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Indian scientists slam ancient Hindu 'stem cell' claim
Indian conference organizers have distanced themselves from unorthodox claims made by some prominent academics. Among the claims: ancient Indians invented stem cell technology, and Einstein and Newton were misguided.
Indian state battles 'rat fever' outbreak after worst floods in a century
The southern Indian state of Kerala is battling an outbreak of a bacterial disease that authorities suspect has killed dozens of people since mid-August following the worst flooding in a century.
Tibetans in India mark 60-year exile of Dalai Lama
2 Apr 2018
Sixty years ago the Dalai Lama fled Tibet, seeking refuge in the Indian town of Dharamshala after the Chinese took control of his country. Tibetan exiles want to commemorate the event, but India is under pressure from China to keep the tone muted.
Bollywood actress promotes her upcoming film in New Delhi
6 Mar 2018
Bollywood filmmaker Vishal Pandya and actress Urvashi Rautela promoted their upcoming erotic drama "Hate Story 4" in Indian capital New Delhi on Monday.
'Like smoking 50 cigarettes a day': Pollution grips New Delhi
8 Nov 2017
The Indian press is reporting on a pollution episode that prompted authorities to call a public health emergency in New Delhi and shut down schools.
At India-Pakistan border, troops exchange Diwali sweets
19 Oct 2017
In a bid to sweeten ties, Indian and Pakistani border troops give each other treats for the Hindu festival of lights.
Stampede kills at least 22 at Mumbai railway station
29 Sep 2017
Officials say a rush-hour stampede at a trains station in the Indian financial hub of Mumbai killed at least 22 people and wounded more than 30.
Fresh border clashes between India and China
16 Aug 2017
Indian sources say their soldiers were forced to hold off Chinese troops armed with iron rods and stones from crossing the border.
Modi tells Macron India will 'go beyond' Paris climate accord
3 Jun 2017
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi vows after meeting French President Emmanuel Macron to go "above and beyond" the Paris Agreement on climate change, after the US said it would quit the deal.
France's Macron welcomes India's Modi at Elysee palace
3 Jun 2017
The French President welcomes the Indian Prime Minister to his palace in Paris as both countries try to show a united front to tackle climate change.
Indian help arrives in Sri Lanka as monsoon toll exceeds 150
29 May 2017
Indian navy troops offload emergency supplies from the Indian ship Kirch at Colombo harbour - part of a relief operation to assist victims of floods in Sri Lanka.
India's last water men fight tide of history
12 May 2017
Shakeel Ahmad wanders the cramped alleyways of Old Delhi offering water from a goat hide canteen slung over his shoulder, a centuries-old service welcomed by thirsty vendors toiling under the baking Indian sun which is fading into history.