KOLKATA, India -- Manohar Aich, a celebrated Indian bodybuilder and former Mr. Universe, has died in the eastern city of Kolkata. He was 104.
An egret takes off over the banks of river Brahmaputra on the eve of World Environment Day in Gauhati, India, Saturday, June 4. During this time of the year, hundreds of egrets build their nests in thickly populated trees along the Brahmaputra. World Environment Day is celebrated June 5 every year by the United Nations to stimulate global awareness on environmental issues.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Afghanistan on Saturday to inaugurate a US$290 million hydroelectric dam with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, the latest Indian investment that highlights strengthening ties between the two countries.
A mysterious cult at the center of deadly clashes in India was running its own pseudo-government, army, court and a prison where torture was the norm, a senior police officer told AFP Saturday.
Police efforts to evict thousands of people squatting in a makeshift protest camp in the heart of a north Indian city ended in bloodshed as people opened fire from treetops and police retaliated, leaving at least 24 people dead, police said Friday.
An Indian court convicted two dozen Hindus on Thursday over a massacre during religious riots 14 years ago when Prime Minister Narendra Modi was chief minister of Gujarat state.
More than 2,000 Indians contracted HIV over a 17-month period after receiving blood transfusions, data from the national AIDS body showed Wednesday.
A fire at one of India's largest military ammunition depots Tuesday killed at least 17 soldiers and injured scores more, officials said, as footage showed flames lighting up the night sky.
India's economy grew 7.6 percent in 2015-16, official figures showed Tuesday, retaining its place as the world's fastest-growing major economy and providing a boost to the right-wing government as it marks two years in power.
India police have arrested two men over the gang-rape of a teenage girl whose body was found hanging from a tree, a senior officer said Monday, a grim reminder of a similar case in the same state.