Indian editor says sex assault case is 'a vendetta'

Feb 19, 2014

Indian editor says sex assault case is 'a vendetta'

A prominent Indian magazine editor accused of sexually assaulting a female colleague in a hotel elevator said Tuesday he is innocent and will be vindicated by security cameras. Tarun Tejpal, editor of the weekly investigative magazine Tehelka, suggested the case had been orchestrated by ...

Olympics a test for ambitious developing countries

Feb 18, 2014

Olympics a test for ambitious developing countries

by Joe Mcdonald

Playing host to the Olympics or World Cup can showcase an ambitious country’s rise and cast a harsh light on its weaknesses. In Sochi, the eye-popping cost of Russia’s Winter Games and logistical fumbles have gotten as much attention as figure skaters and snowboarders. ...

Feb 15, 2014

Indian anti-graft crusader resigns

New Delhi’s firebrand chief minister, Arvind Kejriwal, announced his resignation Friday over the blocking of an anti-corruption bill, less than 50 days after taking power in the Indian capital. “My Cabinet has decided that we are quitting. Here is my resignation letter,” Kejriwal told ...

In U-turn, U.S. ambassador to meet Indian opposition candidate

Feb 11, 2014

In U-turn, U.S. ambassador to meet Indian opposition candidate

The U.S. ambassador to India plans to meet Narendra Modi, the main opposition candidate for prime minister, an official said Monday, signaling a turnaround after years of shunning him over anti-Muslim riots. Ambassador Nancy Powell’s encounter with the Hindu nationalist leader would put the ...

New Delhi has done much less than Beijing to reduce smog

Feb 10, 2014

New Delhi has done much less than Beijing to reduce smog

Think twice before taking a deep breath in New Delhi, where worsening air pollution has drawn comparisons with Beijing, the world’s poster child for pollution. On bad days in India’s congested capital, the air is so murky it slows traffic to a crawl. Conversations ...

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 ...