Mar 27, 2015

Indian village bans kissing in public

An Indian village in a western coastal state has imposed a ban on couples kissing in public, claiming the sight of such “obscene” behavior is unwanted by local residents. The village parliament of Salvador-de-Mundo, 8 miles (13 km) north of Goa’s capital, Panaji, unanimously ...

Australia eliminates India, advances to Cricket World Cup final

Mar 26, 2015

Australia eliminates India, advances to Cricket World Cup final

Australia ended 2011 champion India’s unbeaten run at the World Cup with a 95-run victory Thursday that ensured the tournament co-hosts will meet in the final. Steve Smith scored 105 and shared a 182-run partnership with Aaron Finch (81) to help Australia post 328-7, ...

Mar 25, 2015

India warns Uber, Ola over resuming taxi services

Authorities in New Delhi asked Uber Technologies Inc. and its Indian rival, Ola, on Tuesday to cease operations, saying that otherwise their applications for radio-taxi licences would not be processed, letters seen by Reuters show. India ordered a halt in December to operations of ...

Pakistan: Short-range nukes needed to deter India

Mar 24, 2015

Pakistan: Short-range nukes needed to deter India

Pakistan needs short-range “tactical” nuclear weapons to deter arch-rival India, a top adviser to its government said Monday, dismissing concerns it could increase the risk of a nuclear war. Khalid Kidwai also rejected concerns over the security of Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal, insisting that adequate ...

Mar 22, 2015

India police red-faced after raid on brothels finds colleagues

Police in eastern Indian were left red-faced when a raid in a red-light district discovered four of their own along with a convicted murderer whom they were supposed to be guarding, a report said Sunday. The four constables had been tasked with transporting the ...

Mar 22, 2015

'India's first gun for women' proves a hit — among men

A lightweight revolver launched in the wake of a deadly 2012 gang rape in Delhi and billed as India’s first gun designed for women has proved a hit — but only among men. Sales figures for the “nirbheek,” which means “fearless” in Hindi, show ...

Mar 21, 2015

Paper airplanes, parents help Indian pupils outsmart state exams

Around 600 high school students in eastern India have been expelled for cheating on pressure-packed 10th grade examinations this week, education authorities said Friday. The incident has gotten widespread attention after Indian television footage showed parents and friends of students scaling the outer walls ...

Prayers said across India for elderly nun gang-raped at convent

Mar 15, 2015

Prayers said across India for elderly nun gang-raped at convent

Prayers were said at churches across India on Sunday for an elderly nun who was gang-raped at a convent in an attack that has intensified anger over sexual violence and fueled fears among beleaguered Christians. The attack on the 71-year-old comes just days after ...

Burhanpur: India's crumbling treasure chest

Mar 14, 2015

Burhanpur: India's crumbling treasure chest

by Vijay Joshi

It is no secret that the Taj Mahal is a monument of love, built by a Mogul emperor as the final resting place for his beloved queen who died giving birth to their 14th child in 1631. What’s less known is that the white-marbled ...