Village women pray by the carcass of a wild Asiatic male elephant at Amgaon, near Gauhati, the capital of the northeastern Indian state of Assam, Saturday, Dec. 3. According to forest officer R.K. Das, the elephant died after it was electrocuted by a high tension electric wire when it was searching for food on the border of Amchang wildlife sanctuary on Friday night.
At one end of a backstreet in downtown Delhi a group of women hold a vigil to demand rapists be executed, while at the other acolytes of a spiritual leader arrested for sexual assault demand his release.
People rally as part of a nationwide protest against demonetisation in Kolkata on Monday, Nov. 28.
Hundreds of gay rights activists marched in a parade in New Delhi on Sunday, highlighting the continuing discrimination India's LGBT community faces and demanding the repeal of a law criminalizing homosexual acts.
A man was arrested Sunday for allegedly raping a Japanese tourist at a popular beach resort in southern India, in the latest case of sexual assault against a visitor.
At least eight workers were burnt to death and three others injured in a fire that broke out at a cotton spinning mill in north India, police said Saturday.
Rescuers on Monday ended their search for survivors amongst the twisted remains of a derailed train as the death toll from one of India's worst rail disasters rose to 146.
At least 104 people were killed when 14 coaches of an overnight passenger train rolled off the track in northern India early Sunday, with rescue workers using cutting torches to try to pull out survivors, police said.
Emergency workers raced to find any more survivors in the mangled wreckage of an Indian train that derailed Sunday, killing at least 120 people, in the worst disaster to hit the country's ageing rail network in recent years.
At least 96 passengers, most of whom were sleeping, were killed when an express train derailed in northern India early Sunday, police said.