The nation teeters between disaster and prosperity as 120-million young first-time voters head to the polls.
Recent provincial elections have shown a demand for autonomy in the north is far from spent.
The potholes in Raipur, a city of a million people in the centre of India, are so big they now have names.
Nepal may take steps to ease congestion at a steep, narrow cliff near the summit – by installing a ladder.
In the aftermath of the Algerian hostage crisis, British Prime Minister David Cameron issued a warning of the continued threat from terrorism.
The trial of five men charged with the rape and murder of a woman in New Delhi has opened with testimony from the man with her during the ordeal.
The case has provoked outrage and anger, coming against a background of rising violence against women in India.
Ten years after massacre, influential Indian politician meets with British high commissioner
India's rapid progress may be halted if high public expenditure is not brought into check, writes Jason Burke.
A new film adaptation of 'Midnight's Children', Salman Rushdie's novel about India after independence, might not be shown in his native land.