City sets new Indian heat record of 51 C

May 20, 2016

City sets new Indian heat record of 51 C

A city in northern India has shattered the national heat record, registering a searing 51 degrees Celsius — the highest since records began — the national weather office said Friday. The new record in Phalodi, a city in the desert state of Rajasthan, is ...

May 18, 2016

China, India face huge mental health burden: studies

China and India are home to more than a third of people with mental illness, but only a tiny fraction of them receive medical help, according to studies released Wednesday. There are more people in the world’s two most populous nations coping with mental, ...

Indian court says former U.N. climate chief to stand trial

May 14, 2016

Indian court says former U.N. climate chief to stand trial

A court in India’s capital ruled Saturday that there’s enough evidence in a stalking and sexual harassment case for former U.N. climate chief Rajendra Pachauri to stand trial. Judge Shivani Chauhan announced that the next hearing in the case will be on July 11, ...

May 10, 2016

Indian woman, 70, gives birth for first time

An Indian woman who gave birth at the age of 70 said Tuesday she was not too old to become a first-time mother, adding that her life was now complete. Daljinder Kaur gave birth last month to a boy following two years of in ...

May 3, 2016

India law student raped, mutilated in echo of Delhi attack

India police are hunting a man who sexually mutilated and murdered a student, an officer said Tuesday, an attack which echoes the 2012 fatal gang-rape of a Delhi student that sparked mass protests. The 30-year-old university law student from a low social caste was ...

May 1, 2016

Thousands battle forest fires in northern Indian state of Uttarakhand

Thousands of laborers backed by water-carrying helicopters battled to control fires that have killed two people in India’s northern Himalayan state of Uttarakhand, officials said Sunday. Fires have swept through more than 1,900 hectares (4,700 acres) of forest but have so far not threatened ...