NEW DELHI The Supreme Court on Monday ordered an investigation into an outbreak of "brain fever" that has killed at least 122 children, after hearing a petition in which the state and central governments were accused of negligence.
MUZAFFARPUR, India Five-year-old Soni Khatun was playing in the midday sun last week when she began to vomit and lose feeling in her hands. Her mother, a poor labourer living in Bihar, borrowed money to take her to hospital.
NEW DELHI/KOLKATA Doctors in West Bengal called off a strike late on Monday after authorities promised improved hospital security, ending a week-long dispute that had spread to other parts of the country and crippled medical services.
NEW DELHI/KOLKATA, June 17 Hundreds of thousands
of doctors across India went on strike on Monday demanding
better working conditions, the country's top medical body said,
as the outrage over lax security conditions at hospitals
NEW DELHI Bhutan's lower house of parliament voted on Friday to scrap laws criminalising homosexuality, local media and activists said, becoming the latest Asian nation to take steps towards easing restrictions on same-sex relationships.
NEW DELHI From ferry services and port terminals to a new national cricket stadium, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to come bearing gifts on his visit to neighbours Sri Lanka and the Maldives this weekend.
NEW DELHI Five bodies were spotted high on a mountain in the Indian Himalayas on Monday during an aerial search for eight climbers feared swept away in an avalanche last week, a government official said. | Video
NEW DELHI, June 3 An aerial search for eight
climbers feared swept away in an avalanche on a remote mountain
in the Indian Himalayas resumed on Monday, officials said,
though bad weather was hampering the effort.
NEW DELHI India's unemployment rate rose to 6.1% in the 2017/18 fiscal year, the statistics ministry said on Friday, presenting a challenge for Prime Minister Narendra Modi to kick-start job creation in his second term in office.
NEW DELHI He made his name as a ruthless backroom politician and master strategist who won election victories for his boss, India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He also has a reputation for the incendiary, recently describing illegal Bangladeshi immigrants as "like termites" taking grain and jobs from India's poor.