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India, Japan to cooperate in energy, telecoms

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh shake hand as they exchange signed agreements during a meeting in New Delhi, India, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014.

India and Japan have signed agreements on cooperation in the energy and telecom sectors during Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to New Delhi.

Posted: January 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Indian acid attack victims say new law is ignored

In this Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013 photo, a 30-year acid attack victim, name withheld on request, looks into the camera as she sits in the office of the Indian NGO Stop Acid Attacks, in New Delhi, India. Victims of acid attacks are pressing the Indian government to do more to prevent such violence, saying a new law aimed at restricting the sale of dangerous is being ignored. Highly concentrated acids are readily available in India for use as household and industrial cleaners. AP

A gang of young neighborhood men would harass Sonali Mukherjee whenever she left home — taunting her, following her, hissing lewd comments.

Posted: December 12th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

17 drown during religious festival in India

Devotees gather by the banks of the River Yamuna to immerse statues of elephant-headed Hindu God Ganesha in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013. The immersion marks the end of the ten-day long Ganesh Chaturthi festival that celebrates the birth of the Hindu God of wisdom, prosperity and good fortune. AP

Rescuers say they have found 17 bodies of Hindu devotees who were swept away in the Yamuna River during a religious festival in the Indian capital.

Posted: September 20th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Court verdict in Indian gang rape case next week

In this Dec. 22, 2012 file photo, protesters gather outside the Indian Presidential Palace during a protest against the gang rape and brutal beating of a 23-year-old student on a moving bus in New Delhi, India. A fast-track court said Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, it will give a verdict next week in the trial of four men accused in the gang rape and fatal beating of the woman on a New Delhi bus last year. AP

NEW DELHI — A fast-track court will issue a verdict next week in the trial of four men accused in the gang rape and fatal beating of a woman on a moving bus in New Delhi last year.   Judge Yogesh Khanna concluded hearings Tuesday after defense and prosecution lawyers completed their final arguments.   […]

Posted: September 4th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Afghans flee to India, but life remains tough

In this Monday, July 1, 2013 photo, an Afghan refugee stands outside a shop where he works, selling traditional Afghan flatbread in Kasturba Niketan in New Delhi, India. There were more than 18,000 Afghan refugees in India as of December 2011, according to the foreign ministry. It is unclear how many more unregistered Afghans are living here as well. In 2012, India said it would issue long-term visas and work permits for all legal refugees in the country, coveted documents that would give them access to good jobs and education. AP

Sharifa Jan fled Afghanistan for India last year when the Taliban killed her husband and threatened her six children. New Delhi’s chaos baffled her but the city also provided a safe haven.

Posted: July 24th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »