India issued a fresh flood alert Wednesday for parts of the southern state of Kerala, as the nationwide death toll from the annual monsoon deluge rose to at least 244.
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Indian authorities on Sunday mounted major rescue and relief efforts as the death toll from monsoon floods which cut off roads in the country's south and west rose to at least 144.
A former top Indian policeman who accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of complicity in deadly communal riots more than a decade ago was jailed for life on Thursday over the death of a man in custody in 1990.
India's powerful home minister Amit Shah on Monday hailed the country's cricket World Cup win over Pakistan as "another strike" — months after his country launched air attacks over Pakistani territory in an escalation of tension between the two rivals.
Seven people have suffocated to death while cleaning a hotel septic tank in western India without safety gear, police said Saturday.
High winds and heavy rains pounded western India on Thursday as a major cyclone expected to hit the coast veered away instead into the Arabian Sea.
A leading Indian-American scholar, known for his liberal views, says that the results of the election in India may be indicative that a great deal more of the electorate in India now is “comfortable with the main tenet of Hindu nationalism” than in the past.
Indian police on Saturday charged the owners of a private school which turned into an inferno that killed 20 teenagers, some who died jumping from the building in a desperate bid to escape the flames, officials said.