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'Humbled' Modi suffers defeats ahead of 2019 India polls

New Delhi - India's ruling party suffered stinging election defeats in at least two stronghold states, results showed Tuesday, in a big blow to Prime Minister Narendra Modi before national polls in 2019.

India's ruling party set to lose key state

New Delhi - India's ruling party looked set to lose power in at least one of three traditional stronghold states releasing election results Tuesday, in a blow to Prime Minister Narendra Modi ahead of national polls in 2019.

India's rupee slides as central bank chief quits

Mumbai - India's rupee plunged on Tuesday after the country's central bank chief quit following a dispute with the government that analysts say raises fears about its independence.

India central bank chief quits after spat with government

New Delhi - The head of India's central bank resigned on Monday following a public spat with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's administration about alleged government interference.

Tens of thousands gather in Delhi in push for Ram temple

New Delhi - Tens of thousands of hardline Hindu protesters marched in New Delhi on Sunday, calling for a grand temple to be built on the ruins of a destroyed mosque in a flashpoint Indian city.

Modi's maharani fights key Indian state election

Jodhpur - An Indian princess allied to Prime Minister Narendra Modi faced a tough battle for re-election on Friday as the hard-fought desert state of Rajasthan went to the polls.

Op-Ed: Military drones; the new wave raises questions

Sydney - New technologies, and more capabilities, and more punch are making drones serious military threats. Theoretically, there is no real limit to what these drains can carry, and deliver to a target.

Tight security for India mosque destruction anniversary

Ayodhya - Some 2,000 baton-wielding Indian police were on duty in the flashpoint city of Ayodhya on Thursday to prevent any clashes around the anniversary of the destruction of a mosque.

British middleman held in India over chopper deal

New Delhi - The alleged British middleman in a dicey helicopter deal between India and an Anglo-Italian firm was remanded in custody on Wednesday after being extradited by the UAE, authorities said.

India pollution watchdog fines Delhi over toxic smog

New Delhi - India's environmental watchdog has slapped New Delhi's government with a $3.5 million fine for failing to enforce rules to reduce smog in the world's most polluted major city, officials said Tuesday.

Two killed in India violence linked to dead cows: police

New Delhi - A violent mob rampaged through villages in northern India on Monday after the discovery of suspected cow carcasses, setting vehicles ablaze and murdering two people including a senior police officer.

Desperate Indian farmers march on parliament

New Delhi - Tens of thousands of farmers and agricultural workers marched towards the Indian parliament Friday demanding debt waivers and higher crop prices, putting pressure on Prime Minister Narendra Modi ahead of 2019 elections.

Desperate Indian farmers march on parliament

New Delhi - Tens of thousands of farmers and agricultural workers marched towards the Indian parliament Friday demanding debt waivers and higher crop prices, putting pressure on Prime Minister Narendra Modi ahead of 2019 elections.

Indian pellet guns in Kashmir kill, blind and enrage

Srinagar - Doctors are fighting to save the right eye of Hiba Jan, the 20-month-old who has become an emblem of India's devastating and highly contentious use of pellet-firing shotguns in Kashmir, where a separatist conflict has raged since 1947.

Calls to leave US missionary's body on tribe's island

New Delhi - Calls have mounted for Indian authorities to abandon efforts to recover the body of a young American killed apparently attempting to convert a hunter-gatherer island tribe to Christianity.

Mumbai attacks anniversary draws solemn tributes and new pressure on Pakistan

Mumbai - India marked the 10th anniversary of the Mumbai terror attacks Monday with ceremonies at sites across the city that became battlegrounds in the wave of violence that killed scores and dealt a critical blow to relations with neighbouring Pakistan.

Eight killed as Kashmir reels from deadly year

Srinagar - Eight people were killed Sunday in violence in Indian-administered Kashmir, capping off one of the deadliest weeks this year in a region already suffering its worst bloodshed in a decade.

Tens of thousands protest in India for controversial Hindu temple

Ayodhya - Tens of thousands of Hindu hardliners rallied Sunday for a temple to be built at a disputed Indian holy site, where an ancient mosque was razed in 1992 sparking deadly riots.

US missionary's body could be lost in battle to preserve isolated tribe

Port Blair - The body of American missionary-adventurer John Allen Chau may never be recovered from the lost island where he fell in a volley of arrows fired by a reclusive tribe whose existence is threatened by the modern world, say experts.

India police watch tribal island after killing of American

Port Blair - Indian police reinforcements on Friday took up position near the island where isolated tribal hunters killed an American missionary, though no effort was to be made to recover his body, officials said.
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