Heat wave eases in India

2015-05-30 18:03

Showers and thunderstorms in parts of southern India have helped eased a long summer heat wave that has claimed nearly 2 000 lives.

Indian city offers way to beat the heat

2015-05-29 19:00

Hundreds of deaths caused by an extreme heat wave in India could have been prevented if authorities followed the example set by Ahmedabad.

Hospitals overwhelmed as India heatwave deaths continue

2015-05-28 13:03

Hospitals in India are struggling to cope with an influx of victims of a blistering heatwave that has claimed nearly 1 500 lives in just over a week.

Leave cancelled for India's doctors as heat wave kills 1 300

2015-05-28 08:07

A heat wave in India has killed at least 1 371 people this week as temperatures soar above 47°C, and doctors’ leave has been cancelled to help cope with the sick.

India appoints 1st transgender chancellor

2015-05-27 12:35

India has for the first time appointed a transgender as the principal of a women's college.

Soaring temperatures grip India

2015-05-25 18:04

Soaring temperatures have gripped parts of southern and northern India in an extreme heat wave which has killed hundreds and looks set to continue this week.

Southeast India heat wave kills 230

2015-05-23 17:04

Officials in southeastern India say a heat wave, with temperatures reaching almost 50°C, has caused about 230 deaths since mid-April.

Indian public campaigns to send 'killer' tiger home

2015-05-19 19:48

Indian wildlife lovers have launched a campaign to move a tiger back to the wildlife reserve where he grew up after he was placed in captivity following the death of a forest guard.

China, India sign over $22bn in deals

2015-05-17 18:43

China and India have signed deals worth more than $22bn in areas including renewable energy, ports, financing and industrial parks, according to an official.

Modi brings home $22bn in China deals

2015-05-16 22:33

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said his country was open for investment as firms signed deals worth more than $22bn with China.


India reels under prolonged heatwave

2015-05-30 14:23

Authorities say more than 2 000 have died during India's brutal heatwave and the government has launched a mass education campaign to help people cope.

Boy, 5, beheaded by occultist in India

2015-05-29 18:04

A suspected occultist beheaded a 5-year-old boy in a ritual sacrifice in north-eastern India before being lynched by angry villagers, police and relatives have said.

India court grants Greenpeace access to bank accounts

2015-05-28 08:52

A court in New Delhi has ordered authorities to unfreeze Greenpeace India’s local bank accounts in a partial victory for the environmental campaigner in its ongoing battle against the government.

Pakistan farmers flattened by erratic rain

2015-05-27 17:23

Pakistan crop farmers are changing to animal husbandry after erratic rains cause massive crop losses.

India's roads melt as the heatwave continues

2015-05-26 11:59

At least 800 people have died in a major heatwave that has swept across India, melting roads in New Delhi as temperatures neared 50°C.

Heatwave in India kills 500

2015-05-25 10:55

More than 500 people have died in a heatwave that has swept across India and is showing little signs of abating, officials say.

Mother seeks a groom for her son in India's first gay marriage advert

2015-05-20 21:15

A 57-year-old mother has placed India's first gay matrimonial advertisement, seeking a groom for her son, but it was not an easy task in a country where homosexuality is illegal, said her son.

Indian nurse dies after 42 years in coma after rape

2015-05-18 10:26

Hospital authorities say a Mumbai nurse who was in a coma for 42 years after a sexual assault while working in a hospital has died.

Police, rebels clash in India, 4 dead

2015-05-17 11:04

Two policemen and two guerrillas have been killed in a clash in India's central state of Chhattisgarh, officials say.

India, China commit to work together on climate change

2015-05-15 12:37

China and India, the world's number one and number three greenhouse gas emitters, projected a united front on climate change with a rare joint statement that asked rich countries to step up efforts to reduce global carbon emissions.

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