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India: Police arrest school head after 6-year-old girl raped

India: Police arrest school head after 6-year-old girl raped

By Thu, Jul 24, 2014 10:21AM UTC Comments Off India: Police arrest school head after 6-year-old girl raped

NEW DELHI (AP) — Police in India have arrested the head of a school where a 6-year-old girl was raped earlier this month and charged him with hindering the investigation and negligence. M.N. Reddi, the top police official in southern Bangalore city, told reporters Wednesday that Rustom Kerawalla was charged with negligence for failing to...

Armed bandits demand water in drought-ridden northern India

By Mon, Jul 21, 2014 4:00PM UTC Comments Off Armed bandits demand water in drought-ridden northern India

LUCKNOW, India (AP) — Police say armed bandits are threatening villagers with death unless they deliver 35 buckets of water each day in northern India. So far, 28 villages have been taking turns to deliver what the bandits are calling a “water tax,” but officer Suresh Kumar Singh in the city of Banda says persistent...

Birds spark engine fire on Air India flight

By Mon, Jul 14, 2014 5:34PM UTC Comments Off

NEWARK, New Jersey (AP) — An India-bound flight out of New Jersey was forced to return to the airport because of an engine fire sparked by a bird strike. A spokeswoman for the agency that operates Newark Liberty International Airport says no one on board Air India Flight 144 was injured. Port Authority of New...

Indian police find bodies of 4 missing traders

By Mon, Jul 14, 2014 5:18PM UTC Comments Off Indian police find bodies of 4 missing traders

GAUHATI, India (AP) — Police in northeast India have fired rubber bullets and used batons to disperse hundreds of villagers protesting the abductions and killings of four Muslim traders in a region where ethnic tensions run high. Magistrate Vinod Seshan says the protesters defied a curfew and beat up one police officer in Baksa district...

Crude bomb blast wounds six in India

By Sun, Jul 13, 2014 1:23PM UTC Comments Off

Police say a crude bomb has exploded in India's troubled northeast, wounding at least six passersby....

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