Obama, Modi praise prep work on six-reactor deal in India

Jun 8, 2016

Obama, Modi praise prep work on six-reactor deal in India

U.S. President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday welcomed the start of preparatory work on six nuclear reactors in India, a key step in closing the first deal stemming from a U.S.-India civil nuclear accord struck over a decade ago. ...

Modi inaugurates $290 million Indian-built dam in Afghanistan

Jun 4, 2016

Modi inaugurates $290 million Indian-built dam in Afghanistan

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Afghanistan on Saturday to inaugurate a $290 million hydroelectric dam with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, the latest Indian investment which highlights strengthening ties between the two countries. The 42 megawatt Salma dam in western Herat province, bordering Iran, ...

Pressure grows on India to do more against marital rape

Jun 1, 2016

Pressure grows on India to do more against marital rape

Almost immediately after Deepti’s wedding at a traditional ceremony in the Indian capital, the horrific abuse began — behind closed doors at the hands of her husband. “He was brutal. He forcefully had sex with me even when I was admitted sick to hospital,” ...

May 23, 2016

India's reusable minispace shuttle in successful test launch

India successfully launched its first model space shuttle Monday, a top official said, as New Delhi joined the race to develop a reusable rocket to make space travel easier and cheaper. The winged shuttle blasted off on a rocket from the southeastern spaceport of ...

City sets new Indian heat record of 51 C

May 20, 2016

City sets new Indian heat record of 51 C

A city in northern India has shattered the national heat record, registering a searing 51 degrees Celsius — the highest since records began — the national weather office said Friday. The new record in Phalodi, a city in the desert state of Rajasthan, is ...

May 18, 2016

China, India face huge mental health burden: studies

China and India are home to more than a third of people with mental illness, but only a tiny fraction of them receive medical help, according to studies released Wednesday. There are more people in the world’s two most populous nations coping with mental, ...

Indian court says former U.N. climate chief to stand trial

May 14, 2016

Indian court says former U.N. climate chief to stand trial

A court in India’s capital ruled Saturday that there’s enough evidence in a stalking and sexual harassment case for former U.N. climate chief Rajendra Pachauri to stand trial. Judge Shivani Chauhan announced that the next hearing in the case will be on July 11, ...