May 7, 1985 |
Hindu mobs attacked Sikhs and set fire to their shops today in the first major religious violence to rock northern India since the murder of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi last October. Officials in Punjab state said a 24-hour curfew was imposed on the village of Dhariwal, about 250 miles north of New Delhi and 40 miles northeast of Amritsar, to end the strife. The violence was sparked by the slayings Monday of two Hindus by suspected Sikh extremists.
February 25, 1996 |
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.
January 24, 2003 |
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.
October 1, 2010 |
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.
December 29, 2012 |
NEW DELHI - Police charged six suspects in India with murder Saturday just hours after the victim of a gang rape died, in a case that has sparked violent demonstrations and spurred soul-searching over the nation's treatment of women. Fearful that the streets would erupt anew, officers in riot gear blocked major New Delhi roads, imposed restrictions on "illegal assembly" and shut subway stations as politicians appealed for calm, fearful of a repeat of last week's violent demonstration over the rape that saw police wield tear gas, water cannons and truncheons against an angry crowd.
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.
February 7, 1987 |
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.