Girl born in India with two heads sent to New Delhi for care

(Photo courtesy Of Cygnus Jk Hindu Hosp)

A girl born with two heads at a hospital in northern India earlier this week has been transferred to a medical center in the country’s capital for further care, a health official said Saturday.

Continue reading


$1.2 million in gold bars found stashed in Boeing 737’s bathroom

(Photo: EPA)

A hidden stash of gold bars worth $1.2 million was found in a commercial jet’s bathroom on Tuesday, according to officials in India.

Continue reading


Too young to wed: Indian girls say no to forced marriage

(Photo; Stephanie Sinclair / VII /

Photojournalist Stephanie Sinclair has been documenting the issue of child marriage for the last 10 years, traveling to Afghanistan, Nepal, India, Ethiopia and Yemen. Earlier this year she returned to India, which has the largest number of child brides in the world, to meet a group of girls who had the courage to refuse forced marriages.

Read their stories


India plans to launch first Mars mission, test large rocket this year

(Photo: ISRO)

India plans a feverish schedule of satellite launches in the second half of this year, including liftoff of the country’s first robotic Mars mission and a crucial test of an indigenous rocket designed to loft large spacecraft to high-altitude orbits and deep space.

Continue reading


At least 20 kids die after eating free school lunch in India


Police: American woman gang-raped in India; 3 suspects questioned

(Photo: Saurabh Das / AP file)

An American woman was gang-raped after accepting a ride in India, where previous sex attacks have sparked angry protests and scared off female tourists.

Continue reading


Murdered for her organs while on vacation?

(Photo: BPM Media)

An 8-year-old British schoolgirl who died while vacationing in India was missing her internal organs when her body was returned home, sparking concerns that she may have been the victim of the illegal trade in human body parts.

Read the complete story.

At least 14 killed, 44 injured after building collapses near Mumbai

(Photo: Rafiq Maqbool / AP)

Thane, Mumbai, India - Fourteen people died and at least 44 were injured when a seven-storeyed under-construction building collapsed near Shil Phata in Thane on Thursday evening.

Read the complete story.

Reports: 6 held over new India bus gang-rape

(Photo: Strdel / AFP - Getty Images)

Six suspects have been arrested over the rape of a woman on a bus in northern India, just weeks after the gang-rape and murder of a student sparked nationwide protests, reports said early Sunday.

Read the complete story.

IOC to ban India from the Olympics

(Photo: Getty Images)

The IOC is expected to suspend the Indian Olympic Association Tuesday because of government interference with committee elections that could result in corrupt official Lalit Bhanot taking over as secretary-general, according to Reuters.

Read the complete story.

Images: World AIDS Day marked around the globe

(Photo: Biswaranjan Rout / AP)

INDIA - Women carry water to sprinkle on a red ribbon sand sculpture, created by sand artist Sudarshan Pattnaik, on a beach in Konark on Nov. 30, the eve of World AIDS Day.

See more photos.

India lights up ahead of Diwali festival

(Photo: Piyal Adhikary / EPA)

Buildings decorated with electric lights on the eve of Diwali, the Festival of Light in Calcutta, India, on Nov. 12. During Diwali the entire house is cleaned and new clothes are purchased for the whole family. This is followed by lighting oil lamps around the house and setting off firecrackers.

Indians dress up as Gandhi to mark 143 years since his birth

(Photo: Ajit Solanki / AP)

An Indian man and children dressed as Mahatma Gandhi wait for the start of a rally against violence to mark 143 years since the birth of Gandhi in Ahmadabad, India on Oct. 2.

Cleaning Gandhi before his birthday

(Photo: Ajit Solanki / AP)

A man throws water on a statue of Mahatma Gandhi as he cleans it on the eve of Gandhi’s birthday at the Gujarat state legislature complex in Gandhinagar, India, on Oct. 1, 2012. Gandhi was born on Oct. 2, 1869. 

Reports: India ‘Hitler’ store owner to change shop name

(Photo: Ajit Solanki / AP)

The owner of a clothing store in western India who sparked a row for naming his shop “Hitler” has decided to change its name, according to reports.

Rajesh Shah, whose store opened last month in Ahmedabad city in the western state of Gujarat, had claimed he only recently learned why the name would offend people. 

Read the complete story.