Modi on charm offensive as India seeks more clout

Aug 19, 2015

Modi on charm offensive as India seeks more clout

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, once a pariah of the West and a sharp critic of Asian neighbors, has confounded expectations with a relentless diplomatic charm offensive designed to raise India’s standing. In his first 15 months in office, the right-wing premier has traveled to ...

Bomb scare prompts Turkish Airlines plane to divert to New Delhi

Jul 8, 2015

Bomb scare prompts Turkish Airlines plane to divert to New Delhi

Turkish Airlines says an Istanbul-bound plane carrying 134 passengers made an emergency landing at New Delhi after note with the word “bomb” was found in a toilet, the latest in a series of such incidents. The airline said Tuesday that a crew member discovered ...

Mar 25, 2015

India warns Uber, Ola over resuming taxi services

Authorities in New Delhi asked Uber Technologies Inc. and its Indian rival, Ola, on Tuesday to cease operations, saying that otherwise their applications for radio-taxi licences would not be processed, letters seen by Reuters show. India ordered a halt in December to operations of ...

Indian film tackles rape crisis

Oct 6, 2013

Indian film tackles rape crisis

As India debates how to halt a rising tide of violence against women, two filmmakers are tackling the subject head-on with a Bollywood movie called “Kill the Rapist?” The film was inspired by the fatal gang rape of a student in the capital, New ...

Sep 1, 2013

Studious victim had high hopes

The 23-year-old rape victim whose assault and death shook India and captured the attention of the world was the daughter of an airport baggage handler who was studying hard and who harbored big ambitions. She enrolled four years ago on a physiotherapy course in ...

Indian activists push for clean cities

Apr 29, 2013

Indian activists push for clean cities

As more Indians travel the world and their country’s growing economy and population gain more global attention, they are increasingly embarrassed about one of India’s dirtiest features: its cities. It is not uncommon to see piles of putrefying garbage lying along the streets in ...