Babri Masjid demolition “not pre-planned”: Indian court says in ruling

About three decades after the 16th century Babri mosque was razed, a special court in India today acquitted all the 32 people, including Bharatiya Janata Party leaders Lal Krishna Advani, Murli...

India to hold election in Bihar despite surging coronavirus cases

India announces local elections involving millions of voters in the densely packed Bihar state even as it remains set to overtake the United States by next month as the world’s worst-affected...

India proposes air bubble pact with Bangladesh

India proposes to enter into separate air bubble pacts with Bangladesh and four other South Asian countries to resume international flights, Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said today.

Mamata, Jayalalithaa set to retain power, BJP takes Assam

For the first time in India, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) appears all set to form government in the northern state of Assam.

Lawyers beat up India student in court

A student leader from a top Indian university charged with "sedition" has been beaten up in a Delhi court by a group of lawyers.

India crucial to 'next billion online'

Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg says India will be crucial to getting "the next billion online" and helping to combat poverty.

September 30, 2020
September 30, 2020

Babri Masjid demolition “not pre-planned”: Indian court says in ruling

About three decades after the 16th century Babri mosque was razed, a special court in India today acquitted all the 32 people, including Bharatiya Janata Party leaders Lal Krishna Advani, Murli...

September 25, 2020
September 25, 2020

India to hold election in Bihar despite surging coronavirus cases

India announces local elections involving millions of voters in the densely packed Bihar state even as it remains set to overtake the United States by next month as the world’s worst-affected...

August 18, 2020
August 18, 2020

India proposes air bubble pact with Bangladesh

India proposes to enter into separate air bubble pacts with Bangladesh and four other South Asian countries to resume international flights, Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said today.

November 9, 2019
November 9, 2019

‘Bulbul may weaken gradually, cross West Bengal-Bangladesh coasts late tonight’

The severe cyclonic storm “Bulbul” is very likely to weaken gradually and cross West Bengal-Bangladesh coasts between Sagar Islands and Khepupara in Bangladesh across the Sundarbans delta late...

May 3, 2019
May 3, 2019

Cyclone Fani moving towards West Bengal

As severe cyclonic storm Fani hits Puri coast in Odisha, the impact of landfall process has started.

July 14, 2018
July 14, 2018

Indian student pushed off building to her death in safety drill

Indian police arrest a drill instructor who pushed a university student from the ledge above the second floor of a building to her death during a bungled training exercise, officials say.

June 13, 2018
June 13, 2018

4 BSF men killed on Jammu border

Four Indian Border Security Force (BSF) personnel, including an officer, are killed and five wounded in firing by Pakistan Rangers along the International Border (IB) in Samba district of Jammu and...

March 30, 2018
March 30, 2018

Millions of Indian students to resit exam after test leaked

India vows to strengthen its online security after high school exam papers were leaked ahead of crucial tests, forcing millions of students to resit their finals.

November 26, 2017
November 26, 2017

Violated and shamed: Sexual misconduct in Asia

As more victims step out to tell of sexual harassment in the United States and Europe, The Straits Times Asian bureaus look at how the region perceives this rarely publicly-discussed issue.

July 15, 2017
July 15, 2017

Death toll hits 83

Floods in India's northeast have killed at least 83 people and led to the death of three rare one-horned rhinoceros at a national park that has the world's largest concentration of the...