Biswajeet Banerjee

Blasts kill lawyers in Indian courthouses

A series of near-simultaneous explosions ripped through courthouse complexes on Friday in three north Indian cities, killing at least 13 lawyers and injuring dozens more, officials said. Federal authorities blamed militants trying to spark unrest between India's Hindu majority and Muslim minority.

Toll from Indian encephalitis outbreak reaches 460

The death toll from Japanese encephalitis rose to 460 in a northern Indian state after 28 more people died overnight from an outbreak of the mosquito-born disease, officials said on Monday. More than 500 patients, mostly children, were being treated in government hospitals across Uttar Pradesh, India's largest state and among its poorest.

Encephalitis death toll reaches 267 in India

Japanese encephalitis has killed 14 more people in northern India, taking the death toll from the mosquito-borne disease to 267, officials said on Tuesday. The new deaths were reported since Monday in Uttar Pradesh, India's largest state and one of its poorest.

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