When a Hindu woman tearfully claimed to national media recently she had been kidnapped, raped and forcibly converted to Islam, India's religious hard-liners seized the chance to hike their “love jihad” fears.
India's government has pledged to open up the coal mining industry to private players in the energy-starved country as Prime Minister Narendra Modi steps up promised reforms to revive the ailing economy.
Workers in India's lucrative firecracker industry say illegal Chinese imports are flooding the market and threatening their jobs as the country prepares for the Hindu festival of lights this week.
India's right-wing ruling party secured strong victories on Sunday in two important state elections, tightening its grip on power after storming to power nationally five months ago.
India said Saturday it was freeing diesel prices from government control, marking another step to ease the state's grip on the economy and propel reforms by the new pro-business government.
India's top court granted bail Friday to a powerful south Indian film star-turned-politician jailed last month for corruption, a ruling that sparked jubilation in her home state.
India successfully test-fired its first domestically built nuclear-capable long-range cruise missile Friday, marking another step in building up the country's defense prowess.1 Comment
India's top court on Thursday summoned the police chiefs of two states to justify their record on tracking down missing children, acting on a petition from new Nobel Peace laureate Kailash Satyarthi's child rights group.
A low-caste teenage boy was burned to death in eastern India for letting his goat stray into paddy fields belonging to a high-caste farmer, police said Thursday.
Nearly 100 million Indians began voting in state elections Wednesday in the first major test of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's popularity since he stormed to power in May on a pledge to reform the economy.
A major relief operation was under way Monday after a cyclone pounded India's eastern coast, killing at least six people and leaving a trail of destruction, but officials said mass evacuations helped avert a larger tragedy.
A powerful cyclone was pounding a large swath of India's eastern seaboard with heavy rain and strong winds on Sunday, killing at least two people and causing major damage to buildings and crops, in one of two storms lashing Asia.
Building toilets in rural India, where hundreds of millions are still defecating outdoors, will not be enough to improve public health, according to a study published Friday.
One is Muslim, the other Hindu. One a Pakistani, the other Indian. One a school girl just starting out in life, the other a man with decades of experience.