An economic crisis is pushing Russia into a corner, potentially forcing a mass gem sale.
Low productivity and the concomitant costs are harming the local beneficiation industry.
A recent report says that intellectually disabled women in India are routinely locked up in institutions where they are "treated worse than animals".
A group of men doused a girl with kerosene and set her alight for resisting their attempts to molest her, after which she died of her injuries.
With half of India's population without access to toilets, people are paying a high price for the slow pace of change in improving sanitation.
Twelve women died after they were forced into attending a state-run sterilisation camp in India.
Scientists were able to show that most of the loss of Indian crop yields is attributable to the impact of two pollutants.
Organisers of the Indian Super League are hoping to convert cricket crazy Indians to the joys of football.
A second wave of reforms is needed to sustain the success of India, Brazil and SA.
The rape and murder of two teenage girls, found hanging from a mango tree, has sparked outrage among activists and the international community.
A successful visit to Pakistan by new Indian prime minister Narendra Modi could unlock a cascade of beneficial consequences for both nations.
A Human Rights Watch report has revealed how school authorities in India persistently discriminate against children from marginalised communities.
Election surveys show the supremacy of India's greatest political dynasty is at an end.
Stocks in emerging markets have rallied, with India seeing the biggest gains on expectation that the main opposition party will win the elections.
In his e-book "No Country For The Poor", journalist Azad Essa tracks the path of two countries which head to the polls. Here is an excerpt.
The Dravidian religion provides liberating role models for women, writes Alleyn Diesel.
Opinion polls have put opposition BJP party head Narendra Modi far ahead of the Gandhi-led Congress party.
Bharatiya Janata Party leader Narendra Modi could be India's next prime minister, but he is far from being Mr Clean.
The nation teeters between disaster and prosperity as 120-million young first-time voters head to the polls.