Sep 9, 2015

Indian Muslims condemn IS, calling it 'un-Islamic'

More than 1,000 Muslim clerics in India have ratified a religious ruling condemning the Islamic State, calling the extremist group’s actions “un-Islamic.” Religious leaders from hundreds of Islamic mosques, education institutions and civic groups across India have signed the edict, or fatwa, saying the ...

At 91, India's top 'sexpert' drags taboos into the light

Sep 6, 2015

At 91, India's top 'sexpert' drags taboos into the light

A 91-year-old Indian “sexpert,” whose popular tabloid column has drawn both fans and critics with its straight-talking approach, is providing a lifeline to readers in what remains a conservative society lacking in proper sex education. And although most of his queries still come from ...

Aug 26, 2015

India, Australia to hold naval drills with eye on China

India and Australia will hold their first ever joint naval drills next month, as the two countries seek to deepen defense ties and counter China’s growing sway in the Indian Ocean. The maritime exercises, to be held in the Bay of Bengal off India’s ...

Aug 21, 2015

India urges Pakistan against meeting separatists ahead of rare talks

India said Friday it has urged Pakistan against meeting Kashmiri separatist leaders ahead of rare weekend talks between the two countries’ top security advisers in New Delhi, hiking tensions between the archrivals. The foreign ministry said it would be inappropriate for Pakistan National Security ...

Modi on charm offensive as India seeks more clout

Aug 19, 2015

Modi on charm offensive as India seeks more clout

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, once a pariah of the West and a sharp critic of Asian neighbors, has confounded expectations with a relentless diplomatic charm offensive designed to raise India’s standing. In his first 15 months in office, the right-wing premier has traveled to ...