28 drown in India bus crash, many of them children
At least 28 people, many of them children, drowned Saturday after their bus plunged into a canal in India, police said, in the latest tragedy on the world's deadliest roads. Police said they retrieved 28 bodies from the private passenger bus after it veered off the road and fell into the canal in the Mandya…
Baby survives being run over by train
An Indian baby who was dropped onto railway tracks moments before a train passed through the station has escaped unscathed.
Three killed in blast in India's Punjab state
A blast at a religious ceremony in India's Punjab state Sunday killed at least three people and injured 10, police said. Media reports said two armed men on a motorcycle forced their way into a building where the Nirankari spiritual group was meeting. They brandished a pistol at a woman at the gate before throwing…
11 killed as Cyclone Gaja ravages Indian coast
At least 11 people were reported dead Friday as a powerful cyclone battered India's eastern coast, authorities said.
Why Asian Tigers are ahead of Nigeria, by Masari
Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State yesterday identified huge investment in education as reason nations like Singapore, India, Malaysia and other Asian Tigers are ahead of Nigeria. Masari stated this yesterday at the commissioning of a study centre of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), at his hometown in Kafur Local Council Area of…
With rose petals and guns, India inaugurates world's tallest statue
India inaugurated the world's tallest statue on Wednesday with fireworks, folk dances and floral tributes, deploying tight security amid an outcry by local groups over the soaring cost of the 182-metre (600-feet) sculpture of an independence hero.
Zika virus detected in second Indian state
India's Zika outbreak is spreading, with officials saying Sunday that the mosquito-borne virus has been detected in the western state of Gujarat after nearly 150 cases were reported this year in neighbouring Rajasthan.
Monkeys Stone Man To Death In India
A man in Indian has been reported dead after a group of monkeys stoned him to death in Tikri, Uttar Pradesh. According to Sky News, Sharampal Singh was gathering pieces of wood at a dilapidated building before the monkeys threw bricks at him. The 72-year-old was rushed to the hospital but died from head and…
Blast kills five civilians at scene of shootout in Kashmir
Indian police said "leftover explosives" were responsible for a blast in Kashmir that killed at least five civilians Sunday as they protested against government forces shooting dead three alleged militants.
Stakeholders to discuss oil, gas product manufacturing challenges
Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu, Lagos State governor, Akinwunmi Ambode and other local and international players in the oil and gas sector will next week discuss solutions to the challenges confronting oil and gas product manufacturing in Nigeria and Africa. The Institute of Oil & Gas Research & Hydrocarbon Studies, which disclosed…