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Severe heat kills dozens in India's Bihar state

Connaught Place - Severe heat has left dozens dead over a 24-hour period in India's Bihar state, as the country enters a third week of searing temperatures, officials said Sunday.

India set to raise tariffs on some US goods: reports

New Delhi - India has decided to raise tariffs on imports of 29 goods from the US after having deferred the move several times since announcing it last year, media reported Saturday.

Seven die cleaning Indian hotel septic tank: police

Ahmedabad - Seven people have suffocated to death while cleaning a hotel septic tank in western India without safety gear, police said Saturday.

Indian doctors to go on strike over workplace assaults

Kolkata - Indian health workers have called a nationwide strike next week to protest over growing safety concerns at work, after three doctors were badly beaten in the state of West Bengal, officials said Friday.

India sends second team to find missing climbers

New Delhi - A second team of mountaineers set off Thursday to look for eight climbers, seven of them foreigners, feared killed on the country's second-highest mountain, officials said.

India plans 'very small' space station after 2022

New Delhi - India plans to establish its own "very small" space station in the next decade as the country gears up for a first manned mission beyond earth. Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chief K.

Indian police clash with Modi supporters in Kolkata

Kolkata - Thousands of supporters of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi clashed with police Wednesday as they marched in Kolkata to protest against weeks of political violence that has claimed at least 12 lives.

Encephalitis from lychees kills 31 children in India: official

Patna - At least 31 children have died in northern India in the last 10 days from a deadly brain disease believed linked to a toxic substance found in lychee fruit, health officials said Wednesday.

Water tankers prove a lifeline for India's parched villages

Shahapur - As Gajanand Dukre parks the water tanker in a drought-stricken Indian village, dozens of locals -- mostly women in saris -- come running with jerry cans, buckets and stainless steel pots.

India finds wreckage of plane missing with 13 on board

New Delhi - Indian authorities Tuesday spotted the wreckage of a plane missing with 13 air force personnel aboard after days of searching a remote mountainous region close to China.

Four passengers die in 'unbearable' heat on Indian train

New Delhi - Four people died in 'unbearable' heat while travelling by train in northern India, which has been in the grip of a heatwave for two weeks, officials and passengers said Tuesday.

Three killed in fresh political violence in India's West Bengal

Kolkata - Three people died in fresh political violence between members of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ruling party and a local rival in restive West Bengal state, authorities said Tuesday.

Indian town on edge after murder of two-year-old girl

New Delhi - Indian authorities Tuesday deployed hundreds of police and suspended the internet in a northern town following the brutal murder of a two-year-old girl over a $144 loan owed by her family.

Indian toddler dies after 110 hours down well

New Delhi - A two-year-old Indian boy stuck in a narrow well for more than four days was pulled out dead on Tuesday, triggering protests over delays in reaching the toddler.

Op-Ed: EPA to make climate change scenarios ‘nicer’

Washington - Andrew Wheeler, the head of the EPA, is worrying about climate change getting bad press. The National Climate Assessment, endorsed by Congress and 12 Federal agencies, is apparently part of the problem.

Indian team treks to find missing climbers on Himalayan slope

New Delhi - Indian mountaineers on Monday began a dangerous trek toward an isolated Himalayan slope in a bid to find the bodies of eight climbers feared killed by an avalanche.

Six escape death sentence for rape, murder of eight-year-old Indian girl

Pathankot - Six men were convicted Monday over the notorious 2018 gang rape and murder in India of an eight-year-old girl from a Muslim nomadic tribe that provoked horror and stoked inter-religious tensions.

4 dead in shootout between rival Indian political parties

Kolkata - Three supporters of India's ruling right-wing party and another from a rival regional party have been killed in a gun battle in West Bengal state, police and a local politician said Sunday.

Heatstroke kills monkeys as India suffers in searing temperatures

New Delhi - A troop of monkeys died from suspected heatstroke in India as scorching temperatures that have lasted more than a week take a mounting toll on humans and animals, media reports said Saturday.

Man killed in fight over water in India amid deadly dust storm

Chennai - A 33-year-old man died after a fight over water in southern India, police said Friday, as the country gasped from extreme heat and storms that killed 24 in the north.
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