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Asia

Kerala floods: Over 300,000 displaced as rescue efforts struggle

More than 300 people have lost their lives and many thousands await rescue as downpour continues in southern Indian state hit by its worst floods and landslides in 100 years.

Asia

India: Thousands pay tribute to former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Vajpayee has died aged 93 following a prolonged illness, which he was being treated for at capital Delhi's AIIMS hospital.

India

Thousands await rescue as Kerala floods toll tops 200

More than 300,000 displaced since August 8 after record rains in southern Indian state cause flooding and landslides.

India

People evacuated from rooftops as Kerala floods kill hundreds

Stranded people moved to 1,200 camps as heavy rains kill 164, pushing overall death toll during monsoon season to 324.

India

Former Indian PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee dies

The 93-year-old, who led India three times, had been hospitalised since June with a kidney infection and chest problems.

Former Indian PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee dies

Floods

Red alert as worst flood in century kills 77 in Kerala

Officials say at least 10 people were killed on Wednesday night, taking the toll to 77.

Asia

'Modicare': India pm to launch new health scheme

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi has revealed an ambitious ‘national health protection scheme’ during Independence day celebrations in New Delhi, he says says it will cover around half a billion poor people.

Space

India plans to launch first manned space mission by 2022

In a speech marking Independence Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi says 'India will unfurl the tricolor in space' soon.

India plans to launch first manned space mission by 2022

Opinion

VS Naipaul: Colonialism in fact, fiction, and the flesh

Naipaul personified what European colonialism, racist to the very core of its logic, had done to his and to our world.

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Asia

India: 4 million wait to find out reasons for losing citizenship

Next week, each person the government labels an 'infiltrator' and renders stateless will be told why and how to appeal the decision.

United Kingdom

VS Naipaul, Nobel Prize-winning author, dies at 85

Naipaul's fiction and nonfiction reflected his journey from Trinidad to London and many stops in developing countries.

VS Naipaul, Nobel Prize-winning author, dies at 85

India

India: Monsoon floods kill 37, displace thousands

Death toll in southern state of Kerala rises to 37, as heavy rain displaces thousands and damages crops.

India

Ikea opening in India brings traffic to standstill

Huge crowds gather in city of Hyderabad as Swedish furniture chain opens store.

Ikea opening in India brings traffic to standstill

Middle East

India's economy could feel effect of US sanctions on Iran

The two counties' ties are strategic as well as economic.

India

Is India's right to information law under threat?

As government tries to amend act which allows citizens to seek official data, RTI hailed as 'one of the best laws'.

Right to Information: Concern grows over proposed changes to law