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Deadly Protests Highlight Risk of Political Violence in India
Protests against the expansion of a copper smelter in Thoothukudi (approximately 375 miles south of Chennai) became violent on May 22 and May 23,…

OSAC Health Security Snapshot: Kyasanur Forest Disease in India
Since January 2016, 332 confirmed human cases and at least 19 deaths from Kyasanur Forest disease (KFD) – also called monkey fever – have been…

AQIS & ISIS Release Messages Targeting India
In the span of a few weeks, both al-Qa’ida in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) and the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) released digital media…

Consular Affairs Bulletins

Weather Alert: Chennai (India), Emergency Situation in Kerala due to Monsoon Rains
Extreme southwest monsoon rains continue throughout the state of Kerala, and adjacent districts in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, triggering landslides,…

Weather Alert: Chennai (India), Heavy Monsoon Rains in Kerala
Event: Heavy southwest monsoon rains continue throughout the state of Kerala, triggering landslides and flash floods. Given above-average and…

Security Alert: Chennai (India), the Death of Former Chief Minister Karunanidhi
Out of respect for the death of former Chief Minister Karunanidhi, many businesses are closed and transportation is disrupted. Large crowds have…