India probes Maoist rebel link as train derailment claims 39

Jan 23, 2017

India probes Maoist rebel link as train derailment claims 39

Rescuers struggled Sunday to pull survivors from the wreckage of a train crash that killed 39 passengers in India, the latest disaster on the country’s creaking rail network. Officials were investigating whether Maoist rebels had tampered with the track, after eight coaches and the ...

Jan 16, 2017

Japan's visa rules to ease for Indian university students

The government will ease tourist visa application rules for Indian university undergraduates, recent graduates and postgraduate students on Feb. 1, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said. The change will allow the students to use their enrollment or graduation certificates in place of proof of ...

No survivors as India coal mine collapse claims 18

Jan 3, 2017

No survivors as India coal mine collapse claims 18

There are no survivors in the coal mine collapse that killed 18 workers, Indian authorities said Monday, as emergency teams continued searching for the remaining bodies. At least 23 people were buried under the rubble after a massive mound of earth caved in Thursday ...

New book reveals the bloody past of the Koh-i-Noor diamond

Dec 28, 2016

New book reveals the bloody past of the Koh-i-Noor diamond

Many precious stones have a blood-soaked history, but a new book reveals the world’s most famous diamond — the Koh-i-Noor — surpasses them all, with a litany of horrors that rivals “Game of Thrones.” The Koh-i-Noor (“Mountain of Light”), now part of the British ...

Dec 27, 2016

Indian police arrest four men on charges of raping American tourist

Indian police arrested four men, including a bell boy of a five-star hotel in the national capital, on Monday for allegedly raping an American tourist in April, police said, highlighting the dangers faced by women in the country from violent sex attacks. The 25-year-old ...

India's Ashwin grabs top ICC honors

Dec 22, 2016

India's Ashwin grabs top ICC honors

India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin was named the International Cricket Council’s Cricketer of the Year on Thursday for taking 48 wickets and scoring 336 runs in eight tests during the voting period. The 30-year-old Ashwin, the world’s top-ranked test bowler, became the third Indian to ...