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February 25, 1996 | Associated Press
A bus collided with a truck and burst into flames Saturday, killing 30 people and critically injuring 25 others in a southern Indian town, a news report said. Firefighters took more than three hours to put out the blaze after the vehicles collided on a narrow bridge near Sulur, 1,500 miles south of the capital, New Delhi, United News of India said.
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WORLD
January 24, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
Pakistan told four officials at India's embassy to leave Islamabad within 48 hours, in retaliation for New Delhi kicking out four officials at Pakistan's embassy in India a day earlier. The four Pakistanis had been accused of "activities incompatible with their official status," an apparent reference to espionage. The tit-for-tat expulsions were expected to aggravate tensions between the nuclear rivals, who ended a 10-month standoff in October when they pulled back troops from their border.
WORLD
October 1, 2010 | By Mark Magnier, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
The government people came one night in late September and built a partition covered with bright blue plastic sheeting and adorned with cartoonish tiger mascots and "Come Out and Play" slogans. It hid the slum known as Coolie Camp on the airport road where the foreigners pass. Irfana Begum, 40, who collects garbage, must now lug her three-wheeled bicycle over about 300 feet of rocky ground to get to the road and make her living. Begum, a 15-year resident of the slum, squatted in the dirt in a dusty sari, her bare feet adorned with toe rings.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 1, 2011 | By Kevin Thomas
Abhinay Deo's amiable urban comedy thriller "Delhi Belly" has more crossover appeal than many Bollywood productions. It's primarily in English, and it runs just 103 minutes, brief for Indian movies. Akshat Verma's script is imaginative and funny, the film's stars are engaging and "Delhi Belly" adds up to pleasing escapist fare. Tashi (Imran Khan), Nitin (Kunaal Roy Kapur) and Arup (Vir Das) are three pals sharing a truly squalid New Delhi flat and struggling to get ahead. Handsome Tashi is a journalist who often works with Nitin, a shaggy, rotund photographer; Arup is a cartoonist whose boss is a pompous numskull.
NEWS
October 10, 1986
The official death toll from the 1984 gas leak in Bhopal, India, has risen to at least 2,233, the state government of Madhya Pradesh reported. The toll previously had been reported at more than 2,000. A spokesman said 338 other fatalities are awaiting verification as being gas-related. The government has said that 200,000 were injured. The casualties occurred when 40 tons of methyl isocyanate, used in manufacturing pesticide, escaped from a Union Carbide Corp.
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February 7, 1987 | United Press International
India and Canada signed a treaty Friday that will make it easier for India to extradite Canadian-based Sikh extremists. Canadian External Affairs Minister Joe Clark signed the treaty--the first of its kind between Ottawa and New Delhi--with his Indian counterpart, Narain Dutt Tiwari. A ministry news release said the accord could "serve as a precedent for future agreements" with other countries.
WORLD
December 17, 2013 | By Paul Richter
WASHINGTON - Seeking to defuse a growing dispute, the State Department on Tuesday promised an internal investigation into the arrest of an Indian diplomat in New York and urged New Delhi not to retaliate in ways that threatened the safety of U.S. diplomats. The arrest Thursday of Indian deputy consul general Devyani Khobragade on federal charges of visa fraud has set off a storm of angry protests in New Delhi, and a stripping of privileges of U.S. diplomats there. Khobragade was accused of filing false documents to obtain a visa for her housekeeper, and of paying her $3.13 an hour, about one-third the federal minimum wage.
WORLD
January 8, 2014 | By Shashank Bengali
MUMBAI, India - In the latest salvo of a surprisingly bitter diplomatic feud, the Indian government on Wednesday ordered the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi to cease commercial activities at a popular club for Americans on its premises. The demand comes as U.S. officials weigh whether to prosecute an Indian diplomat in New York on charges that she obtained fraudulent visa documents for her housekeeper and violated labor laws by paying her far below minimum wage. The case involving Devyani Khobragade, the Indian deputy consul general in New York, has touched off a furor here and prompted officials in New Delhi to take a number of retaliatory steps against Americans in the Indian capital.
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