Eight killed, morethan 12 injured as factory wall collapses in India

Indian people gather near the debris of a building where at least 24 people were killed when a wall collapsed at a wedding in the Bharatpur district of Rajasthan, India, 11 May 2017. An additional 30 people were also wounded, when the concrete wall fall on people taking shelter from a storm during the event.  EPA/VISHAL BHATNAGAR

The police said that eight people, including four children, were killed and over 12 others injured when a factory wall collapsed in the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh on Wednesday.

The police said the incident took place early in the morning at Saraj Majra village, 120 km from the state capital Shimla, when the boundary wall of the factory adjoining a big slum suddenly collapsed during a storm.

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India court orders cinemas to play national anthem

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Indian cinema theatres must play the national anthem before each film screening, India’s Supreme Court ordered on Wednesday, according to lawyers linked to the case.

The order comes amid a debate in the country about the rise of aggressive nationalism in India under the Hindu-right wing Bharatiya Janata Party government.

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