted this month in Nepal

(Newser) - The Indian army claims it has "photographic evidence" of the mythical yeti. Members of the army's mountaineering expedition team snapped photos of what appear to be footprints near the base camp of Nepal's Mount Makalu, the fifth highest mountain in the world, on April 9. The decision... More »

PepsiCo's Warning to Farmers: 'Join Us or Grow Other Potatoes'

Company wants 4 small farmers in India to stop growing tuber it uses in Lay's potato chips

(Newser) - Four farmers in India only boast a few acres each, but a special potato they're growing has one of the world's biggest food and beverage conglomerates after them. PepsiCo's Indian subsidiary filed suits against the small group of farmers in early April, accusing them of planting a... More »

The Planet's Largest-Ever Election Has Begun

India has 900M eligible voters

(Newser) - Voting has begun in the world's largest-ever election, though Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi won't learn his fate for more than a month. India's 900 million eligible voters, a number that exceeds that of the next five largest democracies combined, will vote over seven non-consecutive days before... More »

Eating Bad Pork Gave Teen Deadly Tapeworms in the Brain

2 weeks after being admitted into an Indian ER, he was dead

(Newser) - A teenager who went into the hospital with groin pain died because of a tapeworm infestation in his brain. The 18-year-old had gone to an Indian hospital with swelling over his right eye, and was experiencing regular seizures that caused him to fall unconscious, reports CNN . An MRI revealed cysts... More »

Unexpected News: India Shot Down Its Own Satellite

If confirmed, it would be only the 4th nation with the ability to do so

(Newser) - India declared itself a space power Wednesday after announcing that it has joined the list of just three other countries with the ability to take down a satellite in space. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in a televised address described by the AP as "unexpected" that Indian scientists shot... More »

Behind Trade Move Against India: Dispute on Knee Implants

India, Turkey will no longer be awarded zero-tariffs status on some goods

(Newser) - Amidst America's trade battle with the world's most populated country comes a new move against the nation that occupies the No. 2 slot on that list. The US on Monday night announced that within 60 days, India will lose the preferential trade status that allowed it to export... More »

Critics: Trevor Noah Clip on India, Pakistan Was 'Racist'

'Daily Show' host said full-out war between 2 countries would be 'the most entertaining'

(Newser) - As tensions continue between India and Pakistan, with both sides claiming deaths from shelling , the perspective of one outsider hasn't been appreciated by either. Comedian Trevor Noah is now apologizing for what some are calling a "racist" and "insensitive" segment last week on The Daily Show that... More »

Both Sides in India-Pakistan Conflict Claim Shelling Deaths

Tensions continue after Indian fighter pilot released by Pakistan

(Newser) - A Pakistani government official says Indian troops with heavy weapons have "indiscriminately targeted border villagers" along the two nations' Line of Control in the Himalayan region of Kashmir, killing a boy and wounding three others. The official, Umar Azam, said Saturday that Pakistani troops are "befittingly" responding to... More »

Pakistan Keeps Promise, Lets Indian Fighter Pilot Go

Abhinandan Varthaman upon returning to India: 'It is good to be back'

(Newser) - Imran Khan has kept his promise. On Thursday, Pakistan's prime minister vowed to release Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, who'd been captured after his MiG-21 jet was shot down Wednesday by a Pakistani fighter over the disputed Kashmir territory. And on Friday, Khan made good, with video showing the... More »

Pakistan to India: Here's Our 'Goodwill Gesture'

As closure of Pakistan air space snarls flights across Asia

(Newser) - Pakistan's prime minister pledged on Thursday his country would release a captured Indian jetfighter pilot the following day, a move that could help defuse the most-serious confrontation in two decades between the nuclear-armed neighbors over the disputed region of Kashmir. Prime Minister Imran Khan made the announcement in an... More »

Tensions Increase as India Demands Pakistan Free Pilot

Video shows prisoner blindfolded and bloody

(Newser) - India has demanded that Pakistan release a fighter pilot shot down Wednesday over Kashmir, after a video was released showing the man blindfolded and bloody. India called the video a "vulgar display of an injured personnel," the BBC reports. Pakistan said the pilot was being "treated as... More »

Serious Escalation: Pakistan Says It Has Indian Pilot

Violence called 'most serious escalation' of countries' long-simmering conflict since 1999

(Newser) - Pakistan's military said Wednesday it shot down two Indian warplanes in the disputed region of Kashmir and captured a pilot, raising tensions between the nuclear-armed rivals to a level unseen in the last two decades. The military's spokesman, Maj. Gen. Asif Ghafoor, originally said two pilots were... More »

End-of-Day Drink Kills at Least 150

Tainted alcohol takes the lives of Indian tea garden workers

(Newser) - Tea garden workers in India like ending the day with a little moonshine, but a recent batch turned out to be deadly—killing at least 150 people and hospitalizing about 200 others in a remote part of northeastern Assam state, NPR reports. Authorities have already arrested 10 suspects and others... More »

Attack on Convoy Is Deadliest in Kashmir History

Car bombing killed 41 Indian soldiers

(Newser) - The death toll from a car bombing on a paramilitary convoy in Indian-controlled Kashmir has climbed to 41, becoming the single deadliest attack in the divided region's volatile history, security officials said Friday. A local Kashmiri militant rammed an explosive-laden van into the convoy along a key highway Thursday.... More »

17 Die in Blaze in New Delhi Tourist District

Authorities blame shoddy construction

(Newser) - A fire engulfed a shoddily built budget hotel in central New Delhi early Tuesday, killing 17 people and injuring at least four others, including a woman who leaped from an upper floor to escape the flames, Indian authorities say. Hotel guest Sivanand Chand, 43, says he was jolted awake around... More »

They Were Feasting. Then They Began Dying

Dozens dead in India after downing 'spurious' liquor

(Newser) - Police say 39 people have died and another 27 fallen sick from drinking spurious liquor containing toxic methanol in several villages in northern India. Senior police officer Ashok Kumar says 26 died in two separate incidents in the state of Uttar Pradesh, 190 miles east of the New Delhi capital,... More »

'Anti-Natalist' Suing Parents for Having Him Without His OK

His lawyer mom's good-natured retort: 'I will destroy you in court'

(Newser) - New vocab word for the day: anti-natalism . If you need a quick primer on what it means, just ask Raphael Samuel, a 27-year-old from India who's suing his parents based on just that philosophy. To wit: He doesn't think they had the right to force him to be... More »

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