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Indian MP admits hitting air steward 25 times with slipper

Mumbai - An Indian politician brazenly admitted on Thursday that he hit a steward on an Air India flight 25 times with his slipper during a row over a seat.

India beefs up security at Taj Mahal after IS threat

Agra - India has boosted security at the Taj Mahal after a pro-Islamic State group reportedly warned of attacks in the country and threatened the 17th century monument to love, police said Friday.

Indian police say murdered Irish woman also raped

Mumbai - A young Irish woman who was murdered in the popular Indian tourist destination of Goa was also raped, police said Thursday.

Modi party wins India's biggest state, strengthens grip on power

New Delhi - Narendra Modi's party won a landslide victory in India's most populous state on Saturday in a massive vote of confidence for the prime minister halfway into his first term.

31 workers convicted over killing at Indian car plant

New Delhi - An Indian court convicted 31 workers Friday over an outburst of deadly violence at a car plant in 2012, including 13 for murder, during one of the country's worst episodes of labour unrest.

India moves 1000-tonne historic armoury to lay rail track

Mysore - Dozens of workers are using cranes and jacks to shove and push a 1,000-tonne, 18th century armoury to make way for a new rail track in a southern Indian state.

'World's heaviest woman' has surgery in India, loses 100 kgs

Mumbai - Indian doctors said Thursday that an Egyptian who is believed to be the world's heaviest woman had successfully undergone weight-loss surgery after losing over 100 kilograms (220 pounds).

Indian state challenges Salman Khan arms acquittal

Jaipur - Indian authorities have challenged a court's decision to acquit Bollywood superstar Salman Khan over the use of unlicensed firearms to kill protected wildlife almost two decades ago.

India child protection officers held in trafficking probe

Kolkata - Two child protection officers have been arrested for alleged links with a trafficking gang that ran illegal adoption centres in eastern India selling children to foreign couples, police said Saturday.

India's top diplomat to visit US after Kansas killing

New Delhi - New Delhi's top diplomat will travel to Washington this week for talks with US officials as anger grows over the death of an Indian expatriate in a suspected hate crime.

India arrests heads of adoption centre over trafficking

Kolkata - Indian police said Tuesday they have arrested the heads of an adoption centre suspected of selling at least 17 children to foreign couples, the latest trafficking scandal to hit the country.

Seven killed in Indian Kashmir gunbattles

Srinagar - Three soldiers and four suspected militants were killed in separate gunbattles in Indian-administered Kashmir on Tuesday, officials said, marking an uptick in violence in the restive region.

Incoming leader of India's Tamil Nadu state jailed

New Delhi - India's Supreme Court jailed the anointed next leader of Tamil Nadu for four years for corruption Tuesday, heightening the turmoil in a state still reeling from the death of its long-time matriarch.

Test for Modi as India's biggest state votes

Connaught Place - Millions of voters in India's most populous state cast their ballots Saturday in a contest seen as a key test for Narendra Modi halfway through his first term as prime minister.

'World's heaviest woman' to fly to India for surgery

Mumbai - An Egyptian believed to be the world's heaviest woman will fly to India for weight reduction surgery Saturday after intervention from the country's foreign minister ensured her a visa.

Indian doctor pulls live cockroach from woman's head

New Delhi - It's the stuff of nightmares -- a cockroach crawls up your nose in the middle of the night, burrows in and drives you mad with scratching behind your eyes. But for one Indian woman, this horror story proved all too real.

Political novice to become next head of Indian state

Chennai - A former video cassette seller with close ties to Tamil Nadu's late leader will become the next chief minister of the Indian state, capping a remarkable rise for the political novice.

Indian space agency plans to launch 103 satellites next month

For the Indian Space Agency Organization (ISRO), it's not a matter of how many satellites they can launch at one time, but the cost-cutting measures used while maintaining the safety and integrity of the launch.

India lifts ATM limit from Feb 1 as cash crunch eases

New Delhi - Limits on ATM withdrawals will be partially lifted from February 1, India's central bank said Monday, as a cash crunch sparked by the ban on high-value rupee notes eases.

India looks to ease pain from cash crunch in budget

New Delhi - India's government is expected to ramp up spending in its latest budget this week, seeking to ease the pain from a ban on high-value banknotes that slammed the brakes on the world's fastest-growing major economy.
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