At least 66 people have died and some 260,000 have moved to relief camps after flash floods and mudslides caused by days of torrential rain in the southern Indian states of Kerala and Karnataka.
A curfew in Indian-administered Kashmir in effect for a fifth day was eased on Friday to allow residents to pray at mosques, officials said, but some protests broke out in the disputed region despite thousands of security forces in the streets as tensions remained high with Pakistan.
More than a third of patients successfully cured of tuberculosis (TB) have developed permanent lung damage, according to new research.
Indian MPs have passed a bill that strips statehood from the Indian-administered part of Kashmir amid an indefinite security lockdown in the disputed territory.
Pakistani prime minister Imran Khan has asked the world community to take notice of Indian moves to change the status of the disputed Kashmir region, and warned that Islamabad and New Delhi could go to war if India repeats a military strike inside his country.
Indian MPs are set to ratify a bill downgrading the governance of the Indian-administered portion of Kashmir as an indefinite security lockdown continues in the disputed Himalayan region.
India’s Hindu nationalist-led government has moved to revoke the special status of Muslim-majority Kashmir, cutting off communications and deploying thousands of troops in the restive Himalayan region amid fears the action could lead to uprisings there.
India’s government has used a presidential order to revoke the special constitutional status of its portion of Kashmir amid an uproar in parliament and a huge troop deployment in the disputed region.
Pakistan’s foreign minister has rejected India’s revocation of the disputed Kashmir region’s special constitutional status, saying the move violates a UN resolution.
The Indian city of Chennai is having to use specially-adapted trains to bring in drinking water for its population.
India’s tiger population has grown to nearly 3,000, making the country one of the safest habitats for the endangered animals.