April 21, 2013 "What has changed?" That is the question echoing through Delhi on Sunday. Public frustration over sexual crimes against women is erupting again, this time over a gruesome sexual assault of a child.
April 1, 2013 Novartis lost its bid to patent one of its cancer drugs. Indian authorities say the drug is too much like an earlier version. Novartis says the ruling may dampen drug companies' willingness to work in India. Others say the ruling will help make less expensive drugs available to the world's poor.
March 29, 2013 Indian mothers are more likely to get more prenatal care when they're having a boy, health economists say. These small decisions about iron supplements and tetanus shots can have a profound effect on a girl's life, the researchers argue.
March 27, 2013 The bank would fund infrastructure projects in emerging and developing countries. But the leaders of the BRICS nations — Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa — were unable to agree on how much capital such a bank would need.
March 26, 2013 The Indian Premier League, a cricket tournament that is one of the world's highest-paying sporting leagues, announced it won't feature any Sri Lankan players in games played in the southern city of Chennai. The move follows a political debate in India over Sri Lanka's bloody civil war.
March 21, 2013 Sanjay Dutt has already served 18 months for his role in the 1993 blasts that killed more than 200 people in Mumbai. He was charged with possessing weapons that were given to him by men who were later convicted for their role in the blasts. The court asked him to report to prison within four weeks.
March 21, 2013 The Italian government has reversed itself for a second time and will send two marines to India to face charges relating to the deaths of two fishermen last year.
March 14, 2013 India wants the marines returned to stand trial. Italy is refusing to send them back. The Indian Supreme Court on Thursday ordered the Italian ambassador not to leave the country. Both countries claim they are on solid legal footing.
March 4, 2013 Irom Sharmila hasn't eaten on her own since November 2000. She is protesting against an Indian law that suspends human rights guarantees in conflict-ridden parts of the country. The government force-feeds her through a tube.
February 21, 2013 India's Kumbh Mela festival is considered the largest religious gathering in the world, and it can be completely disorienting for an outsider. An NPR reporter found an expert guide.
January 28, 2013 Up to 1 billion people in emerging markets will buy mobile phones in the coming years, and many will use them in lieu of a computer. While this might seem a natural opportunity for Apple, it may be a struggle for the tech giant to land these new customers.
January 22, 2013 One of the men accused in the case that has provoked outrage across India has asked that the trial be moved out of New Delhi. The December rape and killing of a young woman put a harsh spotlight on the issue of violence against women in India.
January 9, 2013 Along the de facto border in contested Kashmir, a Pakistani soldier was killed Sunday. On Tuesday, two Indian soldiers were killed and there are reports that one was beheaded.
January 7, 2013 After a chaotic scene that saw lawyers hurling insults at attorneys who offered to represent the defendants, the magistrate cleared the court. Five men and a juvenile are accused in the rape of a young woman on a bus. She later died. The crime shocked India and captured attention around the world.
January 3, 2013 The men could get the death penalty if convicted. A sixth accused, who is said to be 17, will be tried separately. Their victim was raped, beaten and left for dead. The crime has led to protests and a renewed debate about women's rights in India.