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 ...

Three sentenced to death for gang-rape, murder in India

Jan 31, 2016

Three sentenced to death for gang-rape, murder in India

Three men were sentenced to death Saturday by an Indian court for the gang-rape and murder of a student, in a case that sparked outrage over women’s safety. A further three defendants were given life sentences for the gang-rape of the victim. The court ...

India declassifies files on death of independence leader

Jan 23, 2016

India declassifies files on death of independence leader

India’s government on Saturday started declassifying secret files to settle questions over the death of Subhash Chandra Bose, a Congress Party leader who formed a national army to fight British colonial rulers with the help of the Japanese in the 1940s. Prime Minister Narendra ...