The world needs hydro power

35 minutes ago

To provide more clean energy, particularly in fast-growing Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, the world needs more hydro power dams.

Newborn dies after rat bites in Indian hospital

2015-08-27 11:44

A newborn has died after being bitten by rats in a government-run hospital in southern India where he was undergoing treatment, the baby's mother alleges.

US warns Sri Lanka that Tamil re-conciliation will take time

2015-08-25 14:38

The US has warned Sri Lanka that re-conciliation with ethnic Tamils after the island's separatist war will not be easy, as it praised the new reformist government elected last week.

India gets first solar-powered airport

2015-08-19 18:59

The Indian government is to start incorporating solar energy into their daily operations at airports countrywide.

Zuma sends condolences to India following death of first lady

2015-08-19 16:01

President Jacob Zuma has sent condolences to his Indian counterpart, President Pranab Mukherjee, following the death of his wife, Suvra.

As seas rise, saltwater plants offer hope farms will survive

2015-08-17 09:10

On a scorched wasteland near India's southern tip, an unlikely garden is growing, seemingly against all odds. The plants are living on saltwater, coping with drought and offering viable farming alternatives for the future.

Indian, Pakistani troops exchange fire

2015-08-15 17:31

At least 4 civilians have been killed and 23 wounded as Indian and Pakistani troops trade fire in Kashmir.

India steelmakers consider cutting prices

2015-08-13 18:32

India's steel makers are considering cutting some steel product prices to preserve market share, fearing that Chinese exports will become even cheaper due to a weaker yuan.

Man, 91, charged for cocaine 'soap' haul

2015-08-11 11:37

Australian authorities have charged a 91-year-old Sydney man with importing cocaine disguised as soap, as they warned travelers against becoming unwitting drug couriers.

The hungry tide: Bay of Bengal's sinking islands

2015-08-07 20:36

Ghoramara island is known as the "sinking island". Located 150km south of Kolkata in the Bay of Bengal's Sunderban delta, the island, once spanning more than 20sq km, has been reduced to an area of merely 5sq km.


Nine civilians killed on India, Pakistan border

2015-08-28 17:10

At least nine civilians have been killed overnight as Indian and Pakistan troops exchanged fire across the disputed border in the Kashmir region.

Hindus drop below 80% of India's population, Islam rises

2015-08-26 10:40

India's Hindus have dropped below 80% of the population for the first time since independence.

Sexism plagues India's few policewomen

2015-08-19 22:02

India's police force is not only drastically short of women, it is also plagued by sexism, with women given menial duties, bypassed for promotion and scared to report sexual harassment by male colleagues, a study shows.

South Indian state orders temples to pray for rain

2015-08-19 16:01

Authorities in a south Indian state have ordered temples to perform special prayers for rain after a disappointing monsoon.

India police say 2 brothers behead sister for alleged affair

2015-08-19 12:06

Police say two brothers in northern India beheaded their teenage sister and carried her head through their village for having an affair with a cousin.

8 killed in renewed firing along Kashmir border

2015-08-16 12:13

Indian and Pakistani troops have intensified firing along their disputed frontier in Kashmir, killing at least eight people and wounding 14.

Toxic waste from Bhopal plant being 'secretly' removed

2015-08-14 13:10

More than three decades after the Bhopal gas disaster, Indian authorities have started removing toxic waste from the site for incineration, officials and news reports say.

Wildlife groups say 41 tigers have died in India this year

2015-08-12 12:14

Conservationists say at least 41 tigers have died in the first seven months of this year despite awareness campaigns across India to save the big cats.

5 'witches' beaten to death in India

2015-08-08 22:23

Dozens of villagers in eastern India have beaten five women to death after accusing them of practising witchcraft and blaming them for a series of misfortunes.

6 dead in new India train accident

2015-08-07 14:21

A train accident has crashed six people, including three children, to death in eastern India in the second accident this week to hit the nation’s crumbling rail network, a police officer says.

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