Toyota to lift lockout at Indian factories

Mar 22, 2014

Toyota to lift lockout at Indian factories

Toyota Motor Corp. will resume production in India after an impasse with union workers over wages led to a temporary lockout and halt in assembly work. The carmaker’s Toyota Kirloskar Motor venture told Indian authorities that work will restart at its factories near Bangalore ...

Mumbai court convicts four over gang rape of photographer

Mar 21, 2014

Mumbai court convicts four over gang rape of photographer

A Mumbai court convicted four men Thursday over the gang rape of a photographer on assignment in the Indian city last year, a case that reignited nationwide anger over women’s safety. The court found the men guilty of raping the 22-year-old in August last ...

Mar 17, 2014

Toyota shutters India plants amid labor friction

Toyota Motor Corp. said Monday it has suspended production at its two auto assembly plants in southern India in response to threats against management and “deliberate” assembly-line stoppages after efforts to hammer out a labor deal have failed. The world’s biggest automaker said the ...

India pushes pause on Malaysian jet search effort

Mar 17, 2014

India pushes pause on Malaysian jet search effort

Massive Indian Navy and air search operations for the missing Malaysian jetliner were suspended Sunday as Malaysia sought technical assistance from New Delhi in corroborating the possible paths that the plane might have taken after losing contact with air control traffic controllers, officials said. ...

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 ...