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.
At least one person has been killed in protests against a new military hiring process that seeks to bring in recruits between the ages of 17-and-a-half and 21 for a four-year tenure at non-officer ranks.
Under the new job programme, the armed forces can recruit 46,000 young men and women for four years, 75 percent of them will be compulsorily retired after four years with no pension benefits.
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.
Police in New Delhi said they have filed a complaint against Nupur Sharma and others over her remarks on the Prophet Mohammed and for "inciting people on divisive lines" on social media.
Delhi Police say they have registered two preliminary complaints, including one pertaining to Nupur Sharma, on the basis of social media analysis.
A supermarket just outside Kuwait City has boycotted Indian goods in protest over insulting remarks made by officials from India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party.
Elizabeth Rosenberg, assistant secretary for Terrorist Financing and Financial Crimes, will visit India, officials say, as Washington seeks to keep India's purchases of Russian oil from rising.
A joint statement by the so-called Quad bloc made no mention of China or Russia, but listed a range of activities that Beijing has regularly been accused of in the region and touched upon the Ukraine conflict.
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