• India Jan 6

    Attackers Beat Protesting Students at Indian University

    Masked assailants beat students and teachers with sticks on the campus of a prestigious university in India’s capital, injuring more than 20 people in an attack opposition lawmakers are trying to link to the government.

  • India Dec 8, 2019

    Devastating Factory Fire Kills at Least 43 in Indian Capital

    Authorities said an electrical short circuit appeared to cause a fire that killed at least 43 people in a factory in central New Delhi early Sunday, as relatives of the workers who were trapped inside examined photos on police officers’ phones to identify the dead. Assistant New Delhi police commissioner Anil Kumar Mittal said that “the fire appears to have…

  • Associated Press Nov 5, 2019

    ‘This City Is Not Livable': Indian Capital Faces Extreme Air Pollution

    Sakshi Chauhan has not left her house in a quiet inner-city slum in the Indian capital for the past six days on her doctor’s orders. The 22-year-old call center operator is recovering from a severe throat infection and the thick smog now blanketing New Delhi has made even breathing dangerous. “The moment I step outside, I can’t breathe properly,” she...

  • Associated Press Nov 4, 2019

    India's Capital Restricts Cars as People Choke in Dirty Air

    New Delhi restricted many private vehicles from the roads Monday to try to lessen pollution as people gasped and their eyes burned in toxic smog that exacerbated a public health crisis. The “odd-even” scheme will restrict private vehicles with odd-number license plates to driving on odd dates while even-numbered plates are allowed on even-numbered dates. It was begun days after...

  • Donald Trump Sep 23, 2019

    Trump, Modi Show Unity Between World's Largest Democracies

    President Donald Trump joined a Texas welcome party Sunday for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who’s visiting the United States amid trade tensions between the allies.

  • China Aug 11, 2019

    India Eases Restrictions in Kashmir for Islamic Festival

    Authorities in Indian-administered Kashmir said they eased restrictions in the region’s main city for a third straight day on Sunday ahead of a major Islamic festival, following India’s move to strip the region of its constitutional autonomy and impose an indefinite curfew. More than 250 ATMs were made functional in Srinagar and bank branches opened for people to withdraw money...

  • California Jun 28, 2019

    India Tariffs Threaten California Almond Industry

    Along large swaths of California’s lush central valley, almonds in the fuzzy hulls of tree leaves blow in the wind on thousands of acres of orchards. Thousands of miles away in India, customers browse the nut sections of busy street markets and grocery stores in search of the best almonds to use in curry dishes, health drinks, ice cream and...

  • Congress Jun 16, 2019

    Over 40% of Newly Elected Indian Lawmakers Facing Charges

    India’s recent national election delivered a historic victory to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist party, but also exposed the influence of money, power and questionable morality on the world’s largest democracy. Nearly 43% of the new members of the lower house of Parliament, which convenes Monday for the first time since the election, won despite facing criminal charges. More...

  • Israel May 23, 2019

    India's Ruling Party Claims Win With Assured Lead in Votes

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s party claimed it had won reelection with a commanding lead in Thursday’s vote count, while the stock market soared in anticipation of another five-year term for the pro-business Hindu nationalist leader. Election Commission data by midafternoon showed the Bharatiya Janata Party leading in contests for 299 out of 542 seats in the lower house of...

  • Associated Press May 20, 2019

    India's Marathon Election Ends, Vote Count Begins Thursday

    Voting in India’s mammoth national election ended Sunday with the seventh and final phase of a grueling poll that lasted more than five weeks, as exit polls predicted a victory for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist party and its allies. Vote counting begins on Thursday, and the election result will likely be known the same day. The election is...

  • energy May 14, 2019

    Saudi Arabia Says Oil Pipeline Was Attacked by Drones

    An oil pipeline that runs across Saudi Arabia was hit by drones Tuesday west of its capital of Riyadh, the Saudi energy minister said, shortly after rebels in Yemen claimed they carried out coordinated drone strikes against the kingdom. The attacks followed reports of sabotage against oil tankers in the Persian Gulf off the coast of the United Arab Emirates...

