In the latest case, captors of a nine-year-old child in Balkh province have demanded $1.7 million ransom for his release.
Experts say Bhasan Char, or “Floating island”, is vulnerable to extreme weather conditions.
Anil Hebbar runs a medical equipment firm in India. More than 10 people known to him have succumbed to the virus.
There have been more than 1700 custodial deaths in the country in the last 10 years.
In the last three years, human-elephant conflict has resulted in more than 1500 human casualties and above 350 elephant deaths across the country.
An internet project seeks to counter rising hate against marrying someone of a different faith, caste and ethnicity.
Kamala Harris' mother Shyamala Gopalan was 19 when she moved to the U.S. from the southern Indian city of Chennai.
A tiny hamlet in southern India rejoiced after Harris made history as the first woman and woman of colour to be elected vice president.
As democratic candidate Joe Biden inched closer to the U.S. presidency, President Donald Trump's far-right followers echo conspiracy theories.
Apart from being expert paratroopers, members of the Special Frontier Force are trained in mountain warfare and guerilla combat.
This is the latest in the series of curbs aimed at silencing human rights defenders in India. Activists are concerned about how far the government will go.
The promo of the show was widely critisized for peddling hate against the Muslim community