India to spare Italy marines mandatory death penalty

New Delhi  - India on Friday announced it would not prosecute two Italian marines accused of killing two fishermen under a maritime security law...

Indians rally against climate change ahead of UN talks

New Delhi  - Hundreds of demonstrators rallied in New Delhi on Saturday, calling on the Indian government and world leaders to take urgent steps...

Delhi’s new chief pledges free water, cheap power for poor

New Delhi :  New Delhi's new chief minister Arvind Kejriwal announced Wednesday his government will halve power bills and provide free water to poorer households...

The unstable future of a world full of men

NEW DELHI - As the global population hits seven billion, experts are warning that skewed gender ratios could fuel the emergence of volatile "bachelor...

India to display intimate Gandhi letters

NEW DELHI :  A rare collection of letters between Indian independence icon Mahatma Gandhi and a South African bodybuilder with whom he shared a...

Indian police rearrest hunger striker

New Delhi  - Indian police re-arrested Friday a woman who has been on hunger strike for 14 years to protest against human rights abuses,...

‘Man-eating’ tiger shot dead in India

New Delhi  - Armed forest guards have shot dead a man-eating tiger in southern India after the animal attacked and killed a farmer and...

India’s inflation rate flat, raising rate cut hopes

Mumbai  - India's wholesale inflation fell to a five-and-a-half-year low driven by ongoing falls in fuel and food prices, data showed Monday, boosting expectations...

Indian woman alleges gang-rape punishment for election work

Patna (India)  - A Muslim woman in eastern India has alleged she was gang-raped by more than a dozen men because of her work...

India’s free speech champions wary of BJP return

New Delhi  - Dwijendra Narayan Jha, a mild-mannered historian, calmly recounts the death threats he received the last time India's Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata...

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...

India plans mission to Mars in 2013

NEW DELHI  - India said on Thursday it will send a $70 million space mission to Mars this year to study the red planet's...

Indian family ‘shocked’ after nurse’s death

BANGALORE, India :  The family of the Indian-origin nurse who died after being hoaxed by an Australian radio show trying to reach Prince William's...

Singapore doctor to testify via videolink in India rape

NEW DELHI - A Singapore doctor who performed a post-mortem examination on an Indian gang-rape victim is to testify via videolink Monday in the...

Protests in Kashmir after youth slain by army

SRINAGAR, India  - Protesters blocked a main highway in restive Indian Kashmir on Saturday after a young man was shot dead by the army...

Tata head urges India PM to be ‘courageous’ on reform

NEW DELHI - Indian business mogul Ratan Tata on Thursday defended embattled Premier Manmohan Singh but called on him to act courageously to return...

Indian bomb probes wrongly target Muslims: judge

NEW DELHI - A recently retired judge from the Indian Supreme Court has launched a blistering attack on the country's police, accusing them of...

Dunkin’ Donuts plans 100 new India outlets

NEW DELHI  - Dunkin' Donuts said Wednesday it aimed to open 100 stores in India over the next five years as it goes head-to-head...

India government unlikely to sack Army Chief General Singh; may be told to go...

New Delhi,  Indian government is "unhappy over the series of controversies involving Army Chief General VK Singh, but is unlikely to sack him. The...

India’s Jet Airways names new CEO

NEW DELHI :  Jet Airways on Thursday appointed Gary Kenneth Toomey as its new chief executive, two months after a landmark deal in which...