• Donald Trump August 18, 2019 12:45 am

    Indian Authorities Begin Easing Clampdown in Kashmir

    Authorities in Indian-administered Kashmir began restoring landline phone services on Saturday after a nearly two-week security crackdown and news blackout following a decision by India’s government to downgrade the Muslim-majority region’s autonomy. Shahid Choudhary, a government administrator in Srinagar, the region’s main city, said restrictions were being lifted in most areas and government offices were open. He also said on...

  • California June 28, 2019 5:48 am

    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 June 16, 2019 11:03 am

    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 1:54 pm

    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...

  • Afghanistan May 20, 2019 2:01 pm

    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...

  • India March 9, 2019 5:03 pm

    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...

  • Instagram November 25, 2018 6:06 am

    Indian Police Map Area of Island Where US Man Was Killed

    Police said they have mapped the area of a remote Indian island where tribespeople were seen burying the body of an American adventurer and Christian missionary after allegedly killing him with arrows this month. But before they can even attempt to recover the body of 26-year-old John Allen Chau, authorities have to learn from experts “the nuances of the group’s...

  • Ashok Sharma November 22, 2018 1:57 am

    American Believed Killed by Isolated Tribe on Indian Island

    An American adventurer who kayaked to a remote Indian island populated by a tribe known for shooting at outsiders with bows and arrows has been killed, police said Wednesday. Officials said they were working with anthropologists to recover the body. Dependera Pathak, director-general of police on India’s Andaman and Nicobar Islands, said seven fishermen have been arrested for helping the...

  • attorney September 6, 2018 3:30 pm

    India Decriminalizes Gay Sex in Landmark Verdict

    India’s top court on Thursday struck down a colonial-era law that made gay sex punishable by up to 10 years in prison, a landmark victory for gay rights in the world’s largest democracy. In a unanimous decision, five Supreme Court justices ruled that the law was a weapon used to harass members of India’s gay community and resulted in discrimination....

  • India November 24, 2017 3:35 pm

    Pakistan Releases US-Wanted Militant Suspect on Court Order

    Pakistani authorities acting on a court order released a U.S.-wanted militant Friday who allegedly founded a banned group linked to the 2008 Mumbai, India attack that killed 168 people, his spokesman and officials said. Hafiz Saeed, who has been designated a terrorist by the U.S. Justice Department and has a $10 million bounty on his head, was released before dawn...

  • Afghanistan December 25, 2015 3:48 pm

    India's Prime Minister Meets With Pakistan's on Unannounced Visit

    India’s Narendra Modi arrived in Pakistan on Friday, his first visit as prime minister to this Islamic nation that has been India’s long-standing archrival in the region. The previously unplanned visit is a sign of improving relations between the two nuclear-armed neighbors. The two heads of government also had an unscheduled meeting at the Paris climate change talks earlier this...

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