Factory worker Mohammad Awwal is gripped by fever, sweats and the sort of agonizing aches that mean his condition is sometimes called “breakbone disease.” It's an annual plague in India and a hidden epidemic, say experts.
China said on Monday it regretted that two Indian athletes were blocked last week from going to China but defended measures it has put in place in response to a border dispute which led to the ban on the pair traveling.
Outrage mounted in India Monday after at least 115 devotees were crushed to death or drowned near a Hindu temple, the site of another deadly stampede only seven years ago.
The death toll from a stampede near a temple in central India rose to 109 after many of the injured succumbed, an official said Monday.
A stampede on a bridge outside a Hindu temple killed at least 60 people in India Sunday and dozens more may have died after they leapt into the water below, police said.
Fourteen people were killed in Cyclone Phailin which lashed India's east coast over the weekend and caused widespread destruction, a top disaster official said Sunday.
An immense, powerful cyclone that lashed the Indian coast, forcing 500,000 people to evacuate and causing widespread damage, weakened Sunday after making landfall.
India is looking at issuing visas on arrival for visitors from 40 more countries, a minister has said, raising hopes it will overcome national security fears to boost its tourism industry.
Indian sex workers are being trained to identify counterfeit currency to prevent punters from conning them in the dimly-lit brothels of one of Asia's biggest red light districts.
A special court Thursday sentenced two former chief ministers of the eastern Indian state of Bihar to jail for embezzling millions of dollars in the 1990s with bogus bills for cattle feed.