The evening turban-tying class in the Sikh-dominated Indian city of Amritsar is packed with pre-teen boys learning a centuries-old tradition -- that religious leaders fear is under threat.
Indian PM Manmohan Singh used his Independence Day speech on Wednesday to promise to improve conditions for foreign investment in the country after a sharp downturn in economic growth.
Jumpsuits inspired by sari drapes, urban dresses in tribal cloth and digitally printed lehenga skirts -- young designers have re-embraced their Indian heritage at Mumbai's latest fashion week.
Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh voiced shock Monday at the killing of worshippers at a Sikh temple in the US, while Sikh leaders suggested American Muslims may have been the intended target.
Donna, believed to be the world's oldest hippo, has died at the age of 62 after living more than two decades beyond the massive mammal's usual life expectancy, zoo officials said.
The worst power outage in India's history represents a "wake up call" over the failure of the creaking electricity system to keep pace with the growth of Asia's third-largest economy.
India's power network was back at full capacity Wednesday after two days of massive outages that blacked out half the country and left more than 600 million people without electricity.
A massive power cut blacked out a vast swathe of northern India Monday, leaving an estimated 300 million people without power in the worst outage in more than a decade.
At least five people were killed when a train caught fire in southern India on Monday, the railways ministry said, adding the toll was likely to rise with some reports already putting it at 25.
India's top carmaker Maruti Suzuki suspended production at a plant near New Delhi after workers attacked managers, leaving one person dead and scores injured.
Air Astana won the Best Central Asian and Indian Airline award at Farnborough International Airshow.
India's former finance minister Pranab Mukherjee is set to win presidential elections on Thursday, with some analysts predicting he may wield an unusual degree of influence in the ceremonial role.
Anil Kanade seems almost too stunned to speak about the deadly cancer recently found in his mouth, caused by his addiction to a popular Indian chewing tobacco that doctors say is fuelling an epidemic.
The head of India's vehicle-to-steel conglomerate Tata Group says he still has high hopes for the Nano, billed as the world's cheapest car, despite a slow sales start.
A female Indian athlete who won a gold medal at the 2006 Asian Games denied on Wednesday raping her former girlfriend who has alleged that she is actually a man.
Kazakhstan and Indian airlines reached the agreement during bilateral negotiations in Delhi.
The Indian government has stepped in to buy a collection of thousands of letters, papers and photos relating to Indian independence icon Mahatma Gandhi ahead of its planned auction in London.
Nursultan Nazarbayev has officially opened one of the stages of Equestrian World Cup - Kazakhstan President's Cup.
Top Indian and Pakistani foreign ministry officials met Wednesday to bolster a fragile peace dialogue undermined by fresh tensions over the 2008 Mumbai attacks and political flux in Pakistan.
India used to be content with a steady stream of Olympic hockey titles, but a first individual win -- and millions of dollars in funding -- may have prodded the Asian giant from its slumbers.
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