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India Asks YouTube To Remove Delhi Rape Documentary

Reuters | Posted 03.06.2015 | World

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India has asked YouTube to remove all links to a controversial documentary about the gang rape and murder of a woman in Delhi af...

Indian Government Tightens Security At Churches After Attacks

Reuters | Rupam Jain Nair | Posted 02.25.2015 | Religion

The Indian government said on Wednesday it had boosted security around hundreds of churches in New Delhi after a spate of attacks on religious insti...

India's Prime Minister Modi Vows To Protect Religious Minorities

Reuters | Posted 02.17.2015 | Religion

(Adds quotes, Obama) By Rupam Jain Nair NEW DELHI, Feb 17 (Reuters) - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi vowed on Tues...

Christian Protesters Clash With Police In New Delhi

Reuters | Posted 02.05.2015 | Religion

Hundreds of Christian protesters clashed with police in India's capital on Thursday as they pressed demands for government protection amid concern ...

When It Comes to China, Shared U.S.-Indian Values Only Go So Far

Dileep Padgaonkar | Posted 01.29.2015 | World
Dileep Padgaonkar

What about "shared values" that Obama and Modi have flaunted? They help in dealing with a shabby world but only up to a point. The pragmatist in Modi knows that since India is China's neighbor, it is imperative to calm a neighbor's angst -- and the angst of distant neighbors -- rather than to merely revel in the effusive cordiality of a country located beyond the seven seas. The basic instincts of the two ancient civilizations might yet astound the world.

Why Obama Is Going to India

Siddharth Varadarajan | Posted 01.28.2015 | World
Siddharth Varadarajan

Given the difficulty in achieving a breakthrough in any of the major problem areas, why is Obama going to India? What does he hope to achieve? I think the primary objective is to reinforce the strategic nature of the relationship by finding ways to enlarge the scope for joint action that are not dependent on what happens at the transactional end.

Thousands Flee Intensifying India-Pakistan Clashes

Reuters | Posted 01.06.2015 | World

By Fayaz Bukhari SRINAGAR, India, Jan 6 (Reuters) - Thousands of Indians have fled from their homes as fighting between India and Paki...

Outrage In India Over Mock 'Muslim' Terror Drills

HuffPost India | Indrani Basu | Posted 01.02.2015 | Religion

AHMEDABAD: A second video of a police mock drill with dummy terrorists shouting pro-Islamic slogans emerged in Gujarat on Thursday, a day after a simi...

India Acid Attack Caught On CCTV

AP | Posted 12.24.2014 | World

NEW DELHI (AP) — Two men riding a motorcycle threw acid on a woman in a crowded neighborhood in New Delhi, causing serious injuries, police said Wed...

India Imposes Curfews After Brutal Rebel Attack

AP | ANUPAM NATH | Posted 02.23.2015 | World

SHAMUKJULI, India (AP) — Hundreds of survivors of a brutal rebel attack that killed at least 63 people in northeastern India sought shelter Wednesda...

Hindu Priest Vows To Convert Hundreds On Christmas Day

Reuters | Posted 02.12.2015 | Religion

LUCKNOW, India, Dec 12 (Reuters) - A Hindu priest-turned-lawmaker vowed on Friday to convert hundreds of Muslims and Christians to Hinduism on Chris...

Will Jobless Jihadis From Afghanistan Turn to India?

Saroj Kumar Rath | Posted 02.10.2015 | World
Saroj Kumar Rath

NATO's Afghanistan withdrawal renders a generation of Af-Pak jihadists jobless. Many will turn their attention to India.

How to Build a Holy Smart City

Alykhan Mohamed | Posted 02.09.2015 | World
Alykhan Mohamed

Picture an ancient city full of intricately carved stone temples, where millions of pilgrims and ascetics come to bathe in the holy waters of the Ganges, as Hindus have done for hundreds of generations. Now, imagine that the holy water of the Ganges is being monitored by electronic sensors to detect pollution levels, and the lights illuminating the streets and houses of this city are fitted with motion sensors and calibrated to save energy.

