India FM: Security in Numbers for Investors in Afghanistan

Top Indian officials are encouraging private business owners to invest in Afghanistan and help stabilize the war- torn country as NATO combat troops continue...

Goa says no to India’s first Playboy club

PANAJI, India - The holiday state of Goa has decided to reject a proposal for India's first Playboy club on one of its beaches...

Hazare and Ramdev hold joint corruption protest

NEW DELHI - Indian anti-graft activist Anna Hazare and spiritual leader Baba Ramdev held a symbolic one-day fast on Sunday, demanding the government do...

Beloved Bollywood villain Pran cremated

MUMBAI  - Veteran Indian actor Pran, who played villains and character roles in more than 400 movies, was cremated on Saturday in the western...

Indian govt sending ‘chilling message’ on environment: Greenpeace

New Delhi  - Moves by India's new right-wing government to block Greenpeace funds and weaken environmental protection laws send a "chilling message", the head...

Greens alarmed as floodgates open for Indian industrialists

New Delhi :  India's environment ministry, run by the oil and gas minister since late December, has issued approvals for industrial projects worth $40...

Weary India groans at new chapter of humiliation in Sochi

New Delhi - India, the perennial under-achiever of the Olympics, looks set to end another winter games without a medal after the humiliation of...

Six Indian ships deployed in search for Malaysian jet

New Delhi :  India's navy said Friday it has nearly doubled the number of ships and planes deployed to search the Andaman Sea for...

Mumbai gets base for counter-terror troops

MUMBAI  - A fully-equipped regional hub for specialist counter-terrorism troops was inaugurated in Mumbai on Thursday, more than three years after the deadly attacks...

Pilgrimage threatens pristine Indian Kashmir Himalayas

SRINAGAR, India / Jammu and Kashmir :  Every summer for two months, hundreds of thousands of devout Hindus, some chanting hymns, trek high into...

Karzai in India amid shifting South Asia ties

NEW DELHI - Afghanistan and India, two nations united in their suspicion of Pakistan, are set to forge closer ties Tuesday as Hamid Karzai...

Indian govt, Gandhi head for election blow

NEW DELHI - Early results Tuesday from five crucial state elections in India indicated a mid-term blow for the national government and a setback...

Bollywood star Dutt asks for more time before jail

NEW DELHI  - Bollywood star Sanjay Dutt has asked India's top court for more time before going back to jail for possessing arms supplied...

Cyclone Hudhud due to slam into India’s east coast

New Delhi  - Indian authorities were setting up relief camps and stockpiling food Friday as they braced for a "severe cyclone" due to slam...

Nepal’s smugglers cash in on India’s love of gold

KATHMANDU :  After a long drive from across the border in China, the white truck arrived in Nepal's capital at dawn with a seemingly...

Indian PM acknowledges new threat to coalition

NEW DELHI :  India's prime minister has acknowledged his teetering coalition could be further undermined by the pullout of another ally, while insisting it...

Indian skies safe despite ‘fake’ pilots, says regulator

NEW DELHI - It began with a dangerous landing and has resulted in 16 pilots being sacked. India's fake flying licence scam proved a...

India police hold four over alleged gang-rape in Delhi

NEW DELHI  - Delhi police have arrested four men for the alleged gang-rape and kidnap of a 24-year-old mother they were caught driving through...

Riot police fire water cannon at India rape protest

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, India  - Riot police fired water cannon Friday at hundreds of protestors in the Indian state of Kerala demanding the resignation of a...

Boy’s fatal shooting fuels anger in Kashmir

SRINAGAR, India :  A boy shot by security forces in Indian Kashmir died in hospital Monday, taking the death toll to three during protests...