Jan 4, 2016

Gunmen storm Indian Consulate in Afghan city after Modi visit

Explosions and gunfire rang out late Sunday as militants tried to storm the Indian diplomatic mission in a northern Afghan city, officials said, in the latest assault on an Indian installation. The attack on the consulate in Mazar-i-Sharif comes after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ...

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 ...

Jan 2, 2016

Gunmen raid Indian air base near Pakistan; pair die

At least four gunmen entered an Indian air force base near the border with Pakistan on Saturday morning and exchanged fire with security forces, leaving two of them dead, officials said. The gunmen entered the living quarters section of the Pathankot air force base, ...

Dec 28, 2015

Cow dung patties selling like hot cakes online in India

With the holiday season in full swing, Indians are flocking to the online marketplace in droves. But one unusual item is flying off the virtual shelves: Online retailers say cow dung patties are selling like hot cakes. The patties — cow poop mixed with ...

Dec 27, 2015

Dreaming of energy security, India pumps desert oil

The deserts of Rajasthan may be the showcase for India’s solar revolution, but the oil exploration company that struck gold there insists the country needs to pump out more fossil fuels to wean itself off imports. Ahead of this month’s climate negotiations in Paris, ...