Indian Kashmir under curfew amid strike by separatists

Feb 9, 2014

Indian Kashmir under curfew amid strike by separatists

Thousands of Indian troops fanned out across Indian-controlled Kashmir on Sunday, detaining about 200 separatist activists to prevent protests during a three-day strike to mark the execution anniversaries of two separatists in New Delhi, officials said. Many parts of the Himalayan region were under ...

India tiger hunters lie in wait for 'hungry' man-eater

Feb 3, 2014

India tiger hunters lie in wait for 'hungry' man-eater

As he trains his .458 Winchester Magnum rifle on a tethered goat he is using as bait, tiger hunter Nawab Shafat Ali Khan whispers that it is only a matter of time before his real prey reappears. “Now is a very dangerous time. The ...

Outcry in New Delhi after student beaten to death in 'hate crime'

Feb 1, 2014

Outcry in New Delhi after student beaten to death in 'hate crime'

The beating and subsequent death in New Delhi of a university student from India’s remote northeast has sparked a furious outcry against racism and criticism of police in the Indian capital. Several hundred people protested outside a police station in the capital Saturday, shouting ...

Suzuki delays opening of car plant in India

Jan 29, 2014

Suzuki delays opening of car plant in India

Suzuki Motor Corp. said it will push back the opening of a new car plant in India by one year to 2017 due to a sharp slowdown there in demand. The automaker’s local unit, Maruti Suzuki, was due to set up the new factory ...

Indians rising in California politics

Jan 26, 2014

Indians rising in California politics

When Neel Kashkari recently announced he will run for governor, he became the latest Californian of Indian descent to step onto the political stage, the most recent example of a trend in one of America’s most ethnically diverse states. Kashkari is part of a ...

'Abe-genda': nuclear export superpower

Jan 25, 2014

'Abe-genda': nuclear export superpower

by Jeff Kingston

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is now in New Delhi to celebrate the 65th anniversary of the founding of the Indian Republic. His presence speaks volumes about closer diplomatic, security and economic ties and, at least from Tokyo’s perspective, a common agenda on responding to ...

Men flee India gang-rape village as outrage intensifies

Jan 24, 2014

Men flee India gang-rape village as outrage intensifies

Male residents fled an Indian village Friday after the alleged gang-rape of a young woman on the orders of tribal elders as police told of how locals tried to prevent her from reporting her ordeal. A total of 13 men have been arrested over ...

Jan 23, 2014

India police say village elders ordered woman gang-raped

A 20-year-old Indian woman said she was gang-raped on the orders of a village council because she fell in love with a man from a different religion, police said Thursday. Thirteen men have been arrested in the Monday night attack, police official C. Sudhakar ...

Autopsy reveals 'unnatural' death of Indian minister's wife

Jan 19, 2014

Autopsy reveals 'unnatural' death of Indian minister's wife

The wife of Indian Junior Foreign Minister Shashi Tharoor — found dead in a luxury hotel after accusing her husband of being unfaithful — suffered an “unnatural, sudden death,” a doctor who performed an autopsy on her body said Saturday. “More tests” are needed ...