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An Indian anti-corruption campaigner and a fellow countryman who recycles clothes for the poor are among this year's recipients of the Philippines' Ramon Magsaysay Award, often regarded as Asia's equivalent of the Nobel Prize.
Two Indians, Myanmar actor among '15 recipients of 'Asia's Nobel Prize'


Former Indian President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, known as the father of the country's military missile program, died Monday after collapsing while delivering a lecture, a top state official said. He was 83.
Indian leader who led missile program dies


At least five people were killed Monday when attackers stormed a police station near India's border with Pakistan, triggering a gun battle that lasted almost 12 hours and stepped-up security in parts of the country.
India on alert following deadly attack on border police station


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.
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