Five men charged with the brutal gang rape and murder of a student in New Delhi are due to appear in court for the first time.
Indian police arrested an anti-corruption hunger-striker and detained 1 400 of his supporters on Tuesday in a crackdown that provoked outrage in
India PM Manmohan Singh on Sunday warned Pakistan that a recent resumption of dialogue would go nowhere unless Islamabad cracks down on militancy.
India is to push the US to extradite the American former boss of the company blamed for the 1984 Bhopal gas disaster.
Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Afghan President Hamid Karzai met on Monday and vowed to tackle militant violence.
The Dalai Lama on Tuesday accused China of having killed hundreds of thousands of his people and transforming his homeland into a "hell on earth".
The Dalai Lama on Friday welcomed China's offer to meet his envoy for talks after weeks of protests over Tibet and repeated calls from the exiled spiritual leader for dialogue with Beijing. China's state-run Xinhua news agency reported that talks would take place in the coming days, which the Dalai Lama's spokesperson described as "a step in the right direction".
Grim-faced Chinese guards protecting the Olympic torch have attracted further criticism ahead of the global relay's arrival in India, where bitter memories of war with its neighbour remain fresh. Phalanxes of Chinese security personnel are accompanying the flame's around-the-world journey to shield it from pro-Tibetan demonstrators.
South Africa bowler Nicky Boje on Tuesday denied charges of match-fixing under questioning by Indian police probing the scandal that hit cricket seven years ago, officials said. The 34-year-old, who was escorted to a New Delhi interrogation centre by South African diplomats, was grilled for nearly two hours by Crime Branch detectives.
The toll from floods across South Asia soared to nearly 1 900 on Tuesday as water levels in the region's swollen rivers started to recede. Aid workers struggled to deliver supplies to some of the 28-million people displaced across India, Bangladesh and Nepal by the worst monsoon-triggered flooding in decades.
The once low-budget tourist haven of Goa is facing a crisis, environmentalists say, as developers force up land prices and a tourism boom threatens the delicate coastal ecology. Environmental groups in this former Portuguese enclave, which became part of India in 1961, have joined ranks in an effort to slow the building boom in sleepy towns and remote villages dotting the edge of Arabian Sea.