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Blast kills 4 Indian policemen in disputed Kashmir

Police said four officers were killed Saturday when rebels fighting against Indian rule in disputed Kashmir detonated a bomb on a street the officers were patrolling.


33 killed as bus falls into river in western India

At least 33 people were killed on Saturday after a passenger bus veered off a bridge and plunged into a river in the western Indian state of Rajasthan, police said.


Rahul Gandhi takes over India’s opposition Congress party

Rahul Gandhi, the scion of India’s most famous political dynasty, took over as president of the main opposition Congress party on Saturday while facing a stiff challenge from Prime Minister …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 6, 2017, 2:07 p.m.

India to phase out ‘petcoke’ imports after investigation

India’s government says it plans to phase out imports of a dirty fuel known as petroleum coke, or “petcoke,” after an Associated Press investigation found U.S. oil refineries are exporting …


Strong cyclone kills at least 12 in southern India

A strong cyclone over the southeast Arabian Sea triggered heavy rains and strong winds in southern India, damaging hundreds of huts, power lines and trees and killing at least 12 …


U.S. exporting dirty fuel to already pollution-choked India

U.S. oil refineries that are unable to sell a dirty fuel waste product at home are exporting vast quantities of it to India instead.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 28, 2017, 8:41 p.m.

Obama re-emerges on global stage with trip to Asia, France

Former President Barack Obama is re-emerging on the global stage with a three-country tour that includes meetings with the leaders of China and India.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 28, 2017, 8:36 p.m.

Ivanka Trump’s India visit raises questions about her brand

Ivanka Trump described the hurdles faced by women during a speech Tuesday at a business conference in India, which is treating her trip like a royal visit. But her solo …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 13, 2017, 8:30 a.m.

In boost for India, Trump discovers ‘Indo-Pacific’ on Asia tour

Throughout his tour of five countries, Trump made a point of labeling the region the “Indo-Pacific.” Not “Asia.” And not the more common “Asia-Pacific,” which was what predecessor Barack Obama …


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 12, 2017, 5:01 p.m.

Hundreds join pride march in India, where gay sex is illegal

Hundreds of gay rights activists and supporters, many wearing colorful costumes and holding balloons, marched through India’s capital on Sunday in celebration but also defiance in a nation that continues …


Anger rises as toxic air chokes India’s capital

As thick smog crept over India’s capital this week and smudged landmarks from view, Nikunj Pandey could feel his eyes and throat burning.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 1, 2017, 8:36 a.m.

Explosion at Indian power plant kills 16, injures dozens

At least 16 people were killed and dozens more injured in an explosion Wednesday at a thermal power plant in northern India, officials said.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 25, 2017, 8:59 a.m.

Tillerson in India to highlight U.S. strategy in South Asia

Combating terrorism and India’s role in war-torn Afghanistan dominated talks between U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and his Indian counterpart Wednesday as Tillerson highlighted the Trump administration’s new strategy …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 22, 2017, 5:44 p.m.

India says Myanmar must take back Rohingya Muslims

India’s foreign minister told Bangladesh’s government that Myanmar must take back Rohingya Muslims to resolve one of Asia’s largest refugee crises in decades, the government said.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 18, 2017, 3:47 p.m.

Explosion at firecracker factory in India kills at least 8

An explosion at an unlicensed firecracker factory killed at least eight workers and injured 20 others in eastern India on Wednesday, a day ahead of Hindu’s most popular Diwali festival.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 18, 2017, 12:39 p.m.

Tillerson seeks stronger ties with India, chides China

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called Wednesday for the U.S. and India to expand strategic ties. He also pointedly criticized China, which he accused of challenging international norms needed for …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 29, 2017, 5:39 p.m.

Stampede on crowded Indian pedestrian bridge leaves 22 dead

A stampede broke out on a crowded pedestrian bridge connecting two railway stations in Mumbai during the Friday morning rush, killing at least 22 people and injuring 32 others, Indian …


Motorcycle maker Royal Enfield gearing up for North American sales from Milwaukee

A year after opening its flagship North American dealership in the city, India-based Royal Enfield says it’s about to ramp up sales through 60 dealerships and new bikes, including one …


Boat capsizes in Indian river, killing 19; about 31 missing

Police say 19 people have drowned after an overloaded boat capsized in the Yamuna River in northern India and a search is underway for missing passengers.


Indian journalist gunned down outside her home

An Indian journalist was gunned down outside her home the southern city of Bangalore – the latest in a string of deadly attacks targeting journalists or outspoken critics of religious …


Rohingya crisis intensifies as India’s Modi arrives in Myanmar for talks

Nearly 125,000 refugees belonging to the Rohingya minority ethnic group have fled Myanmar for neighboring Bangladesh in just the past week and a half, according to local aid organizations. They …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 3, 2017, 7:31 p.m.

Indian Prime Minister Modi drops ministers as economy slips

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday reshuffled some of his key minister’s portfolios to refurbish his government’s image, which has been dented by falling economic indicators.


Judge sends Indian guru to jail for 20 years in rapes

A judge on Monday sentenced a popular and flamboyant Indian spiritual guru to a total of 20 years in prison on charges of raping two female followers.


At least 950 killed in South Asia’s annual monsoon floods

Devastating floods triggered by monsoon rains have killed more than 950 people and displaced close to 40 million people across northern India, southern Nepal and northern Bangladesh in recent days.


India’s ‘guru of bling’ is convicted of raping two followers. After the verdict, deadly violence breaks out.

Followers of the Dera Sacha Sauda religious sect converged on the city of Panchkula, where a court found Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh guilty Friday of raping two followers, according to …


Indian cities on lockdown before guru’s rape trial verdict

Several north Indian cities were under a security lockdown Thursday, a day before a court was expected to issue a verdict in a rape case involving the flamboyant leader of …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 22, 2017, 9:42 a.m.

McDonald’s to close 169 outlets in India in franchise battle

McDonald’s India has announced it will close nearly 170 McDonald’s outlets in northern and eastern India after the American fast food giant decided to terminate a franchise agreement with its …


Amid India oxygen scandal, docs want focus on encephalitis

Dozens of children died last week in a decrepit government hospital in northeastern India, prompting public outcry over whether an oxygen shortage was to blame. Answers remain unclear, but doctors …


10-year-old Indian rape victim gives birth after a court denies her request for an abortion

A 10-year-old Indian girl whose parents say she was raped and impregnated by her uncle has reportedly given birth after a court rejected her request for an abortion last month.


Flooding maroons people in Indian states, eases in Nepal

Monsoon flooding is easing in Nepal, but the water flowing downriver has worsened floods in northern India and marooned thousands of villagers across the border, officials said Thursday.