47 die after bus plunges into deep gorge in India

NEW DELHI — As many as 47 people have been killed after a passenger bus skidded off a steep mountain road and plunged into a deep gorge in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand Sunday, police said. The accident occurred on the Pipali-Bhoan motorway in Pauri Garhwal district, some 200 km from the state capital of … Read More

India building collapse death toll rises to 17

NEW DELHI — The death toll in a building collapse in India’s Maharashtra state has risen to 17, while 11 others were rescued in injured condition from the rubbles, officials said Wednesday. The 40-year-old four-story building collapsed on Tuesday in Ghatkopar, an eastern suburb of Mumbai, India’s financial capital. “We pulled out 17 bodies and … Read More

In Photos: Ramon Magsaysay Award

Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales receives the 2016 Ramon Magsaysay Award from Vice President Leni Robredo and Ramon Del Rosario, Board of Trustee of Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation, during the awarding ceremony at the Cultural Center of the Philippine (CCP) in Pasay City on August 31, 2016. DANNY PATA/northboundasia.com            

India successfully launches 20 satellites with single rocket

NEW DELHI — India on Wednesday launched with a rocket named Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) 20 satellites from the Sriharikota space center in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh, said officials. The satellites launched included the country’s earth observation satellite Cartosat, Google company Terra Bella’s SkySat Gen2-1 and 18 other satellites. The PSLV rocket … Read More