India teacher accused of killing student over spelling mistake

India teacher accused of killing student over spelling mistake

Indian police are searching for a teacher accused of beating a low-caste student to death over a spelling mistake, officers said Tuesday, after suppressing violent protests triggered by the incident.

Chinese ship docks in Sri Lanka despite India, US concerns

Chinese ship docks in Sri Lanka despite India, US concerns

A Chinese research vessel 'Yuang Yang 5' entered Sri Lanka's Chinese-run southern port of Hambantota on Tuesday despite concerns from India and the United States about its activities.

China defends military ship's planned visit to India's neighbour Sri Lanka

China defends military ship's planned visit to India's neighbour Sri Lanka

China said on Friday it hoped "relevant parties" would refrain from interfering with its legitimate maritime activities, after New Delhi voiced concern over a Chinese military ship's planned visit to a port in India's southern neighbour Sri Lanka.

26 more dead in India monsoon fury, waters recede in Bangladesh

26 more dead in India monsoon fury, waters recede in Bangladesh

At least 26 more people have died in monsoon flooding and lightning strikes in India, as millions remained marooned in the country and neighbouring Bangladesh, authorities said Monday.

US says some Indian officials ignoring or supporting attacks on minorities

US says some Indian officials ignoring or supporting attacks on minorities

Some officials in India are ignoring or even supporting rising attacks on people and places of worship in the country, a US official said late on Thursday after the release of a report on religious freedom globally in 2021.

India withdraws warning on national biometric ID after online panic

India withdraws warning on national biometric ID after online panic

India on Sunday withdrew a warning not to share photocopies of the national biometric identity card after the announcement caused widespread panic on social media.

Egypt in talks with India on wheat export ban exemption

Egypt in talks with India on wheat export ban exemption

Egypt is in talks with Indian officials about getting an exemption from India's decision to ban wheat exports, Egypt's plant quarantine head Ahmed El Attar told Reuters.

Firecracker explosion in India kills at least 11

Firecracker explosion in India kills at least 11

At least 11 people died in eastern India after a massive explosion at a house where firecrackers were being made illegally, officials said Friday.

India, Bangladesh embassies celebrate Maitree Divas

India, Bangladesh embassies celebrate Maitree Divas

Embassies of India and Bangladesh marked 50 years of friendship with a special 'Maitree Divas' celebration Monday in the presence of a galaxy of dignitaries from various walks of life

At least 14 civilians mistakenly killed by Indian forces in remote northeast - officials

At least 14 civilians mistakenly killed by Indian forces in remote northeast - officials

At least 14 tribal civilians and one security personnel were mistakenly killed when Indian forces opened indiscriminate fire in the remote northeastern state of Nagaland, government and military officials said on Sunday.

India says Omicron shows up on tests, advises states to ramp up checks

India says Omicron shows up on tests, advises states to ramp up checks

India's union health secretary Rajesh Bhushan said on Tuesday that the Omicron variant does show up on RT-PCR and RAT testing

CBSE to soon announce schedule of new format of examinations for Class 10, 12

CBSE to soon announce schedule of new format of examinations for Class 10, 12

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) of India is likely to announce this week the schedule for the new format of examinations for classes 10 and 12, Indian media have reported.