More than 20 people are known dead and many others buried in the wreckage of an overpass that collapsed in Calcutta. The bridge was still under construction. Concerns are again being raised about the quality of India’s building standards.
Rescuers continued searching for survivors as the death toll from a building collapse in Mumbai rose to more than 30. The disaster came as India's financial capital mopped up from floods caused by heavy monsoon rains.
The 1917 Russian revolution had a great impact on South Asian political movements and leaders. DW talks to renowned Pakistani social activist and author Harris Khalique about its relevance today.
A stampede at a train station in Mumbai has killed at least 22 people, according to local officials. Police are investigating the exact cause of the stampede and authorities say the death toll is likely to increase.
Until his death in 2015, Nobel laureate Günter Grass had a love-hate relationship with the Indian city of Calcutta, now Kolkata. He would have turned 90 on October 16 of this year.
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