Stories tagged: india
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 24, 2020
Prioritizing pageantry over policy, President Donald Trump basked in India’s welcoming embrace on a day that featured a mega-rally with cheering crowds, a mutual admiration show with his counterpart and …
Tue., Feb. 18, 2020
A 1,640-foot brick wall has been hastily erected in India’s Gujarat state ahead of a visit by U.S. President Donald Trump, with critics saying it was built to block the …
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 13, 2020
For more than half a century, governments all over the world trusted a single company to keep the communications of their spies, soldiers and diplomats secret. But what none of …
Wed., Jan. 15, 2020
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos said Wednesday that his company plans to invest $1 billion in digitizing small and medium businesses in India.
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 14, 2020
President Donald Trump is in the early stages of planning what would be his first visit to India, officials in the U.S. and Indian governments said Tuesday.
Mon., Dec. 23, 2019
Baba Ram Dass, the 1960s counterculture spiritual leader who experimented with LSD and traveled to India to find enlightenment, returning to share it with Americans, has died. He was 88.
Sun., Dec. 22, 2019
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has used a rally for his Hindu nationalist party to defend a contentious new citizenship law, accusing the opposition of pushing the country into a …
Sat., Dec. 21, 2019
Violent protests against India’s citizenship law that excludes Muslim immigrants have swept the country over the weekend despite the government’s ban on public assembly and suspension of internet services in …
Fri., Dec. 20, 2019
Police banned public gatherings in parts of the Indian capital and other cities for a third day Friday and cut internet services to try to stop growing protests against a …
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 17, 2019
Protests of a new citizenship law in India are growing, along with some violent clashes between demonstrators and police
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 12, 2019
A thick gray haze blanketed India’s capital on Tuesday, with authorities attempting to reduce the pollution by sprinkling water to settle dust and banning some construction.
Fri., Sept. 27, 2019
Insisting he wasn’t making a threat, Pakistan’s leader denounced his Indian counterpart on Friday and warned that any war between the nuclear rivals could “have consequences for the world.” India’s …
Wed., Sept. 18, 2019
India’s government has decided to ban e-cigarettes, expressing concern at the alarming rate at which vaping is becoming popular among the country’s youth and causing breathing illnesses.
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 10, 2019
Pakistan’s foreign minister warned Tuesday that India’s “illegal occupation” of Muslim-majority Kashmir could drive the nuclear-armed countries “into an accidental war.”
Sun., Sept. 8, 2019
A day after India’s mission to land on the moon appeared to have failed, the country’s space agency announced that the missing lander had been located.
Mon., Sept. 2, 2019
The landing module of India’s unmanned moon mission separated from the orbiter on Monday ahead of its planned touchdown on the moon’s south polar region this weekend, the space agency …
Tue., Aug. 20, 2019
At least 2,300 people, mostly young men, have been detained in Indian-administered Kashmir during a security lockdown and communications blackout imposed to curtail unrest after New Delhi stripped the disputed …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 16, 2019
Hundreds of people have defied unprecedented security restrictions and held a street protest in Indian-controlled Kashmir
Thu., Aug. 15, 2019
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday used an Independence Day speech to defend his decision to strip Kashmir of its special status as about 7 million residents of the …
Mon., Aug. 12, 2019
Authorities in Indian-administered Kashmir say they eased restrictions in the region’s main city for a third straight day ahead of a major Islamic festival.
Fri., Aug. 9, 2019
A strict curfew in Indian-administered Kashmir in effect for a fifth day was eased Friday to allow residents to pray at mosques, officials said, but some protests still broke out …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 8, 2019
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi told the nation Thursday night that he stripped Kashmir of its statehood and special constitutional status in order to free the disputed Himalayan region of …
Wed., Aug. 7, 2019
The political crisis over the disputed territory of Kashmir escalated Wednesday when Pakistan said it would downgrade its diplomatic ties with India, expel the Indian ambassador and suspend bilateral trade …
Tue., Aug. 6, 2019
Indian lawmakers passed a bill Tuesday that strips the statehood from the Indian-administered portion of Muslim-majority Kashmir amid an indefinite security lockdown in the disputed Himalayan territory, actions that neighboring …
Mon., Aug. 5, 2019
India’s Hindu nationalist-led government moved Monday to revoke the special status of Muslim-majority Kashmir, cutting off communications and deploying thousands of troops in the restive Himalayan region amid fears the …
Mon., July 22, 2019
India successfully launched an unmanned spacecraft to the far side of the moon Monday, a week after aborting the mission because of a technical problem.
Sun., July 14, 2019
India has aborted the launch of a spacecraft intended to land on the far side of the moon, citing a “technical snag”
Fri., July 12, 2019
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
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
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 …