Indian train accident kills at least 100; cause unknown

Nov 20, 2016

Indian train accident kills at least 100; cause unknown

An Indian express train derailed early Sunday, killing over 100 people in one of the country’s worst rail disasters in years, police said, as emergency workers searched the mangled wreckage for survivors. National Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu said the government would investigate what caused ...

Nov 15, 2016

A questionable nuclear deal

The Diet must scrutinize whether Abe's nuclear deal with India contradicts Japan's efforts to promote nonproliferation and the abolition of nuclear arms.

Nov 6, 2016

Paraglider from Chiba dies in northern India

A man who was paragliding in northern India’s Himachal Pradesh state died Friday after losing control of the free-flying glider, local police said. The police identified the man as Makoto Sakuma, 39, from Chiba Prefecture. Sakuma crashed into a mountain after losing control of ...

Delhi state smog draws 'gas chamber' comparison

Nov 6, 2016

Delhi state smog draws 'gas chamber' comparison

Delhi state was compared to a “gas chamber” Saturday by its chief minister, as 1,800 schools were shut following one of the city’s worst-ever pollution spells. Thick smog has blanketed the capital for days, with local and central authorities meeting to resolve the crisis. ...

Nov 2, 2016

U.S. Embassy in India warns Americans of Islamic State attack threat

The U.S. Embassy in New Delhi issued a security message to American citizens in India on Tuesday to be vigilant following reports that Islamic State may be planning to attack targets there. “Recent Indian media reports indicate ISIL’s desire to attack targets in India,” ...

Oct 31, 2016

India's Modi expresses concern over Australia bus death

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed concern over the death of an Indian-origin bus driver killed by an incendiary device thrown into his bus in Brisbane, Australia, last week. Modi called Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull late on Sunday to discuss the death ...