Armed robbers loot diamonds worth millions in western India
Diamonds worth over three million USD were robbed by six unidentified men in India's western Surat city on Wednesday (March 14).
India mourns death of Sridevi, Bollywood's first female star
India mourns the untimely death of Bollywood's first female superstar. Finally, an Australian town holds the first festival dedicated to... the mullet!
Survey reveals over 16,000 farmers committed suicide in north Indian state in 16 years
More than 16,000 farmers have committed suicide in India's northern Punjab state over the last 16 years, a survey conducted by three national universities revealed on Saturday (December 30).
Deaths of sewage cleaners in Delhi spark outcry
Reports of the deaths of more than 10 sanitation workers India's capital, New Delhi, in recent months have thrown the spotlight on "manual scavenging," the illegal but rampant practice of cleaning untreated human waste by low caste communities.
India gains control over Unitech for second time
India’s bankruptcy court allowed the government to appoint new management for real-estate giant Unitech Ltd and take control of the company.
Paying the price for India's appetite for coal
India is ravenous for energy and much of that comes from coal — the dirtiest of fossil fuels. India plans to double its coal output by 2020. But coal production is already having a disastrous impact on the environment and on people.
Smog causes havoc across northern India and Pakistan
A thick blanket of smog continues to engulf large swathes of northern India and Pakistan. Apart from creating travel chaos and schools being shut, the increased air pollution is also affecting people’s health.
Burning Fields in Punjab
Punjab, India - a land of burning fields. These have become yearly scenes, as farmers set fire to straw left over from their summer rice harvests, to make room for their winter crops. The practice is a major contributor to North India’s severe winter air quality issues.