Home Tags India

Tag: India

India calls off the launch of its $146 million lunar mission due to a ‘technical snag’

Only the US, the former Soviet Union, and China have completed a soft landing on the moon's surface so far.
Footage from the GoPro found by Indo-Tibetan Border Police on an eastern summit of the 7,816-meter mountain of Nanda Devi.

Police in the Himalayas recovered footage showing the final moments of 8 climbers killed by an avalanche on India’s 2nd-tallest mountain

Indo-Tibetan Border Police say the GoPro camera is "like the black box of an aircraft giving an insight into the last few moments of the climbers."
An Indian passenger passes plastic bottles for drinking water in train during a hot day at India's Allahabad Railway station on June 11, 2019.

India is battling intense heatwaves that have killed more than 100 people, and experts warn some areas could soon be too hot for humans to survive

Parts of India exceeded 50 degrees Celsius (122 degrees Farenheit) this summer while the state of the capital city had its hottest June on record.

Companies are dodging Trump’s tariffs by sneaking Chinese goods through Vietnam, but their strategy could backfire

The duty dodging, combined with Vietnam's hefty trade surplus, could spur Trump to slap tariffs on the Southeast Asian nation.

12 photos show the extreme drought wrecking havoc in Chennai, India, where one of the biggest cities is almost out of water

Chennai, India, is suffering from acute water shortage after an extreme drought. Here are 12 photos showing how bad it is.
Indian youths walk on the dry bed of a lake covered with dead fish, on the outskirts of Chennai on June 9, 2019.

This popular tourist destination in India is experiencing a massive water shortage

Four main reservoirs in the city of Chennai have run completely dry, according to the BBC, forcing residents to line up for government supplied water.
In this photo taken on June 16, 2019 Indian stuntman Chanchal Lahiri, known by his stage name "Jadugar Mandrake", is lowered into the Ganges river, while tied up with steel chains and ropes, in Kolkata.

A magician drowned after being tied up with ropes and chains and dropped into a river in a Houdini-inspired trick

Chanchal Lahiri, 42, was found dead on the banks of a Kolkata river on Monday. His limbs were still wrapped in steel chains.
In this photo taken on June 10, 2019, an Indian rescue team launches an operation to recover the body of Fatehveer Singh, 2, who fell in a 33-meter (110-feet) deep well on June 6, in Sunam in the Punjab district of Sangrur.

An Indian 2-year-old trapped in an disused well died after rescuers took more than 4 days to get to him

Fatehveer Singh was flown to a hospital, but doctors found him dead on arrival. Villagers broke out in protests over delays in his rescue mission.
Chand became India's first openly gay athlete last month after she announced she was gay.

‘She should stick to running’: Champion Indian sprinter was disowned by her village after coming out as gay

Dutee Chand announced she was in a relationship with a woman last month, becoming India's first openly gay athlete. Her family has condemned it.