Explosion at firecracker factory in India kills 8 workers

2017-10-19 14:27

An explosion at an unlicensed firecracker factory has killed 8 workers and injured 20 other people in eastern India.

Indian woman uses Facebook to annul her underage marriage

2017-10-13 05:27

A young Indian woman has proved in court she was illegally married off as a minor after submitting evidence from her husband's Facebook page, a child rights activist says.

White tiger cubs maul keeper to death in India

2017-10-08 14:41

Two white tiger cubs have mauled their keeper to death at a wildlife national park in southern India, says an official.

Suzuki car factory shutdown due to leopard on the prowl

2017-10-05 13:27

Wildlife officials and police were on the hunt on Thursday for a leopard on the loose inside a factory run by India's largest car manufacturer, officials said.

Indian policeman arrested for raping young girl

2017-10-01 16:38

An Indian policeman has been arrested on suspicion of raping a seven-year-old girl, allegedly while he was drunk.

LATEST: Deadly Mumbai railway bridge stampede

2017-09-29 09:06

Commuters have stampeded on a Mumbai railway bridge during the morning rush hour, killing at least 21 people, police say.

Indian spiritual guru arrested for allegedly raping woman

2017-09-23 14:02

Police have arrested a popular Indian spiritual guru, the second in the past month, for allegedly raping a 21-year-old woman in western India.

Grenade attack kills 3, wounds 23 in Indian-held Kashmir

2017-09-21 14:41

Police say three civilians have been killed and 23 others wounded after suspected rebels attacked a motorcade of a local government minister in Indian-controlled Kashmir.

Anger brews over Indian boy's sex attack murder

2017-09-10 21:22

Hundreds of protesters clashed with police and burnt down a liquor store in an Indian city over demands to shut a school where a seven-year-old was killed for resisting a staffer's sexual attack.

Trump could give Brics new lease on life - economist

2017-09-06 20:13

The election of Donald Trump as US president potentially allows Brics countries to assume a role in championing certain initiatives, says an economist.


Warning for China as US hails India 'partnership'

2017-10-19 11:13

The US has vowed to work with India in preference to China over the next century to promote a "free and open" Asia-Pacific region led by prosperous democracies.

India's top court declares sex with child is always rape

2017-10-11 16:41

Sex with a minor amounts to rape even if the couple are married, India's top court has ruled, closing a legal loophole that had allowed some perpetrators to escape punishment.

Leopard caught after 36 hours on prowl in India factory

2017-10-06 21:45

A leopard on the loose inside India's largest car factory has been caught and tranquilised after sparking a frantic search by 200 police and wildlife officials.

Three Indian students crushed by train while taking selfies

2017-10-04 10:23

Three college students have been killed by an express train while taking photos of themselves on a track in India, the country with the world's worst record for selfie deaths.

Mumbai commuter stampede leaves at least 22 dead

2017-09-29 14:41

A commuter stampede on a Mumbai railway bridge during the morning rush hour has killed at least 22 people, officials say.

Rumour sparks stampede at Indian train station

2017-09-29 08:57

Indian police say a stampede at a Mumbai local train station seriously injured 20 people as a crowd tried to flee a walkway they thought might fall.

India arrests eight alleged sex tourists for underage rape

2017-09-22 11:18

Indian police have arrested eight Arab nationals accused of paying brokers thousands of dollars to arrange sham Islamic "marriages" with underage girls for sex.

Ford to tie-up with Mahindra, eyes access to huge Indian market

2017-09-21 12:10

Ford and India's Mahindra Group have announced they will work together in a fresh partnership as the US giant looks to boost its presence in one of the world's fastest growing car markets.

Two handed death sentence for 1993 Mumbai blasts

2017-09-07 22:06

Two others given life prison and one man is jailed for 10 years for bombings that killed 257 people.

India arrests Briton for alleged sexual abuse of blind boys

2017-09-05 14:16

Police say a 54-year-old British man has been arrested for allegedly sexually abusing three blind students at a school in New Delhi.

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