Two passenger trains have derailed while crossing a bridge in India, leaving at least 20 people dead and injuring hundreds more.Read the full story ›
India has executed Yakub Memon, the man who financed the deadly Mumbai bombings in 1993, state government has confirmed.
Memon was sent to the gallows on his 53rd birthday inside a jail complex in the western city of Nagpur for his role in orchestrating the attacks which killed at least 257 people.
Gunmen attacked a bus station and raided a police station in the northern Indian state of Punjab earlier, killing two people, wounding at least six and taken an unknown number of hostages, Reuters have reported, citing Indian TV networks.
Five bombs were also found on a railway track in the state, according to the news agency.
Thousands of tweets flood in from proud dads after the Indian prime minister backs a campaign to educate young girls.Read the full story ›
The leader of India's opposition main party was hoisted up in the air and forcibly removed from a meeting in the Delhi Assembly.Read the full story ›
India has pledged an extra $1 billion (£637m) to Nepal for reconstruction works following two devastating earthquakes in the country, Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj has revealed.
Speaking at a donor conference also attended by China, Swaraj said the money - a quarter of which comes in the form of grants - took India's help to the neighbouring nation to $2bn (£1.3bn).
Three men arrested after dozens of slum residents are rushed to hospital complaining of stomach pain and vomiting.Read the full story ›
The death toll in a weeks-long heatwave in India has now risen to at least 1,826.
Meteorological officials called the hot weather "severe" and warned it would continue for at least another two days across a huge swathe of the South Asian country.
Most of those killed by heat-related conditions, including dehydration and heatstroke, have been in the southern states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana,where temperatures have soared to 47C (117F).
Cooling monsoon rains are expected next week in the south before gradually advancing north.
A heat wave in India has now killed at least 1,371 people in six days as temperatures soar above 47C.
The country has experienced such heatwaves before but officials said in some places double the number of people had died this time round.
Most of those killed are elderly or labourers suffering from sunstroke or dehydration.
The heatwave is forecast to subside later this week before monsoon brings welcome relief to parched areas in the east and south.
All leave for doctors in India has been cancelled due to a deadly heatwave as the death toll - and temperatures - continue to rise.Read the full story ›