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UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 24, 2020

Trump’s India visit prioritizes pageantry over policy

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 …


India hastily builds wall along slum ahead of Trump visit

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 decades, the CIA read the encrypted communications of allies and adversaries

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 …


Amazon to invest $1 billion in India

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

Trump in early stages of planning 1st visit to India

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.


Baba Ram Dass, spiritual guru and LSD pioneer, dies at 88

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.


India’s leader defends new law as protests against it go on

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 …


23 dead as protests grow against India citizenship law

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 …


Amid citizenship law outcry, Indian authorities ban protests

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 India’s citizenship law grow, along with clashes

Protests of a new citizenship law in India are growing, along with some violent clashes between demonstrators and police


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 12, 2019

Air quality sinks to ‘severe’ in haze-shrouded New Delhi

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.


Pakistan PM warns of `bloodbath’ in Kashmir; India PM silent

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 …


Indian govt. approves ban on e-cigarettes

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: Risk of ‘accidental war’ with India over Kashmir

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.”


India space agency relocates moon lander

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.


Indian landing module ready for touchdown on moon surface

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 …


Kashmir police say thousands detained in crackdown in region

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 defy restrictions, join protests in Kashmir

Hundreds of people have defied unprecedented security restrictions and held a street protest in Indian-controlled Kashmir


India’s Modi defends Kashmir policy amid clash with Pakistan

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 …


India eases restrictions in Kashmir for Islamic festival

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.


Kashmir curfew partially eased for prayers amid lockdown

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 PM: Changes in Kashmir will free it from ‘terrorism’

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 …


Pakistan downgrades diplomatic ties with India over Kashmir

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 …


Troops lock down Kashmir as India votes to strip its status

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 …


Unrest feared after India revokes Kashmir’s special status

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 …


India launches moon mission a week after it was aborted

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.


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

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

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 …