Surgeons Remove 232 Teeth From Teenager

Surgeons in Mumbai have removed 232 teeth from the mouth of an Indian teenager in what they believe may be a world-record operation, the hospital said Thursday. Ashik Gavai, 17, sought medical help for a swelling on the right side of his lower jaw and the case was referred to the city’s JJ Hospital, where […]

Woman Miscarries 10 Babies In One Night

In what’s being called a medical record in India, a 28-year-old woman in Madhya Pradesh miscarried 10 babies in one night this week. The Indo-Asian News Service reports that Anju Kushwaha delivered nine of the babies late Sunday night before she arrived at a hospital, where she delivered the 10th. Doctors revealed Monday that all […]

Court Convicts 4 In Fatal Gang Rape

An Indian court convicted four men Tuesday in the deadly gang rape of a young woman on a moving New Delhi bus, a brutal crime that galvanized public anger over the widespread — yet widely tolerated — sexual violence faced by Indian women. As word of the verdict filtered out, protesters outside the courthouse chanted […]

Hitler Clothing Store

The owner of an Indian clothing store said Wednesday that he would only change its name from “Hitler” if he was compensated for re-branding costs, amid a growing row over the new shop. The outlet, which sells Western men’s wear, opened 10 days ago in Ahmedabad city in the western state of Gujarat with “Hitler” […]

Quake Hits India, Nepal; 16 Dead

A strong earthquake shook northeastern India and Nepal, killing at least 16 people, damaging buildings and sending lawmakers in Nepal’s capital running into the streets. The quake, with a preliminary magnitude of 6.9, struck at 6:10 p.m. Sunday local time and was felt across northern and eastern India, including in the capital of New Delhi. […]