Police in India detained two construction company directors as rescuers searched for workers believed buried in the rubble of a building that collapsed during monsoon rains. It was one of two weekend building collapses that killed at least 20 people.
According to the Associated Press, police said 28 construction workers had been pulled out so far and the search was continuing for more than a dozen others.
Police officer Kanan said two directors of the construction company, Prime Sristi, have been detained for questioning as authorities began investigating the cause of the collapse.
Rescuers using gas cutters and shovels were searching in construction rubble for more than a dozen workers feared trapped in the second of two building collapses in India that together have killed at least 19 people, according to the Associated Press.
Rescuers were searching in rubble after two buildings collapsed in India killing at least 16 people. Two of the workers died on the spot and another three succumbed to injuries later in a hospital, said police officer George Fernandes.
Fifteen injured workers are being treated in hospital, while six others were allowed to go home after medical attention last night, Mr Fernandes said.
Nearly 300 policemen and fire service workers worked overnight, scouring the debris for survivors. They used gas cutters, iron rods and shovels to reach those trapped in the rubble.
Rescuers were searching in rubble for more than a dozen workers feared trapped in the second of two building collapses in India that together have killed at least 16 people.
According the Associated Press, the 12-storey structure the workers were building, collapsed late yesterday while heavy rains were pounding the outskirts of Chennai, the capital of southern Tamil Nadu state.
Police said 26 construction workers had been pulled out so far and the search was continuing for more than a dozen others.
Sikhs wielding ceremonial swords and spears clashed at the holy Sikh shrine, the Golden Temple, in the northern Indian city of Amritsar today.
Fights broke out after groups disagreed over who should speak first at a prayer ceremony to mark the 30th anniversary of a controversial military raid that cleared separatist militants holed up in the temple.
Several people were injured in the scuffles.
An Indian state minister has said that rape is a "social crime" and "sometimes it's right, sometimes it's wrong".
"Until there's a complaint, nothing can happen," Babulal Gaur also told reporters.
The comments come after two cousins, aged 12 and 14, were raped and hanged in northern India last week.
Police forces and the government have faced criticism for failing to visit the scene and for accusing the media of hyping the story, as well as not doing enough to help rape victims in the country.
Narendra Modi, who was sworn in as prime minister last week after a landslide election victory, has so far remained silent over the issue.
Three detained suspects have confessed to the gang-rape and slaying of two teenage cousins who were found hanging from a tree in northern India last week, according to local police.
The killing of the 14 and 15-year-old girls in Uttar Pradesh state caused outrage across India, with angry demonstrators taking to the streets.
Officer Atul Saxena said today that police were preparing identity sketches of two missing suspects based on descriptions provided by the arrested men.
Authorities also arrested two police officers for failing to investigate when the father of one of the teenagers reported them missing.
Angry protesters took to the streets of Alahabad in northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, where two teenage girls were found hanged after being gang-raped.
Authorities in Uttar Pradesh, which has a long-standing reputation for lawlessness, are facing growing criticism.
A senior Indian official has called for federal police to investigate the gang-rape and hanging of two teenage girls.
Vice president of India's Congress Party, Rahul Gandhi, visited the site where the teenager's were found hanged.
Gandhi said: "The honour of women is invaluable - there is a need for justice.
"In the end the people who were involved in this should know that in India this will not be tolerated."
Vice president of India's Congress Party, Rahul Gandhi, will visit Badaun in Uttar Pradesh to meet the family members of two teenage girls who were gang-raped and hanged.
The incident has evoked an outrage and two constables were arrested on Friday evening. The Uttar Pradesh government has promised to set up a fast track court to punish the culprits.