India: 27 killed as severe dust storm hits Uttar Pradesh state

At least 27 persons were killed and more than 30 injured in incidents of roofs collapse and uprooting of trees and poles after a severe dust storm hit several districts of Uttar Pradesh state in India.

India: About 321 candidates in sixth phase have criminal cases against them

A total of 321 out of 2,071 candidates from 117 seats that will go to polls on April 24 in the sixth phase in India have criminal cases against them.

Indian deltas are sinking

Indian deltas are sinking, and no, it is not because of sea level rise. "Humans are sinking deltas four times faster than the sea level is rising," says American professor of oceanography and geology at the University of Colorado, James Syvitski.

Bangladesh can eradicate extreme poverty by 2021, analysts say

Bangladesh has the capacity to eradicate extreme poverty by 2021, well before other countries in the subcontinent, analysts said.