Train collision kills at least 40 in northern India

May 27, 2014

Train collision kills at least 40 in northern India

An express train slammed into a parked freight train in northern India on Monday, killing at least 40 people and reducing cars to a heap of torn and twisted metal, officials said. The Gorakhpur Express passenger train was traveling at high speed and slammed ...

In a first, Pakistani leader to attend Indian inauguration

May 25, 2014

In a first, Pakistani leader to attend Indian inauguration

Pakistan’s prime minister will attend the inauguration of India’s Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi, a first for the nuclear-armed rivals, officials said Saturday. Pakistan and India have a history of uneasy relations. They have fought three wars over the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir since ...

May 23, 2014

Modi's foreign policy agenda

by Ramesh Thakur

When Shinzo Abe led his party to a landslide victory in Japan's 2012 general election, he broke from protocol by taking a congratulatory call from Narendra Modi, then a state leader in India. The mutual respect between the two strongly nationalist prime ministers could ...

May 20, 2014

Narendra Modi: India's Shinzo Abe

by Brahma Chellaney

Just as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's return to power in late 2012 reflected Japan's determination to reinvent itself as a more competitive and confident country, Narendra Modi's election victory reflects Indians' desire for a dynamic, assertive leader to help revitalize their country's economy and ...

Drubbing leaves Gandhi dynasty fighting for future

May 17, 2014

Drubbing leaves Gandhi dynasty fighting for future

He promised to defeat the opposition with “love,” but was jilted by India’s voters. Rahul Gandhi’s humiliating rejection raises the question of whether his famous surname has lost its allure. While the election marked the first time the 43-year-old had fronted a national campaign ...

May 16, 2014

India's Modi eyes top team as BJP sweeps to victory

The Bharatiya Janata Party’s landslide election victory will usher in a new government expected to steer India sharply to the right after 10 years of rule by the leftist Congress party. Incoming premier Narendra Modi has never been in government at the national level ...