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 Growers of world-famous Assam tea are encroaching into forests, fuelling a conflict between elephants and humans, locals and authorities in the Indian state have said.

Kamala Mills: Fire at Mumbai complex kills 15 people

 A massive late night fire that broke out at a Mumbai complex has killed at least 15 people, officials said.

India: Separated twin 'opens eyes' four days after surgery

 One of the twin boys who were conjoined at the head has opened his eyes four days after a historic surgery to separate them in India, 

India investigates after fourth big train accident in past year kills 23

India began investigating on Sunday a train crash in which 23 people were killed, the fourth major accident over the past year on the world's fourth biggest rail network 

Is China building a Great Wall under the East Sea?

VietNamNet Bridge - Chinese plan to set up an underwater observation system under the East Sea, according to experts, with the aim of showing that it is becoming an ocean power.

GM will cut operations in India, South Africa

 General Motors Co plans to quit selling vehicles in India by the end of this year and will sell operations in South Africa, the latest steps in a strategy of focusing cash and engineering effort on fewer, more profitable markets.

Wall collapse kills 23 during wedding celebration in India

 Twenty-three people were killed and 30 injured in India when a wall collapsed on a crowd of people celebrating a wedding, police said on Thursday.

India facing higher monsoon rains than forecast: weather office chief

 India looks likely to receive higher monsoon rainfall than previously forecast as concern over the El Nino weather condition has eased, raising prospects of higher farm and economic growth.

India government think-tank backs local GM crop policy: document

 India could prevent foreign firms monopolizing the market for genetically modified (GM) seeds by allowing the sale of only locally developed varieties, 

Vietnam’s pepper faces difficulties because of India’s ban

The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) are working with Indian counterparts on the removal of the country’s ban on imports of six agro-products from Vietnam.

At least 39 killed as Indian train derails

 At least 39 people were killed and 50 injured on Saturday night when nine coaches of a passenger train derailed in eastern India in the latest disaster to hit the vast and accident-prone state railways,

India, Vietnam tourism authorities discuss co-operation

In addition to investment and trading, there is also huge potential for co-operation between Viet Nam and India in tourism, a conference heard in HCM City on January 13.

India train derails, at least 119 killed, more than 150 injured

 At least 119 people were killed and more than 150 injured when an Indian express train derailed in northern state of Uttar Pradesh on Sunday, with the toll set to rise amid a scramble to locate survivors.

Exclusive: India's tobacco industry, government face off ahead of WHO conference

 India's $11 billion tobacco industry has urged the government to take a softer line on tobacco control efforts when it hosts a World Health Organization conference in New Delhi next month,

Agent Orange victim studies abroad in India

VietNamNet Bridge – Returning home for summer holiday after two years studying in India, 27-year-old Vuong Thi Quyen from Thanh Luong Hamlet, Quang Xuan Commune, in the central province of Quang Binh,

GM mustard clears hurdle in India but more remain

 A government panel has cleared commercial use of what would be India's first genetically modified (GM) food crop, but politicians still have to give final approvals amid wide-spread public opposition.

India overpass collapse kills 14; scores feared trapped

 An overpass under construction in the bustling Indian city of Kolkata collapsed on Thursday on to vehicles and street vendors below, killing at least 14 people with more than 100 people feared trapped.

BKAV meets foreign partners in an attempt to export BPhones

BKAV, the manufacturer of BPhone, a 100 percent Vietnam-made smartphone, is moving ahead with its plan to export BPhones, ignoring doubts that a Vietnam-made high-tech product can be sold in the world market.

India, Vietnam Coast Guards hold rescue drill at sea

 Vietnam’s and India’s Coast Guards held a search and rescue drill off the coast of Ba Ria – Vung Tau on August 30 during the Indian SaRang 44 Samar -class offshore patrol vessel’s visit to Vietnam.

India: Eleven killed in Mumbai building collapse

 At least 11 people have died after a building collapsed near India's western city of Mumbai, police say.