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Indian octogenarian suspect in temple thefts

2016-06-22 22:33

Indian police have arrested an octogenarian art dealer for possessing hundreds of artefacts thought to have been stolen from Hindu temples, as they probe possible links to international smuggling rackets.

Lightning kills at least 67 in India

2016-06-22 11:44

At least 67 people have been killed by lightning in India over the past two days, disaster management officials say, as the annual monsoon rains sweep the country.

The Kamasutra, froggy style

2016-06-14 23:08

The Bombay night frog, scientists say, favours a mating position previously unknown among the amphibian group's 7 000 species.

Father drops son on red-hot coal during Indian ritual

2016-06-13 21:25

A six-year-old Indian boy has been rushed to hospital with serious burn injuries after his father dropped him on hot coals during a Hindu ritual, a doctor says.

Assam makes new plans to halt rhino poaching

2016-06-11 21:54

The newly elected government of the northeast Indian state of Assam is launching plans to crack down on the poaching of the area's famed one-horned rhinos

Africans in India say racism is constant

2016-06-10 11:31

For hundreds of thousands of Africans drawn to India by better education and work opportunities, rampant racism is a daily battle.

Indian children's home head arrested for sex assault of girls

2016-06-09 13:37

Indian police have arrested the head of a children's home after six girls all under 10 accused him of sexually assaulting them and filming the acts, an officer said Thursday.

South Asia monsoon finally arrives

2016-06-07 18:05

After a late start, pre-monsoon showers bring heavy rain to southern India, but the proper rains are yet to arrive.

India tops world slavery list

2016-06-01 16:20

A global slavery index puts India at the top of the list with the world's highest number of bonded and child labourers.

WATCH: The emotional moment a blind man has his sight restored

2016-05-30 12:35

Amit Tiwari is an Indian man who has been blind since grade 9. Watch the emotional moment he has his sight restored and sees his family for the first time in 15 years.

 

India launches 20 satellites in single mission

2016-06-22 16:13

India has successfully launched a rocket carrying 20 satellites, setting a new national record as its famously frugal space agency looks to grab a larger slice of the lucrative commercial space market.

India reforms to bring cheap air travel to millions

2016-06-16 12:45

India has approved a civil aviation policy aimed at making air travel affordable for millions of Indians and vastly expanding the country's aviation market.

Scientific robots to swim in Bay of Bengal in monsoon study

2016-06-14 12:06

Scientists from the UK will soon release robots into Bay of Bengal in a study aimed at improving monsoon predictions.

India’s inflation quickens more than estimated

2016-06-13 16:00

India’s retail inflation has accelerated more than estimated, the second surprise in as many months that reduces room for more interest-rate cuts.

5 Indians who raped Danish tourist get life prison sentence

2016-06-10 12:36

Five Indians who raped a Danish tourist when she asked them for directions in New Delhi have been sentenced to life in prison for the attack that highlighted the plague of sexual violence in the country.

India's horror roads: 17 people killed every hour in crashes

2016-06-10 07:31

'Accidents are killing more people in India than terrorism or natural disasters,' reports India's Transport minster Nitin Gadkari as new figures reveal 17 people are killed in traffic incidents on his country's roads.

Obama hosts Indian prime minister

2016-06-07 20:44

President Barack Obama is meeting with India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the White House to advance ties between the world's two largest democracies.

23 dead in clashes as sect evicted in India

2016-06-03 12:00

Clashes between Indian police and followers of a revolutionary sect have left at least 23 people dead after an operation to evict thousands of people from parkland erupted into violence, officials say.

At least 17 killed in India army ammunitions depot fire

2016-05-31 08:43

A fire has broken out at a massive ammunitions depot in western India, and local news reports say at least 17 army personnel were killed in the blaze.

Indian police arrest 5 over attacks on Africans

2016-05-29 14:34

Indian police have arrested five Indians accused of assaulting Africans in New Delhi, after African diplomats urged the Indian government to ensure the safety of their nationals living in the country.

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