The decision in India to separate the roles of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) chief and the scientific advisor to the Defence Minister has not gone down well among scientists in the organization although the appointment of a director-general to the top defense research establishment after remaining rudderless for three months, has come as a major relief.
A group of rebels using rocket-propelled grenades and automatic weapons ambushed a military convoy in India's insurgency-wracked northeast on Thursday, killing at least 21 soldiers and wounding 14 others in the latest major attack in the region in recent months, police said.
India Wednesday tested packets nationwide of Nestle India's instant noodles after high lead levels were found in batches in the country's north amid a mounting food-safety scare, an official said.
Churning out 1.2 tonn of curry in under an hour, staff running the spotlessly clean, high-tech kitchen are hoping to turn around the shocking reputation of India's free school lunch scheme.
Suspected rebels tried to storm an Indian military camp in Kashmir, sparking a fierce gunbattle that left a civilian and three militants dead near the border between the Indian and Pakistani-controlled parts of the Himalayan region, officials said Monday.
Scattered rain on Sunday brought much-needed but only temporary relief to parts of India hit by a long heat wave as the death toll from the blistering temperatures crossed 2,200, officials said.
-A radioactive material leak was detected Friday at New Delhi's international airport on a shipment of nuclear medicine from Turkey before being plugged by emergency teams, officials said.
A suspected occultist beheaded a 5-year-old boy in a ritual sacrifice in northeastern India before being lynched by angry villagers, police and relatives said on Friday.
India has for the first time appointed a transgender person as the principal of a college, a top education official said Wednesday.1 Comment
More than 1,100 people have died in a major heat wave sweeping India, authorities said Wednesday, as forecasters warned searing temperatures would continue.
More than 1,100 people have died in a major heatwave sweeping India, authorities said Wednesday, as forecasters warned searing temperatures would continue.
At least 800 people have died in a major heatwave that has swept across India, melting roads in New Delhi as temperatures neared 50 degrees Celsius.
More than 430 people have died in two Indian states during a heat wave that has seen temperatures nudge 50 degrees Celsius and force Kolkata's iconic yellow taxis off the road, officials saiAd Monday.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi held talks Sunday with his counterpart during a visit to Mongolia, with the two nations upgrading relations as Delhi tries to strengthen its influence in China's backyard.