India turns to nuclear as energy crisis deepens

Mumbai  - India’s new prime minister is turning to nuclear energy to ease a power crisis made worse by the cancellation of hundreds of coal mining permits, but he faces scepticism both at home and abroad. Energy-starved India relies [...]

Once-shunned Indian PM starts US tour

New York – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has started a visit to the United States which is rolling out the red carpet after shunning him for a decade, but a lawsuit revived past grievances. The Hindu nationalist — who was [...]

Indian court convicts powerful politician for graft

Bangalore – An Indian court on Saturday convicted Jayalalithaa Jayaram, a former film star who became one of the country’s most colourful and controversial politicians, in a corruption case that has dragged on for nearly two decades. The [...]

Indian PM in US after decade-long boycott

New York  - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday started a US visit where he will receive a rousing welcome after a decade-long boycott, but a lawsuit filed against him revived past grievances. The Hindu nationalist — who was [...]

Indian PM Modi faces US court summons over riots: rights group

New Delhi  - A New York court has ordered Narendra Modi to answer allegations of “attempted genocide” over deadly anti-Muslim riots, a rights organisation said Friday, as he began his first US visit as India’s prime minister. The [...]

India ruling party breaks ties with far-right ally

Mumbai  - India’s ruling political party severed ties with its far-right ally of 25 years Thursday after days of bickering over seat-sharing in next month’s elections in the western state of Maharashtra. The Hindu nationalist Bharatiya [...]

India-China border stand-off resolved, minister says

New Delhi  - A military stand-off between Indian and Chinese troops that lasted nearly two weeks and overshadowed a key summit in New Delhi has ended, India’s foreign minister said. Troops will start pulling back from the disputed border [...]

Boys behind bars: Indian youngsters caught in ID trap

New Delhi  - When Santosh Kumar and his friends spotted the blood-soaked body of a neighbour on their way home from a game of cricket in New Delhi, they felt duty-bound to report his murder. But without access to a lawyer and having failed [...]

India, China militaries hold talks on disputed border: sources

New Delhi  - Indian and Chinese military officers began talks Thursday on a remote part of their disputed border, where troops have been engaged in a stand-off, Indian defence ministry sources told AFP. Hundreds of Chinese troops moved into [...]

India’s 100 richest now all billionaires: Forbes

New Delhi  - India’s 100 richest people are for the first time all billionaires, according to an annual Forbes survey released Thursday, nearly double the number from five years ago. The country’s top earners were also worth a [...]

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