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6 die as bus catches fire in India

6 die as bus catches fire in India

By Wed, Apr 16, 2014 1:12PM UTC Comments Off 6 die as bus catches fire in India

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian police say at least six people were burned to death and another 12 seriously injured when a bus caught fire in southern India. ...

India’s top court recognizes third gender category

By Tue, Apr 15, 2014 3:45PM UTC 1 Comment Pic: AP.

NEW DELHI (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. Activists say it will give relief to millions of people who face discrimination in India's deeply conservative society....

Indian troops kill 2 rebels in Kashmir fighting

By Tue, Apr 15, 2014 9:28AM UTC Comments Off Indian troops kill 2 rebels in Kashmir fighting

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Police say a nearly 20-hour gunbattle in Indian-controlled Kashmir has ended after government troops killed two suspected rebels in the Himalayan region's main city....

Indian tycoon runs for election, bucks Congress’s image

By Mon, Apr 14, 2014 4:04PM UTC 1 Comment Nandan Nilekani. Pic: AP.

As the Congress Party stumbles towards what looks like a massive general election defeat, one candidate is performing with the conviction of a potential winner who believes he can help implement change in the way that India works....

Controversial memoir says India leader was never fully in charge

By Sun, Apr 13, 2014 12:12PM UTC 2 Comments Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. Pic: AP.

NEW DELHI (AP) — A new book by the Indian prime minister's former aide has caused a stir during national elections by suggesting the outgoing leader was never really fully in charge of his government....

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