Gay rights activists have paraded through India's capital to demand an end to the stigmatisation of gays, lesbians and transgenders in the country.
Hundreds of thousands were evacuated as a severe cyclone slammed into southeastern India, packing strong winds and torrential rains.
Following the Soviet Union, US and Europe in having a successful visit to Mars, India is gearing up to launch its first journey to the planet.
India has dispatched an unlikely hero to promote tuberculosis awareness and battle its stigma.
Forty-two passengers have died - many of them burned alive - after a bus crashed into a highway and erupted in flames in southern India.
As investors focus on current account deficits and structural weaknesses, South Africa is being seen as a less attractive emerging market.
More bodies of pilgrims have been recovered from a river after scores of victims were crushed to death in a stampede on a bridge in Ratangarh.
As the country sorts through the destruction left by a powerful cyclone over the weekend, India's officials say they know of only 17 fatalities.
Cyclone Phailin cut a swathe of destruction across eastern India on Saturday, but loss of life was limited.
Phailin, the strongest storm to hit the region in 14 years, began to close in hazardously on India's east coast early on Saturday.
Ruling Congress party scion Rahul Gandhi's rejection of a government decree to protect convicted lawmakers has "dropped a bomb" on India's premier.
India successfully test-fired for a second time a nuclear-capable missile on Sunday that can reach Beijing and much of Europe.
An Indian court has sentenced the four men convicted in the December gang rape and murder of a young New Delhi woman to death by hanging.
Historian Faisal Devji unearths some unusual and unlikely links in South Asia’s fraught history.
India's political parties have blamed each other for religious riots that killed at least 31 people and forced hundreds to flee from their homes.
A generic version of a key cancer drug is now available in South Africa, but at a significantly higher cost than it is available internationally.
Lawmakers have passed a bill to ban manual scavenging; the clearing of human waste from toilets, by workers known as the "ultimate untouchables".
The potholes in Raipur, a city of a million people in the centre of India, are so big they now have names.
Suicide bombers have targeted the Indian consulate in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad, killing nine people and injuring 21 others.
India continues to use toxic pesticides that other nations are banning on health grounds.