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Heavy monsoon rains trap more than 40 people after a building crumbled in southern Mumbai's congested Dongri area, with rescuers and volunteers struggling to conduct their search among the narrow lanes
The downpours – which stretch from June to September – can turn deadly, and wreak havoc again this year across India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Pakistan-administered Kashmir
(UPDATED) Heavy monsoon rains leave more than 100 dead across South Asia
The countdown is halted 56 minutes and 24 seconds before the planned liftoff at 2:51 am (9:21 pm GMT on Sunday)
The one-and-a-half-year-old boy, who has gone missing from home, is seen on CCTV falling into a drain overflowing with monsoon rain
These are governments widely criticized for human rights violations, crackdown on dissent, and the stifling of democracy. Some are headed by leaders who bear similarities with President Rodrigo Duterte.
An officer of the rescuing Indo-Tibetan Border Police says, the 'GoPro has proved to be like the black box of an aircraft giving an insight into the last few moments of the climbers'
(UPDATED) The driver is suspected of having fallen asleep before the bus crashed into a railing and fell into a drain between two flyovers on the Yamuna expressway which connects New Delhi with Agra
'As president of the Congress party, I am responsible for the loss of the 2019 election, Gandhi says in a statement on his official Twitter account
Some states in India have introduced special laws to try to curb crimes against people accused of witchcraft and superstition
The search for the eighth climber in the group of 4 Britons, two Americans, one Australian and their Indian guide continue with bad weather hampering the operations in the treacherous terrain
Police body camera records Forsyth County Sheriff deputies discovering on the night of June 6 an infant tied up in a bag and left by a roadside
(UPDATED) Mike Pompeo and Narendra Modi give no news conference, though Pompeo is due to give a statement to media on Wednesday
Indo-Tibetan Border Police spokesman Vivek Kumar Pandey says the bodies would be brought to the base camp from where they will attempt to airlift them down using special choppers
Authorities say it took 5 hours to retrieve the bodies
Authorities say the stamped was triggered after storng winds caused a large marquee to collapse during a religious event attended by thousands
'Despite Indian government statistics indicating that communal violence has increased sharply over the past two years, the Modi administration has not addressed the problem,' the US report international religious freedom finds
Independent journalist Jagendra Singh says in a video recorded in a local hospital he was brought to: 'The motherfuckers poured petrol on me. They jumped over the wall and got in. If they wanted to, they could have arrested me instead.'
So far this month 103 children, mostly under 10 and malnourished, are dead from Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) in the Muzaffarpur area of the eastern state of Bihar
The heatwave – India's second-longest on record – has prompted authorities in part of the northern state, one of the country's poorest, to impose curfew-like restrictions
India's move to increase tariffs on 28 goods from the United States comes after Washington stripped New Delhi of its preferential trade status
Senior health official Vijay Kumar says 49 people have died in 3 districts of the Magadh region
Vayu is classified as a very severe cyclonic storm and India officials are scrambling to evacuate close to 300,000 people living in coastal areas
The mission is India's second to the moon, and if successful, it would put the nation in the league of the US, the former Soviet Union, and China
The Hindu girl is killed over an unpaid loan of $144. Police say the child was thrashed, strangled, and her eyes gouged out.
The case of Fatehveer Singh captured national attention after he fell into the 33-meter (110 feet) deep well in the Punjab state district of Sangrur while playing on Thursday, June 6
They face the death penalty with a minimum of life imprisonment. A seventh man is acquitted while an eighth person, who was underage, faces a separate trial.
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi makes a detour to St Anthony's shrine on the way to President Maithripala Sirisena's office
An Air Force helicopter is hindered by turbulent winds, the risk of further avalanches, the bowl-shaped terrain, the high altitude, and the fact that there is only one possible approach route to the site
'This mountain range is more difficult to scale than Mount Everest. They knowingly risked their lives after changing their plans without informing the authorities,' says an official involved in the operation
(UPDATED) Ghazipur landfill rises by nearly 10 meters a year with no end in sight to its foul-smelling growth. According to East Delhi's superintendent engineer Arun Kumar, it is already more than 65 meters (213 feet) high.
The search operation involving the helicopters and dozens of mountain rescuers has been hampered by poor weather and the remoteness of the area
The 8 missing climbers are said to have scaled an unclimbed summit in the mountain range
Several cities report fears of water shortages as lakes and rivers start to dry up
The United States had a $26.7 billion trade deficit with India from 2017 to 2018
Facing major challenges with the economy, job creation, and a farm debt crisis, Narendra Modi replaces around 3 dozen ministers and deputies from the last administration, bringing in many new lawmakers
The Prime Minister walks up to take his oath of office to a standing ovation, with supporters in the crowd chanting 'Modi, Modi'
Authorities call on armed paramilitary forces to bring the situation under control
As the news of Zakir Musa's death spread on Thursday night, hundreds of protestors spill out on the streets and clash with government forces in many areas, including in the main city of Srinagar
The messages come just hours after Pakistan said it had tested a surface-to-surface ballistic missile capable of carrying conventional and nuclear warheads
India's main opposition Congress party has held Amethi in Uttar Pradesh state since 1967 except for one 3-year stint in 1977-80 and a separate one-year period in 1998-99
(UPDATED) Although final results are yet to be published, a rolling vote count by the election commission shows the Bharatiya Janata Party has ncreased its majority with 302 out of 543 elected lower house seats
After two and a half hours of counting, figures from the Election Commission show Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the lead in 283 seats out of 542 with the rival Congress on just 51.
'My dear Congress party workers. The next 24 hours are important. Stay alert and vigilant. Don't be afraid. You are fighting for the truth,' says Rahul Gandhi, head of the Congress party
The concern of opposition leaders stems from video clips on social media purportedly showing attempts to replace the machines in strongrooms ahead of counting in some places
Polls close at 6 pm in the 7th and final round of voting, ending the world's biggest election with 900 million eligible voters
Archrivals Bharatiya Janata Party and opposition Congress party accuse each other of deploying social media dark arts such as automated bots and trolls to bombard voters with messages, fake and real
Without naming the Asian giant, India and France worry about China's growing economic clout and its territorial claims that have caused tensions in the South China Sea
A hacking group known as Unistellar wipes the content from the unsecured database and leaves a message where discussions could be held to get the data back
The world's biggest poll has been plagued by violence with militants throwing a grenade at a voting booth and shooting dead a local politician in south Kashmir