Four dead in protests for caste benefits in northern India

Feb 20, 2016

Four dead in protests for caste benefits in northern India

Hundreds of army and paramilitary soldiers on Saturday tried to quell protests by angry mobs demanding government benefits in a northern Indian state, with at least four people killed in clashes between security forces and protesters, officials said. The violence raged for a second ...

Meteorite not responsible for killing man in India: NASA

Feb 11, 2016

Meteorite not responsible for killing man in India: NASA

NASA on Wednesday said it was unlikely a meteor was responsible for killing a man at a college campus in India last week, as local scientists continued to examine the mysterious object recovered from the scene. Authorities in southern Tamil Nadu state had claimed ...

South India bus driver may be world's first 'meteorite' fatality

Feb 9, 2016

South India bus driver may be world's first 'meteorite' fatality

Indian authorities say a falling object that killed a bus driver and injured three others was a meteorite. If proven, it would be the first such death in recorded history. Experts said other explanations were possible for the incident Saturday in the southern state ...

Feb 5, 2016

Crew grounded over Bollywood crooner's midair concert

India’s Jet Airways has grounded five crew members for allowing a Bollywood singer to perform over the in-flight announcement system, an airline spokesman said Friday, prompting a social media backlash against the decision. The temporary suspension of the crew comes after a video showing ...

Feb 2, 2016

Japanese visas to be relaxed for Vietnamese, Indians

It will be easier for businesspeople and academics from India and Vietnam to travel to Japan starting this month as multiple-entry visa terms are to be doubled for nationals of the two countries. The easing of rules, effective Feb. 15, will affect people initially ...