India

Death toll in Kashmir floods rises to 15

By Tue, Mar 31, 2015 3:35PM UTC

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Police say at least 15 people have died in flood waters that submerged several areas in the Indian-controlled part of Kashmir just six months after the worst floods in half a century devastated the Himalayan region.

11 killed as bus plunges into gorge in eastern India

By Mon, Mar 30, 2015 5:28PM UTC

PATNA, India (AP) — Police say at least 11 people were killed when a bus veered off a mountain road and plunged into a gorge in eastern India. Police superintendent Priyadarshi Alok said 26 other passengers were injured in the early Monday accident in Garhwa district of Jharkhand state. The

3 dead as rebels attack government convoy in northeast India

By Sun, Mar 29, 2015 11:52AM UTC

GAUHATI, India (AP) — Officials say 3 policemen were killed and six others injured when militants attacked a convoy of lawmakers in India’s remote northeast.

Indian police arrest 2 suspects in gang rape of elderly nun

By Fri, Mar 27, 2015 1:08PM UTC

KOLKATA, India (AP) — Police say they have arrested two suspects in the gang rape of an elderly nun in in a missionary school in eastern India nearly two weeks ago.

Indian court scraps clause on ‘offensive’ online messages

By Tue, Mar 24, 2015 3:39PM UTC

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s top court has reaffirmed people’s right to free speech in cyberspace by striking down a provision that had called for imprisoning people who sent “offensive” messages by computer or mobile phone. The provision, known as Section 66A of the 2008 Information Technology Act, says sending