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Deadly roads make for bumpy ride in India's tech hub

2017-11-17 10:48

It is described as India's answer to Silicon Valley but the tech hub of Bangalore, known for its start-up culture and entrepreneurism, is struggling to solve an age-old problem: potholes.

Hundreds join pride march in India, where gay sex punishable by up to 10 years in prison

2017-11-12 18:18

Hundreds of gay rights activists and supporters have marched through India's capital in celebration, but also defiance in a nation that continues to outlaw homosexuality.

India rolls out the red carpet for 100-year-old voter

2017-11-10 05:32

Authorities in a remote Himalayan village in Northern India roll out the red carpet for a 100-year-old man who has voted in every election since independence to cast his ballot.

Teen kills schoolmate to postpone exams

2017-11-08 18:12

India police have arrested a teenager for allegedly slitting the throat of a schoolmate in the hope that the murder would lead to an exam being postponed.

Doctors warn of health emergency as smog blankets India's capital

2017-11-08 07:10

A public health emergency has been declared in New Delhi as a choking blanket of smog descends on the world's most polluted capital city.

Smog blankets Pakistan, India, causing accidents, illness

2017-11-05 14:58

Smog has enveloped much of Pakistan and India, causing highway accidents and respiratory problems.

Monsoon rains kill 12 in southern India, displace thousands

2017-11-04 11:13

Thousands of people have taken refuge in relief camps as torrential monsoon rains flooded parts of southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, killing at least 12 people this week.

India power plant explosion kills at least 26

2017-11-02 17:46

The death toll from an explosion at a coal-fired power plant in northern India has risen to 26, as 10 more people died of their injuries, the government says.

Scientists discover 'fish lizard' fossil in India

2017-10-27 05:31

Indian scientists say they had identified a prehistoric marine reptile fossil discovered in a western desert region known as the subcontinent's Jurassic Park.

Tens of thousands in jail as India prohibition bites

2017-10-24 14:56

Prem Prakash and his sharp-eyed team cause impatient queues at the border of India's Bihar state where a hard-hitting alcohol ban has left tens of thousands in jail and drawn the national spotlight.

 

Small cities choke as India remains callous to rising bad air

2017-11-15 13:21

In the northern Indian city of Moradabad fumes from burning electronic waste blend with seasonal smog to create an even deadlier mix of pollutants than in Delhi, where filthy air has caused public outcry and made global headlines.

India smog equivalent to smoking 44 cigarettes a day

2017-11-12 06:13

That is what breathing in Delhi has been like this last week as the city remains blanketed in heavy pollutants that threaten its citizens’ health.

Schools shut as toxic smog hits Delhi

2017-11-08 20:28

Delhi authorities have shut all schools in the Indian capital as pollution hit nearly 30 times the World Health Organisation's safe level.

What is PM 2.5 and why is New Delhi, Lahore smog so bad?

2017-11-08 16:58

Enveloped by a choking shroud of toxic smog, New Delhi declares a public health emergency as Lahore is also covered.

9 people drown in eastern India's Bihar state

2017-11-06 09:23

At least nine people have died in two separate incidents of drowning in eastern India's Bihar state.

Indian police officers 'mocked' gang rape survivor

2017-11-04 19:47

Four Indian police officers have been suspended after it emerged they had refused to help a woman who had just been gang raped, mocked her and accused her of inventing her story.

Indian police arrest man over rape of 18-month-old girl

2017-11-03 19:16

A man accused of raping a toddler in front of his own children has been arrested in India.

Swiss tourists suffer brutal attack near Taj Mahal

2017-10-27 07:07

A Swiss tourist has been left with a fractured skull after he and his girlfriend were attacked near the Taj Mahal during a holiday in India, according to police and media reports.

Panic in Kashmir as bandits hack off women's braids

2017-10-25 20:13

Women in Indian-controlled Kashmir say bandits have attacked them and chopped off their hair, attacks that are spreading fear in the heavily militaried region.

Explosion at firecracker factory in India kills 8 workers

2017-10-19 14:27

An explosion at an unlicensed firecracker factory has killed 8 workers and injured 20 other people in eastern India.

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