Child dies in crash involving Bollywood actress

2015-07-03 05:11

A four-year-old girl has died in a car accident involving popular Bollywood actress and Indian lawmaker, Hema Malini.

Rain hampers search for India landslide victims

2015-07-02 16:22

Heavy rains are hampering a search for residents feared buried under piles of debris as the death toll from landslides in India’s tea-growing region of Darjeeling reached 38, police say.

Countries must deal with health risks of more frequent heatwaves - UN

2015-07-01 18:44

The UN has urged countries to create preparedness systems to counter the health risks of heatwaves, as they become ever more frequent and intense, and dangerous, due to climate change.

Landslides kill 11 in India's Darjeeling

2015-07-01 11:32

Landslides triggered by heavy rain have killed at least 11 people across India's famed tea-growing region of Darjeeling, with more feared trapped under mounds of mud and debris, police say.

India school head beaten to death by angry mob

2015-06-29 13:05

The director of a private boarding school in eastern India was beaten to death by villagers who accused teachers of killing two students, police say.

Henk Potts: Companies need to play catch up – invest in technology

2015-06-26 16:07

Biznews’ Alec Hogg talks to Henk Potts, a member of the Barclays team in London.

Flash floods kill 41 in western India

2015-06-25 15:15

Flash flooding triggered by torrential rains has killed 41 people in India's western Gujarat state, as the annual monsoon season hits the country, a disaster management official says.

Sister Nirmala, former head of Mother Teresa's charity dies

2015-06-23 09:43

Sister Nirmala, who succeeded Mother Teresa as the head of the Missionaries of Charity has died, a report says.

Journalist kidnapped, killed in India

2015-06-22 14:51

Indian police say they have arrested two men suspected of kidnapping and killing a journalist in central Madhya Pradesh state.

Food price surge a headache for India

2015-06-21 14:30

Rising food prices is proving to be a challenged for the Indian central bank and a government hoping for its help to reboot the economy.


India business leaders pledge billions in Wi-Fi campaign

2015-07-02 20:30

Some of India's biggest industrialists have pledged billions of dollars to back Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ambitious plan to provide Internet connection for all.

Customs officials recover idol looted from Indian temple

2015-07-02 12:32

Customs officials in New York have recovered a bronze religious statue from the 11th or 12th century that they say was looted from a temple in India.

5 arrested over India monkey kidnap

2015-07-01 13:11

Indian authorities say they had arrested five men over the kidnapping of a monkey after video footage emerged of a distressed primate being bundled into the boot of a car.

Dead lions spark catfight

2015-06-29 19:09

Wildlife experts have voiced anger at the death of nine endangered lions in floods in western India.

KFC India fried chicken legs tainted with bacteria

2015-06-29 09:26

KFC India is challenging a laboratory report which found traces of bacteria such as E. coli in its chicken, indicating the presence of sewage or animal waste.

India to build 100 'Smart Cities'

2015-06-25 18:37

Indians have long known how to build magnificent cities, but today most city centres are poorly planned, overcrowded and dirty. The Indian government has a plan to change this.

Indian police arrest bootlegger over toxic liquor deaths

2015-06-24 14:51

Indian police have arrested a bootlegger accused of supplying the toxic liquor that killed 100 people from a slum in the financial capital Mumbai, a senior officer has says.

Guess where Ducati's biggest store is?

2015-06-23 08:59

Ducati has marked its return to one of the world's most important motorcycle markets. You'll never guess where the Italian bikemaker's largest store is...

Tibetans pray for Dalai Lama at 80th birthday celebration

2015-06-21 18:58

The Dalai Lama has marked his official 80th birthday, with prayers and celebrations at his hometown in exile but little to show for decades of lobbying seeking greater Tibetan autonomy.

Moonshine kills nearly 100 in India city slum

2015-06-21 13:40

Toxic homemade liquor has killed nearly 100 slum dwellers in India's financial capital Mumbai, with more than 45 in hospital, police say.

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