Indian troops enforce lockdown to foil Kashmir public march

World 12/17/18, 02:42

Armed soldiers and police have fanned out across much of Indian-controlled Kashmir and are enforcing a security lockdown to foil a public march separatists have called from heading to India's military headquarters in the disputed region.Government forces Monday patrolled streets in the region's main city of Srinagar and sealed off ...

Belgium wins field hockey final after shootout with Dutch

Europe 12/16/18, 14:18

Goalkeeper Vincent Vanasch proved the difference as Belgium beat the Netherlands 3-2 in a shootout to win the men's field hockey World Cup final on Sunday.Vanasch helped to clinch Belgium's first title when he forced Jeroen Hertzberger wide and the attacker's shot went over in sudden death.Belgium's captain Thomas Briels, ...

Strike, lockdown shut Kashmir amid anger over killings

World 12/16/18, 00:50

A security clampdown and a strike sponsored by separatists fighting against Indian rule has shut most of Indian-administered Kashmir a day after chaotic protests and fighting killed seven civilians and four combatants.Kashmiri villagers watch the funeral of Zahoor Ahmed, soldier turned rebel, in Pulwama, south of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, ...

7 civilians, 4 combatants killed in Kashmir fighting

World 12/15/18, 04:39

At least seven civilians were killed and nearly two dozens injured when government forces fired at anti-India protesters in disputed Kashmir following a gunbattle that left three rebels and a soldier dead on Saturday, police and residents said.Indian troops surrounded a village in the southern Pulwama area on a tip ...

Himalayan nation Nepal gets first modern train tracks

World 12/13/18, 22:59

The competition between two Asian giants, India and China, for influence over tiny Nepal is yielding a bonanza in the form of the Himalayan mountain nation's first modern railway — and possibly more to come.New shiny rails connecting the 34 kilometers (21 miles) between Janakpur in southeastern Nepal and Jay ...

Indian Prime Minister Modi’s party loses key state elections

World 12/12/18, 02:04

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist party has suffered an embarrassing defeat in three state elections in its Hindu stronghold just months before national elections.According to results announced by the Election Commission on Wednesday, the opposition Congress party was a clear winner in Chhattisgarh state, and fell one seat ...

Celebrities flock to Indian business scions’ lavish wedding

Entertainment 12/11/18, 20:07

In a season of big Indian weddings, the marriage of two business scions on Wednesday is set to be the biggest of them all.Isha Ambani is the Ivy League-educated daughter of Mukesh Ambani, chairman and majority stakeholder in oil and gas giant Reliance Industries, whose net worth Forbes estimates at ...

Head of India’s central bank resigns amid government split

Business 12/10/18, 08:07

The head of India's central bank resigned Monday amid a growing split between the Indian government and the independent monetary policy authority.Reserve Bank of India Gov. Urjit Patel said in a statement posted on the bank's website that he was resigning for personal reasons.The government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi ...

UK court rules that Indian tycoon should face extradition

World 12/10/18, 07:35

A British court has ordered that Indian tycoon Vijay Mallya should face extradition to India on financial fraud allegations.Indian business man Vijay Mallya speaks to the media as he takes a break outside Westminster Magistrates Court in London, Monday, Dec. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)Judge Emma Arbuthnot said Monday there were substantial ...

Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

World 12/06/18, 21:42

An exiled Tibetan lights candles in front of her house in India as Tibetans mark the death anniversary of Tsongkhapa, the founder of the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism to which the Dalai Lama belongs. In other images from the Asia-Pacific region this week, a South Korean provincial governor is escorted ...

India wins toss, to bat 1st in opening test vs. Australia

Sports 12/05/18, 19:01

India captain Virat Kohli won the toss and elected to bat in the first test against Australia at a sun-drenched Adelaide Oval on Thursday.Batting-friendly conditions are expected with the temperature in Adelaide expected to hit 39 degrees Celsius (102 Fahrenheit) on the opening day of the Australian test summer."Looks like ...

Nick Jonas, Priyanka Chopra post wedding on social media

Entertainment 12/01/18, 16:16

Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra posted photos of their wedding celebration Saturday amid reports that the couple had wed after a four-month courtship.While the couple didn't say they were officially married — Indian weddings are typically dayslong affairs — they both posted festive pictures of themselves on social media and ...

Thousands Indian farmers march seeking better prices for produce

Business 11/30/18, 04:01

Thousands of farmers marched to India's Parliament on Friday demanding higher prices for their produce and a government waiver on their farm loans to alleviate hardships. Waving red, yellow and green flags and banners representing their organizations, the protesters also called for lowering the prices of diesel and fertilizers and blamed ...

Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

World 11/29/18, 22:53

Indian police pay tribute to the victims of the Mumbai attacks on the 10th anniversary of the assaults by militants that killed 166 people in India's financial capital.In other images from the Asia-Pacific region this week, He Jiankui, a Chinese researcher, speaks at a science conference in Hong Kong after ...

Indian police break up international computer virus scam

Tech 11/29/18, 06:12

Indian police said Thursday they have arrested nearly two dozen people on suspicion of defrauding people around the world by sending fake pop-up messages warning them that their computers were infected with a virus and offering to fix the problem at a price.Police officer Ajay Pal Sharma said those arrested ...

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