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  • Five, including Karnataka MLA, die in Andhra Pradesh train accident

    A Member of India's Legislative Assembly (MLA) Venkatesh Nayak and four others were killed on Monday morning when an express train and a granite-laden truck collided at a level crossing in Andhra Pradesh state's Anantapur area, said a report published on Hindustan Times...

    At least 25 people are reported to have been injured in this second fatal railway accident this month, which took place in Madakasira — more than 450km from...

  • Hopes on hold for model Andhra capital

    A staggering $15 billion is needed to transform Amaravati from a few shiny buildings, villages and thousands of acres of agricultural land into the envisioned capital of Andhra Pradesh, one of India’s largest states...

    Andhra once had another capital — the booming tech and business powerhouse of Hyderabad, which pulses with IT know-how and a startup culture...

  • At least 23 dead, dozens injured as train derails in India's Uttar Pradesh

    At least 23 people were killed and dozens injured after an express train derailed in north India Saturday, officials said, as rescuers clambered across mangled carriages to pull passengers from the wreckage...

    Emergency workers and crowds of local people rushed to the site where 14 coaches derailed near Muzaffarnagar district in Uttar Pradesh state, some 130 kilometres (80 miles) from New Delhi, the latest deadly disaster on the...

  • China warns India over Arunachal Pradesh bridge

    NEW DELHI: China on Monday asked India to be “cautious” and exercise “restraint” over building infrastructure in Arunachal Pradesh, days after a bridge that links it to neighbouring Assam was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, NDTV said...

    China claims Arunachal Pradesh as South Tibet...

  • Polio-like samples in India's Uttar Pradesh state ring alarm bells

    BAREILLY: Barely a year after India was declared polio-free, more than 200 samples have tested positive to polio-like symptoms from districts in Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, said a report published on The Times of India...

    India's last case of polio was reported in January 13, 2011, when an 18-month-old girl in a Kolkata slum was found to have contracted it...

  • Test for Modi as India’s biggest state Uttar Pradesh votes

    MUZAFFARNAGAR: Millions of voters in India’s most populous state cast their ballots on Saturday in a contest seen as a key test for Narendra Modi halfway through his first term as prime minister...

    Uttar Pradesh is home to over 200 million people and polls in the battleground state are a bellwether of national politics...

  • Taj Mahal struck off tourism list by Uttar Pradesh govt

    NEW DELHI: The rightwing Hindu government in Uttar Pradesh has removed the Taj Mahal from its official list of tourist destinations for which the state is famous, reports said on Monday...

    The move follows comments by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath who said the 17th century marvel in Agra does not represent Indian ethos...

  • Indian woman allegedly set on fire by police in Uttar Pradesh

    A woman in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh died after she alleged that two policemen set her on fire inside a police station following her refusal to pay a bribe, said a report published on BBC...

    The policemen have been suspended and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has ordered an inquiry into the case, the BBC report said...

  • ‘Trump Army’ campaigns for Hindutva in Uttar Pradesh

    NEW DELHI: A self-styled Trump Sena (Trump Army) has been raised by young Hindutva groups in India’s western Uttar Pradesh region to intimidate Muslims and Christians and support Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata party (BJP), in assembly elections due this month, reports said on Saturday...

    Widespread anti-Muslim violence polarised general elections in 2014 in Uttar Pradesh, which saw Mr Modi sweeping the state with...

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