Narendra Modi has yet to show that his government can make a significant difference to the way that India is run and performs, but on Friday he impressed critics as well as supporters with his first Independence Day speech as prime minister from the ramparts of Delhi’s majestic Red Fort....
NEW DELHI (AP) — India's top court says children as young as 12 can climb atop towering human pyramids in a popular Hindu celebration that has seen deaths and injuries in past years....
NEW DELHI (AP) — The upper-caste killer of India’s famous “Bandit Queen” has been sentenced to life in prison by a court for gunning down the outlaw-turned-legislator who was idolized as a champion of the lower castes. Phoolan Devi long roamed central India’s desolate valleys, allegedly stealing from and killing upper-caste landowners she said exploited...
SRINAGAR, India (AP) — India's new prime minister has accused Pakistan of waging a proxy war because it is too weak to fight a conventional one....
There has been some buzz about Prime Minister Narendra Modi keeping the media at a distance. Modi, TV channels' main pre-election TRP-busting protagonist, has gone missing save formal speeches and tweets that do not say much. The new PM has opted not to travel abroad with the usual large press entourage that is used to being wined, dined and handed scoops in the form of well-drafted briefs by officials in the loop of the higher ups....
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