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Tuesday 26 September 2023 Dublin: 12°C

# India

Last week
17th September 2023 - 23rd September 2023
India suspends visa services in Canada as rift widens over killing of Sikh Canadian citizen
India’s National Investigation Agency said yesterday that it has intensified its crackdown on Sikh insurgents operating in India.
Canada warns India to treat Sikh slaying allegation with 'utmost seriousness'
Sikh leader Hardeep Singh Nijjar was gunned down in June outside a Sikh cultural centre.
This month
September 2023
Ukraine says G20 statement on Russian war 'nothing to be proud of'
G20 make weakly worded statements on sovereignty and climate goals to paper over deep divisions.
India launches spacecraft to study the sun after successful moon mission
The Aditya-L1 spacecraft took off on board a satellite launch vehicle from the Sriharikota space centre in southern India.
Last month
August 2023
India’s moon rover confirms presence of sulphur and other elements near lunar south pole
The Chandrayan-3 Rover is expected to conduct experiments over 14 days, the ISRO has said.
India's lunar rover to carry out experiments over 14 days on the moon
The Chandrayan-3 Rover will analyse the mineral composition of the lunar surface.
India makes history by becoming first country to land on the Moon's little-explored south pole
Chandrayaan-3, which means ‘Mooncraft’ in Sanskrit, has touched down near the little-explored lunar south pole.
India's low-budget Moon mission set for touchdown tonight
The latest mission comes just days after Russia’s first Moon mission in almost 50 years crashed on the lunar surface.
Disappointment for Ireland as India seal T20 win
Ruturaj Gaikwad’s 58 and Rinku Singh’s explosive debut cameo eased the tourists to a 33-run victory in Dublin.
At least 72 people killed after landslides and flash flooding in India
Rescue operations are underway to save people trapped under mud and debris in the Himachal Pradesh state.
At least 22 dead as heavy rain triggers floods and landslides in India’s Himalayan region
The landslides in Shimla occurred near a Hindu temple, and officials said the death toll could rise as they work to pull out those still trapped.
Three critically endangered red panda cubs born at Fota Wildlife Park in Cork
The park’s new arrivals bring continued hope for the species, which is under threat due to human interference,
July 2023
G20 environment ministers prepare for fresh bid for climate deals
Campaigners were dismayed earlier this year when the group failed to agree on a roadmap to cut fossil fuel use.
Women in India burn down house of man accused of parading women naked in street
The state’s chief minister has said the death penalty may be considered for men who paraded two women naked in a street.
India 'shamed' after video shows mob parading women naked, Prime Minister says
“The Manipur incident is shameful for any civilised society,” Narendra Modi told reporters.
Cerberus heatwave: Forest fires in Greece as temperatures reach new highs
China today said the mercury hit 52.2 degrees in the northwest over the weekend, setting a record for mid-July.
In Japan, authorities issued heatstroke alerts for tens of millions of people in 20 of its 47 prefectures.
California's Death Valley, often among the hottest places on Earth, reached a near-record 52 degrees yesterday afternoon.
Temperatures are likely to hit 40 degrees in Rome today and 42-43 degrees tomorrow.
India launches spacecraft on month-long mission to the moon
It’s a follow-up bid to its failed effort nearly four years ago to land a rover softly on the lunar surface.
Seven killed in Indian village election clashes
Footage aired by local broadcasters showed rival party workers roaming streets with batons, as well as ballot boxes being set alight outside polling stations.
Twenty-five dead after bus crashes and catches fire in India
Eight survivors were taken to hospital.
This year
Latest World Bank report offers dim outlook for global economy in 2023
The bank’s latest Global Economic Prospects report, which it issued today, marks an upgrade from its previous forecast in January.
Trains resume service at site of India's deadliest train disaster in decades
There is concern that the death toll of 275 could still rise with medical centres overwhelmed by the number of casualties, many in serious condition.
Official links deadly Indian train crash to signal system
The death toll of the three-train crash currently stands at 275, with 900 injured.
More than 280 dead and hundreds injured in India triple train crash
Doctors and medical staff were rushed to the accident site.
India expected to pass China as world's most populous nation this week
Surpassing China shines a spotlight on the challenge facing Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
One dead as violence between Hindus and Muslims rock parts of India
Authorities shut mobile internet services in some areas and clamped down on public movement in reaction to sectarian violence.
Death toll from India temple collapse rises to 35
Women, children and an 18-month-old baby were among those standing on the grill covering the well when it buckled and gave way.
Strong quake causes people to flee their homes in Afghanistan and Pakistan
The region is frequently hit by earthquakes – especially in the Hindu Kush mountain range.
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.
Ireland suffer defeat as Mandhana guides India into T20 World Cup semi-finals
A strong, swirling wind made conditions difficult,
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Deluges of rain flood parts of India and Bangladesh
At least 24 people have been killed due to the floods in recent weeks.
At least 27 people killed in massive fire in Indian capital
More than 40 people were hospitalised.
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.