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Indian woman alleges gang-rape punishment for election work

A Muslim woman in eastern India has alleged she was gang-raped by more than a dozen men because of her work helping the Hindu nationalist opposition in ongoing elections, police said Tuesday. The woman from Jharkhand state has filed a complaint with……

Toxic liquor kills 126 in eastern India

A batch of home-brewed liquor thought to have been laced with the highly toxic chemical methanol has killed 126 people in eastern India, an official told AFP on Thursday. Hospitals near the impoverished district 30 kilometres (20 miles) south of West Bengal state capital Kolkata have been overwhelmed by victims,…