Geography of India http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/31271/all en Dozens missing as Bangladesh ferry sinks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130208/dozens-missing-bangladesh-ferry-sinks <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>DHAKA, Feb 8 (Reuters) - A ferry carrying more than 50 people sank on Bangladesh's giant Meghna River on Friday after colliding with a sand barge and dozens were missing, officials said.</p> <p>About half the passengers managed to swim ashore and a search had been launched, said Mohammad Saiful Hassan Badal, administrator of Munshiganj district, where the accident happened.</p> <p>The Meghna River is one of three rivers that form the Ganges Delta.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130208/dozens-missing-bangladesh-ferry-sinks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Ganges Geography of India States and territories of India Thomson Reuters Fri, 08 Feb 2013 06:45:13 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5749695 at http://www.globalpost.com Bangladesh ferry sinking kills 14, five still missing http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130209/bangladesh-ferry-sinking-kills-14-five-still-missing <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>DHAKA, Feb 9 (Reuters) - At least 14 people died and five were still missing after a ferry carrying 50 people collided with a sand barge and sank on Bangladesh's giant Meghna River on Friday, officials said on Saturday.</p> <p>"Rescuers found 12 dead bodies inside the salvaged ferry, while two bodies were recovered yesterday," said Mohammad Saiful Hassan Badal, administrator of Munshiganj district, where the accident happened.</p> <p>Six of the dead were children, aged between two and 10.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130209/bangladesh-ferry-sinking-kills-14-five-still-missing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Ganges Geography of India States and territories of India Thomson Reuters Sat, 09 Feb 2013 06:15:14 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5750769 at http://www.globalpost.com 11 killed in clashes in India's northeast: police http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/11-killed-clashes-indias-northeast-police <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>At least 11 people have been killed in clashes between police and tribal groups opposed to ongoing local elections in India's northeastern state of Assam, police said on Tuesday.</p> <p>"The situation is very critical and so far we have reports that 11 people are dead and about six are injured," Bhupen Bora, a senior police official, told AFP.</p> <p>The clashes were reported in Goalpara around 120 kilometres (75 miles) from the state's main city Guwahati.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/11-killed-clashes-indias-northeast-police" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Assam Geography of India Northeast India AFP Tue, 12 Feb 2013 09:01:04 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5753331 at http://www.globalpost.com 12 die in clashes in India's northeast: official http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/12-die-clashes-indias-northeast-official <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Twelve people have been killed, most of them in firing by security forces, after riots erupted in India's restive northeast against local elections an official said on Tuesday.</p> <p>Soldiers have been deployed in an attempt to subdue the violence that broke out in Goalpara, some 120 kilometres (75 miles) from Assam state's main city of Guwahati, Bhupen Bora, an Assam state home ministry official, told AFP.</p> <p>"So far, 12 deaths have been reported from various places with initial reports saying nine were killed in firing by security forces and others in clashes," Bora said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/12-die-clashes-indias-northeast-official" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Assam Geography of India Northeast India Politics AFP Tue, 12 Feb 2013 12:46:39 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5753472 at http://www.globalpost.com 12 killed as unrest mounts in India's northeast http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/12-killed-unrest-mounts-indias-northeast <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Indian troops shot dead 10 people while two others died in clashes as machete-wielding rioters protested against local elections in the country's restive northeast, officials said Tuesday.</p> <p>Official in Assam said some 100 homes were burned and 20 people, including a police official, were injured as rioters brandishing machetes went on a rampage in two districts of the oil- and tea-rich state that borders Bangladesh.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/12-killed-unrest-mounts-indias-northeast" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Assam Geography of India Northeast India Politics AFP Tue, 12 Feb 2013 14:46:01 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5753592 at http://www.globalpost.com Troops deployed in India's Assam after deadly poll violence http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130213/troops-deployed-indias-assam-after-deadly-poll-violence <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>India deployed hundreds of troops and imposed a curfew on Wednesday as the death toll from electoral violence in the northeastern state of Assam climbed to 20.</p> <p>Most of the deaths have been the result of firing by police, who have been trying to halt attacks by machete-wielding tribesmen opposed to local elections.</p> <p>"Eight people were killed in overnight clashes, taking the total number of people who have died so far to 20," Bhupen Bora, an Assam state home ministry official told AFP in the state's main city Guwahati.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130213/troops-deployed-indias-assam-after-deadly-poll-violence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Assam Assam Geography of India Northeast India Politics AFP Wed, 13 Feb 2013 10:30:44 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5754226 at http://www.globalpost.com Britain's Cameron pushes Mumbai-Bangalore development corridor http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130218/britains-cameron-pushes-mumbai-bangalore-development-corridor <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MUMBAI, Feb 18 (Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Monday he wanted his country's companies to help India develop new cities and districts along a 1,000 km (600 mile) corridor between Mumbai and Bangalore, generating investment projects worth up to $25 billion.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130218/britains-cameron-pushes-mumbai-bangalore-development-corridor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Bangalore David Cameron Entertainment Geography of India Politics Technology Thomson Reuters Mon, 18 Feb 2013 06:45:03 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5758702 at http://www.globalpost.com The children who work in India's rat-hole coal mines http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/the-children-who-work-indias-rat-hole-coal-mines <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Thirteen-year-old Sanjay Chhetri has a recurring fear: that one day, the dark, dank mine where he works will cave in and bury him alive.</p> <p>Like thousands of children in India's remote northeast, Chhetri begins work in the middle of the night, ready to dig pits, squat through narrow tunnels and cut coal shards.