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Tuesday 21 March 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# India

This month
March 2023
# India
Ukraine war set to dominate G20 meeting of top diplomats
India appealed for all members of the fractured Group of 20 to reach consensus on issues of deep concern to poorer countries.
Last month
February 2023
# Disappointment
Ireland suffer defeat as Mandhana guides India into T20 World Cup semi-finals
A strong, swirling wind made conditions difficult,
This year
# Secretary of State
Former Trump official says the US stopped a nuclear war between India and Pakistan in 2019
Mike Pompeo’s new book also reveals that he joked that he was trying to kill Kim Jong Un at a meeting with the North Korean leader.
# peegate
Air India fined over passenger's urination incident during flight
A man allegedly relieved himself on a 72-year-old woman seated in business class.
Last year
# Odisha
Indian police say Russian who died after allegedly criticising Ukraine war 'likely fell to his death'
The politician reportedly said in the summer that a Russian missile bombardment on Ukraine was ‘terrorism’.
Suspension bridge collapse kills at least 132 in India
The bridge had been closed for renovation for almost six months and was reopened just four days ago.
# India
Bridge collapse in India kills over 60 and drops hundreds into river
The Victorian-era suspension bridge was only reopened to the public this week, after months of repairs
# India
Police arrest six men accused of gang-raping and murdering two teen sisters in India
An autopsy report confirmed sexual assault and asphyxiation as the cause of death.
# India
Flash flooding leaves 40 dead in northern India
Disasters caused by floods are common in India’s Himalayan north during the monsoon season, but scientists say they are becoming more frequent due to climate change.
# Malahide
Ireland gives India a scare but come up short in T20 series
Ireland fell to a four-run defeat in a match that saw both sides comfortably clear 200.
# Flooding
Deluges of rain flood parts of India and Bangladesh
At least 24 people have been killed due to the floods in recent weeks.
# New Delhi
At least 27 people killed in massive fire in Indian capital
More than 40 people were hospitalised.
# Climate Change
Temperatures close to 50 degrees in Pakistan during major South-Asia heatwave
“It’s like fire burning all around,” said labourer Shafi Mohammad, who is from a village where residents struggle to find drinking water.
# In the heat of it
Persistent heatwave in India and Pakistan highlights climate crisis devastation
The extended hot and dry weather has consequences for water shortages, energy supply, and air quality.
# Heatwave
Early heatwave hits India and Pakistan as temperatures hit 45C causing rubbish dumps to burn
Heatwaves have killed over 6,500 people in India since 2010.
# Tension
India says its military accidentally fired missile into Pakistan
There is a heavy military presence on both sides of the shared border and there have been numerous flare-ups.
# Kushinagar
13 women and girls killed in well accident in India
The victims were sitting on an iron slab covering the well when it gave way.
# Albania
Here's What Happened Today: Saturday
Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.
# India
Media watchdog asks India to release Kashmiri journalist
The watchdog said it was “deeply disturbed” by the arrest of Sajad Gul, an independent journalist and media student.
# Kolkata
Indian government renews access to foreign funding for Mother Teresa charity
The government cut off foreign funding to the Missionaries of Charity on Christmas Day and refused to renew its licence.
# Debate
Cristiano Ronaldo statue sparks controversy in India
Protesters with black flags gathered at the site after it was unveiled this week.
# Stampede
At least 12 people killed in stampede at Hindu shrine in Kashmir
An investigation has been ordered into what caused the incident at the Mata Vaishnav Devi shrine.
All time
# mother teresa
India restricts foreign funding for Mother Teresa charity
Critics have described the decision as further evidence of harassment of Christians under the Hindu nationalist government.
# Bipin Rawat
India defence chief among 13 dead in helicopter crash
Bipin Rawat was India’s first chief of defence staff, a position that the government established in 2019, and was seen as close to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
# India
India’s Modi vows to repeal farm laws after prolonged protests
Farmers said the legislation would devastate their earnings by ending guaranteed pricing.
# tamil nadu
Fourteen people killed in heavy rains and flooding in southern India
Several districts in Tamil Nadu state are on high alert, braced for more downpours.
# Extreme Weather
More than 100 people dead as floods and landslides hit India and Nepal
In Uttarakhand in northern India, officials said that 46 people had died in recent days with 11 missing.
# reopening
India reopens for foreign tourists on charter flights as Covid-19 cases decline
Foreign tourists on regular flights will then be able to enter India starting on 15 November.
# India
Police arrest Indian minister’s son over killing of farmers
His father Ajay Mishra said that his son was innocent and that he was not present.
# India
Protests following alleged rape and murder of nine-year-old girl in Indian capital
The nine-year-old girl was allegedly killed in a crematorium in south-west New Delhi – four men have been arrested.
Rescuers hunt for survivors as monsoon death toll hits 115 in India
Torrential downpours have lashed India’s western coast in recent days causing the worst floods in decades.
# India
32 dead and dozens missing after landslides in western India
At least 32 people have been killed after heavy monsoon rains hit the region.
# mucormycosis
India records more than 45,000 cases of 'black fungus'
The death rate is over 50% and it has mainly affected Covid-19 patients.
# janssen
Data shows Johnson and Johnson's Covid-19 vaccine is effective against Delta variant
The Delta variant is now responsible for around 70% of cases in Ireland.
# variant of concern
More transmissible 'Delta plus' Covid variant identified in India
The variant has been detected in 22 samples from across three states.
# India
Mother of murdered Donegal woman ‘devastated’ as suspect cites Covid-19 to apply for bail
Danielle McLaughlin was found dead in a popular holiday destination in Goa, India, in March 2017.
# India
Daily coronavirus cases in India dip below 100,000
India peaked at adding more than 400,000 cases a day in May, but new infections and deaths have declined across the country since then.
# New Delhi
India cautiously starts to open up as Covid-19 case records decline
Less than 5% of the country has been fully vaccinated.
# India
Cyclone makes landfall as India continues to deal with its Covid surge
Heavy rains and high winds lashed the east coast as Cyclone Yaas crossed the coast.
# a global pandemic
India's coronavirus death toll passes 300,000
India has recorded 100,000 deaths in just 27 days, after new infections tore through cities and rural areas, and overwhelmed hospitals.