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India’s top court recognizes third gender category

Indian gay rights activists shout slogans during a protest after the country’s top court ruled that a colonial-era law criminalizing homosexuality will remain in effect in India in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013. AP

India’s top court has issued a landmark verdict creating a third gender category, saying transgendered people can now identify themselves that way on official documents.

Posted: April 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Swinging voter? Man with 39 wives courted in India election

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As India holds the latest round of its mammoth elections Friday, one man – polygamist and sect leader Zionnghaka Chana – has become the voter every local politician wants to know.

Posted: April 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

India votes in crucial phase of national elections

Communist Party of India (Marxist) candidate Nandini Mukherjee, center, seeks votes in a slum area in Kolkata, India, Thursday, April 10, 2014. AP

Indians voted in the crucial third phase of national elections Thursday, with millions going to the polls in the heartland states that are essential to the main opposition Hindu nationalist party’s bid to end the 10-year rule of Congress party.

Posted: April 10th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

India kicks off world’s largest election

People stand in line to cast their votes during the first phase of elections in Agartala, in the northeastern Indian state of Tripura, India, Monday, April 7, 2014. The Indian national elections will be held over several weeks in phases to ensure safe and fair elections. AP

Indians have started voting in the world’s biggest election, with 814 million people eligible to vote across the country.

Posted: April 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

India votes in world’s biggest election

Indian female farmworkers work in a field in front of a giant billboard hung on the wall of a house displaying India's main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on the outskirts of Allahabad, the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, India, Sunday, April 6, 2014. India will hold national elections from April 7 to May 12, kicking off a vote that many observers see as the most important election in more than 30 years in the world's largest democracy.  AP PHOTO/ RAJESH KUMAR SINGH

The first Indian voters head to the polls Monday for the world’s biggest election, set to sweep the opposition Hindu nationalists to power at a time of low growth, anger about corruption and warnings about religious unrest.

Posted: April 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Indian air force plane crashes, killing 5 on board

Indian villagers crowd around the debris of an Indian air force cargo plane that crashed near Karauli village in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, Friday, March 28, 2014. C-130J Hercules plane inducted into service just last year crashed during a training mission Friday, killing all five crew members in the latest in a series of accidents that have hit the Indian armed forces. AP

An Indian air force cargo plane inducted into service just last year crashed during a training mission Friday, killing all five crew members in the latest in a series of accidents that have hit the Indian armed forces.

Posted: March 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

10 women drown as farmworker’s boat sinks in India

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Ten women drowned when a small boat loaded with farmworkers sank in a lake in western India on Friday.

Posted: March 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

4 men get life in prison for gang rape in India

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An Indian court has sentenced four men to life in prison for raping a call-center operator last year inside an abandoned textile mill in the financial hub of Mumbai.

Posted: March 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Indian search for missing Malaysian plane on hold

Photographs showing one of the passengers of the missing Malaysian Airlines aircraft Chandrika Sharma, left, her husband Narendran and daughter Meghna, are displayed during a press conference in Chennai, India, Wednesday, March 12, 2014.  AP

An Indian official says navy and air search operations for the missing Malaysian aircraft have been put on hold until fresh search areas are identified by the Malaysian government.

Posted: March 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Senator Osmeña threatens suit over Cebu int’l airport contract

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Senator Sergio Osmeña III. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Senator Sergio “Serge” Osmeña III has threatened to sue the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) if the agency awards a P17.7-billion contract to upgrade the Mactan-Cebu International Airport to the consortium of Megawide Construction Corp. and GMR Infrastructure Ltd. of India.

Posted: March 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Indian search finds no trace of Malaysian plane

In this Nov. 14, 2005 file photo, clouds hang over the North Sentinel Island, in India's southeastern Andaman and Nicobar Islands. India used heat sensors on flights over hundreds of uninhabited Andaman Sea islands Friday, March 14, 2014, and will expand its search for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet farther west into the Bay of Bengal, officials said. The Indian-controlled archipelago that stretches south of Myanmar contains 572 islands covering an area of 720-by-52 kilometers. Only 37 are inhabited, with the rest covered in dense forests. AP

Indian navy ships supported by surveillance planes and helicopters scoured Andaman Sea islands for a third day on Saturday without any success in finding evidence of a missing Malaysia Airlines jet, an official said.

Posted: March 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Building collapses in Mumbai, some feared trapped

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Indian officials say an old, seven-story residential building has collapsed in a Mumbai suburb and up to 10 people may be trapped under the rubble.

Posted: March 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Court confirms death sentence in India gang rape

In this Friday, Jan. 3, 2014 file photo, activists of Indian National Congress with black bands around their mouths block traffic during a protest against a gang rape and murder of a 16-year-old girl at Madhyamgram, about 25 kilometers (16 miles) north of Kolkata in West Bengal, India. AP

A New Delhi court on Thursday confirmed the death penalty imposed by a lower court to four men convicted for the gang rape and murder of a young woman on a moving bus in 2012.

Posted: March 13th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

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