Is the Buddha Smiling on Narendra Modi's India?

Dileep Padgaonkar | Posted 02.08.2015 | World
Dileep Padgaonkar

Narendra Modi, who has demonstrated his ability to wield both hard power and soft power (Hinduism, Buddhism, cricket, Bollywood) to good effect, has his job cut out for him. He is aware that good fortune awaits India so long as the Buddha keeps smiling.

Indians: The Most Connected Diaspora

Pawan Khera | Posted 02.07.2015 | World
Pawan Khera

As intensified globalization has increased the spatial distance between Indians, they are thronging towards online platforms that offer a sense of kinship and community. To Indians, both within and outside India, the Internet is an alternative public sphere to hold discourses with those who share a similarity of interests. Social networking sites also offer them a platform to assert their identity, culture and political inclination.

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The Rise Of India's Booming Media Business | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 12.07.2014 | World

In the current world of media, India stands as an anomaly. While newspapers in the United States have hemorrhaged profits in the past decade, with pri...

Indian Guru Devotees Clash With Police, 190 Hurt

AP | By NIRMALA GEORGE | Posted 01.17.2015 | World

NEW DELHI (AP) — Thousands of devotees of an Indian spiritual leader who is wanted for questioning in a 2006 murder case fought running battles with...

Rat Poison Found In Drugs Blamed For India Sterilization Deaths

Reuters | Posted 01.14.2015 | World

By Aditya Kalra and Aditi Shah BILASPUR/RAIPUR, India, Nov 15 (Reuters) - Tablets linked to the deaths of more than a ...

New Death Blamed On Drugs Used In India Sterilization Camp

Reuters | Posted 01.14.2015 | World

By Aditya Kalra BILASPUR, India, Nov 14 (Reuters) - One person has died and six more were hospitalized after consuming antibiotic tabl...

A New Balance of Power in Asia: Japan and U.S.; China and Russia; India and ASEAN

Chen Xiangyang | Posted 01.07.2015 | World
Chen Xiangyang

When he initiated the Asia-Pacific rebalance, U.S. President Barack Obama staked all his international strategic capital on that cast of dice. The move, however, only ended up in the birth of more imbalances in the world, which forced the U.S. to scurry between one hotspot after another.

Can Tinder Light A Fire In India?

OZY | Ankita Rao | Posted 10.22.2014 | World

BY ANKITA RAO, OZY The writer, Ankita Rao, is an Indian-American journalist currently based anywhere from the villages of Orissa to the streets of ...

3rd Night Of India-Pakistan Clashes Leave 4 Dead

AP | ANJUM NAVEED and AIJAZ HUSSAIN | Posted 12.08.2014 | World

DHAMALA HAKIMWALA, Pakistan (AP) — Troops trading heavy fire between Pakistan and Indian-controlled Kashmir have plunged civilians on both sides int...

India's Prime Minister Modi To Observe Strict Fast During Trip To U.S.

Reuters | Posted 11.22.2014 | Religion

By Rupam Jain Nair NEW DELHI, Sept 22 (Reuters) - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will observe a strict religious fast during his ...

The Extraordinary Makers Of India's Most Expensive Tea

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 09.19.2014 | World

A 155-year-old tea estate in India's Darjeeling district recently sold the most expensive tea ever made in the country. Buyers in Japan, the U.S. ...

India and China Have Outgrown the West

Shashi Tharoor | Posted 11.15.2014 | World
Shashi Tharoor

India and China both see themselves as having outgrown a world order dominated by the West. They are moving beyond traditional bromides like their joint advocacy of the "Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence," to pragmatic cooperation in the framework of the BRICS grouping. They recently came together to announce the creation of the BRICS Bank, which will be located in Shanghai and headed by an Indian.