Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, from the regional Janata Dal (United) party, resigns after his party colleagues recommended leaving the coalition with Bharatiya Janata Party.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's nominated candidate Draupadi Murmu is in the lead for the mainly ceremonial role, with results set to be announced later this week.
Police in capital New Delhi arrest Mohammed Zubair, a Muslim co-founder of Alt-News website, accusing him of insulting religious beliefs in old Twitter posts.
India’s Muslim population of about 204 million, remains uniquely invisible to the world despite increasingly becoming one of the most hostile places for minorities.
"We encourage India to promote respect for human rights," says State Department spokesperson Ned Price, following last month's insulting comments by spokespeople for PM Narendra Modi's Hindu ultra-nationalist party.
The extrajudicial use of bulldozers on the homes of Indian Muslims sends a clear message about who the law will and will not protect from the encroachment of the state.
Temples from Mughal-era India demonstrates the fluidity of art and contradicts contemporary Hindu nationalist historical revisionism.
India's cracking down on protesters with excessive use of force, arbitrary detention and punitive house demolitions is in complete violation of international human rights law and standards, human rights organisation Amnesty International says.
Authorities in northern Uttar Pradesh state arrest more than 300 people and tear down several houses belonging to Muslims in connection with unrest over insulting remarks made by members of ruling BJP about Prophet Muhammad and his wife Ayesha.
Police fired on a crowd in the eastern Indian city of Ranchi after a large number of Muslims took to the streets following Friday prayers to protest remarks by a ruling party official.
Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari spoke with President of UN General Assembly Abdulla Shahid over the phone and apprised him of the derogatory and offensive remarks made by BJP officials against Prophet Muhammad.
Delhi Police say they have registered two preliminary complaints, including one pertaining to Nupur Sharma, on the basis of social media analysis.
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