Massive forest fires sweeping across the north Indian state of Uttarakhand have killed at least seven people in recent weeks, and were threatening two tiger reserves, officials said Monday.1 Comment
As young boys plunge into a murky dam to escape the blistering afternoon sun, guards armed with guns stand vigil at one of the few remaining water bodies in a state hit hard by India's crippling drought.
India announced an investigation on Sunday into the deaths of 12 mainly mentally and physically disabled children at a government-run home amid fears they were given toxic water or food.
An Indian teenager accidentally shot himself in the head with his father's gun while trying to take a "selfie" photograph, police said Sunday, the latest in a series of such accidents.
A state in western India said Friday it will reserve 10 percent of government jobs and university spots for people whose income falls below a certain threshold after deadly caste protests last year.
Chinese dissident Lu Jinghua said Thursday New Delhi canceled her visa to travel to India to meet the Dalai Lama, just days after another Chinese activist was blocked after protest from Beijing.
Exiled Tibetans have re-elected Lobsang Sangay as their leader, the election commission said Wednesday, five years after the Dalai Lama ceded political power in a bid to foster democracy and secure his succession.
A huge landslide hit a camp for construction workers in a remote part of northeast India on Friday, killing at least 16, police said.
A horse was buried with "police honors" after dying from injuries suffered in an attack allegedly by an Indian politician, with his death triggering renewed outrage.
As one of New Delhi's thousands of street children, Jyoti Kumari knows more than most about the goings on in the Indian capital's desperate and sometimes brutal underbelly.