Indian vigilantes turn violent to protect sacred cows

Nov 11, 2015

Indian vigilantes turn violent to protect sacred cows

As a truck screeches to a halt on an Indian highway in the middle of the night, devout young Hindus armed with sticks scramble inside, searching for cows they consider sacred. Almost every night, the vigilantes lie in wait for suspected cattle smugglers in ...

Modi's ruling BJP concedes defeat in crucial Bihar election

Nov 8, 2015

Modi's ruling BJP concedes defeat in crucial Bihar election

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ruling Hindu nationalist party conceded defeat Sunday in a crucial election in one of India’s most populous states. By midday, India’s election commission website showed that a self-proclaimed “grand alliance” of parties opposed to Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party had won ...

Oct 29, 2015

India says top militant killed in Kashmir region

Indian security forces in Kashmir killed on Thursday a top commander of Islamist militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), who allegedly was involved in several attacks in the disputed region in recent years, an official said. Abu Qasim was the most-wanted militant in Kashmir, which India ...

Oct 28, 2015

Niigata city plans IT hub, with tax perks, to attract foreign firms

The city of Minamiuonuma in Niigata Prefecture is planning to establish an information technology center for foreign companies as a local revitalization measure, Jiji Press learned Tuesday. This will be the first IT hub in Japan mainly targeting foreign firms, according to Minamiuonuma municipal ...