Death toll from south India protests rises to 13
A protester shot during demonstrations against a copper plant in southern India died of his injuries Thursday, officials said, the 13th victim killed by police fire.
Death toll from Nipah virus outbreak in India jumps to 10
The death toll from an outbreak of the rare Nipah virus in southern India has risen to at least 10, officials said Tuesday, with another 90 people quarantined to try to stem the spread of the disease.
Muslim beaten to death in India for allegedly killing cow
A Muslim man accused of killing a cow was beaten to death by a mob in central India, police said Sunday, the latest vigilante murder over the animal considered sacred by Hindus. Siraj Khan, a 45-year-old tailor, was attacked in the Satna district of Madhya Pradesh state early Friday and died at the scene, local…
Sex bias kills 240,000 infant girls in India yearly
Almost a quarter-of-a-million girls younger than five die in India every year due to neglect resulting from society's preference for sons, a gender discrimination study found on Tuesday.
Third Indian teen raped, burned alive in a week
A third teenage girl has been raped and burned alive in a week in India, the latest brutal sexual assault to shock the country.
Police arrest 14 after teen raped, burned to death in India
Police arrested 14 men on Saturday after a teenager was raped and burned alive at her home in eastern India, in the latest case of sexual violence in the country. The 16-year-old was abducted from her home when her family was away to attend a wedding and raped in a forested area of Jharkhand state…
77 killed as powerful dust storms ravage north India
Dust storms that tore across northern India killed at least 77 people and left 143 injured as trees and walls were brought down by powerful winds, officials said.
Kanpur leads WHO blacklist of cities with worst air pollution
Residents of Kanpur reacted with dismay Wednesday after the Indian city was found to have the worst air quality in a global World Health Organization survey that urged the nation to clean up its act.
Commonwealth Games: Farmer's son Chopra reaps historic javelin gold for India
Neeraj Chopra became India's first javelin champion at the Commonwealth Games and joined the country's small band of athletics gold medallists with a mighty throw of 86.47m on Saturday. A farmer's son from a village outside of Delhi, the 20-year-old said staying relaxed was the key after he won by nearly four metres from Australia's…
India keeps interest rate unchanged
India's central bank on Thursday kept interest rates at a seven-year-low despite inflation concerns and a recent spurt in economic growth.