BENGALURU/KOCHI A rare virus spread by fruit bats, which can cause flu-like symptoms and brain damage, has killed 10 people in southern India, health officials said on Tuesday, with at least nine more being treated.
NEW DELHI The archbishop of Delhi has called for a prayer campaign until the next general election in an unprecedented political intervention, citing a threat to the country's secular fabric, triggering angry reactions from the ruling Hindu nationalist party.
MUMBAI Senior executives at India's Punjab National Bank misled the central bank in late 2016 over the lender's handling of the financial messaging system and credit guarantees that were at the centre of a more than $2 billion (1.5 billion pound) fraud, Indian police alleged in a charge sheet filed in court.
NEW DELHI Indian opposition parties have joined forces to snatch power from the country's ruling party in a big southern state, laying the stage for other such alliances in a direct challenge to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's re-election bid next year.
NEW DELHI The chief minister of India's southern Karnataka state quit on Saturday after just two days in office, rather than face a confidence vote his minority Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was unlikely to win.
SRINAGAR, India Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated on Saturday a hydroelectric power plant in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, amid protests from neighbour Pakistan which says the project on a river flowing into Pakistan will disrupt water supplies.
RIYADH Saudi Arabia said on Friday it is consulting other oil producers in and outside OPEC to ensure the world has adequate supplies to support economic growth after prices hit $80 a barrel for the first time since 2014.
MUMBAI India's state-owned Punjab National Bank (PNB) said on Thursday it has received a warning letter from India's markets regulator for failing to make timely disclosures to the stock exchanges related to a sprawling $2 billion fraud.
MUMBAI/NEW DELHI At the International Energy Forum in Delhi in April, the world's top oil producer Saudi Aramco inked a preliminary deal to partner with a consortium of Indian players to build a $44 billion refinery and petrochemical project on India's west coast.
SRINAGAR, India India will suspend operations against militants fighting its rule in the disputed region of Kashmir during the holy Muslim month of Ramadan, the government said on Wednesday.
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan A blast in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar on Tuesday caused dozens of casualties, officials said, as fighting across the country showed no sign of easing off during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.