In addition to the Hindutva ideology, the demonisation of Muslims is a useful distraction for those in power.
At least 120 killed as rescue operations to evacuate people stranded by flooding were hampered by landslides blocking roads, including the main highway between Mumbai and Goa.
Heavy monsoon rains triggered deadly landslides in Mumbai's Mahul and Vikhroli neighbourhoods.
Building collapses are common in India during the June-September monsoon season, when heavy rains weaken the foundations of structures that are poorly built.
Cyclone Yaas is set to turn into a “very severe cyclonic storm” on east coast, likely to come ashore near the border between Odisha and West Bengal states early on Wednesday.
Pummeling India’s western coast, Cyclone Tauktae has been the latest in what experts say is a growing number of ever-bigger storms in the Arabian Sea because of climate change warming its waters.
At least 33 people are dead and more than 90 are missing after a monster Cyclone Tauktae slammed India, compounding the country's woes as it posted a new record number of Covid-19 deaths in 24 hours.
As case loads and deaths jump by record margins, a brutal second wave raises fears about the ability of the country’s health services to cope.
India's Maharashtra state chief minister warns citizens of a lockdown if cases continue to rise at their current rate, saying the state's medical infrastructure will be inadequate in a couple of weeks.
One of the most popular Hindu festivals, Holi, was celebrated across India despite coronavirus measures imposed by the government.
Officials are investigating the cause of the fire that killed at least 10 people in a building that housed a private hospital treating Covid-19 patients in Indian financial hub of Mumbai.
Battle between economic optimism and fears about inflation and possible rate hikes that recovery will fuel has continued to play out on trading floors.
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