A farm tractor pulling a wagon loaded with people overturned and fell into a pond in northern India, killing 26 people, most of them women and children, officials said Sunday.
Extremely heavy rain fell in the hardest-hit provinces. About 75% more water is falling during the heaviest rainstorms in the region, according to a new scientific analysis.
Tributes were paid. But for many of the queen's former colonial subjects, her life and death are a reminder of a painful history of exploitation and racism. Others just didn't give it much thought.
When her high school banned the hijab, Ayesha Shifa sued. Her case went to India's Supreme Court. A verdict, expected soon, could redefine what secularism means in the world's largest democracy.
Rains inundated hundreds of villages, swept away mud houses, flooded roads and destroyed bridges in some parts of Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand states.
As India marks 75 years of independence this month, many in Jammu and Kashmir may feel there's little to celebrate. Kashmir, claimed by India and Pakistan, has seen decades of separatist violence.
Dozens of women protested against the release of the men in the capital, New Delhi on Thursday.
A virtual reality project helps survivors of India's Partition glimpse long-lost birthplaces they fled as children. Fraught relations between India and Pakistan mean they can't visit in person.
Two Pakistani friends make videos in which those who lived through India's 1947 Partition describe loved ones they lost at the time. With viewers' help, siblings and others are reunited after decades.
A study builds on research that shows landfills are the third-largest source of methane emissions globally, after oil and gas systems and agriculture.
Heat wave researcher Gulrez Shah Azhar grew up in Uttar Pradesh, India, without an A/C unit. He shares tips on how to deal with the heat — including wearing a wet scarf around your neck.
If elected, Draupadi Murmu will become the first tribal president and the second-ever female president of India.
NPR's Scott Simon talks about a cricket-match scam in an Indian village. Russian gamblers were duped. The scam is now under investigation.
It's called visceral leishmaniasis. It's spread by sandflies and fatal if left untreated. Fortunately, a new drug regimen holds promise.
Other items like water or soda bottles or snack bags aren't banned yet. But the government has set targets for manufacturers to be responsible for recycling or disposing of them after their use.