The leader of a pro-India party on Monday became the first woman to become the chief minister of Indian Kashmir following the death of her father, the region's top elected leader.
Millions of voters head to the polls Monday in two Indian states, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party facing a tough fight as it tries to tighten its grip on power nationally.
Women have a fundamental right to enter temples, an Indian high court has said, possibly paving the way for an easing of gender restrictions at places of worship across the country.
Mainland China has blocked a request from India to add the head of the Pakistani militant group Jaish-e-Mohammad to a U.N. sanctions blacklist, U.N. diplomats said Friday.
A long section of a road overpass under construction collapsed Thursday in a crowded Kolkata neighborhood, with tons of concrete and steel slamming into midday traffic, leaving at least 21 people dead and scores of others injured in the Indian city, police said.1 Comment
An Indian entrepreneur has set up what is claimed to be the country's first gay marriage bureau, seeking to arrange matches for homosexual couples.
Ab to Bangal jabo na, murgi palwo, chas karwo aur gidada ke padhaabo likhaabo.'' (We will not migrate to Bengal any more. We will rear poultry, grow crops and educate our children.) These declarations by women at a tola sabha (hamlet-level committee meeting) are testament to the significant change that took place in their lives and their confidence that they would be able to sustain it in the future.
Police arrested five suspects for allegedly lynching and killing two Muslim cow herders who were found hanging from a tree in central India, an official said Saturday.
An Indian politician was arrested Friday on suspicion of attacking a police horse whose injuries led to a leg amputation, with the animal becoming a tool in a fierce battle between rival parties.
Indian soldiers killed two suspected rebels early Friday in a gun battle in restive Kashmir near the de-facto border with Pakistan, an army spokesman said.