At least 10 people were killed and as many others injured in a stampede that broke out during a ritual at a Durga temple in Bihar, India, the nation's official Doordarshan news agency reported Sunday via the Indian government's website.
My research trip to Bangladesh ended near the town of Srimongol, where I investigated the country's tea industry. Much like their shrimp processing kinsmen to the south, the tea factories were locked down like prisons.
Indians turned out in steady numbers Thursday to pick a new federal government in a mammoth month-long general election. But suspected Maoist insurgents marred the balloting in several areas with deadly attacks.
About 1.2 million people have been left homeless and scores have been killed in the impoverished state of Bihar in the two weeks since the monsoon-swollen Kosi river in neighboring Nepal burst its banks
The grinding misery triggered by the massive floods in a downtrodden part of northeastern India and across the border in Nepal persisted Friday, with government and aid agencies swinging into action to help the 2 million-plus people fleeing high-rising, fast-moving waters.
Hundreds of Indian army troops were using helicopters and boats Wednesday to deliver supplies and rescue villagers stranded by the worst flooding in decades, after the Kosi River breached an embankment in Nepal to the north.
The United Nations is warning of a massive "health crisis" in southern Asia, where 30 million people have been overwhelmed by the monsoonal rains and flash flooding sweeping across India, Nepal and Bangladesh.
At least 10 people were killed and dozens more were wounded in an explosion aboard a crowded passenger train Thursday in the central Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, according to the railways minister Lalu Prasad Yadavsaid.
More than two weeks after a heavy bout of monsoon rains caused flash floods in several parts of South Asia, officials are still grappling with rescuing people and airlifting aid to millions cut off by the floods.
A bus carrying wedding guests veered out of control and crashed into a rain-swollen river in eastern India, hours after a boat toppled into the same waterway, and some 65 people were feared killed in the two accidents, police said.