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Death toll from cyclone in India, Sri Lanka hits 26

Thousands took to relief camps in Sri Lanka and southern India on Saturday to escape rising floodwaters after a cyclone killed at least 26 people. Cyclone Ockhi has left 13 people dead in Sri Lanka and killed an equal number in India’s Kerala and Tamil Nadu states since Friday as ...

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India probing interfaith marriages over ‘terror threats’

Indian security officials have started interrogating interfaith couples, involving Muslims, with the declared aim of identifying potential sympathizers with the Daesh terrorist group. Indian prosecutors said the country’s Supreme Court was scheduled on Monday to hear a case according to which Daesh advocates allegedly exploited marriages with Hindu women to ...

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7 killed as police attack pro-independence fighters in Kashmir

Fierce clashes between Indian security forces and a group of pro-independence fighters in restive Indian-controlled Kashmir have left at least seven people dead. According to army spokesman Colonel Rajesh Kalia, the shootout occurred on Saturday when soldiers cordoned off a district in the northern area of Hajin after receiving a tip-off that ...

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