India's filthy air is cutting 660 million lives short by about three years, according to research published Saturday that underlines the hidden costs of the country's heavy reliance on fossil fuels to power its economic growth with little regard for the environment.
Officials say thousands of villagers in the Indian-controlled portion of Kashmir have fled their homes because of artillery battles between Indian and Pakistani soldiers along their highly militarized border.
Hundreds of survivors of a rebel massacre that killed 72 Adivasi tribe members in northeast Indai -- the worst violence in months in the ethnically mixed region -- sat huddled in a local church on Christmas Day.
Hundreds of survivors of a brutal rebel attack that killed at least 63 people in northeastern India sought shelter Wednesday in a church and school while security forces imposed a curfew in a bid to contain the latest bout of ethnic violence.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday rejected demands to fire a government minister whose derogatory comments about non-Hindus have led to a furor that has shut down the Indian Parliament for four days.