Big fat Indian wedding goes on a diet as slowdown bites
India's weddings are famously lavish -- lasting days and with hundreds if not thousands of guests -- but this season many families are cutting costs even if it risks their social standing. It's symptomatic of a sharp slowdown in the world's fifth-largest economy, with Indians spending less on everything from daily essentials to once-in-a-lifetime occasions.
International students made to wait months for German visas
Students in India, Morocco and Cameroon had to wait over a year before getting a visa appointment to study in Germany, according to a report. The Greens slammed the growing wait times as "discouraging and demotivating."
Indian state shuts down internet ahead of protests
Authorities in India's most-populous state are bracing for further protests after Friday prayers. At least 16 people have been killed in the state, most of them shot dead.
India: Deadly blaze breaks out at warehouse in New Delhi
Several people were killed when a fire erupted at a warehouse in India's capital. Local media reported that the building lacked fire safety equipment and that there was only one staircase.
India rejects last appeal of death sentence for 2012 rape
India's Supreme Court rejected the death sentence appeal filed by the last of the four men convicted of raping and killing a woman in a widely reported 2012 case. Another rape victim was recently set on fire in India.
Protests in India over citizenship law turn deadly
Emotions in India are running high with many angry over the controversial bill passed by the Indian government. Police reportedly killed four demonstrators in Assam state, and people torched cars and staged protests.
India parliament passes citizenship amendment bill
For the first time, India would use religion as a legal basis for determining nationality, if the bill passes the upper house too. It's part of the Hindu nationalist strategy promoted by Narendra Modi.
India passes contentious citizenship bill amid violent protests
India's parliament pass a contentious bill that seeks to grant citizenship to non-Muslim immigrants from some countries, as hundreds of troops are deployed in the northeast to control violent protests. The bill will let the Indian government grant citizenship to millions of illegal immigrants who entered India from three neighbouring countries before 2015 -- but not if they are Muslim.