India hospital fire toll rises to 20, staff suspended

2016-10-18 14:26

Three staff at an Indian hospital have been suspended after a deadly blaze in the intensive care unit, authorities said, as the toll from the disaster rose to 20.

Brics must double trade to $500bn by 2020 - Modi

2016-10-16 15:37

The world’s largest emerging markets must double trade between their countries in the next four years, says Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

At least 19 killed in stampede ahead of Hindu ceremony in India

2016-10-15 15:34

Police say at least 19 people were killed and 25 others injured in a stampede as they were heading to a Hindu religious ceremony in northern India.

Zuma off to Goa for Brics summit

2016-10-13 21:39

President Jacob Zuma will be travelling to Goa in India to attend a Brics summit this weekend, says his office.

World court has no jurisdiction in nuclear case

2016-10-05 20:08

The UN's highest court has ruled that it lacks jurisdiction to take on cases brought by the tiny Pacific Ocean nation of the Marshall Islands that seeks to urge Britain, India and Pakistan to resume talks to eradicate nuclear weapons stock.

India police detain pigeon with threatening Modi note

2016-10-03 12:59

Indian police said Monday they have taken a pigeon into custody after it was found carrying a warning note to Prime Minister Narendra Modi near the nation's heavily militarised border with Pakistan.

Thousands of Indians declare $9.5bn in 'black money'

2016-10-01 21:29

India's finance minister says tens of thousands of Indians have declared a total of $9.5bn in money that was either illegally obtained or not declared for tax purposes.

India's prime minister says Pakistan a haven for terrorism

2016-09-25 06:40

India's leader has said he'll work to isolate Pakistan internationally, accusing India's arch rival of trying to destabilise Asia by exporting terrorism.

India's navy on high alert in Mumbai

2016-09-22 17:16

India's navy has been put on high alert in the city of Mumbai, an official said, after reports that four men dressed in black and carrying weapons have been seen near a base.

Soldiers search Kashmir frontier after 2 gunbattles end

2016-09-21 18:29

The Indian army says its soldiers are searching areas near the de facto border dividing Kashmir between India and Pakistan where two gunbattles with suspected rebels raged for half a day.


Official: Death toll at 23 in hospital fire in eastern India

2016-10-18 06:30

India's federal health minister says at least 23 people died after a fire broke out in a private hospital in the eastern Indian city of Bhubneswar

24 killed in stampede at gathering in India

2016-10-16 06:34

Police say at least 24 people have been killed in a stampede at a religious gathering in northern India.

Zuma arrives in India for BRICS summit

2016-10-15 12:36

President Jacob Zuma arrived in Goa, India with his delegation for the 8th BRICS summit, his office said.

India family hit with homicide charges after fasting death

2016-10-10 10:01

The family of an Indian schoolgirl who died after observing a two-month fast has been charged with homicide amid allegations that she was coerced to undertake a controversial religious ritual, police say.

Indian, Pakistani troops exchange fire

2016-10-03 20:17

Indian and Pakistani troops are firing at each other in disputed Kashmir, as Indian troops search the site where an Indian paramilitary soldier was killed.

Paris climate deal: Where are we now?

2016-10-02 22:21

India's ratification of the Paris climate agreement brings the ambitious global warming deal a big step closer to coming into effect.

Pakistan says India will 'disintegrate' when Kashmir is free

2016-09-28 19:23

Pakistan's defence minister says its nuclear-armed rival India will "disintegrate" when Kashmir gains independence.

Indian soldiers fire at Kashmir protesters, 1 killed

2016-09-23 20:20

Police say one person has been killed and dozens of others wounded when Indian government forces fired live ammunition and shotgun pellets to stop protests against Indian rule in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir.

Ghana: Call to remove Gandhi statue over 'racist views'

2016-09-22 15:53

A group of Ghanaian academics, students and artists is calling for the removal of a statue of Mahatma Gandhi from a university campus, saying the leader of India's independence movement was racist towards black people.

Kashmiri activist says blocked from leaving India

2016-09-14 20:51

Delhi airport authorities have barred a prominent Kashmiri activist from flying out of India despite holding a valid visa, a move his group describes as an attempt to deny human rights in the violence-hit region.

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