As the last major economy to submit a target for a global climate pact, India is pledging to reduce the intensity of its carbon emissions and boost the share of electricity produced from sources other than fossil fuels to 40 percent by 2030.
Indians declared US$500 million in black money, the government announced Thursday, a fraction of the total amount feared hidden, as a deadline for coughing up assets hidden from the taxman expired.
An Indian court on Wednesday sentenced five suspected Islamic militants to death and gave seven others life in prison for bombing attacks nine years ago on seven Mumbai commuter trains that killed 188 people and wounded more than 800.
Indian police arrested eight people and were searching Wednesday for two more after villagers allegedly beat a Muslim farmer to death and severely injured his son upon hearing rumors that the family was eating beef -- a taboo for many among India's majority Hindu population.
Elaborately decorated giant Ganesha idols were sent out to sea off Mumbai on Sunday as millions of Indian Hindus marked the end of a major festival celebrating the elephant-headed deity.
It takes courage to accuse a powerful politician -- a man who would go on to become India's prime minister -- of encouraging riots against a minority. Police officer Sanjiv Bhatt did just that. And he says he is paying the price for it.
Government forces fired tear gas and used batons to quell thousands of anti-India protesters who turned violent Friday after Eid prayers at mosques in the Indian portion of Kashmir, police said.
The world's largest democracies, India and the United States, agreed measures to deepen their security and economic cooperation on Tuesday, part of an ambitious drive to boost trade between them five-fold.
The Indian government backtracked Tuesday on a proposed requirement for all messages sent on social media and mobile chatting apps to be saved for several months as a way of defeating encryption technology.
As he recovers in a children's shelter in eastern India, 17-year-old Ganita Munda is haunted by the sound of his family's screams as a witch-hunting gang killed them in their home.
Indian soldiers shot dead five suspected rebels Friday near the heavily militarized border in Kashmir as they tried to sneak in from the Pakistani side of the divided territory, an army spokesman said.
Government officials threatened Wednesday to cancel the licenses of private hospitals in India's capital if they turn away patients suffering from dengue fever.
Police in central India were looking Sunday for a man who was being blamed for a massive explosion at a restaurant that killed 90 people, as angry residents protested the way the authorities were handling the case.
At least 89 people died when a cooking gas cylinder exploded in a packed restaurant in India's central Madhya Pradesh state on Saturday morning, police said, with the blast shattering nearby buildings.