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  • 26 killed in India road accident

    At least 26 people are killed when a truck carrying them skids off the road and overturns in Bhavanagar district of the western Indian state of Gujarat.

  • BJP leads in Tripura, Nagaland; Congress ahead in Meghalaya

    India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party appears on course to dethrone the 25-year-old rule of the Left parties in Tripura state and capture power in alliance with a regional party in Nagaland while Congress is poised to be the single largest party in Meghalaya as counting of votes in the elections to the three north-eastern states neared the end.

  • 10 Maoists killed in India’s Chhattisgarh

    At least 10 Maoists, including a top leader, are gunned down in an encounter near Telangana-Chhattisgarh border in India.

  • 18 killed in massive explosion at Indian wedding: official

    Rescuers have discovered nine more bodies beneath the ruins of an Indian hotel, bringing the known death toll from an explosion which tore through a wedding party to 18, an official says.

  • Ex-Maldives president urges India to resolve crisis

    Maldives ex-president Mohamed Nasheed calls for India to send an envoy backed by its military to free Supreme Court judges and other detainees held by the government following the imposition of a state of emergency in the Indian Ocean archipelago.

  • India's budget focuses on rural economy ahead of elections

    India unveils its budget for the fiscal year starting April 1 on Thursday, in what is being seen as a test for Prime Minister Narendra Modi to maintain fiscal discipline without stifling economic growth ahead of general elections next year.

  • Making CCTV cameras mandatory in local buses

    The 2012 Nirbhaya incident in Delhi shook the world. The aftermath of this harrowing incident not only raised concerns for female commuters but gave rise to a whole lot of similar incidents.

  • SA beat India by 72 runs in Cape Town

    Seamer Vernon Philander takes career-best figures as rampant South Africa claim a 72-run victory over India at Newlands on Monday.

  • Mumbai shopping complex fire kills 14

    At least 14 people including 12 women are killed and 19 others injured when a fire broke out in a roof-top pub of a building during a birthday celebration shortly after midnight in Mumbai, officials say.

  • India's 'moonwalking' traffic cop turns heads

    He is inspired by Bollywood and has a Freddie Mercury-style moustache -- but it is the Michael Jackson dance moves of traffic cop Ranjeet Singh that grab attention on India's chaotic streets.

  • India dismiss Sri Lanka for 215 in 3rd ODI

    Opener Upul Tharanga made 95 before Sri Lanka are bowled out for 215 in 44.5 overs in the third and deciding one-day international against India in Visakhapatnam.

  • Talaq ‘to be’ a punishable offence in India

    India has approved a bill identifying an instant ‘talaq’ as punishable offence, which would give Muslim women the right to seek maintenance in case of triple ‘talaq’.

  • 8 donkeys, ‘jailed’ for destroying plants in India

    Eight donkeys, detained by Orai jail authorities for damaging plants and causing injury to children near prison premises, are released to their owners in India’s Uttar Pradesh.

  • Pujara, Vijay pummel Sri Lanka

    Opener Murali Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara hit sublime centuries to put India in command of the second Test against Sri Lanka on Saturday.

  • New Delhi

    Emergency in New Delhi as smog thickens

    The Indian capital declares a pollution emergency and banns the entry of trucks and construction activity as a toxic smog hung over the city for a third day and air quality worsens by the hour.

  • India draw level with 6-wicket win

    Half-centuries from Shikhar Dhawan and Dinesh Karthik fired India to a comfortable six-wicket win over New Zealand after a pitch-

  • Bangladesh comes first

    India's External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj yesterday said Bangladesh comes first among all of India's neighbours as part of a neighbourhood policy her government adopted.

  • Indian military helicopter crashes near China border, 7 dead

    An Indian airforce helicopter crashes in a remote mountain region near the border with China, killing all seven personnel on board, officials says.

  • Rohingya influx: Delhi pledges full support for Dhaka

    India yesterday pledged its full support to Bangladesh to effectively cope with different dimensions of the crisis emanating from the

  • South Korean Ambassador to Bangladesh, Ahn Seong-doo calls upon the international community to help Bangladesh in addressing the Rohingya crisis.

    India-Bangladesh foreign secys to meet over Rohingya issue

    Bangladesh Foreign Secretary Shahidul Haque is likely to meet Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar when the Rohingya crisis is expected to be discussed, Indian media reports.

  • India introduces online visa processing payment

    India launches cashless visa services for visa seekers, enabling Bangladeshis to make the payment of visa processing fees via credit or debit cards.

  • Bangladesh awarded for success in hygiene

    Bangladesh has been awarded the “India Today Safaigiri Awards” for achieving remarkable success in public sanitation, hygiene and cleanliness.

  • 3 killed as militants attack BSF camp in Kashmir

    Indian police today kills two militants who has attacked a security camp next to the main airport in the disputed Kashmir region, officials say.

  • Stop Rohingya exodus

    India has asked Myanmar security forces to take steps to prevent further Rohingya exodus and encourage their safe and sustainable return from Bangladesh, reiterating its concern over the issue at the just concluded UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.

  • Rohingya refugee

    India stands by Bangladesh

    India stands by Bangladesh in diplomatic and humanitarian ways for addressing the Rohingya crisis, Indian High Commissioner to

  • India has no right to mistreat refugees: HRW

    Human Rights Watch slams Indian authorities for “mistreating” the Rohingya refugees and said the country had no rights to conduct such behaviour.

  • Rohingya refugee

    India sending fresh relief to Rohingyas in Bangladesh

    India is sending a fresh consignment of relief material for Rohingya refugees who have taken shelter in Bangladesh following persecution in Myanmar.

  • Rohingya refugee

    India using chilli sprays, stun grenades to dissuade Rohingya influx

    India has stepped up security along its largely porous eastern border with Bangladesh and is using "chilli and stun grenades" to block the entry of Rohingya Muslims fleeing from violence in their homeland of Myanmar, officials have said

  • The famed ‘Falahari Baba’ of Rajasthan in India is arrested after he was charged with raping a 21-year-old woman at his ashram in Alwar.

    India’s 'Falahari Baba' charged with rape

    At a time when self-declared godmen and "saints" are in the public glare, the famed "Falahari Baba" in Rajasthan has been charged with raping a 21-year-old woman at his ashram, reports NDTV.

  • Grenade attack kills 3 in Kashmir

    Three civilians have been killed and 23 others wounded after suspected rebels Thursday lobbed a grenade at a motorcade of a local government minister in Indian-controlled Kashmir, police said.