Mar 17, 2016

Two jets evacuated in bomb scares at New Delhi airport

Security personnel evacuated two aircraft at New Delhi’s international airport Thursday after receiving an anonymous phone call of explosives being placed on the planes in a third such scare affecting Indian airlines in less than 24 hours. It was not immediately known if any ...

New Delhi water crunch laid to violent north India protests

Feb 22, 2016

New Delhi water crunch laid to violent north India protests

Authorities in India’s capital have closed schools and taken other measures to combat water supply problems caused by violent protests in a neighboring state that have left at least 12 people dead. Thousands of members of an underprivileged community who are protesting to demand ...

New Delhi starts limiting cars to clear air

Jan 2, 2016

New Delhi starts limiting cars to clear air

The Indian capital on Friday kicked off a sweeping plan to reduce its record-high air pollution by limiting the numbers of cars on the streets for two weeks. New Delhi is testing a formula where private cars will be allowed on the roads only ...

Modi's ruling BJP concedes defeat in crucial Bihar election

Nov 8, 2015

Modi's ruling BJP concedes defeat in crucial Bihar election

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ruling Hindu nationalist party conceded defeat Sunday in a crucial election in one of India’s most populous states. By midday, India’s election commission website showed that a self-proclaimed “grand alliance” of parties opposed to Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party had won ...

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 ...