  • head Apr 16, 2019

    Make Love, Not CO2: Students Worldwide Skip Class to Demand Action on Climate

    From the South Pacific to the edge of the Arctic Circle, students mobilized by word of mouth and social media skipped class Friday to protest what they see as the failures by their governments to take tough action against global warming. Friday’s rallies were one of the biggest international climate change actions yet, involving hundreds of thousands of students in...

  • spokesman Apr 10, 2019

    Dalai Lama Hospitalized With Chest Infection, Feeling Better

    The Dalai Lama has been hospitalized in the Indian capital with a chest infection and is feeling better, his spokesman said Wednesday. The 83-year-old Tibetan spiritual leader is under medication and likely to spend a day or two in the hospital, spokesman Tenzin Taklha said. The Dalai Lama flew from Dharmsala for consultations with doctors in the capital and was...

  • Associated Press Mar 10, 2019

    60 Years After Dalai Lama Fled, China Defends Tibet Policies

    China is defending its often-criticized rule in Tibet 60 years after the Dalai Lama fled into exile amid an abortive uprising against Chinese control, saying those who question its policies are merely showing their anti-Chinese bias. The statements in official media came as Tibetans and their supporters marked the anniversary Sunday and called for greater international support. Despite decades of...

  • India Mar 9, 2019

    India Returns Key Diplomat to Pakistan as Tensions Ease

    India said Saturday that it was returning a key diplomat to Pakistan’s capital amid an easing of tensions between the nuclear neighbors, but also demanded that its archrival take concrete steps against terrorists operating from its territory. India’s high commissioner to Pakistan was to return to Islamabad on Saturday, Indian External Affairs Ministry spokesman Raveesh Kumar said at a news...

  • India Mar 3, 2019

    First Lull in Kashmir Since Latest India-Pakistan Escalation

    Residents near the disputed boundary in divided Kashmir region said Sunday it was quiet overnight, their first lull since a dangerous escalation between Pakistan and India erupted last week bringing the two nuclear-armed rivals close to full-out war. Many villagers used the calm in Pakistani-held Kashmir to leave their homes in Chakoti area along the so-called Line of Control, the...

  • Donald Trump Mar 2, 2019

    India-Pakistan Fighting Kills 6 Civilians, 2 Pakistan Troops

    Indian and Pakistani soldiers have again targeted each other’s posts and villages along their volatile frontier in disputed Kashmir, killing at least six civilians and two Pakistani troops, officials said Saturday. But in a sign that tensions between the nuclear-armed rivals could soon ease, a Pakistani Cabinet minister said a key train service between Pakistan and neighboring India would resume...

  • India Feb 27, 2019

    Pakistan Says 2 Indian Warplanes Downed, Pilot Captured

    Pakistan’s military said Wednesday it shot down two Indian warplanes in the disputed region of Kashmir and captured a pilot, answering an airstrike a day earlier by Indian fighter jets inside Pakistan and raising tensions between the nuclear-armed rivals to a level unseen in two decades. Within hours Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan went on television urging peace talks with...

  • The Associated Press Feb 12, 2019

    17 Killed in Fire at New Delhi Hotel, 4 Others Hurt, Police Say

    A fire engulfed a shoddily built budget hotel in central New Delhi early Tuesday, killing 17 people and injuring at least four others, including a woman from Myanmar who leaped from an upper floor to escape the flames, Indian authorities said. Hotel guest Sivanand Chand, 43, said he was jolted awake around 4 a.m., struggling to breathe. “When I got...

  • spokesman Nov 23, 2018

    Separatists Attack Chinese Consulate in Pakistan, Killing 4

    Armed separatists stormed the Chinese Consulate in Pakistan’s southern port city of Karachi on Friday, triggering an intense hour-long shootout during which two Pakistani civilians, two police officers and all three assailants were killed, Pakistani officials said. The Pakistani civilians killed were a father and a son had come to the consulate to pick up their visas to China, police...

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