- Indian cleric aims to stop Muslim youth from joining IS Updated: Oct-06-15 10:49 am
NEW DELHI - The chief cleric of Bangalore's main mosque said Tuesday that he has advised the heads of hundreds of mosques in India's technology hub to actively counter propaganda by extremist Islamic groups by reaching out to young people in colleges and on social media.
- Negotiations fail to end protests as supplies thin in Nepal Updated: Oct-06-15 6:43 am
KATHMANDU, Nepal - The main group of protesters opposing Nepal's new constitution said its negotiations with the government failed to reach a resolution Tuesday even as a punishing border blockade continued to squeeze the country.
- 4 Indian soldiers, 3 rebels killed in Kashmir fighting Updated: Oct-05-15 7:22 am
SRINAGAR, India - Four Indian army soldiers and three suspected rebels were killed in separate clashes in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, police said Monday.
- Dalai Lama assures followers of health upon return to India Updated: Oct-03-15 6:12 am
DHARAMSALA, India - The Dalai Lama has assured his followers that he is in excellent health upon his return Saturday to the Tibetan government-in-exile's headquarters in northern India.
- Nepalis adapt to fuel shortage by carpooling, riding bikes Updated: Oct-03-15 1:56 am
KATHMANDU, Nepal - India's unofficial blockade of Nepal has put a crunch on this Himalayan nation, with cars lining up for miles around gasoline stations, schools shutting down, vegetables in short supply and taxis charging four times the normal fare.
- Pakistan gives UN files claiming that India foments violence Updated: Oct-02-15 3:34 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Pakistan took its long-running dispute with neighboring India to the United Nations Friday as the country's U.N. Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi presented three dossiers to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's office alleging Indian involvement in fomenting unrest in Pakistan.
- India vows to cut carbon intensity in Paris pledge Updated: Oct-02-15 1:19 pm
NEW DELHI - India's long-awaited pledge for a global climate pact shows how the world's No. 3 carbon polluter is making significant efforts to rein in the growth of emissions linked to its fast-surging demands for energy, analysts said Friday.
- Saudi hajj disaster toll rises higher with Iran's 465 dead Updated: Oct-02-15 12:48 am
TEHRAN, Iran - The death toll in the Saudi hajj disaster rose sharply Thursday as Iran announced 465 of its pilgrims died in last week's stampede and crush, nearly doubling its earlier count and likely further straining relations between the two Mideast rivals.
- India vows to cut carbon intensity in Paris pledge Updated: Oct-01-15 6:18 pm
STOCKHOLM - As the last major economy to submit a target for a global climate pact, India is pledging to reduce the intensity of its carbon emissions and boost the share of electricity produced from sources other than fossil fuels to 40 percent by 2030.
- India to Pakistan: 'Give up terrorism' and we can talk Updated: Oct-01-15 3:38 pm
NEW YORK - India delivered a blunt response Thursday to a peace proposal from Pakistan at the annual gathering of world leaders at the U.N.: "Give up terrorism" and we can talk.
- Anti-India anger in Nepal as essential supplies dry up Updated: Oct-01-15 10:14 am
KATHMANDU, Nepal - Nepal feels like it is being choked. It's running out of gasoline. Medical supplies are becoming scarce. All because of an unofficial economic blockade imposed by neighboring India from where Nepal gets almost all its essential supplies.
- Google invites amateurs to send clips for 'India in a Day' Updated: Oct-01-15 8:57 am
NEW DELHI - Calling all amateur filmmakers across India: Here's your chance to capture a slice of your life that could end up on the big screen.
- Immigrants say about-face on visas costs them millions Updated: Sep-30-15 9:59 pm
SEATTLE - A sudden about-face by the State Department has left tens of thousands of highly skilled immigrants unable to apply to become legal permanent residents as they had expected to on Thursday, even though many have already paid expensive legal and medical fees to get their applications ready, according to a new lawsuit.
- ABC apologizes for mixing up video of Indian actresses Updated: Sep-30-15 2:45 pm
LOS ANGELES - ABC's "Nightline" is apologizing for confusing new network star Priyanka Chopra with another Indian actress.
- At UN, Pakistan PM proposes peace initiative with India Updated: Sep-30-15 2:40 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday proposed a new peace initiative with historical rival India.
- India arrests 8 for allegedly killing Muslim over beef rumor Updated: Sep-30-15 11:36 am
BISARA, India - Indian police arrested eight people and were searching for two more Wednesday after villagers allegedly beat a Muslim farmer to death and severely injured his son upon hearing rumors that the family was eating beef - a taboo for many among India's majority Hindu population.
- India resumes sending food, fuel to shortage-stricken Nepal Updated: Sep-30-15 9:11 am
KATHMANDU, Nepal - Indian trucks carrying food and fuel began trickling into Nepal on Wednesday, a welcomed development for a nation grappling with shortages caused by a blockade during protests against the country's new constitution.
- Firebrand farm leader Patel vows to fight for India's poor Updated: Sep-30-15 8:53 am
NEW DELHI - The head of a west Indian farming community vowed Wednesday to lead India's poor in challenging the country's decades-old quota system meant to make up for centuries of caste discrimination.
- Court gives death to 5 for 2006 Mumbai train bombings Updated: Sep-30-15 7:50 am
NEW DELHI - An Indian court on Wednesday sentenced five suspected Islamic militants to death and gave seven others life in prison for bombing attacks nine years ago on seven Mumbai commuter trains that killed 188 people and wounded more than 800.
- India's central bank cuts key lending rate to 6.75 percent Updated: Sep-29-15 3:48 am
NEW DELHI - India's central bank on Tuesday cut its key interest rate by half a percentage point, aiming to spur economic growth as inflation cooled to the lowest since November.
- Despite pledges, climate action seen falling short Updated: Sep-28-15 3:06 pm
STOCKHOLM - The emissions pledges that countries have made ahead of a landmark conference in Paris have been a major boost to the slow-moving U.N. effort to fight climate change.
- India successfully launches its first space observatory Updated: Sep-28-15 7:58 am
NEW DELHI - India successfully launched its first space observatory and six satellites into orbit on Monday, officials said, the latest step forward for a country looking to become a major player in the lucrative space market.
- Crowded boat sinks in India river; dozens missing Updated: Sep-28-15 7:51 am
GAUHATI, India - A motorized boat crowded with passengers capsized and sank in a northeast Indian river on Monday, and dozens of people were missing and feared drowned, an official said.
- Modi touts social media, tech development in Facebook visit Updated: Sep-28-15 12:50 am
MENLO PARK, California - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi touted the power of social media and his own goals for developing India's tech economy on Sunday, speaking to a global audience from a "town hall" meeting at the headquarters of the world's largest social network.
- Norwegian ship recently detained in Kenya has been set free Updated: Sep-27-15 3:15 pm
KAMPALA, Uganda - The Norwegian owner of a ship intercepted in Kenya says the vessel has been set free and allowed to continue its voyage to South Africa, West Africa and Mexico.