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UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 10, 2019, 2:47 p.m.

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, 8:33 p.m.

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, 12:44 p.m.

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, 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 …