India's cryogenic rocket successfully launched

Jan 6, 2014

India's cryogenic rocket successfully launched

India on Sunday successfully launched its first rocket using domestically produced booster technology after several previous missions had failed, taking another step forward in its ambitious space program. The cryogenically powered rocket blasted off from the southern spaceport of Sriharikota on schedule as New ...

Girl gang-raped twice, burned alive in Kolkata

Jan 3, 2014

Girl gang-raped twice, burned alive in Kolkata

An Indian teenager was gang-raped in two separate attacks and then died after being set on fire, sparking protests in the eastern city of Kolkata, police said Thursday. The 16-year-old was assaulted first on Oct. 26 and then again the day after by a ...

Dec 29, 2013

Candle-light vigils as India remembers gang-rape victim

India on Sunday marked 12 months since the death of a student savagely gang-raped on a Delhi bus — an episode that sparked nationwide protests — with candle-light vigils and prayers. The 23-year-old physiotherapy student died on Dec. 29 last year, nearly two weeks ...

India anti-graft hero takes subway to swearing-in

Dec 28, 2013

India anti-graft hero takes subway to swearing-in

Anti-corruption champion Arvind Kejriwal Saturday rode the subway to his swearing-in ceremony as the chief minister of Delhi, in what supporters hope will be a watershed moment in India’s graft-ridden politics. Kejriwal was greeted by thousands of cheering supporters and a clutch of microphones ...