World  /  Published 24.12.18

Indonesia's tsunami toll jumps to 373

Body bags were laid out along the shattered coastline as Indonesian authorities stepped up efforts to collect the dead and save the injured Monday in the aftermath of a tsunami that was apparently tri...
By AP in Tanjung Lesung (Indonesia)

Culture  /  Published 08.12.18

Meet the survivors of the 1943 Bengal Famine

The island is called K-Plot. It might be only 130 kilometres south of Calcutta, but it is not easy to access. First, you have to take the Lakshmikantapur-bound local train from Sealdah. Get off at Mat...
By Prasun Chaudhuri in

World  /  Published 10.03.19

No survivors on crashed Ethiopian Airlines flight

An Ethiopian Airlines flight crashed shortly after takeoff from Ethiopia's capital on Sunday morning, killing all 157 people thought to be on board, the airline and state broadcaster said, as anxious ...
By AP in

West Bengal  /  Published 09.02.20

Tales of grit in fight against cancer

An eight-year-old found his love in sports after he got an opportunity from the hospital where he was treated for blood cancer. A 12-year-old girl who had her left leg amputated danced and enthralled ...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

World  /  Published 29.10.18

Indonesia says survivors unlikely from Lion Air flight

 A Lion Air plane crashed into the sea just minutes after taking off from Indonesia's capital on Monday, likely killing all 189 people on board, in a blow to the country's aviation safety record ...
By AP in Indonesia

India  /  Published 12.02.19

Tragedy before pilgrimage as fire sweeps through Delhi hotel

Three of the victims of the hotel fire in Delhi belonged to a 13-member family that rose early and were getting ready to leave for Haridwar when disaster struck.The family from Ernakulam in Kerala had...
By Pheroze Vincent in New Delhi

World  /  Published 12.11.18

Forced out by fire, trapped in traffic

Thousands of residents in the wooded town of Paradise did what they were told to do when the morning skies turned dark and an inferno raged across the hills: They got in their cars and fled. What happ...
By Jack Nicas, Thomas Fuller and Tim Arango/NYTNS in Paradise (California)


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