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Boy killed on Deepavali eve after running into cousin's knife

November 16, 2020 8:20 AM

IPOH (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Deepavali will not be the same for Mr D. Mathialagan after he lost his nephew in a freak knife accident on the eve of the celebration.

Northern India chokes on toxic smog

November 16, 2020 5:00 AM

CHENNAI/NEW DELHI • Hundreds of millions of Indians in north India woke up yesterday to toxic air following Deepavali, the Hindu festival of lights, after many revellers defied bans on using firecrackers to celebrate the event.

Northern India chokes on toxic smog day after Diwali festival

November 15, 2020 1:34 PM

CHENNAI (REUTERS) - Hundreds of millions of Indians in north India woke up on Sunday (Nov 15) to toxic air following Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, after many revellers defied bans on using firecrackers to celebrate.

India's peak holiday season set to send Covid-19 cases surging; total infections now 7.31m

October 15, 2020 2:26 PM

BENGALURU/KOLKATA (REUTERS) - Already on track to overtake the United States with the world's most novel coronavirus infections, India is bracing for a surge of cases in coming weeks as it heads into its main holiday season with an economy freed of virus restrictions.

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