Outrage at India award for 'human shield' soldier

2017-05-23 21:58

A Kashmir resident, who was tied to a jeep and used as a human shield has criticised the award given to Major Leetul Gogoi after the attack.

Indian police make arrests after mobs lynch eight

2017-05-22 19:09

Indian police say they've arrested nearly two dozen people on charges including murder and rioting after a wave of lynchings in an eastern state that left eight dead.

India amends law to oust squatting politicians from official homes

2017-05-20 13:13

India has redrafted a law to allow politicians to be forcibly removed from official homes within three days of leaving office, to end the practice of squatting by powerful figures.

Indian villagers kill six men over kidnapping rumour

2017-05-19 19:59

Angry villagers beat to death six men in eastern India after rumours spread that they were operating a child kidnapping ring.

UN court orders Pakistan to stay execution of Indian 'spy'

2017-05-18 23:00

UN court orders Pakistan to stay the execution of an Indian national convicted of spying, in a decision hailed by New Delhi.

India to build 10 domestic nuclear power reactors

2017-05-18 06:17

India says it will develop 10 domestically-built heavy water reactors to increase its nuclear power capacity, as it looks to ramp up clean energy generation.

At least 16 Maoist rebels killed in gunfight

2017-05-17 09:29

Police say at least 16 suspected Maoists have been killed in a firefight with security forces in central India.

UN officials urge India to lift social media ban in Kashmir

2017-05-11 20:00

Two UN experts are urging the Indian government to lift ban on social media sites and mobile internet service in the Indian-controlled portion of the disputed Kashmir.

Wall collapse kills 24 at Indian wedding

2017-05-11 10:48

A wall collapsed during a wedding party in western India, killing 24 people including four children, police said.

New Delhi schoolgirls in hospital after gas leak

2017-05-06 20:00

Officials in New Delhi have ordered an investigation after a gas tanker leak near a southern New Delhi school leaves hundreds of children ill.


Why does India want to arrest preacher Zakir Naik?

2017-05-23 05:35

Indian authorities have accused the popular Mumbai-based preacher Zakir Naik of supporting terrorism, which he denies.

Woman cuts off genitals of 'rapist' holy man

2017-05-20 21:45

An Indian woman, 23, says a 54-year-old religious teacher has raped her for years and she decided to cut off his genital in defence.

Landslide strands about 13 000 Indian pilgrims

2017-05-19 22:12

An official says a landslide has stranded about 13 000 Indian pilgrims near a revered Hindu temple site in northern India, but caused no casualties

General Motors to stop sales in India by 2017 year end

2017-05-19 09:23

US auto giant General Motors will stop selling cars in India by year end, it said Thursday, putting the brakes on efforts to penetrate one of the world's fastest growing markets.

Volvo Cars moves into fast-growing Indian market

2017-05-18 14:11

Swedish carmaker Volvo said Thursday it will start assembling cars in India this year in a move into a fast-expanding market where it has had only a small presence until now.

India schoolgirls end hunger strike over sexual harassment

2017-05-17 21:59

Around a dozen Indian teenagers call off a week-long hunger strike after authorities stepped in to ensure they would not face sexual harassment travelling to school.

Indian girl, 10, seeks abortion after rape

2017-05-16 18:00

An Indian court will decide whether a 10-year-old Indian girl left pregnant after she was repeatedly raped should be allowed to have an abortion.

India school head arrested over rape of disabled girls

2017-05-11 19:00

Police arrest head of a school in southern India on suspicion of raping scores of disabled girls over a period of at least four years.

Underwear ordeal: Student made to remove bra over exam cheat fears

2017-05-08 17:54

An Indian student says she was made to remove her bra in public by school authorities over exam cheating fears.

Cartoonists 'first victims' of crackdowns on press

2017-05-05 18:46

Ten countries including Russia, Turkey and India have been condemned in a report for censoring, locking up or threatening cartoonists.

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