Officials said the fire broke out in the early hours of Monday at Kirari area of New Delhi and its cause was yet unknown, taking about three hours to contain it.
The student protests in India are the first major signs of local resistance to the Hindu-nationalist policies of the Modi government.
India moved thousands of troops into the northeastern state of Assam after violent protests overnight against a new law that would make it easier for non-Muslim minorities from some neighbouring countries to seek Indian citizenship.
A fire believed to be caused by an electrical short circuit engulfed a building in India's capital, where handbags and other items were made by workers earning as little as 2 dollars per day, killing at least 43 people.
The business venture offers clean oxygen as the city's air contains tiny and toxic pollutants that penetrate lungs and bloodstreams and cause life-threatening diseases.
Four men were arrested in the suspected gang-rape and murder of a Telangana vet whose burned body was found last week. Former Bollywood star and lawmaker Jaya Bachchan is under fire for promoting mob-justice after saying rapists should be lynched.
Former Pakistan Ambassador to the US, Sherry Rehman, speaks out about allies abandoning Pakistan, Azad Kashmir, accusations of sponsoring terrorism and the terrible lows of Pak-US relations.
According to independent online air quality index monitor AirVisual, New Delhi was the most polluted major city in the world, at twice the level of Lahore in Pakistan, which was a distant second.
Several cities in the sub-continent are smothered in toxic air, causing a major health emergency in the region.
The visit drew ire from rights activists and leaders of the opposition as the ruling BJP has barred foreign journalists and independent groups from visiting Kashmir, where a clampdown on dissent has continued since August 5.
Chinese premier Xi Jinping visited Nepal recently, where China’s influence has grown rapidly, prompting Washington to push back – but is it ‘too little, too late’?
From missing their college admissions to thesis deadlines, Kashmiri youth feel helpless before New Delhi's draconian measure of imposing curfew and internet gag in India-administered Kashmir for over 70 consecutive days.
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