Apr 1, 2015

Indian police arrest four over nun rape

Indian police said Wednesday they have arrested four Bangladeshi nationals in connection with the rape of an elderly nun that sent shock waves through the Christian community. The nun, who is in her 70s, needed surgery after she was attacked last month when a ...

Japan accused of financing coal-fired power plants

Mar 29, 2015

Japan accused of financing coal-fired power plants


Despite mounting protests, Japan continues to finance the building of coal-fired power plants with money earmarked for fighting climate change, with two new projects underway in India and Bangladesh, The Associated Press has found. AP reported in December that Japan had counted $1 billion ...

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 ...