The death toll in eastern India from torrential late monsoon rains has risen to nearly 140, officials said Tuesday as hospitals and schools were inundated with dirty rainwater.Full Story
At least 44 people were killed and thousands moved to relief camps because of flooding caused by torrential rains in northern India's Uttar Pradesh state, officials told AFP Saturday.Full Story
Pakistan fired back Wednesday at New Delhi's "jingoistic rhetoric" after India's foreign minister vowed to retake Islamabad's portion of the disputed Kashmir region as tensions flare between the nuclear-armed rivals.Full Story
India's space agency said it lost touch Saturday with its Vikram lunar lander as it made its final approach to moon's south pole to deploy a rover to search for signs of water.
The fate of the lander — whether it crashed or landed — wasn't immediately known. A successful landing would have made India just the fourth country to land a vessel on the lunar surface, and only the third nation to operate a robotic rover there.Full Story
After living in India all his life, father-of-two Gokul Chandra Saha woke up last weekend to learn he was among almost two million people in the religiously diverse state of Assam that the government had suddenly deemed to be foreigners.Full Story
Almost two million people in northeast India were left facing statelessness on Saturday after the state of Assam published a citizenship list aimed at weeding out "foreign infiltrators", in a process the central government wants to replicate nationwide.Full Story
India and Pakistan exchanged "heavy" cross-border fire on Saturday, after New Delhi's move to strip the restive Kashmir region of its autonomy prompted a rare meeting of the UN Security Council.Full Story
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi defended his government's controversial measure to strip the disputed Kashmir region of its statehood and special constitutional provisions in an Independence Day speech Thursday, as about 4 million Kashmiris stayed indoors for the 11th day of an unprecedented security lockdown and communications blackout.
In his live address from the capital's Mughal-era Red Fort, Modi said that Kashmir's previous status — some political autonomy and a ban on outsiders buying land and taking public sector jobs in the Muslim-majority Himalayan region — had fueled a movement for separatism and was unjust for Kashmiri women, because the law said that they lost their inheritance rights if marrying a person from outside the region.Full Story
India issued a fresh flood alert Wednesday for parts of the southern state of Kerala, as the nationwide death toll from the annual monsoon deluge rose to at least 244.Full Story
Restrictions on freedom of movement in the Indian-controlled part of Kashmir will be eased after Independence Day on Thursday, the state governor has said, although phone lines and the internet will remain cut off.
Satya Pal Malik told Wednesday's Times of India that communications will stay blocked as India's government relaxes its clampdown since it stripped the region of its autonomy in early August.Full Story