Police in southern India detained two construction company directors Sunday as rescuers using gas cutters and shovels searched for workers believed buried in the rubble of a building that collapsed during monsoon rains. It was one of two weekend building collapses that killed at least 20 people.
A blast triggered by a suspected gas leak in a ship being dismantled in western India killed five workers and injured another seven on Saturday, police said.
A passenger train derailed in eastern India on Wednesday, killing four people, after a suspected explosion on the tracks during a protest called by Maoist insurgents, officials said.
Angry demonstrators blocked railway tracks and burned effigies of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday to protest a steep hike in train fares, seen as the government's first tough step towards reforming a sluggish economy.
Their World Cup love affair began more than three decades ago in Spain. Now 81-year-old Pannalal Chatterjee and his wife Chaitali, 72, are once more heading from cricket-mad India to the ultimate soccer fiesta.
India's Narendra Modi received a grand welcome to Bhutan Sunday on his first foreign trip as prime minister, as he steps up a charm offensive with neighbors to try to check China's regional influence.
A poisonous gas leak at one of India's largest steel plants killed six people overnight and injured 31 others, a factory official said on Friday.
Indian police said Thursday they were investigating a spate of rapes and hangings in a troubled northern region, as the national women's rights body called for the state government to resign over the crisis.
A Mumbai shelter for sex workers' daughters is struggling to find a home after being turfed out of its premises and turned down by 200 potential landlords — a fate its founder believes is due to deep-rooted prejudice.
India's new Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday urged lawmakers to stop fighting over rape and work together to protect women, in his first comments on the issue since the horrific gang-rape and lynching of two girls.