India

India's female addicts battle gender bias, social stigma, poverty

Although women attend rehabilitation centres, they are at risk of relapse because of family, social and work pressures.

India's female addicts battle gender bias, social stigma, poverty

India

Suspected Maoist rebels kill five ahead of Chhattisgarh polls

The third such attack in two weeks comes a day before Prime Minister Modi addresses an election rally in the state.

Suspected Maoist rebels kill five ahead of Chhattisgarh polls

India

Indian villagers crush tiger to death with tractor

Tigress run over with tractor in revenge for man's death two days after another tigress was shot by forest officials.

India: Villagers crush man-eating tiger to death with tractor

Weather

Delhi air 'hazardous', doctors sound alarm

The US embassy in New Delhi said its air pollution index breached the 'hazardous' level upper limit.

India: Delhi pollution level deteriorates to 'hazardous' category

Weather

Heavy snowfall hits India's Himalayan states

Winter sets in early across parts of northern India, leading to widespread disruption for many.

Heavy snowfall hits India's Himalayan states

Business & Economy

Why India's Modi wants more control over central bank

Undermining central bank independence could be 'potentially catastrophic' says top official from Reserve Bank of India.

Why India's Modi wants more control over the central bank

Asia

India: Suspected separatists shoot dead five in Assam

Authorities suspect a faction of the banned group ULFA is behind the killing of five ethnic Bengalis in Tinsukia.

India: Suspected separatists shoot dead five in Assam

Asia

India: Ex-policemen get life term for 1987 massacre of Muslims

Court convicts 16 retired policemen for murdering 42 Muslim men in Hashimpura village in Uttar Pradesh state.

India: Ex-policemen get life term for 1987 massacre of Muslims

Asia

Modi unveils towering statue of India's independence leader

The $430m Statue of Unity is being seen as PM Narendra Modi's bid to undermine rivals in Nehru-Gandhi family.

Asia

TV journalist, two policemen killed in India rebel attack

The TV cameraman was escorting police on a patrol in Chhattisgarh state, when their vehicles were attacked.

TV journalist, two policemen killed in India rebel attack

Asia Pacific

Abe and Modi to discuss trade, security in Japan summit

Japanese prime minister welcomes his Indian counterpart before the launch of formal talks in Tokyo on Monday.

Abe and Modi to discuss trade, security in Japan summit

Kashmir

Encounters, civilian deaths keep Kashmir on boil

More and more ordinary Kashmiris come out in support of armed rebels as violence escalates and death toll rises.

Encounters, civilian deaths keep Kashmir on boil

Weather

India's air quality plummets to worst possible category

The level of PM2.5, tiny particulate matter that can clog lungs, is over six times higher than the WHO safe level.

India's air quality plummets to worst possible category

Asia

Indian officials raid Amnesty International's regional office

Enforcement Directorate, an agency that probes financial crimes, accuses Amnesty of violating donation rules.

Indian officials raid Amnesty International's regional office

India

Guinness Rishi: The elderly Indian obsessed with breaking records

Har Prakash Rishi's stunts include holding 496 straws in his mouth and tattooing his body to gulping ketchup in seconds.

Guinness Rishi: The elderly Indian obsessed with breaking records