At least 55 people have been killed and hundreds of thousands displaced in flash floods and mudslides in India's northeast after days of heavy rain, local authorities said Wednesday.
India triumphed in its first interplanetary mission, placing a satellite into orbit around Mars on Wednesday morning and catapulting the country into an elite club of deep-space explorers.
A white tiger on Tuesday attacked and killed a youth who appeared to have jumped or fallen into its enclosure at a zoo in the Indian capital, witnesses said.
Caked with mud and soaked in putrid water, Qazi Mohammad Yahya's ruined handmade carpets and Pashmina shawls reflect Indian Kashmir's economic devastation from the region's worst floods in a century.
An Indian teenager died after allegedly being set on fire during an attack by four men when she went outside to relieve herself in the country's east, police said Monday.1 Comment
The Dalai Lama on Saturday condemned mindless violence in the name of religion, saying the concept of jihad was being misused and misinterpreted by Islamist extremists.
Fresh rain in Indian Kashmir disrupted rescue operations Sunday, a week after deadly floods struck the Himalayan region and then left hundreds of thousands marooned both in India and neighboring Pakistan.
More than 200,000 people remained stranded Saturday in Indian Kashmir even as flood waters receded, revealing the full extent of the horrific devastation in the Himalayan region, including neighboring Pakistan, officials said.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, for years barred from visiting the United States, will meet U.S. President Barack Obama in two days of eagerly awaited White House talks at the end of the month.
Landslides and flash floods triggered by heavy monsoon rains have killed nearly 300 people in large swaths of northern India and Pakistan, officials said Sunday.