10 dead in Kashmir gunbattle between rebels, army

Nov 28, 2014

10 dead in Kashmir gunbattle between rebels, army

Heavily armed militants fought a fierce gunbattle with soldiers in the Indian-held portion of Kashmir on Thursday, and four civilians were among the 10 dead, authorities said. The nine-hour exchange of firing stopped as night fell, but some militants were still believed to be ...

Rickshaw research reveals extreme Delhi pollution

Nov 27, 2014

Rickshaw research reveals extreme Delhi pollution

The three-wheeled rickshaw lurched through New Delhi’s commuter-clogged streets with an American scientist and several air pollution monitors in the back seat. Car horns blared. A scrappy scooter buzzed by belching black smoke from its tailpipe. One of the monitors spiked. Joshua Apte has ...

Nov 19, 2014

India police say 4 bodies of women found in ashram

The bodies of four women were found inside an Indian guru’s heavily fortified ashram, police said Wednesday, a day after security forces tried to storm the sprawling complex and arrest the spiritual leader. Sant Rampal, 63, is believed to be holed up inside the ...

Nov 6, 2014

Officials fear al-Qaida is grooming Indian militants for big attacks

Decrypted communications between Indian Mujahideen (IM) and al-Qaida and testimony from suspects have triggered alarm among intelligence officials in New Delhi: the groups appear to be working together to launch major attacks in the region. The officials told Reuters that plots they had uncovered ...

Nov 3, 2014

Suicide attack kills at least 54 in eastern Pakistan

A suicide bomber detonated explosives near a Pakistani paramilitary checkpoint near the country’s eastern border with India on Sunday, killing at least 54 people in the deadliest attack to hit the country in several months, police and government officers said. The explosion hit near ...