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Frenzied nights of fireworks to celebrate the Hindu festival of Diwali turns the air in New Delhi to toxic 'airpocalypse' levels
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says 8 countries would be at least temporarily exempt from the ban on buying Iranian oil due to special circumstances or so as not to disrupt energy markets
This is second tiger to be killed this week in India
Disputes erupt after the tiger's killing as media reports say it was shot in Yavatmal forest with no attempt to tranquilize her
Controversies abound amid the fanfare of the inauguration of the 182-meter statue of India's independence hero Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
Attackers set ablaze two cars and a scooter outside the ashram in the early morning attack
Many of the victims are dismembered beyond recognition and police said it will take several days to complete the identification of the dead
The Department of Foreign Affairs says manning agency EVIC Human Resource Management Inc has booked the tickets of the seafarers who were abandoned by their employers for more than 3 months
'Passengers' safety is paramount and the driver cannot risk it by allowing a monkey on the steering,' the government's road transport corporation says
Russia's Vladimir Putin and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi hug as they went into talks in New Delhi
Experts say India needs the sophisticated S-400 air defense system to fill critical gaps in its defense capabilities
The United Nations warns India that returning the men ignores the persecution they faced in Myanmar, and is a "flagrant denial" of their right to protection
'Thinking of adultery from a point of view of criminality is a retrograde step,' unanimously declared the five-judge bench of the Supreme Court
The ruling of the Supreme Court draws a line under many years of legal challenges from critics, who said Aadhaar threatened individual privacy and risked turning the world's second-most populous nation into a surveillance state
The Indian foreign ministry says the cancellation follows the 'latest brutal killings of our security personnel by Pakistan-based entities and the recent release of a series of 20 postage stamps by Pakistan glorifying a terrorist and terrorism'
Rajendra Pachauri is charged under various counts including sexual assault, harassment and criminal intimidation, according to the complainant's lawyer
The bus carrying 80 people was returning from the Hindu temple of Kondagattu Anjaneya Swamy in the hilly southern state of Telangana when it skids off the road
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A company has offered to provide special footwear for Asiad heptathlon gold winner Swapna Barman
Around a million people are still packed into temporary relief camps and 15 are reported missing
Netflix and Blumhouse’s first foray into Hindi-language horror exerts effort to enrich its world but fails to maximize elements in creating scares
(UPDATED) Some 353,000 people have taken shelter in 3,026 relief camps as thousands of army, navy, and air force troops fan out to help those still stranded
(UPDATED) Authorities have warned that rains and strong winds are predicted for many parts of Kerala on Saturday and Sunday, August 18 and 19
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi leads the procession through Delhi to the leafy cremation grounds near the sacred Yamuna River.
Stepping up its rivalry with China, India has invested heavily in its space program in the past decade
Local media reports say the suspect, who had been hired by the school just a month ago, pulled the girl into a secluded water-pump room just as she was leaving to go home
Police say fire erupted inside a room that stores dynamite sticks used for blasting holes in the quarry's rock walls
A new draft register of citizens includes only those able to prove they were in Assam before 1971, when millions fled Bangladesh's war of independence into the state, and their descendants
Only one passenger is believed to have survived the accident in Raigad district of Maharashtra state
Other awardees of Asia's equivalent of the Nobel Prize are Youk Chang of Cambodia, Maria de Lourdes Martins Cruz of East Timor, Bharat Vatwani and Sonam Wangchuk of India, and Vo Thi Hoang Yen of Vietnam
WhatsApp says it will test limiting the ability to forward messages and cap at 5 the number of contacts or groups that messages can be forwarded to.
(UPDATED) Three bodies are pulled so far from under tons of concrete and metal from the building, which was still under construction when it gave way late Tuesday in Greater Noida just east of the capital
Among those arrested are the 300-room building's security guards, plumber and elevator operator, state police say.
(UPDATED)The government directive comes after police earlier this month arrested a nun and a worker at one of the Missionaries of Charity order's homes over allegations that at least 5 infants were sold for potentially thousands of dollars
The men are arrested over the murder of 27-year-old Mohammad Azam, who was attacked along with two friends by a 2,000-strong mob in southern Karnataka state's Bidar district late Friday
China ranks 4th in a list of countries most trusted by Filipinos, based on a Pulse Asia survey commissioned by the Stratbase Albert del Rosario Institute
Horrified onlookers watch as the 19-year-old strikes a concrete landing after being shoved off a ledge by the instructor. The whole incident is captured on video and provokes outrage after the footage goes viral on social media.
The decision by Samsung comes at a critical time for the South Korean electronics giant, which is facing a tough battle from Chinese competitors for the control of India's massive smartphone market
Four men are convicted in September 2013 for murder, gang rape, theft, conspiracy and 'unnatural acts' after a 7-month trial in a fast-track court. Only 3 of them are involved in the appeal rejected on Monday.
'It is against our moral convictions. We are carefully looking into the matter. We will take all the necessary precautions that this kind of incident never happens again,' a statement from the Missionaries of Charity organization says.
Police say the infant was sold to a family in neighbouring Uttar Pradesh state for $1,700 by the two suspects
Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa becomes the world's second youngest chess grandmaster ever
The world's biggest furniture retailer says it is 'very bullish and excited about the Indian market'
While proponents of a national ID system in the Philippines argue it will improve government services, examples from other countries show the many uses of a national ID beyond government functions
Chinese President Xi Jinping says this year, they would 'draw up a blueprint for the SCO's future growth'
The harassment might have taken its toll on the physical and emotional well-being of Rana Ayyub, but she vows never to be silenced
'They were taking selfies in front of the Taj when a group of monkeys attacked them,' says a tourist officer
Separatist groups call for a strike and a protest march to a city square. Main roads leading to the square are barricaded to stop anyone getting in.
The nearly 30-day halt is the first of its kind in Indian-controlled Kashmir for nearly two decades, and follows an escalation of violence in recent months in the Muslim-majority Himalayan region
'Around 22 percent of the overall mortality burden of females under 5 (in India) is therefore due to gender bias,' says international research group