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Indian security forces were Monday battling an armed attack on a police station near the Pakistan border in which at least five people have been killed.

Children struggling under the weight of an oversized schoolbag is a common sight the world over, but now one Indian state has ordered parents to ensure kids lighten their load.

A long-time critic of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi over religious riots 13 years ago says an investigation into allegations she received illegal funding is a "vendetta" designed to silence her.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's bold promise of a squeaky clean government is under threat just over 12 months after his landslide election victory, with a string of scandals erupting across the country.
India scandals threaten 'scam-free' gov't pledge


India's top court on Tuesday rejected a final appeal by Yakub Memon, a key plotter of bomb attacks that killed hundreds in Mumbai in 1993, paving the way for his execution.

Indian police said Monday they are investigating whether a man arrested for the murder and sexual assault of a six-year-old girl may have been a serial child killer after he confessed to 14 more crimes.

Rescuers in the Indian capital on Sunday plucked the body of a little girl from the ruins of a collapsed four-story building, increasing the death toll to five.

A stampede on the banks of a holy river killed at least 27 pilgrims Tuesday in southern India in a tragic beginning to a religious festival season.

India's mass Hindu pilgrimage, the Kumbh Mela, officially starts in Maharashtra state Tuesday, with organizers desperate to avoid a repeat of a deadly stampede at the same venue 12 years ago.
India's Kumbh Mela to open amid stampede fears


Monsoon flooding that killed dozens of people in western India last month also hurt the world's last population of wild Asiatic lions, forest officials said in a report.
India officials say recent floods killed 10 endangered lions in country's west


India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi accepted an invitation Friday from his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif to pay his first visit to Pakistan, signaling a new thaw in ties between the nuclear-armed rivals.

A top Tibetan monk who is seen as a potential successor to the Dalai Lama is to be prosecuted for money-laundering after an Indian court overturned a decision to drop charges, police said Thursday.

At a now-shuttered adoption agency on the fringes of India's capital, kidnapped toddlers and newborns were being sold for about US$8,000 each, no questions asked.
Indian adoption industry faces up to reform


Landslides triggered by heavy rain killed at least 21 people across India's famed tea-growing region of Darjeeling, with more feared trapped under mounds of mud and debris, police said Wednesday.
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