Angry relatives staged a protest Saturday on the tracks where a speeding train ploughed into crowds watching fireworks, killing about 60 people in the latest disaster to bedevil India's railway network.
Mostly the colour of blood and fire, red has been associated with the Goddess, her aura and her power. But there are some other colours as well that have a strong significance in terms of the nine days of Navratri. Each colour represents a different spirit and narrative in context of the many avatars of Goddess Durga.
On a hot morning in India’s tourist mecca of Jaipur, an open truck painted in the signature lime-green colors of Facebook’s WhatsApp messaging service pulled into a dusty lane, where five men spilled out and began to perform a skit.
The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) has expressed deep concern over the fate of seven Rohingya Muslim men deported from India to Myanmar despite warnings they could face persecution in their country of origin.
This week, Russian President Vladimir Putin called Washington's sanctions policy a 'colossal strategic mistake' which has only served to undermine the dollar's credibility as a global reserve currency.