India

India court jails ex-diplomat for spying for Pakistan

New Delhi court says sensitive information was passed to Pakistan by low-level embassy staffer in Islamabad.

India court jails ex-diplomat for spying for Pakistan

Kashmir

In Kashmir, India PM Modi says 'development is the solution'

Kashmiris react with disbelief to Modi's speech, saying India is failing to solve the region's serious political issue.

Weather

Pre-monsoon storms hit South Asia

Northeastern and northwestern parts of the region experience very severe thunderstorms at this time of the year.

Pre-monsoon storms hit South Asia

Kashmir

India suspends battle with Kashmir rebels for Ramadan

Truce will help Muslims observe the holy month of Ramadan in a 'peaceful environment', Indian home ministry says.

India calls ceasefire in Kashmir for holy month of Ramadan

Voices

Revolver Granny: India's 86-year-old sharpshooter

Chandro Tomar, the country's oldest sharpshooter who has won dozens of championships, now teaches young people.

Revolver Dadi: India's 86-year-old sharpshooter

India

Gender bias 'kills 239,000 girls' in India every year

The figure does not include girls who are aborted simply for their gender, the researchers say.

Gender bias kills 239,000 girls in India every year: Study

Politics

India's BJP leads in southern state

BJP is leading in elections in Karnataka but fails to cross the halfway mark required to form a government.

In boost to Modi, India's BJP leads in Karnataka

Asia

Indian opposition politician charged over wife's death

Member of parliament from opposition Congress party charged with 'abetment to suicide' four years after wife's death.

Congress politician Shashi Tharoor charged over wife's death

Pakistan

Ex-Pakistan PM Sharif slammed for Mumbai attack remark

Former prime minister faces criticism for saying non-state actors from Pakistan were behind 2008 attacks in Indian city.

Pakistan's ex-PM Nawaz Sharif slammed for Mumbai attack comments

Opinion

It's time to address online violence against women in India

Online abuse is leaving Indian women feeling vulnerable and not empowered.

Mariya Salim

by Mariya Salim

Mariya Salim

Asia

Modi uses soft power to mend ties with Nepal

Indian prime minister highlights religious and cultural linkages between the two neighbours during his two-day trip.

India's Modi uses cultural ties to mend ties with Nepal

Asia

India's Prime Minister Modi on two-day state visit to Nepal

Not everyone in Janakpur is celebrating Modi's visit, with many still angry about India's five-month blockade in 2015.

Asia

India's Modi slammed for false claims as key vote nears

Prime minister faces accusations of distorting history during campaign speeches in Karnataka state.

India's Modi slammed for false claims as key vote nears

India

More dust storms hit northern India

Haboobs roll across cities, tearing down trees and power lines in Rajasthan and other states in northern India.

More dust storms hit northern India

Asia

Asifa rape and murder: Court moves trial of out of Kashmir

India's Supreme Court has ruled that the trial of the men accused of the rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl must be moved to another state after her family and lawyer said they faced death threats.