India

India joins list of countries to ground Boeing Max 8s

India's aviation watchdog DGCA has decided to immediately ground the Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft, days after an Ethiopian Airline crash killed 157 people, including four Indians.

The planes will stay grounded till appropriate modifications and safety measures are undertaken to ensure their safe operations, the Civil Aviation Ministry announced on Tuesday evening.

India thrash WI to win ODI series

India crushed the West Indies by nine wickets in the final One-day International to win the five-match series 3-1 here on Thursday.

Batting first after winning the toss, West Indies were 104 all out in 31.5 overs.

Chasing a paltry target of 105, India completed the task in 14.5 overs at the Greenfield Stadium.

Brief scores:

West Indies: 103 all out in 31.5 overs (Holder 25; Ahmed 2/29, Jadeja 4/33, Bumrah 2/11).

India: 105/1 in 14.5 overs (Rohit Sharma not out 63, Virat Kohli not out 33).

India's top court rules adultery is no longer a crime

India's top court has abolished a colonial-era law criminalizing extramarital sex, in a landmark ruling campaigners have hailed as a victory for women's rights.

Under the 158-year-old adultery law, known as Section 497, a man could be imprisoned for up to five years for engaging in sexual relations with a married woman without the consent of her husband.

The Supreme Court struck down the law Thursday, ruling it retrograde and discriminatory toward women.

Woman, daughter arrested in India over cocaine sent by courier from T&T

Police in Mumbai, India have arrested a 46-year-old woman and her 25-year-old daughter, for smuggling cocaine worth ₹1.50 crore (TT$1.5 million).

The arrests were made by the Mumbai Unit of the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB).

The drugs were sent by courier from Trinidad and Tobago, said an NCB officer.

The woman was arrested while she was receiving the parcel – which contained 360 grams of cocaine – at Nagpur.

“The drug was concealed inside eyeshadow palette boxes,” said a senior NCB officer.

India's PM invites Dr Rowley to visit; offers to help train T&T helicopter pilots

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley says he has been invited by India's prime minister Narendra Modi to visit India to continue building the ties between the two countries.

The prime minister was speaking at today's post-Cabinet media conference following his return from the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London, where he held a bilateral meeting with prime minister Modi.

He said Prime Minister Modi has offered to help in the training of helicopter pilots which Dr Rowley described as "a tremendous expense to T&T" at this time.

International: India's most powerful rocket launches satellite into orbit

India launched a communication satellite using its most powerful rocket on Monday, improving its prospects of winning a bigger share of the more than $300 billion global space industry and its hopes of a manned mission.

The Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) Mk III, or "Fat Boy", lifted off from the Sriharikota space center in southern India at 5.28 p.m. (1158 GMT) in clear blue skies.

Five-year-old bride and nine-year-old groom rescued

A five-year-old child and her nine-year-old groom were rescued by India’s Child Welfare department, just as they stood at the altar. The event took place as a ritual. 

Children's Rights activist Achyuta Rao from the charity Balala Hakkula Sangham said: "As per their custom, no relative will enter their house after the death of a family member unless they perform an 'auspicious event' and celebrate it."

International: India police look for parents of girl 'living with monkeys'

Police in northern India are searching lists of missing children to try to identify a girl believed to have been living with monkeys.

The little girl, aged between eight and 10, was found a few weeks ago in a forest in Uttar Pradesh.

Doctors said she could not communicate and displayed "monkey-like" traits.

A senior police official told BBC Hindi she had been playing with a pack of monkeys and imitating their behaviour when police went to rescue her.

England's Ben Stokes biggest earner at ILP auction

Ben Stokes fetched a staggering US$2.17 million in the Indian Premier League's (IPL) player auction on Monday, with the Rising Pune Supergiants splashing the cash in a frenzied bidding war to land the explosive English all-rounder.

The Pune franchise fought off the attentions of Mumbai, Bangalore, Delhi and Hyderabad to get the 25-year-old, paying 145 million Indian rupees despite his limited availability for the Twenty20 competition.

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