For India, joining elite nuclear club a point of pride

| Jun 11, 2016

For India, joining elite nuclear club a point of pride

India is rejoicing over news that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has brokered deals with U.S. officials to bring New Delhi closer to its long-held dream of joining an elite group of nations allowed to control the global trade in nuclear materials, equipment and technology. ...

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 ...