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Padmavati: Controversial film ‘cleared by Indian censor board’

The controversial period epic has sparked protests across India by Hindu and caste groups.

The height of battle

It’s the terrain and weather that claim soldiers’ lives on the Siachen glacier, says Abid Hussain.

Kamala Mills: Fire at Mumbai complex kills 14 people

The fire at the popular Kamala Mills compound has killed at least 14 people.

Beach bystanders criticised in Christmas Day drowning

Surfers who say they tried to help prevent a fatal drowning accuse others of “standing around watching”.

A German love affair with Indian cinema

Josef Wirsching refused to produce propaganda films in Nazi Germany, instead working in Mumbai.

India police kill Kashmir ‘Merchant of Death’

Noor Mohammad Tantray was a commander in the militant Jaish-e-Mohammad separatist group.

The Indian teenagers who were expelled from school for hugging

The teenagers were found to have engaged in an “indecent and immoral public display of affection”.

India Hindu group warns schools over Christmas celebrations

Hindu Jagran Manch sent letters to schools in Aligarh city, asking them not to celebrate Christmas.

The China-India row that spells disaster for flood victims

China is accused of withholding crucial river data that is essential to prepare for floods.

Swati Maliwal: Call to speed up child rape executions in India

A leading women’s rights advocate says the government should take tougher action on rapists.

Was Delhi gang rape India’s #Metoo moment?

Five years after the Delhi gang rape Indian women are taking control of the conversation around gender.

Bollywood star faces eviction from Paris apartment

The Indian actress and her French husband owe nearly 80,000 euros in unpaid rent.

India: Is Gujarat synonymous with development thanks to Modi?

As Gujarat votes, Reality Check looks at claims about its economic success by Narendra Modi’s ruling BJP.

India ‘religious murder’ case: Donations for suspect blocked

The Hindu man is accused of hacking a Muslim to death in the Indian state of Rajasthan.

Robbers target Indian homes in UK for gold

Police say ten of millions of pounds worth of jewellery have been stolen from South Asian homes.

Indians question daytime condom ads ban

The government says condom ads are inappropriate for children but Indians are split on the issue.

Viewpoint

The courts are questioning a Hindu woman’s decision to convert to Islam and marry a Muslim man.

India outrage over brutal rape and murder of six-year-old

The girl was allegedly abducted from her home while asleep before she was raped and tortured to death.

Indian soldier kills four colleagues in Chhattisgarh

A paramilitary officer opens fire with an assault rifle after a “scuffle” at a camp in central India.

Uber settles defamation lawsuit filed by Indian rape victim

A woman raped by a driver in Delhi says executives got her medical records after doubting her story.

India parents: ‘Our baby died after doctors put him in a bag’

The parents at the centre of an incident that shocked India tell the BBC about their ordeal.

Rajasthan: India arrest over ‘love jihad’ killing viral video

The video shows the suspect hacking a man to death and setting the body on fire.

China claims Indian drone ‘invaded airspace in crash’

China is “strongly dissatisfied” at what it calls an “invasion of airspace”, report state media.

India newborn ‘mistakenly’ declared dead passes away

The baby was handed over in a plastic bag but his parents saw him move on their way to his funeral.

Babri mosque: The build-up to a demolition that shook India

Hindu mobs tore down the 16th Century Babri mosque in the holy city of Ayodhya on 6 December 1992.

Triple talaq: India considers jail for ‘instant divorce’

The Indian government is proposing a three-year jail sentence for men who use “triple talaq”.

The Tibetan Muslims who have made Kashmir their home

In a region where being seen as outsiders can be dangerous, the community keeps a low profile.

India sexual abuse: ‘Four child victims every hour’

The National Crime Records Bureau reports a steady rise in offences against children.

Cyclone Ockhi: Dozens of fishermen missing in Indian storm

India’s coast guard says more than 100 fishermen went missing and 71 have been rescued so far.

Inquiry after India students ‘stripped for punishment’

A student union says three teachers forced female students to undress as punishment.

