India's new Prime Minster Modi to visit in July

Jun 6, 2014

India's new Prime Minster Modi to visit in July

New Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Japan in July, India’s Ministry of External Affairs spokesman Syed Akbaruddin said Friday. Akbaruddin said Modi has received an invitation from Japan and the visit will take place at “an early date.” The dates are being ...

India ruling party minister says rape 'sometimes right'

Jun 6, 2014

India ruling party minister says rape 'sometimes right'

A minister from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ruling party said Thursday that rape can be condoned in some circumstances, in comments that were sure to fuel national anger over sex attacks against women. Babulal Gaur, who as home minister of central Madhya Pradesh state ...

May 31, 2014

India cops fired over cousins' gang rape

Facing relentless media attention and growing criticism for a series of rapes, state officials in north India fired two police officers Friday for failing to investigate the disappearance of two teenage cousins, who were gang-raped and later found hanging from a tree. But in ...

Teenage Indian cousins gang-raped, strangled and hung from mango tree

May 29, 2014

Teenage Indian cousins gang-raped, strangled and hung from mango tree

Authorities in northern India have arrested three men, including two police officers, suspected of gang-raping and killing two teenage cousins and hanging their bodies from a mango tree, sparking renewed public outrage Thursday over the country’s rampant sexual violence. Villagers found the bodies of ...

India's new leader talks with Pakistani counterpart

May 28, 2014

India's new leader talks with Pakistani counterpart

New Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with the leader of rival Pakistan on Tuesday and asked that his country “abide by its commitment” to prevent terrorism against India arising there and to speed up investigations into the 2008 attacks in Mumbai. They also ...

May 27, 2014

With Modi at helm, firms hope for boom

Japanese businesses are pinning high hopes on a boom in infrastructure projects under new Indian leader Narendra Modi, who built a strong track record in economic management as a local leader. Modi was sworn in as prime minister on Monday after his Bharatiya Janata ...

Train collision kills at least 40 in northern India

May 27, 2014

Train collision kills at least 40 in northern India

An express train slammed into a parked freight train in northern India on Monday, killing at least 40 people and reducing cars to a heap of torn and twisted metal, officials said. The Gorakhpur Express passenger train was traveling at high speed and slammed ...