Monsoon season has brought disaster to India this year. Along the southwestern coast in the state of Kerala, more than 300 people have died in what authorities are calling the worst floods in a century. More than 200,000 people have evacuated and are stationed in one of the region’s 1,568 relief camps.
Apple has been having a rough time in India including the loss of three key executives as it continues to struggle to beat single-digit market share in the country, which is the third-largest market for smartphones in the world, according to a weekend report in Bloomberg.
Facebook has been under fire in India following a string of lynchings that appeared to have been prompted by false news spread on WhatsApp. It’s become such an epidemic that the Indian government has demanded something be done. For now, Facebook’s solution involves running ads in local newspapers explaining how to…
WhatsApp is promising to introduce new features intended to prevent the spread of hoax messages in India following reports that more than one dozen lynchings have occurred in the country as a result of false rumors spread on the popular, Facebook-owned messaging service.
Because it’s a day that ends with y, we’re learning of yet another threat unchecked climate change poses. Inexorable rising temperatures and changing rainfall patterns due to climate change could depress the living standards of nearly half of South Asians by 2050.
There’s that old adage about dogs chasing cars, not knowing what they’d do if they caught one. Well, a rat in Assam state, India knew exactly what it wanted to do when it broke into an ATM earlier this month, and that was feasting on money until it died.
The monsoon season can be a matter of life and death for people in South Asia. On the one hand, its rains nourish crops that feed millions. On the other, floods and landslides can create deadly hazards, as evidenced by what’s going on in northeast India and Bangladesh right now.
It’s no secret that New Delhi has a serious air pollution problem. But this week, things went from regular bad to real life is now the Upside Down.
Law students in India were horrified to learn CCTV surveillance cameras had been installed in men’s bathrooms at Dharam Samaj Degree College. The college installed them in men’s rooms nearest the classrooms conducting entrance exams for law and business degrees.
Apparently, police needed to kill 11 people before the Indian courts could take appropriate action to halt the expansion of a copper smelter in Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu, along the southeastern coast of India.
Dust storm season is in full throttle in India—and it’s turned deadly. At least 71 people, including at least five children, died over the weekend as a result of the wind-whipped dust and accompanying thunderstorms.
A father-son duo in India were arrested after allegedly convincing a businessman to spend 14.3 million rupees (about $213,000) on their phony Space Age tech. Authorities say the pair was previously arrested for allegedly selling “naagmani,” a mystical medicine that comes from snakes—making them literal snake oil…
India’s eighth largest state is seeking to build a blockchain-based DNA database of all 50 million of its citizens.
In 2011, an Indian census revealed something startling: Across the country, there were 7 million more boys than girls under the age of six. The reason? In all likelihood, rampant sex-selective abortion. Many Indian parents prefer to have a boy, thanks in part to the hefty dowries traditionally required to marry a…
Since at least 2014, satellites have been showing odd holes in the fog over Indian cities. Scientists didn’t know why until they published a paper about it earlier this year in Geophysical Research Letters.
Scientists in India are in a furor following comments made by a junior minister who’s openly questioning the theory of evolution by natural selection.
Citizens, residents, and visiting workers in India are required to submit all ten of their fingerprints and an iris scan to participate in the country’s controversial unique identifying number program. The man behind that program, Nandan Nilekani, for some reason tweeted a photo of his ID card with the numbers blacked…
Aadhaar, India’s massive biometric database, is facing new allegations of compromise after local journalists reported paying the equivalent of $8 in Indian rupees for full administrative access.
This could be the year more people in India start wearing oxygen cylinders on their backs. Seriously.
Uber has been accused of a lot of very, very bad things over the course of its existence, including a culture of rampant sexual harassment, spying on competitors and users, and covering up hacks by paying off the hackers. But one of the worst things it’s allegedly done was shadily obtaining the medical records of an…