While parts of India suffer extreme heat, heavy rain caused a landslide in the northeast of the country. The landslide hit a camp of workers who were there to build a hotel in the tourist region.
Opinion polls predict a tight race in the crucial Gujarat election. Although the ruling BJP is expected to win the poll, surveys suggest the party's influence has shrunk in PM Modi's home state. Murali Krishnan reports.
Flash floods and landslides in northern India and Nepal have already claimed more lives than last year's monsoon season. In India, two packed tourist buses were swept away into a ravine by a sudden mudslide.
Three days of relentless rains have sparked flash floods and landslides in large parts of India, Nepal and Bangladesh, killing at least 173. Officials warn the toll could rise with more rain forecast in the coming days.
India's Hindu nationalist party has won an absolute majority in a poll in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh. The outcome sets the stage for national elections in two years and changes the make-up of the upper house.
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