India polarised over hanging of Mumbai bomber

2015-07-30 18:42

India's execution of Yakub Memon for the 1993 Mumbai bombings is the country's third in three years, and revived the polarising debate on capital punishment.

Mumbai bomb plotter Yakub Memon hanged in India

2015-07-30 08:25

India has executed Yakub Memon for his role in the nation's deadliest attacks, a series of bombings in Mumbai more than two decades ago, police say.

Stateless South Asians finally get identity

2015-07-29 22:03

India and Bangladesh are set to simplify their fragmented border in a deal that gives citizenship rights to tens of thousands of people who have been effectively stateless for 68 years.

India tightens security on Pakistan border after Punjab attack

2015-07-27 07:01

India has tightened security on its border with Pakistan after gunmen stormed a police station in the northern frontier state of Punjab, killing six people and injuring several others.

India mayor says climate change opening dungeon of slavery

2015-07-21 16:01

The mayor of Kochi, India, knows well the intertwined scourges of climate change and human slavery and is warning against complacency.

India: Mob beheads woman over 'witchcraft'

2015-07-21 10:11

An elderly Indian woman was tortured and beheaded by a mob of villagers who accused her of practising witchcraft, police say.

Light-fingered monkey showers Indian devotees with cash

2015-07-20 21:06

A monkey showers devotees at a temple town in northern India with tens of thousands of rupees after snatching a woman's bag.

Pakistan, India exchange fire over disputed Kashmir

2015-07-18 17:03

Pakistan and India have exchanged fire over the disputed region of Kashmir after violence earlier this week killed five people on both sides of the border.

5 civilians killed along disputed India-Pakistan border

2015-07-16 14:00

India and Pakistan have exchanged gunfire and mortar bombs along their disputed frontier, killing five civilians and injuring more than a dozen, Pakistan says.

Indians invent low-fat, low cholesterol ghee

2015-07-16 11:18

Scientists have created healthier ghee, which is a form of clarified butter, that cuts the cholesterol content by 85 percent - and it will hit the stores soon.


Thousands attend former Indian president Kalam's funeral

2015-07-30 10:34

Former Indian president APJ Abdul Kalam has been buried with full military honours in his southern Indian home town of Rameswaram.

Court rejects final appeal by Mumbai bomber

2015-07-29 22:07

Yakub Memon's last hope of avoiding the hangman's noose for his role in the 1993 Mumbai bombings, has been dashed after India's Supreme Court threw out his final plea for mercy hours before he was due to be executed.

Attack in India's Punjab ends with 10 deaths

2015-07-28 10:01

Indian security forces have overcome an assault on a bus and a police station in Punjab, ending a 12-hour gun battle that left at least 10 people dead, including the attackers.

Gallows await Mumbai bomb plotter

2015-07-21 21:42

India's top court has rejected a final appeal by Yakub Memon, a key plotter of bomb attacks that killed hundreds in Mumbai in 1993, paving the way for his execution.

Mumbai bomb plotter on death row loses final appeal

2015-07-21 14:29

India’s top court has rejected a final appeal by Yakub Memon, a key plotter of a series of bomb attacks that killed hundreds in Mumbai two decades ago, paving the way for his execution.

Indian man confesses to multiple child murders

2015-07-20 11:01

Indian police say they are investigating whether a man arrested for the murder and sexual assault of a six-year-old girl may have been a serial child killer after he confessed to 14 more crimes.

Modi shifts tactics on major land reform

2015-07-17 12:45

In the direct blow to his ambitious economic reform agenda, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government has had to row back on a business-friendly land bill.

Forbidden lovers attempt suicide at the Taj Mahal

2015-07-16 13:10

An Indian couple forbidden to marry because of their different backgrounds are in hospital after slitting their own throats in an apparent suicide pact at India's famed monument to love, the Taj Mahal.

Sikhs block British parliament

2015-07-15 22:30

Hundreds of Sikhs have protested outside the British parliament calling for the release of what they said were Sikh political prisoners in India.

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