Asia

India tightens beef-slaughtering laws amid controversy

Several states in India are adopting laws making it harder to slaughter cows and sell beef

India

India's Supreme Court bans Muslim triple talaq

The rule allowed Muslim men to divorce their wives simply by uttering the word 'talaq' three times.

Asia

India hit hardest by deadly regional floods

More than 800 people have died in floods across South Asia, and millions of people have lost their homes and property.

Opinion

India vs China: Clash of the titans

A border dispute high in the Himalayas puts the decades long "cold peace" between India and China under severe strain.

Richard Javad Heydarian

by Richard Javad Heydarian

Richard Javad Heydarian

Weather

Roads turned into rivers as monsoon rains hit Mumbai

Intense monsoon rains cause traffic chaos in India’s most populous city.

Roads turned into rivers as monsoon rains hit Mumbai

Asia

Striking Darjeeling tea workers join Gurkhaland campaign

Workers in the Indian town of Darjeeling have been on strike for 65 days. The tea estate employees, who are all Gurkha people, have joined a regional campaign for their own state within India - Gurkhaland.

Asia

India floods: 'Village after village washed away'

Death toll rises above 250 as eastern Indian state faces its worst flooding in decades, affecting 13 million people.

India's Bihar state reels under unprecedented flooding

Asia

Rare rhinos killed as floods devastate India reserve

Rescuers recover carcasses of more than 225 animals, including 15 rhinos after floods ravage Kaziranga wildlife reserve.

Rare wildlife killed as floods devastate India reserve

Asia

More than 20 people killed as train derails in India

PM Modi sends condolences as 23 killed and scores injured after train connecting Haridwar and Puri comes off tracks.

Asia

Gurkha protesters demand new state in India

Hundreds of thousands of Gurkhas are on strike in eastern India's Himalayan region. It's the ninth week of protest as they demand their own state within India

Asia

India welcomes US blacklisting of Kashmir armed group

India backs US sanctions on Hizbul Mujahideen, which fights against Indian rule, after Pakistan opposes decision.

India welcomes US blacklisting of Hizbul Mujahideen

Asia

Floods affect 16 million in Nepal, India and Bangladesh

Flood levels reach record highs in South Asia with more than 400 dead and hundreds injured and missing.

Floods affect 16 million in Nepal, India and Bangladesh

India

Ten-year-old rape victim delivers baby in India

Refused abortion by the Supreme Court, child repeatedly raped by uncle gives birth by Caesarean section.

Ten-year-old rape victim delivers baby in India

101 East

Partition: Borders of Blood

Seventy years after the partition of India, we examine the troubled legacy of the event that shaped the subcontinent.

Interactive

How were the India-Pakistan partition borders drawn?

Draw lines on a map to see how Radcliffe demarcated the lines that divided British India.

How were the India-Pakistan partition borders drawn?