Greenpeace India sued for defamation

MUMBAI, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- The Indian division of Greenpeace said Tuesday it was being sued for about $79 million in a defamation suit for actions against Essar Group's mining activity.

Indian police arrest two suspects in alleged gang rape of Danish woman

NEW DELHI, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Indian police in New Delhi arrested two suspects in the alleged gang rape of a 51-year-old Danish woman by several men she had approached to ask for directions.

India's ruling Congress party struggling in state elections

NEW DELHI, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- India's ruling party appeared to be headed to a setback in Sunday's state elections, early returns Sunday indicated.

115 people killed in stampede on bridge in India

BHOPAL, India, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- At least 115 pilgrims were killed and another 100 were injured during a stampede on a narrow bridge in India's central Madhya Pradesh state, officials said.

Six men sentenced to life in prison for gang rape

NEW DELHI, July 20 (UPI) -- An Indian court Saturday sentenced six men to life in prison for the gang rape of a Swiss tourist in March.

Indian Maoists attack Congress party convoy in Bastar

RAIPUR, India, May 28 (UPI) -- Indian Naxalite Maoists have attacked a Congress Party convoy in Bastar in Chhattisgarh.

5 in India arrested for raping a tourist

NEW DELHI, March 17 (UPI) -- Police said Sunday they arrested five men who allegedly admitted to raping a Swiss woman in central India.

Swiss tourist gang-raped in India

BHOPAL, India, March 16 (UPI) -- A Swiss tourist camping with her husband in central India was gang-raped and the couple were robbed, police said.

Report: India's coal power a killer

NEW DELHI, March 14 (UPI) -- Emissions from coal-fired power plants caused up to 100,000 early deaths in India last year, says a new report.

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Train runs over 2 kids, sets off mob fury

BHOPAL, India, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- A train ran over a boy and his young sister at a station in India, triggering mob fury that left the station on fire and an official dead, police said.

Indian police bust rebel camp

NEW DELHI, April 3 (UPI) -- Indian police said they busted a training camp run by the banned Student Islamic Movement of India in Madhya Pradesh state Wednesday.

India to hike ethanol blending by 10%

NEW DELHI, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- India says it plans to increase the amount of ethanol blended with gasoline from 5 percent to 10 percent.

Indian minister wins feudal royal title

NEW DELHI, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Yashodhara Raje Scindia, a descendant of the respected Scindia dynasty, has been granted the title of "highness" in keeping with India's feudal past.

India agrees 8,000MW power projects

NEW DELHI, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- The Indian Power Ministry has signed power purchase agreements for two proposed projects each with a capacity of 4,000 megawatts.

Indian police protest fitness requirements

NEW DELHI, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Police in the Indian state of Bihar protested Saturday against new fitness standards that impose penalties on out-of-shape officers.

Indian state bans cow slaughter

NEW DELHI, March 4 (UPI) -- An Indian state ruled by a Hindu nationalist party has passed legislation banning cow slaughter.

Five die in Indian voting

DELHI, India, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Five persons were reportedly killed Monday and more than 24 injured in poll-related violence and communal clashes in India.

28 die as land mine blows up bus in India

NEW DELHI, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- At least 28 people were killed and several others wounded late Monday when a bus ran over a land mine laid by suspected Maoist rebels in India's southern Andhra