The world's deadliest mid-air collision between planes occurred on November 12, 1996, over the village of Charkhi Dadri in India. The planes involved in the crash were Saudi Arabian (Saudia) Flight 763, a Boeing 747 en route from Delhi to Dhahran in Saudi Arabia, and Kazhakstan Airlines Flight 1907 which was inbound from Chimkent, Kazhakstan.
If you are a new parent who, in a more or less sleep-deprived state, googles this question, then the answer could reassure you. Many top Google hits will refer you to an old study which concludes that infant crying normally peaks at around the age of six weeks, after which it decreases markedly and stabilizes at a low level after three months.
New Delhi — Shiv Shankar, 54, works all day on a construction site in the blistering New Delhi sun. He can't even think of taking a day off to avoid the deadly heat wave that has gripped India's capital and much of the country's north since late March. That would mean losing a day's wages, and his family of four simply can't afford it.
MUMBAI/LUCKNOW, India, May 20 (Reuters) - A court case started by five Hindu women in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's political constituency has become the latest battleground in India between the Hindu majority and minority Muslims over access to historically contested religious sites. The women, backed by an influential hardline Hindu...
A woman in Queens said she was grabbed off the street, taken into a van, and robbed while she was on her way home from temple in Richmond Hill. “The guy on the front said, ‘If you speak, we’re going to kill you,’” said the woman, who would only be identified as Mrs. Kaur because she's scared for her life.
Pallavi Dey, who stars in the Bengali TV series Mon Mane Na, was found dead on May 15 in Kolkata, India. Her family suspected murder, and her live-in partner, Sagnik Chakraborty, was arrested on Tuesday. Dey was 25. Authorities found Dey hanging from a ceiling fan, leading investigators to suspect...
Skyroot, the first private Indian company to design, build and test a solid rocket propulsion stage, has reached another key milestone in the development of its Vikram-I launch vehicle: a full-duration test of the rocket’s third stage. The third stage, dubbed Kalam-100 in homage to Indian rocket scientist and...
It was hotter than 111 degrees Fahrenheit in New Delhi on Friday, but that means outdoor labor will be far more brutal for millions of workers. CBS News spoke with one rickshaw puller who is among the many who have no choice but to work amid the ongoing deadly heatwave: "I have kids. What else?"
A Muslim teacher in India was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly bringing beef to school for lunch.Dalima Nessa, the headmistress of Hurkachungi middle school in Assam’s Goalpara district, brought cooked beef along to a local school festival, when the education department was conducting a periodic review of the functioning of the government school and facilities.“The incident occurred on 14 May, when the headmistress got beef from her house so that she could offer it to the guests, including the teachers and villagers,” Mrinal Deka, the additional superintendent of police in Goalpara district, told The Independent.“The offer was not well-received with...
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Jeetu sells clothes in a cart for a living. As extreme temperatures in some parts of India reach 120 degrees Fahrenheit, families like his are forced to choose between going to work under the agonizing heat or letting their families starve.
Police in Chandigarh, India arrested Punjabi singer Kamal Khaira and another man for alleged road rage outside Panjabi University on May 12. Khaira and the other man, identified only as Randhir, allegedly assaulted a car driver near a gate that at around 10:20 p.m. that night, police said. Although the victim thought Khaira and Randhir may have been intoxicated, a medical examination found they were not, according to authorities. The suspects have been released on bail.
Ajay Thakore accuses American Pizza Manufacturing owner Andrew Melone of rewarding a parking ticket, while Melone seeks punitive damages against Thakore.
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Thieves have returned stolen artifacts to a temple in Uttar Pradesh, India, after suffering nightmares following the theft. Last week, police said that thieves had stolen 16 idols of Lord Balaji, an incarnation of the Hindu god Vishnu, from the temple in the Chitrakoot district. The idols were largely made of copper and silver, with one made of ashtadhatu – an alloy made of gold, iron, silver, lead, copper, zinc, tin, and antimony or mercury.