- 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.
- 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.
- Odd partnership: Ties warm between India and North Korea Updated: Sep-26-15 2:05 am
NEW DELHI - It's not the most obvious international friendship. On one side is the world's largest democracy, with its riotous collection of battling political parties and a freewheeling media with thousands of newspapers, TV stations and websites. On the other is a deeply isolated nation, a country with no political opposition and a media that does not question the long-ruling family. Access to the Internet, except for a handful of government-approved websites, is restricted to a tiny elite.
- Image of Asia: Offering Eid prayers in New Delhi Updated: Sep-25-15 11:05 am
In this photo by Tsering Topgyal, Indian Muslims offer prayers at Jama Masjid during Eid al-Adha in New Delhi. Muslims around the world celebrate the Feast of the Sacrifice by sacrificing animals to commemorate the prophet Ibrahim's faith in being willing to sacrifice his son. Muslims constitute about 14 percent of India's population of nearly 1.3 billion.
- Saudi diplomat accused of raping 2 women leaves India Updated: Sep-17-15 5:51 am
NEW DELHI - A Saudi Arabian diplomat accused of repeatedly raping and abusing two Nepalese maids has left India under cover of diplomatic immunity, while Nepal on Thursday called for justice for the women.
- Indian hospitals warned not to turn away dengue patients Updated: Sep-16-15 6:51 am
NEW DELHI - As India's capital struggles with its worst outbreak of dengue fever in five years, officials threatened Wednesday to cancel private hospitals' licenses if they turn away patients.
- 2 Nepal maids allegedly raped by Saudi diplomat return home Updated: Sep-10-15 6:15 am
KATHMANDU, Nepal - Two Nepalese maids who alleged they were beaten and raped by a Saudi diplomat in India were taken to a women's shelter in Nepal on Thursday.
- Bride shortage in north India drives men to look far afield Updated: Sep-10-15 3:31 am
SORKHI, India - When Sadhuram Berwal wanted to get married, his family went about it in the traditional Indian way, asking relatives, neighbors and local temple priests to suggest a young woman. But after an extensive search among women of his caste in his area, no suitable bride could be found.
- India police investigate rape charges against Saudi diplomat Updated: Sep-09-15 9:21 am
NEW DELHI - Police in India were investigating complaints from two women that a Saudi Arabian diplomat raped them repeatedly and confined them in his home near New Delhi. He has claimed diplomatic immunity, and the Saudi embassy in a statement Wednesday denied all the allegations.