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India pays low-key Indira Gandhi tribute 30 years after assassination

New Delhi - India's president Pranab Mukherjee, members of Nehru-Gandhi family and Congress leaders paid a low-key tribute Friday to Indira Gandhi on the 30th anniversary of the ex-premier's assassination.

Burger King is bringing beef-free Whoppers to India

Next month Burger King will arrive in India, and diners will have the chance to eat the newest version of its Whopper sandwich, but it will be a beef-free version.

Indian PM Modi urges graduates to contribute to medical science

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered the convocation address at the country's premier All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), urging the young graduates to "step up medical research to keep pace with a changing world."

India 'love jihad' claims fuel Hindu-Muslim tensions

New Delhi - When a Hindu woman tearfully claimed to national media recently she had been kidnapped, raped and forcibly converted to Islam, India's religious hardliners seized the chance to hike their "love jihad" fears.

Footballer dies after goal celebration goes terribly wrong

What was supposed to be a moment of elation quickly turned into one of great sadness, as an Indian footballer died after his acrobatic goal celebration went terribly wrong.

Pres. Obama to seek extra funding as he continues Ebola fight

With the U.S. mid-term elections a scant two weeks away, Pres. Barack Obama is busy seeking solutions to the Ebola virus scare. Bloomberg News reported the president will do so, at least in part, by asking Congress for more funding to fight the disease.

India PM's party tightens grip on power with thumping poll wins

Mumbai - India's right-wing ruling party secured strong victories on Sunday in two important state elections, tightening its grip on power after storming to power nationally five months ago.

Top south Indian politician freed on bail

New Delhi - A powerful south Indian film-star turned-politician, jailed last month for corruption, was freed on bail Saturday and drew a jubilant reception from supporters.

Terminally ill child’s wish to be police commissioner granted

Thanks to the efforts of Make a Wish Foundation India, a 10-year-old terminally ill boy’s wish to become the police commissioner just for one day was granted.

PM Narendra Modi announces Rs. 1,000 crore for Hudhud-hit areas

Narendra Modi, the prime minister of India, declared that Andhra Pradesh will be given an interim assistance of Rs. 1,000 crore so that the state can immediately start relief work in areas devastated by Cyclone Hudhud.

Chetan Bhagat to promote 'Half Girlfriend' on TV show

Chetan Bhagat, the Indian author who has authored several bestsellers in English, has been attracting a great deal of media attention for 'Half Girlfriend', his latest novel, which is now in the process of being converted into a movie.

Little boy lost finds his way back home using Google Earth

A five-year old Indian boy who went missing from his home in 1986 has found his mother after discovering the place he grew up in on Google Earth.

Three killed as Cyclone Hudhud slams into India's east coast

Visakhapatnam - Three people were killed Sunday despite a mass evacuation when Cyclone Hudhud slammed into India's east coast with winds of almost 200 kilometres (125 miles) per hour, downing power lines and closing roads and railways.

India starts evacuations as cyclone hurtles towards east coast

Visakhapatnam - India on Saturday began evacuating thousands of people from fishing villages as it braced for Cyclone Hudhud barrelling towards its east coast, officials said.

Indians to celebrate Karva Chauth with a twist

Karva Chauth, a one-day festival celebrated in some parts of north India, falls on October 11 this year. Married women fast on this day, and pray for the health and well-being of their husbands.

Toledo Museum of Art to return 1000-year-old Ganesha statue

The Toledo Museum of Art (TMA) in Ohio, has agreed to return a 1,000-year-old bronze idol of the Hindu deity Ganesha, which had been bought from Subhash Kapoor, who is currently in jail in India for smuggling of antiquities.

Kashmir strikes ease after days of heavy fighting

Srinagar - Fighting in the disputed Kashmir region eased on Friday after days of cross-border strikes by Indian and Pakistani forces left at least 20 civilians dead and forced thousands more from their homes.

India farmers fight Coca-Cola as their groundwater disappears

Farmers in India fight Coca-Cola as their groundwater disappears at ten times the rate it used to; farmers blame the bottling line located less than a mile from their farms for depleting their water supply in area classified as "critical" for groundwater.

Earth's most wondrous cities narrowed to 14 finalists

Barcelona - The modern seven most wondrous cities of the world will be revealed Dec. 7 from a list of 14 finalists scattered throughout Earth's six inhabited continents.

TV channel Colors to launch serial on emperor Ashoka's life

Indian TV channel Colors has announced production of a new serial "Chakravartin Ashoka Samrat", which will feature the life of the third century BC Mauryan emperor Ashoka.
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