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Low-cost prostheses offer Indian amputees a second chance

Jaipur - Vishnu Kumar had barely reached adulthood when he lost his limbs in a freak electrical accident, seemingly condemning him to the life of penury endured by millions of amputees in India.

Defence firms eye billion-dollar chance for 'made in India'

New Delhi - India has drawn up a shopping list for tens of billions of dollars of foreign fighter jets, armoured vehicles, submarines and helicopters but it will only sign the cheques if they are made in India.

At least 23 dead, dozens hurt as train derails in India

New Delhi - At least 23 people were killed and dozens injured after an express train derailed in north India Saturday, officials said, as rescuers clambered across mangled carriages to pull passengers from the wreckage.

10 dead as train derails in India

New Delhi - Ten people were killed and dozens injured when an express train derailed in north India on Saturday, an official said.

Nearly 600 dead in S. Asia floods

New Delhi - Nearly 600 people have died and millions have been affected by monsoon floods in South Asia, officials said Saturday, as relief and rescue operations continued.

India welcomes US blacklisting Kashmiri militant group

New Delhi - India on Friday welcomed the United States' blacklisting of Kashmiri separatist group Hizbul Mujahideen as a terrorist organisation.

Raj all the rage as India marks 70 years of independence

Mumbai - As India marks the 70th anniversary of its independence this year, a slew of movies tackling its colonial history are hitting cinema screens, including a controversial account of partition by the director of "Bend it Like Beckham".

10-year-old India rape victim gives birth to baby girl

New Delhi - A 10-year-old rape victim whose plea for an abortion was rejected by India's Supreme Court has given birth to a baby girl, a doctor said Thursday.

'Rot is deep' at Indian hospital where 85 children died

Gorakhpur - Inside the decrepit children's ward at an Indian hospital where 85 infants died last week, Ram Prasad prayed his two-year-old daughter would escape the same fate as he scanned the overcrowded hallways for a doctor.

India, China troops in high-altitude clash: officials

Srinagar - Indian and Chinese troops clashed briefly on a disputed area of land in the Himalayas, officials said Wednesday, exacerbating tensions during a months-long standoff between the two armies.

Modi says India will fight foreign threats

New Delhi - India is strong enough to defend its borders against any threat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in an Independence Day speech as the nation faces a frontier showdown with China and aggravated tensions with Pakistan.

Weekend child deaths push India hospital toll to 85

Gorakhpur - Twenty-five children died over the weekend at a northern India government hospital that suffered oxygen shortages, taking the overall death toll to 85, authorities told AFP .

Four arrested in India for leaking 'Game of Thrones' episode

Mumbai - Four people have been arrested in India for leaking an episode from HBO's "Game of Thrones" television series before it was aired in the country, police said Monday.

70 years of pain across the India-Pakistan border

Bhasin - From barbed grins in a carefully synchronised daily flag ceremony to murderous exchanges across barbed wire in Kashmir, the India-Pakistan border is a 70-year-old scar that will not heal.

Partition at 70 — the numbers that divided a subcontinent

New Delhi - As India prepares to mark 70 years of independence from the British, and Pakistan the anniversary of its birth, we look at some of the numbers behind this defining event known as Partition.

After desperate bid to save daughter, father seeks 'truth' about Indian hospital

Gorakhpur - Mohammad Zahid battled exhaustion to keep a manual pump pushing air into his five-year-old daughter but slowly the life went out of Khushi, one of dozens of children who died at a Gorakhpur hospital that ran out of oxygen.

Outrage mounts over dozens of infant deaths at India hospital

Gorakhpur - A key ally of Prime Minister Narendra Modi was facing calls Sunday for his resignation after dozens of children died at a government hospital in northern India that suffered oxygen shortages.

'Partition is not over': Pakistani Hindus find little refuge in India

Jodhpur - For decades, Jogdas dreamed of moving to India to escape the persecution he suffered as a Hindu in Muslim Pakistan. But the reality of life over the border is a far cry from those dreams.

India-Pakistan: Voices of the Partition

New Delhi - This month marks 70 years since British India split into two nations -- Hindu-majority India and Muslim-majority Pakistan -- and millions were uprooted in one of the largest mass migrations in history.

64 deaths at India hospital without oxygen

Lucknow - At least 64 children have died over six days at a government hospital in northern India that suffered oxygen shortages, officials said Saturday.
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