Thousands of birds have died at India's largest inland saltwater lake from suspected botulism, officials said Sunday.
At least 14 people were killed and 50 injured on Sunday when heavy rain and a thunderstorm caused a huge tent to collapse in the Barmer district of India's western desert state of Rajasthan, a senior government official said.
Suspected vigilantes on Saturday killed a Muslim man transporting two cows in India, just 15 months after a similar attack spotlighted the growing influence of pro-Hindu fringe groups.
Dust storms that tore across northern India killed at least 77 people and left 143 injured as trees and walls were brought down by powerful winds, officials said.
At least 32 people, many of them Hindu pilgrims, were killed after a bus plunged into a river in India's north-western state of Rajasthan on Saturday.
Sushila Bishnoi, 19, appealed to a court in Rajasthan state to dissolve her underage marriage, an illegal but rife tradition in many parts of rural India.
Temperatures have soared to a scorching 51 degrees Celsius in one Indian city, meteorologists said Friday, with the ferocious heat setting a new national record.
Three low-caste teenagers were stripped, beaten and forced to march naked in public after they were accused of stealing a motorcycle in western India, video footage showed on Tuesday.
The deserts of Rajasthan may be the showcase for India's solar revolution but the oil explorer that struck gold beneath the same sands insists the country needs to pump out more fossil fuels to wean itself off imports.