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2007-10-23 19:31:16

GAUHATI, India -- Six Asiatic wild elephants were electrocuted as they went berserk after drinking rice beer in India's remote northeast, a wildlife official said Tuesday. Nearly 40 elephants came to a village on Friday looking for food. Some found beer, which farmers ferment and keep in plastic and tin drums in their huts, said Sunil Kumar, a state wildlife official. They got drunk, uprooted a utility pole carrying power lines and were electrocuted in Chandan Nukat, a village nearly 150...

2006-08-16 23:39:19

GUWAHATI, India (Reuters) - The death toll in a bomb explosion at a Hindu temple in India's northeastern state of Manipur rose to five, and at least 35 people including foreign devotees were wounded, police said on Thursday. The explosion occurred near the state capital Imphal during prayers on Wednesday to celebrate the birth of the Hindu god, Krishna. Two Americans, a French and an Iranian women, who were at the temple run by ISKCON, the international Krishna consciousness...

2006-08-16 11:19:36

GUWAHATI, India (Reuters) - A bomb exploded inside a temple in India's troubled northeastern state of Manipur on Wednesday, killing 3 people and injuring more than 30 others, police said. The blast occurred during evening prayers to celebrate the birth of the Hindu god Krishna, one of the country's biggest festivals and a national holiday. Police said at least 37 people were injured in the attack at the temple near Imphal, the state capital. One of the militant groups fighting for a...

2006-06-02 01:50:03

HYDERABAD, India (Reuters) - Two more Indian states have banned cinema screenings of the controversial "The Da Vinci Code," doubling the number of regions to have passed such orders after protests by minority Christians. Authorities in southern Andhra Pradesh state and Meghalaya in the Christian-dominated northeast blocked the film late on Thursday. Two other states, Punjab and Tamil Nadu, had earlier banned the film. The Andhra Pradesh government said many groups, including...

2006-04-20 05:48:09

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - A bus carrying a marriage party plunged into a river in India's northeastern state of Assam on Thursday, killing at least 47 people, police said. Most of the victims drowned, officers said, adding that more than 70 people were on board the bus at the time of the crash, including many women and children. About 30 people were injured. The accident happened at Sarupeta, about 150 km (100 miles) west of Guwahati, Assam's main city. "It's one of the worst accidents...

2006-04-03 05:00:56

GUWAHATI, India (Reuters) - Voters trudged through rain to heavily guarded polling booths in India's rebel-infested Assam, the first of five states holding elections that will be the biggest test for the federal coalition since coming to power. Assam, in the isolated northeast, is kicking off a month-long election process in states in the south and east. Voters in tea-and-oil-rich Assam braved bad weather to reach polling booths and by early Monday afternoon about 30 percent of...

2006-03-11 05:12:19

IMPHAL, India (Reuters) - Seven people, including a civilian caught in crossfire, were killed in gunbattles between rebels and Indian troops in the troubled northeastern state of Manipur on Saturday, police said. Soldiers attacked a well fortified rebel camp 95 km (60 miles) east of the state capital, Imphal, early Saturday, killing four separatist guerillas in a more than two hour gunbattle. One civilian was also killed when a stray bullet hit him. "The militants have been...

2005-09-13 05:29:45

By John Ruwitch HONG KONG (Reuters) - The leader of a rebel group in India's northeast challenged the world's biggest democracy to live up to its name and let the people of the troubled state of Manipur choose for themselves if they want independence. Sanayaima, chairman of the United National Liberation Front (UNLF), said there was no room for peace talks with New Delhi without U.N. mediation, nor any middle ground short of a plebiscite on the restoration of Manipur's...

2005-08-08 15:19:27

By Biswajyoti Das MOIRABARI, India (Reuters) - For more than two months, Sarifa Begum has been a virtual prisoner in her small neighborhood on the banks of the mighty Brahmaputra river in India's northeastern state of Assam. Like many Muslim settlers in Assam, Begum is living in fear of deportation -- or even death. The gaunt 42-year-old has lost her job as a housemaid and is struggling to feed her family. "We are starving because I can't go out to work," Begum, the mother of four...


Word of the Day
baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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