Aug 15, 2014

Life in prison for killer of India's 'Bandit Queen'

The upper-caste killer of India’s famous “Bandit Queen” was sentenced Thursday to life in prison by a court for gunning down the outlaw-turned-legislator who was idolized as a champion of the lower castes. Phoolan Devi long roamed central India’s desolate valleys, allegedly stealing from ...

Aug 15, 2014

India sets age limit for Krishna birthday pyramids

India’s top court said Thursday that children as young as 12 can climb atop towering human pyramids in a popular Hindu celebration that has seen deaths and injuries in past years. Devotees celebrate the birthday of the child god Krishna each August by forming ...

India right-wing party says rape charges now 'fashionable'

Aug 3, 2014

India right-wing party says rape charges now 'fashionable'

Indian right-wing Hindu party Shiv Sena said Saturday filing sexual assault charges has “become a fashion” in an article backing a police officer accused of rape. The hard-line Hindu nationalist outfit, based in western Maharashtra state and a key ally of Prime Minister Narendra ...

Aug 1, 2014

India hires masked monkey men to combat macaque menace

India has hired a group of monkey impersonators to scare the real marauding animals away from parliament and other key buildings in the nation’s capital, officials said Thursday. The “very talented” group of men has taken to wearing monkey masks, imitating their whoops and ...

Jul 28, 2014

Dentsu to buy 51% stake in Indian out-of-home advertising agency

Dentsu Inc. said Monday that it will acquire India’s largest out-of-home advertising agency, Milestone Brandcom Pvt. Ltd. Dentsu will acquire a 51 percent stake in the Mumbai-based company through an overseas subsidiary, with an option to expand its holding in steps to 100 percent ...