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India aborts moon mission launch, citing technical glitch

India has aborted the launch of a spacecraft intended to land on the far side of the moon, citing a “technical snag”


India prepares to land rover on moon in global space race

India is looking to take a giant leap in its space program and solidify its place among the world’s spacefaring nations with its second unmanned mission to the moon, this …


UPDATED: Tue., July 2, 2019, 11:58 a.m.

Multiple walls collapse in India monsoon rains, killing 31

Heavy monsoon rains in western India caused at least four walls to collapse onto huts and city shanties, killing at least 31 people and injuring dozens of others, officials said …


UPDATED: Fri., June 28, 2019, 9:21 p.m.

World trade panel sides with India vs U.S. in renewables tiff

A World Trade Organization dispute panel has ruled in favor of India in its complaint against the United States over subsidies and rules applied by eight U.S. states in the …


UPDATED: Fri., May 24, 2019, 7:54 p.m.

Fire in tutoring center kills 19 students in western India

At least 19 teenage students were killed in a fire that broke out Friday in a tutoring center in the western Indian city of Surat, police said.


Amitabh Pal: Modi win bodes ill for India, world

India, the world’s largest secular democracy, has just moved further away from its foundational ideals – exemplifying a worrisome global phenomenon.


UPDATED: Thu., May 23, 2019, 6:11 p.m.

Modi surges to victory in India on Hindu-first platform

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist party is headed to a landslide election victory


UPDATED: Sun., May 19, 2019, 9:44 p.m.

Indian election divides families

In their 31 years of marriage, Seema and Sanjive Khanna have fought many times, the way couples do, over the house or the children or their finances. But nothing has …


Spokane Valley teen from India uses public platform to push for adoption

Skye Potter was adopted from India 16 years ago by a family who have worked hard to honor her cultural heritage. She’s now pushing families to consider adoption, amid dwindling …


Violence mars 5th phase of India’s marathon elections

Scattered bomb explosions and clashes between rival political groups marred voting Monday in the crucial fifth phase of India’s marathon elections, which also saw Congress party President Rahul Gandhi and …


Strong cyclone lashes India, forces 1.2 million from homes

Cyclone Fani tore through India’s eastern coast on Friday as a grade 5 storm, lashing beaches with rain and winds gusting up to 127 miles per hour and affecting weather …


4 killed in Indian election violence as voting kicks off

At least four people were killed in clashes Thursday on the first day of polling in India’s general elections, a six-week process that’s seen as a referendum on Prime Minister …


UPDATED: Tue., April 2, 2019, 7:47 p.m.

India’s anti-satellite test endangers International Space Station, NASA says

One week after India became the fourth country in the world to target and shatter a satellite in low Earth orbit with a missile, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine condemned the …


8 killed in India-Pakistan fighting amid high tensions

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 …


Cannabis continues to be celebrated in many cultures

If you think the ‘flower children’ in the 1960s was where today’s love of pot started, you need to go back further.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 26, 2019, 5:15 p.m.

India strikes inside Pakistan after deadly Kashmir attack

A pre-dawn airstrike inside Pakistan that India said targeted a terrorist training camp and killed a “very large number” of militants ratcheted up tensions on Tuesday between the two nuclear-armed …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:12 p.m.

Kashmir tensions increase as 7 killed in fighting

Tensions escalated in the aftermath of a suicide attack in disputed Kashmir, with seven people killed Monday in a gunbattle that broke out as Indian soldiers scoured the area for …


Car bomb kills 33 Indian soldiers, wounds 20 in Kashmir

At least 33 soldiers were killed and about 20 others wounded Thursday in a car bomb attack on a paramilitary convoy along a key highway in Indian-controlled Kashmir, security officials …


Troops kill 7 civilians as protest turns bloody in Kashmir

Indian forces who were exchanging fire with insurgents in disputed Kashmir on Saturday fatally shot at least seven civilians when large crowds descended on the site of the gunbattle in …


10 die of suspected food poisoning at Indian temple ceremony

At least 10 people in southern India died Friday of suspected food poisoning after a ceremony to celebrate the construction of a new Hindu temple, police said.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 10, 2018, 10:47 a.m.

Farmers, state watching for signs export markets will reopen

Washington farmers watching closely for a truce in the tariff war that could reopen markets to China.


Cyclone kills 13 in southern India, 80K people evacuated

A cyclone hit the coast of southern India on Friday, killing at least 13 people, damaging homes and forcing the evacuation of more than 80,000 residents.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 19, 2018, 11:28 a.m.

Train mows down crowd at India festival, at least 58 dead

A speeding train ran over a crowd watching fireworks during a religious festival in northern India on Friday, killing at least 58 people and injuring dozens more, police said.


Washington apple crop awaits answers amid ongoing trade uncertainty

Despite uncertainty about markets, the Washington apple crop is coming off the trees and producers are hopeful that talks with Mexico and Canada can wrap up soon to protect two …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 18, 2018, 8:10 p.m.

Thousands await rescue amid deadly south Indian floods

Thousands of stranded people were waiting for rescue Saturday and officials pleaded for more help as relentless monsoon floods battered the south Indian state of Kerala, where more than 190 …


People plucked from rooftops as Indian floods kill 324

Rescuers used helicopters and boats on Friday to evacuate thousands of people stranded on their rooftops following unprecedented flooding in the southern Indian state of Kerala that killed more than …


Indians gather as former premier Vajpayee is cremated

Thousands of Indians gathered Friday as the funeral pyre was lit for former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, a Hindu nationalist who was respected across the political spectrum.


After visa woes, a 9-year-old chess prodigy may have won his fight to stay in Britain

Last year, Shreyas Royal became world’s youngest chess “candidate master.” Worldwide, he’s ranked fourth for his age group, and English Chess Federation officials have called him “the greatest British chess …


India lawmaker dresses as Hitler to criticize prime minister

An Indian lawmaker has appeared in Parliament dressed like Adolf Hitler with a toothbrush moustache and wearing a khaki coat with swastika symbols on his pocket and arm. His demand: …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 8, 2018, 6:13 p.m.

Six million shoppers expected to hit up India’s first Ikea

In a milestone that’s been more than a decade in the making, India’s first Ikea store will open Thursday, bringing inexpensive Nordic-inspired furnishings and food to the world’s fastest-growing middle …