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10 dead, up to 200 feared trapped in India monsoon landslide

A major landslide on July 29 struck a village in western India following heavy monsoon rains, killing at least 10 people and leaving up to 200 feared trapped, an official said.

Emergency forces rushed to a remote village in Pune district of Maharashtra state, where a hill collapsed sending mud and rocks tumbling onto homes in the morning as residents were reportedly sleeping.

Four dead as India train derails, sabotage suspected

A passenger train derailed in eastern India on June 25, killing four people, after a suspected explosion on the tracks during a protest called by Maoist insurgents, officials said.

Some 12 carriages of the Rajdhani Express, which was travelling from the capital New Delhi to the northeastern state of Assam, toppled over at around 2 a.m. in Bihar state's Saran district.

Celebrations as India gets new state of Telangana

Celebrations erupted in southern India to mark Monday's creation of the new state of Telangana, the culmination of a campaign stretching back nearly six decades.
      
Kalvakuntla Chandrashekar Rao, who at one stage went on hunger strike as part of the push to create India's 29th state, was sworn in as chief minister during a morning ceremony in Hyderabad.
      

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