Indian search turns up no trace of Malaysia Airlines plane

Mar 15, 2014

Indian search turns up no trace of Malaysia Airlines plane

Indian Navy ships supported by long-range surveillance planes and helicopters scoured Andaman Sea islands for a third day Saturday without any success in finding evidence of a missing Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777, officials said. Nearly a dozen ships, patrol vessels, surveillance planes and helicopters ...

India court upholds death sentence for Delhi gang-rapists

Mar 14, 2014

India court upholds death sentence for Delhi gang-rapists

An Indian court upheld Thursday the death penalty handed to four men convicted of the fatal gang rape of a student in New Delhi, an attack that shocked the country and sparked weeks of protests. The High Court rejected an appeal by the four, ...

Mar 13, 2014

Dead, deep-frozen Indian guru in fact 'deeply meditating'

Despite being declared dead and kept in a deep freezer at his ashram for six weeks, an Indian guru’s followers are confident he will return to life to lead them. Devotees placed Ashutosh Maharaj, whom authorities declared clinically dead Jan. 29, in the freezer ...

U.S. to seek new indictment against Indian diplomat

Mar 13, 2014

U.S. to seek new indictment against Indian diplomat

An Indian diplomat whose arrest and strip-search spurred an international flap had the case against her dismissed by a federal judge on Wednesday, but prosecutors suggested they might refile the charges stemming from claims she exploited her housekeeper. For now, at least, Wednesday’s ruling ...

Modi to take on Congress in polls

Mar 7, 2014

Modi to take on Congress in polls

Street clashes erupted in India after this week’s announcement that parliamentary elections will start April 7 in a race that pits Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi against the unpopular Nehru-Gandhi family’s ruling party. Chief Election Commissioner V.S. Sampath said Wednesday that 814 million people had ...

Coal crunch gives impetus to India's solar switch

Mar 2, 2014

Coal crunch gives impetus to India's solar switch

For six years in a row, India’s monopoly coal producer has missed its production targets, leading to chronic electricity shortages and sending power producers scrambling to secure pricier imports. But what looks like a looming crisis could turn out to be an almost accidental ...

India's Parliament approves new 29th state

Feb 21, 2014

India's Parliament approves new 29th state

India’s Parliament on Thursday approved a plan to create a 29th state following days of political mayhem, including a melee in which a lawmaker unleashed pepper spray on his colleagues. Members of groups opposed to the division of southern Andhra Pradesh state shouted, “No, ...

Indian court bars release for three of Rajiv Gandhi's killers

Feb 21, 2014

Indian court bars release for three of Rajiv Gandhi's killers

India’s top court on Thursday stopped the Tamil Nadu state government from releasing three of the seven prisoners serving life sentences for the 1991 assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, a lawyer said. The state ruled Wednesday that the seven should be released ...

India minister orders release of Rajiv Gandhi's killers

Feb 19, 2014

India minister orders release of Rajiv Gandhi's killers

The chief minister of an Indian state Wednesday ordered the release of all seven people jailed for plotting the assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, meaning they could walk free in three days. J. Jayalalithaa, chief minister of Tamil Nadu, announced the decision ...