A powerful cyclone is expected to hit India's east coast by nightfall with winds of up to 220 km/h. Hundreds of thousands have been evacuated and are staying in makeshift shelters.
The dust storm struck just days after similar unseasonal storms left more than 120 people dead across northern India. The weather office has forecast more thunderstorms over the next two days.
ATMs in multiple Indian states aren't dispensing cash anymore. While the government scrambles to pinpoint the cause for the crisis, PM Narendra Modi's demonetization move in November 2016 is back under the spotlight.
India is still missing 661 fishermen, almost a month after Cyclone Ockhi battered its southern waters, according to Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. Most originated from coastal areas of Tamil Nadu and Kerala states.
The recently appointed chairman of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), Kailasavadivoo Sivan, spoke to DW about the agency's humanitarian purpose, and its upcoming mission to send a probe to the Sun.
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