India court orders first death sentences for multiple rapes

Apr 4, 2014

India court orders first death sentences for multiple rapes

An Indian judge on Friday ordered three men to hang after they were convicted of two gang rapes, the first death sentences to be handed down for multiple sex attacks since the law was toughened last year. The sentences were announced at a court ...

India, 10 other nations now free of polio

Mar 28, 2014

India, 10 other nations now free of polio

The World Health Organization on Thursday officially certified India and 10 other Asian countries free of polio, a milestone lauded as a “momentous victory” over an ancient scourge. The Southeast Asian region, which includes India but excludes Afghanistan and Pakistan, was certified by a ...

Strike-hit Toyota India resumes 'limited' operations

Mar 26, 2014

Strike-hit Toyota India resumes 'limited' operations

Toyota Motor Corp. said it has resumed “limited production” after unionized employees at its Indian plant refused to return to work following an end to a company lockout. The workers and the company’s management at two plants near the high-tech city of Bangalore are ...

Toyota to lift lockout at Indian factories

Mar 22, 2014

Toyota to lift lockout at Indian factories

Toyota Motor Corp. will resume production in India after an impasse with union workers over wages led to a temporary lockout and halt in assembly work. The carmaker’s Toyota Kirloskar Motor venture told Indian authorities that work will restart at its factories near Bangalore ...

Mumbai court convicts four over gang rape of photographer

Mar 21, 2014

Mumbai court convicts four over gang rape of photographer

A Mumbai court convicted four men Thursday over the gang rape of a photographer on assignment in the Indian city last year, a case that reignited nationwide anger over women’s safety. The court found the men guilty of raping the 22-year-old in August last ...

Mar 17, 2014

Toyota shutters India plants amid labor friction

Toyota Motor Corp. said Monday it has suspended production at its two auto assembly plants in southern India in response to threats against management and “deliberate” assembly-line stoppages after efforts to hammer out a labor deal have failed. The world’s biggest automaker said the ...

India pushes pause on Malaysian jet search effort

Mar 17, 2014

India pushes pause on Malaysian jet search effort

Massive Indian Navy and air search operations for the missing Malaysian jetliner were suspended Sunday as Malaysia sought technical assistance from New Delhi in corroborating the possible paths that the plane might have taken after losing contact with air control traffic controllers, officials said. ...