May 1, 2016

Thousands battle forest fires in northern Indian state of Uttarakhand

Thousands of laborers backed by water-carrying helicopters battled to control fires that have killed two people in India’s northern Himalayan state of Uttarakhand, officials said Sunday. Fires have swept through more than 1,900 hectares (4,700 acres) of forest but have so far not threatened ...

Apr 25, 2016

India revokes visa for Germany-based Uighur activist

India has revoked a tourist visa given to a Germany-based ethnic Uighur activist to attend an upcoming conference at the headquarters of the Tibetan government-in-exile in northern India, an official said Monday. Indian Home Ministry spokesman K.S. Dhatwalia refused to say why the government ...

Apr 22, 2016

India set for day/night test match

India is planning to host its first day/night test match later this year as cricket’s global powerhouse seeks to reverse a decline in attendances, according to senior officials. Anurag Thakur, the secretary of the Indian board, said that matches in the domestic Duleep Trophy ...

Apr 18, 2016

India bus plunge claims 25 members of opera troupe

A bus carrying artists of an opera troupe plunged 76 meters (250 feet) into a gorge in eastern India Sunday, killing at least 25 people, media reports said. The accident happened when the driver of the vehicle carrying around 40 members of the troupe, ...