</p> <p>At four feet six inches, the skinny teenager is the perfect fit for a job in the lucrative mining industry in Meghalaya state whose crudely-built rat-hole mines are too small for most adults to enter.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/the-children-who-work-indias-rat-hole-coal-mines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Geography of India Labor Meghalaya Northeast India Social Issues AFP Fri, 22 Feb 2013 04:30:39 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5762933 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ 32 killed in western India bus crash: police http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130319/urgent-32-killed-western-india-bus-crash-police <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A bus crash left 32 people dead and another 13 injured after the vehicle careered off a bridge into a dry river bed in India's western state of Maharashtra on Tuesday, police said.</p> <p>"The bus was travelling from Goa to Mumbai when the driver suddenly lost control," an officer in the police control room told AFP.</p> <p>The pre-dawn accident happened in Khed district, around 350 kilometres (220 miles) south of the state capital Mumbai.</p> <p>sal/co/mtp</p> Geography of India Geography of Maharashtra States and territories of India AFP Tue, 19 Mar 2013 05:16:05 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5787362 at http://www.globalpost.com 32 killed in western India bus crash: police http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130319/32-killed-western-india-bus-crash-police <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A bus crash left 32 people dead and another 13 injured after the vehicle careered off a bridge into a dry river bed in India's western state of Maharashtra on Tuesday, police said.</p> <p>"The bus was travelling from Goa to Mumbai when the driver suddenly lost control," an officer in the police control room told AFP.</p> <p>The pre-dawn accident happened in Khed district, around 350 kilometres (220 miles) south of the state capital Mumbai.</p> <p>Most of the injured, including the driver, sustained head and arm injuries and were undergoing treatment at a local hospital, said the officer.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130319/32-killed-western-india-bus-crash-police" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Geography of India Geography of Maharashtra AFP Tue, 19 Mar 2013 05:16:16 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5787365 at http://www.globalpost.com 32 killed in western India bus crash: police http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130319/32-killed-western-india-bus-crash-police-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A bus crash left 32 people dead and another 13 injured after the vehicle careered off a bridge over a river in India's western state of Maharashtra on Tuesday, police said.</p> <p>"The bus was travelling from Goa to Mumbai when the driver suddenly lost control," an officer in the police control room told AFP.</p> <p>The pre-dawn accident happened in the Khed area of Ratnagiri district, around 350 kilometres (220 miles) south of the state capital Mumbai.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130319/32-killed-western-india-bus-crash-police-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Geography of India Geography of Maharashtra Maharashtra AFP Tue, 19 Mar 2013 05:45:57 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5787383 at http://www.globalpost.com 37 killed in western India bus crash: police http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130319/37-killed-western-india-bus-crash-police <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A speeding bus careered off a river bridge in western India Tuesday, killing 37 people and injuring another 14, police said.</p> <p>The pre-dawn accident happened in the Khed area of Ratnagiri district in Maharashtra state, 350 kilometres (220 miles) south of the state capital Mumbai.</p> <p>"The bus was speeding and the driver probably lost control at the turning ahead of the bridge. It is unclear whether the driver was drunk," Mahendra Singh Pardesi, head of the Khed police station, told AFP by telephone.</p> <p>The bus was travelling from the holiday state of Goa to Mumbai.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130319/37-killed-western-india-bus-crash-police" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Geography of India Geography of Maharashtra Maharashtra AFP Tue, 19 Mar 2013 08:15:46 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5787471 at http://www.globalpost.com 37 Killed when bus plunges into river in India http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130319/37-killed-when-bus-plunges-river-india <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>New Delhi, Mar 19 (EFE).- At least 37 people died and 13 were injured when a bus went off a bridge Tuesday in the western Indian state of Maharastra, a spokesman of the regional police told Efe.</p> <p>The accident occurred before dawn when the vehicle covering the route between Goa and Mumbai plunged from a bridge into a river in the Ratnagiri district, the spokesman said.</p> <p>Among the fatalities was a Russian tourist, he said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130319/37-killed-when-bus-plunges-river-india" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Geography of India Geography of Maharashtra Konkan Agencia EFE Tue, 19 Mar 2013 17:47:02 +0000 Agencia EFE 5787991 at http://www.globalpost.com Indian stars call for dry Holi festival amid drought http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130326/indian-stars-call-dry-holi-festival-amid-drought-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Bollywood stars have joined calls for Mumbai to temper celebrations and reduce water wastage during a riotous Hindu festival this week, as millions of Indians face their worst drought in decades.</p> <p>The Holi festival takes place on Wednesday at a time when central parts of Maharashtra state, of which Mumbai is the capital, are reeling under a severe water shortage with no rain due until the monsoon in June.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130326/indian-stars-call-dry-holi-festival-amid-drought-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Disaster Geography of India Holi Religion States and territories of India AFP Tue, 26 Mar 2013 12:31:00 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5794163 at http://www.globalpost.com Indian wins battle with police over 'indecent' kiss http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130403/indian-wins-battle-police-over-indecent-kiss <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>An Indian arrested for indecency after he kissed a female friend on the cheek says he has finally been acquitted after a battle lasting more than a year against Mumbai police.</p> <p>Kuber Sarup, 26, was hauled to a city police station in February last year after an officer witnessed the alleged obscenity -- a goodbye hug and a "peck on the cheek" -- in the fashionable Bandra suburb.</p> <p>"He gave me a lecture on Hindu culture and asked me if I understood it," Sarup told AFP on Wednesday. "He said if you want to argue you have to go the police station."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130403/indian-wins-battle-police-over-indecent-kiss" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crimes Geography of India Geography of Maharashtra Social Issues AFP Wed, 03 Apr 2013 13:00:48 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5800172 at http://www.globalpost.com