India

BJP chief terms Bangladeshi migrants 'termites'

Amit Shah's 'disturbing' and 'unwanted remark' criticised by Bangladesh as well as human rights groups.

BJP chief slammed for calling Bangladeshi migrants 'termites'

India

Stranded Indian sailor rescued at sea after injuries

Tomy was rescued by a French fishing vessel approximately 3,300km from Perth in Australia.

Stranded Indian sailor Abhilash Tomy rescued after three days

Opinion

Modi's Hindu nationalism is stumbling

Hindu nationalism as an electoral strategy can only go that far in India.

Uday Chandra

by Uday Chandra

Uday Chandra

India

Injured India sailor awaits rescue 3,300km from Australia's coast

Indian Navy officer Tomy suffered serious back injury in extreme weather during the Golden Globe Race.

Injured India sailor awaits rescue 3,300km from Australia's coast

Health

India launches 'world's largest' healthcare scheme

Ayushman Bharat programme dubbed 'Modicare' promises to insure 500 million poor people across the country.

India's Modi launches 'world's largest' health insurance scheme

Pakistan

Pakistan PM: India's response 'arrogant and negative'

Pakistan PM Imran Khan slams India's decision to cancel talks on sidelines of UN General Assembly.

Khan disappointed by 'arrogant' India after talks cancellation

India

India cancels talks with Pakistan over 'brutal killings'

Cancellation came a day after rival South Asian nations decided to meet in New York City next week at UN summit.

India cancels talks with Pakistan over 'brutal killings'

Sexual assault

India launches first online database of sex offenders

Officials say the database will be accessible only to law enforcement agencies but critics fear it might be misused.

India launches first sex offenders register amid spate of rapes

India

Discontent brews in India over Modi's rule

People in India's political heartland say they have been let down by Modi's government despite high economic growth.

Discontent brews in India over Modi rule ahead of 2019 elections

India

Malnutrition, child deaths plague India's tribal people

India's indigenous children are more likely to die or suffer from malnutrition than those from other communities.

Malnutrition, child deaths plague India's tribal people

Asia

Passengers hurt after Jet Airways flight loses cabin pressure

Flight 9W 697 carrying 166 passengers landed back in Mumbai after passengers complained of ear pain and nose bleeding.

Passengers hurt after Jet Airways flight loses cabin pressure

Asia

Outpouring of support in India for grieving son of sewer cleaner

Twitter users react with anger and compassion after death of another 'manual scavenger', raising $70,000 for his family.

Outpouring of support in India for grieving son of sewer cleaner

Sport

India and Pakistan resume cricket rivalry at Asia Cup

Amid fan anticipation, arch rivals compete in sold-out group game at the six-nation competition in the UAE.

Cricket: India and Pakistan face off in Asia Cup

Women's Rights

Divorce by triple talaq now criminal offence in India

Muslim men in India who use instant divorce will face jail term up to three years, according to an executive order.

India: Triple talaq or instant divorce now a criminal offence

Asia

Access to Chinese ports a 'huge deal' for Nepal

Nepal granted access to Chinese ports in a move that will end New Delhi's monopoly over Kathmandu's trade routes.

Nepal gets access to China ports, analysts say it's a 'huge deal'