Sonia Gandhi in hospital

2014-12-19 13:25

The head of India's opposition Congress party Sonia Gandhi was recovering well after being admitted to hospital in New Delhi with breathing difficulties, a hospital official says.

India launches its biggest ever rocket into space

2014-12-18 14:24

India successfully launched its biggest ever rocket carrying an unmanned capsule which could one day send astronauts into space.

India's Spicejet resumes flights

2014-12-17 16:40

Cash-strapped Indian budget carrier Spicejet has resumed flights after a harrowing day for passengers with many scheduled flights cancelled.

India bans ISIS, hunts for sympathisers

2014-12-16 15:21

India has declared a ban on ISIS, days after having detained an engineer for running a popular Twitter account extolling the militant group's military campaign.

Dead Indian guru stays in deep freeze

2014-12-15 18:57

Devotees of a dead guru who has been in a freezer in northern India since January, have won won a court battle delaying his cremation for at least another seven weeks.

India to boost women taxi drivers

2014-12-15 10:35

The alleged rape of a woman passenger by an Uber taxi driver spotlights the risks of India's transport system, one solution: Taxis driven by women for women.

India's secret garden: 18-years in the making

2014-12-14 09:09

Gardener Nek Chand recalls his 18-year labour of love in making India’s beautiful, and once secret, handmade garden.

India questions man for pro-Islamic State tweets

2014-12-13 14:30

Police in southern India said on Saturday that they have arrested a man who has admitted to running a popular pro-Islamic State group Twitter account.

Pakistan detains 58 Indian fishermen

2014-12-11 15:43

Pakistani marine forces have arrested 58 Indian fishermen for allegedly violating territorial waters in the Arabian Sea, police say.

Chilli powder jailbreak - 2 die,13 escape

2014-12-09 21:08

Two prisoners have been killed, three injured and 13 escaped in India's eastern state of Jharkhand after they threw chilli powder in the faces of police.

16 people blinded after eye surgery in India

2014-12-05 13:53

At least 16 people have been blinded after free cataract surgery in India's northern state of Punjab, officials say.

Botched surgery leaves15 people blind

2014-12-05 11:19

Fifteen people, mostly elderly women, have lost their sight after a doctor used suspected infected equipment to remove cataracts.

Train hits school van in India, 5 kids killed

2014-12-04 14:42

Police say five children have been killed when a train crashed into their school van at an unmanned railroad crossing in northern India.

30 years later, Bhopal survivors haunted

2014-12-03 20:14

Thirty years after the Bhopal disaster, Indians are demanding punishment and more compensation.

Maoist rebels kill 13 police in ambush

2014-12-01 18:17

Maoist guerrillas have ambushed a paramilitary patrol in eastern India, killing 13 policemen in the biggest rebel attack this year, a state police officer says.

Indian growth slows less than feared

2014-11-28 17:10

A slowdown in the economy in the last quarter was less severe than feared, giving the central bank ammunition to resist government pressure to cut interest rates.

Pakistan frees 40 Indian prisoners

2014-11-28 15:18

Pakistan has announced the release of 40 Indian prisoners, including 35 fishermen held for violating territorial waters, a day after a major South Asian summit closed.

Child sex: Man wins appeal against Namibia extradition ruling

2014-11-27 13:33

A French national arrested in Namibia and wanted in India for allegedly committing sexual acts with minor boys, has successfully appealed against his extradition and has been freed.

India 'raped' girls found hanging killed themselves

2014-11-27 10:03

Two girls found hanging earlier this year in northern India committed suicide and were not gang-raped and murdered as previously thought, the country’s top policing agency says.

Indian girl set on fire for resisting molestation

2014-11-26 13:17

A teenage girl has died in northern India, one week after a gang of men set her on fire as punishment for resisting their attempts to molest her, police say.

India moves towards ban on loose cigarettes

2014-11-25 19:30

India has moved a step closer to banning the sale of unpackaged cigarettes, with a view to discourage smoking in a country.

India under pressure to cut rates

2014-11-25 16:35

India's economic growth probably slowed to around 5% in the three months to September, putting pressure on the central bank to cut interest rates, sources say.

Thousands line up to vote in Indian Kashmir

2014-11-25 14:15

Thousands of voters have lined up to cast their votes in state elections in Indian Kashmir amid a boycott call by Muslim separatist groups who reject India's sovereignty.

US seeks to step up India trade talks

2014-11-24 11:44

The US wants to step up its trade talks with India after the resolution of a global trade dispute has paved the way for President Barack Obama to visit India.

Police question Indian guru after standoff arrest

2014-11-21 16:06

Police have started questioning an Indian guru after he was arrested at his sprawling ashram with more than 400 followers following a 10-day deadly standoff.


