NEW DELHI (Diya TV) — A train derailment in Odisha, India claimed the lives of at least 275 people and left hundreds more injured. Indian officials attribute the accident to a signaling error, making it one of the deadliest rail disasters in decades. A high-speed express train was mistakenly directed onto the wrong track, colliding with a freight train and causing the subsequent derailment. The cause of the signaling error remains unclear. Service was restored within 48 hours of the tragedy.

U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin arrived in India to strengthen bilateral defense cooperation ahead of Indian Prime Minister Modi’s upcoming trip to the US, where initiatives to expand the India-US strategic partnership will be unveiled. Discussions with Indian Defense Minister Rajnath Singh involve technology sharing for fighter jet engines and India’s plan to procure armed drones.

CUNY Law School Sudha Setty is under fire for applauding a graduate’s commencement speech that many say was “hate-filled.” The speech by Fatima Mousa Mohammed accused Israel of indiscriminate murder and targeted the NYPD. CUNY officials denounced the speech after public outcry, classifying it as “hate speech.” The incident comes amid ongoing concerns about anti-Semitism at CUNY and follows a previous controversy involving a faculty member.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.