Gulf Times - Rajasthan
Botulism feared responsible for India migratory bird deaths

Botulism feared responsible for India migratory bird deaths

Thousands of birds have died at India's largest inland saltwater lake from suspected botulism, officials said Sunday.

At least 14 dead, 50 injured after large tent collapses in India

At least 14 dead, 50 injured after large tent collapses in India

At least 14 people were killed and 50 injured on Sunday when heavy rain and a thunderstorm caused a huge tent to collapse in the Barmer district of India's western desert state of Rajasthan, a senior government official said.

Muslim man beaten to death in India on suspicion of smuggling cows

Muslim man beaten to death in India on suspicion of smuggling cows

Suspected vigilantes on Saturday killed a Muslim man transporting two cows in India, just 15 months after a similar attack spotlighted the growing influence of pro-Hindu fringe groups.

77 killed as powerful dust storms ravage north India

77 killed as powerful dust storms ravage north India

Dust storms that tore across northern India killed at least 77 people and left 143 injured as trees and walls were brought down by powerful winds, officials said.

18 killed in massive explosion at Indian wedding

18 killed in massive explosion at Indian wedding

A gas cylinder exploded at a hotel in the city of Beawar, in the western state of Rajasthan, reducing the venue to ruins and sparking a huge fire.

At least 32 people killed as bus plunges into a river in India

At least 32 people killed as bus plunges into a river in India

At least 32 people, many of them Hindu pilgrims, were killed after a bus plunged into a river in India's north-western state of Rajasthan on Saturday.

Indian woman uses Facebook to annul her underage marriage

Indian woman uses Facebook to annul her underage marriage

Sushila Bishnoi, 19, appealed to a court in Rajasthan state to dissolve her underage marriage, an illegal but rife tradition in many parts of rural India.

Indian city hits 51 degrees, setting new heat record

Indian city hits 51 degrees, setting new heat record

Temperatures have soared to a scorching 51 degrees Celsius in one Indian city, meteorologists said Friday, with the ferocious heat setting a new national record.

Indian villagers strip, beat low-caste teens over bike 'theft'

Indian villagers strip, beat low-caste teens over bike 'theft'

Three low-caste teenagers were stripped, beaten and forced to march naked in public after they were accused of stealing a motorcycle in western India, video footage showed on Tuesday.

Dreaming of energy security, India pumps desert oil

Dreaming of energy security, India pumps desert oil

The deserts of Rajasthan may be the showcase for India's solar revolution but the oil explorer that struck gold beneath the same sands insists the country needs to pump out more fossil fuels to wean itself off imports.