Rajiv Gandhi assassination: Indian court frees convicted killer A. G. Perarivalan

The Supreme Court invoked extraordinary powers to release AG Perarivalan, his attorney told CNN. Perarivalan was arrested a few weeks after Gandhi was assassinated in a suicide bomb attack on May 21, 1991, in the southern state of Tamil Nadu. The attack was blamed on separatist rebels fighting for a Tamil state in Sri Lanka. … Read more

Half a million Indians flee floods in northeast brought by rain

More than half a million people have fled their homes in India’s northeastern state of Assam to escape heavy floods triggered by pre-monsoon rains that drowned seven, authorities said on Wednesday, as they warned the situation could worsen. One of the world’s largest rivers, the Brahmaputra, which flows into India and neighboring Bangladesh from Tibet, … Read more

India’s top court frees convict in ex-PM Rajiv Gandhi’s case | Courts News

The Supreme Court of India has released after 30 years a man jailed over the assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi India’s top court has ordered the release of a man convicted over the 1991 assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. A bench headed by Justice L Nageswara Rao invoked extraordinary powers on … Read more

‘Textbook repeat’: India courts hear Hindu-relics-in-mosque pleas | Religion News

India’s Supreme Court has overturned a lower court’s order banning mass prayers at a 17th-century mosque in northern India after a survey team said it found relics of the Hindu god Shiva and other Hindu symbols there. In an interim order on Tuesday, the top court said Muslim prayers at the Gyanvapi Mosque in Uttar … Read more

IPL 2022: David Warner strategy backfires vs Punjab Kings, cricket news

Australian cricketer David Warner was left red-faced after his bold strategy backfired dramatically in the Indian Premier League. Australian cricketer David Warner was left red-faced after a bold strategy to switch ends with his Delhi Capitals opening partner backfired dramatically in the Indian Premier League on Monday evening. After the Punjab Kings won the toss … Read more

Billionaire Adani to buy Holcim’s India cement biz for $10.5bn | Business and Economy News

Swiss building materials firm Holcim Ltd. agreed to sell its Indian operations to local billionaire Gautam Adani, currently the richest person in Asia, another step in Chief Executive Officer Jan Jenisch’s pivot away from traditional cement. The company will sell its 63% stake in Mumbai-listed Ambuja Cements Ltd. to Adani Group, it said in a … Read more

Andrew Symonds dead at 46: Cricket star dies in car accident, wife Laura reacts

A couple, who found former Australian cricketer Andrew Symonds minutes after his fatal crash, has revealed their efforts to save him. The cricket world is in mourning after former Australian star Andrew Symonds died on Saturday night. He was 46 years old. Symonds was involved in a car accident outside Townsville, where the Queenslander lived. … Read more

India police arrest two after deadly building fire in New Delhi | News

Two people suspected of flouting fire safety rules arrested in connection with the massive fire in a four-storey commercial building in the Indian capital. Police have arrested two people in connection with a massive fire in a four-storey commercial building in the Indian capital, that left at least 27 people dead, police and fire officials … Read more