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Bollywood film set to screen after Pakistani actor ban

New Delhi - A top Bollywood movie mired in controversy for featuring a Pakistani actor will open as scheduled in India after an industry body agreed to ban actors from across the border in future.

Fossils of new dinosaur have been found in outback of Australia

A species of dinosaur has been found in the outback of Australia, a giant creature that lived almost a hundred million years ago. It's already been given a name, one derived from the couple who discovered it and the land it was found upon.

Indian washermen keep tradition alive despite daily grind

New Delhi - Standing knee deep in a cement tank of milky water, Dinesh Kumar dunks clothes before vigorously scrubbing them with a brush at an outdoor laundry in the Indian capital.

62-year-old Spanish woman gives birth to her third child

A 62-year-old woman in Northern Spain has given birth to her third child and is encouraging other older women with a desire to give birth to go ahead and do it. She gave birth to the baby girl last week.

Suu Kyi says Myanmar struggling to establish democracy

New Delhi - Myanmar is struggling to establish full democracy after 50 years of military rule, de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi said Wednesday following a deadly military lockdown in restive Rakhine state.

Indian police fear US tax scam spread across country

Mumbai - A multi-million-dollar racket that used fake Indian call centres to trick US citizens into paying bogus tax bills may be the tip of the iceberg, with police warning similar scams could be operating across the country.

India hospital fire toll rises to 20, staff suspended

New Delhi - Three staff at an Indian hospital have been suspended after a deadly blaze in the intensive care unit, authorities said on Tuesday, as the toll from the disaster rose to 20.

Modi hosts BRICS leaders amid bloc's economic woes

- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will host leaders of the BRICS emerging powers on Sunday at a summit seeking to boost trade ties and help overcome the bloc's economic woes.

Stampede kills 24 at religious gathering in India

Varanasi - A stampede at a religious gathering in northern India killed at least 24 people Saturday as thousands of devotees of a controversial guru tried to cross a bridge at once, police said.

Modi, Putin set to sign energy deals ahead of BRICS

- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin are set to sign lucrative energy and defence deals Saturday, aimed at shoring up economic ties between the long-time allies.

Modi hosts BRICS leaders as bloc beset by economic woes

New Delhi - Prime Minister Narendra Modi will look to reinvigorate the BRICS group of emerging nations at a summit this weekend with India seen as a bright spot in a bloc whose clout has been undermined by economic woes.

Militants killed as three-day Indian Kashmir gunbattle ends

Srinagar - A gunbattle which lasted almost three days in Indian Kashmir ended Wednesday with the killing of two militants holed up inside a government building, as the region reels from deadly unrest.

Seven killed in India after truck rams into festival crowd

New Delhi - At least seven people have been killed and eight more injured after a truck rammed into a crowd near a busy Hindu temple in central India, police said Monday.

Man gets bitten by snake while trying to snap selfie

The craze of taking ‘selfies’ (photographs of oneself) shows no sign of abating. Neither do the bizarre accidents associated with the act of selfie taking.

Boy's killing sparks fresh clashes, curfew in Indian Kashmir

Srinagar - Indian-administered Kashmir's main city came under curfew again after thousands clashed with government forces during the funeral of boy killed in protests, police said Saturday.

Indian police arrest 70 for income tax scam targeting Americans

After a series of raids in and around Mumbai, police have charged 70 people and are questioning more than 600 more regarding allegations they were running a scam to defraud American taxpayers by posing as IRS officials.

Three suspected rebels killed in Indian Kashmir attack

Srinagar - Indian soldiers Thursday killed three suspected militants who tried to attack an army base in Indian Kashmir, officers said, the latest incident to have hiked tensions with archrival Pakistan.

India police detain pigeon with threatening Modi note

New Delhi - Indian police said Monday they have taken a pigeon into custody after it was found carrying a warning note to Prime Minister Narendra Modi near the nation's heavily militarised border with Pakistan.

One dead in suspected rebel attack on Indian Kashmir army camp

New Delhi - Suspected militants fired on an army camp in Indian Kashmir late Sunday killing one trooper, police said, two weeks after a similar deadly attack that spiked tensions between arch rivals India and Pakistan.

India ratifies historic Paris climate change pact

New Delhi - India, the world's third biggest carbon emitter, ratified the Paris agreement on climate change on Sunday on the birthday of the country's famously ascetic independence leader Mahatma Gandhi.India, with a population of 1.
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