Thousands of people gathered in India's Chennai City to say goodbye to Tamil Nadu's state chief, Jayalalithaa Jayaram. The actress-turned-political leader was one of India’s most powerful and controversial politicians.
South Asian activists are mourning the death of Shujaat Bukhari, a Kashmir journalist who was shot dead by gunmen in Srinagar. Bukhari, who contributed to DW, advocated a peaceful resolution to the Kashmir conflict.
Jayaram Jayalalithaa, who enjoyed almost God-like status among her followers, died after two months of illness. Crowds had gathered in the thousands since her condition worsened.
Indian PM Narendra Modi's BJP emerged as the biggest winner in the Karnataka state election, but its poll victory was marred by questions over who has the right to form the government. Vasudevan Sridharan reports.
India's most famous Bollywood darling, Sridevi Kapoor, was posthumously awarded the best actress prize at India's movie awards. Fans still mourn the death of the star, who passed away suddenly in February.
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