Helping girls to study rather than become child brides

The volunteers pushing to get up to three million Indian girls into school instead of becoming child brides.

Hajin: The Kashmir town that is a ‘militant hub’

A small market town in Kashmir has become a haven for foreign militants, say India’s security forces.

India Supreme Court intervenes in ‘love jihad’ case

India’s top court takes testimony from a Hindu woman whose marriage to a Muslim was annulled.

What is on the wish list of women in India PM Modi’s hometown?

Since 2014, Narendra Modi has promised toilets, which residents in his own hometown are yet to see.

Pakistan’s $10m bounty cleric Hafiz Saeed released

Hafiz Saeed, accused of masterminding the 2008 Mumbai attacks in India, is released in Pakistan.

India train travels 160km in ‘wrong direction’

Passengers in India wake up in shock after realising the train was not following the specified route.

Outrage after India minister terms cancer ‘divine justice’

An Indian minister’s remark about the disease “saddens” patients and their family members.

The Indian companies battling drug-resistant superbugs

India desperately needs new antibiotics as the country has some of the highest resistance rates.

India BJP minister criticised for peeing in public

A ruling party minister admits to urinating in the open despite an appeal for Indians to use toilets.

India’s Indira canteen: The best meal you can buy for 13 cents

India’s latest politically linked canteens are named after a former PM, and offer delicious food.

Epic India leopard rescue photo wins award five years later

In a rare instance, Indian villagers and forest officers worked together for hours to save the animal

Return to Kashmir, where our parents were shot in front of us

Doug Dykes was a toddler, his brother James a baby, when their parents were shot in front of their eyes in Kashmir in 1947.

India boat disaster kills 16

The boat carrying 38 passengers, capsized in the Krishna river in south India on Sunday.

Delhi reintroduces car rationing to curb pollution

Pollution levels are 30 times the World Health Organization limit in some areas of India’s capital.

A paralysed child from India’s 45-day journey for surgery

The eight-year-old, whose family are very poor, fell from a tree and hurt her spine.

Remembering the last Mughal emperor

A man revered as a Sufi saint and poet was all but forgotten, until his grave was found by chance.

Paradise Papers revelations around the world

What do the papers tell us about financial hideaways of iconic brands and figures around the world?

Unstoppable innovator

Uddhab Bharali is a serial inventor who uses frugal innovation to change people’s lives.

Heavy monsoon rain sparks fear for India’s Chennai

Non-stop rain flooded the city two years ago, killing more than 100 and bringing it to a standstill.

India releases Pakistani prisoner and her jail-born child

Hina, aged 11, is Pakistani – but has spent her life in an Indian prison with her mother and aunt.

India man wakes up to crocodile shock

Dasharath Madkami says he found the 12ft animal when a strange sound woke him up.

Reality Check: Whose Taj Mahal is it anyway?

An Indian MP has demanded that the Taj Mahal should be declared a Hindu monument.

The mysterious ‘braid choppers’ terrorising Kashmir

At least 40 women have reported being attacked and having their hair chopped off.

Meet Pidi: The political dog winning Twitter in India

Pidi, a dog belonging to politician Rahul Gandhi, “reveals” he runs his master’s Twitter account.

India: Separated twin ‘opens eyes’ four days after surgery

One of the boys has responded to simple commands four days after their historic surgery.

Nazi in a sari

Savitri Devi, a devotee of Aryanism, once seemed destined to fade into obscurity. Not any more.

India’s $100bn road building gamble

The road building project may spur employment but growth, but tardy execution could come in the way.

Former BBC Hindi journalist arrested in India

Vinod Verma is known for his reporting from insurgency-affected Chhattisgarh state.

Gujarat election dates revealed by Indian Election Commission

The announcement came 13 days late, prompting criticism from opposition parties in India.

Indian-born girl’s dad changes death story

Adopted girl’s father now says he watched her die after he “physically assisted” her to drink milk.

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