Pakistan appeals bail for Mumbai attacks suspect

2014-12-19 12:49

A Pakistani government prosecutor says he will challenge a court order granting bail to the alleged mastermind of the 2008 terror attacks in Mumbai.

India's Modi moves in to speed up stuck projects

2014-12-18 12:14

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken direct control of a project-monitoring body to fast-track investments worth almost $300bn.

India's newest airline gets permit to fly

2014-12-16 17:00

India's newest airline Vistara, jointly owned by Singapore Airlines and the Tata conglomerate, will soon make an announcement on sales, routes and schedules.

Xiaomi's India smartphone ban exposes wider risk

2014-12-15 19:25

The court order that banned Chinese mobile maker Xiaomi from selling its phones in India has halted its breakneck expansion into the world's fastest growing phone market.

How emerging markets will keep investors

2014-12-15 11:59

Emerging markets' popularity with investors is ebbing as a strong dollar lures money away and commodity prices fall.

Court rejects Bayer's appeal

2014-12-14 21:15

India's Supreme Court has rejected German drugmaker Bayer's plea to block production of a cheaper generic version of a patented cancer drug.

India on alert after Sundarbans oil spill

2014-12-13 16:18

Indian authorities are on alert after a Bangladeshi tanker sank and dumped thousands of litres of oil into rivers of the Sundarbans, the world's largest mangrove forest.

Russia to build nuclear reactors for India

2014-12-11 18:09

Russia's state-owned Rosatom says it will supply 12 nuclear energy reactors to India over 20 years following agreements signed by the two countries.

Malala, Satyarthi receive their Nobel Prize

2014-12-10 15:25

Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai and Indian activist Kailash Satyarthi have received their Nobel Peace Prize after two days of celebration honouring their work for children's rights.

Dozens go blind after surgery with suspected infected tools

2014-12-09 05:15

Fifteen people, mostly elderly women, have lost their sight after a doctor used suspected infected equipment to remove cataracts.

Suicide attack on Indian camp in Kashmir kills 5

2014-12-05 12:47

Five members of the Indian security forces have been killed in a suicide attack on an army artillery camp in northern Kashmir as militants step up violence in the disputed region.

Dozens go blind after surgery with suspected infected tools

2014-12-05 11:18

Fifteen people, mostly elderly women, have lost their sight after a doctor used suspected infected equipment to remove cataracts.

Indian court bans old cars on the road

2014-12-04 11:15

An Indian court has banned all vehicles older than 15 years from the streets of the capital New Delhi in a bid to clean up the air.

Christians in India protest church fire

2014-12-02 15:04

Hundreds of Christians are protesting in the Indian capital after a fire destroyed a church, with the Delhi Catholic Archdiocese saying "mischief" is suspected.

Video of sisters assaulting alleged molester goes viral

2014-12-01 14:47

Two Indian sisters have been showered with praise and cash after a video of them thrashing three alleged molesters on a moving bus was widely replayed.

Mass animal sacrifice provokes protests in India

2014-11-28 16:07

The Gadhimai festival in the town of Bariyarpur is held every five years, and protestors have been attending the last three times in the hope that one of its central rituals, animal sacrifice will be abolished.

India believes its abducted workers in Iraq are alive

2014-11-28 12:20

The Indian government believes 39 Indian citizens abducted by ISIS near the Iraqi town of Mosul are alive.

India court slams Delhi's worsening air pollution

2014-11-27 11:37

India's environment court has slammed the government over the capital's horrendous air pollution, which it said is 'getting worse' every day, and ordered a string of measures to bring it down.

Six years since Mumbai attacks

2014-11-26 17:06

India has marked six years since militants stormed Mumbai in three days of horror that left 166 people dead.

India culls ducks after bird flu in Kerala

2014-11-25 22:38

India has found two outbreaks of a highly contagious bird flu virus in the southern state of Kerala, prompting the authorities to cull more than 200 000 ducks.

India, Nepal sign $1bn hydropower deal

2014-11-25 18:09

Nepal and India have signed a deal to build a $1bn hydropower plant as Indian premier Narendra Modi began a visit to the Himalayan nation.

India, US hold trade dialogue

2014-11-25 15:38

The United States and India have held their first round of formal trade talks in four years, seeking to capitalise on the resolution of a global trade dispute.

India desert state embarks on jobs reform

2014-11-25 11:33

A poverty-stricken desert state has taken the lead on structural reforms that may help Asia's third economy attract business and employ a fast-growing workforce.

Workers lynch tea plantation owner in India

2014-11-23 14:06

A tea plantation owner has been lynched by workers in a dispute over wages in eastern India, reports say.

Indian police search ashram for explosives

2014-11-20 18:14

Indian police are scouring the ashram of a controversial guru for explosives after his arrest ended a bloody stand-off with thousands of followers and a long siege during which six people died.

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