India's right-wing ruling party secured strong victories on Sunday in two important state elections, tightening its grip on power after storming to power nationally five months ago.
India said Saturday it was freeing diesel prices from government control, marking another step to ease the state's grip on the economy and propel reforms by the new pro-business government.
India's top court granted bail Friday to a powerful south Indian film star-turned-politician jailed last month for corruption, a ruling that sparked jubilation in her home state.
India successfully test-fired its first domestically built nuclear-capable long-range cruise missile Friday, marking another step in building up the country's defense prowess.1 Comment
India's top court on Thursday summoned the police chiefs of two states to justify their record on tracking down missing children, acting on a petition from new Nobel Peace laureate Kailash Satyarthi's child rights group.
A low-caste teenage boy was burned to death in eastern India for letting his goat stray into paddy fields belonging to a high-caste farmer, police said Thursday.
Nearly 100 million Indians began voting in state elections Wednesday in the first major test of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's popularity since he stormed to power in May on a pledge to reform the economy.
A major relief operation was under way Monday after a cyclone pounded India's eastern coast, killing at least six people and leaving a trail of destruction, but officials said mass evacuations helped avert a larger tragedy.
A powerful cyclone was pounding a large swath of India's eastern seaboard with heavy rain and strong winds on Sunday, killing at least two people and causing major damage to buildings and crops, in one of two storms lashing Asia.
Building toilets in rural India, where hundreds of millions are still defecating outdoors, will not be enough to improve public health, according to a study published Friday.
One is Muslim, the other Hindu. One a Pakistani, the other Indian. One a school girl just starting out in life, the other a man with decades of experience.
India told Pakistan Thursday to stop its shelling in disputed Kashmir, warning it will make such attacks “unaffordable,” as the death toll from this week's cross-border violence — the worst in years — rose to 17.
Indian and Pakistani troops traded heavy fire over their border in the divided Himalayan region of Kashmir, killing at least four civilians and worsening tensions between the long-time rivals, officials on both sides said Wednesday.
Tens of thousands of villagers fled their homes in Kashmir on Monday, as Indian and Pakistani troops bombarded each other with gunfire and mortar shells over the border separating Pakistan from India's portion of the disputed region. At least nine civilians were killed.