| Oct 27, 2013
| 9:43 AM
NEW DELHI -- Several small bombs killed five people and wounded 98 Sunday in the northern Indian city of Patna, officials said, hours before the main opposition candidate for prime minister was due to address a massive political rally.
| Nov 10, 2013
| 8:21 PM
(Repeats story issued on Sunday. No changes to text.)
* Opposition seen winning as many as four of five states
* Ruling Congress could hold on to capital, win eastern
* Strong opposition showing could aid it in national polls
| Nov 5, 2013
| 8:55 AM
NEW DELHI -- In a trial dubbed one of the world’s largest, a special court in Bangladesh handed down the death penalty Tuesday to 152 ex-paramilitary soldiers for the killing of dozens of people during a 2009 mutiny.
“They will be hanged...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 10:27 AM
NEW DELHI — India is set to launch a space mission to Mars on Tuesday that, if successful, would beat China to the punch, although some wonder whether the undertaking is the best use of money when many Indians lack food, clean water or basic...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 4:34 PM
NEW DELHI — If you've imagined yourself rolling in dough, you might think twice before acting on that dream, at least if you're an Indian politician.
Samar Acharjee, an official with India's Communist Party in the northeastern state of Tripura,...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 2:50 AM
NEW DELHI — At least 44 people were burned to death early Wednesday when the luxury bus they were traveling on lost control and ignited in southeastern Andhra Pradesh state, underscoring the dangerous state of Indian roads.
Five passengers out...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 3:55 AM
NEW DELHI -- An Indian court on Wednesday heard sentencing arguments in the case of four men convicted a day earlier of raping and murdering a 23-year-old physiotherapist in December, with the prosecution arguing that leniency would be a travesty in...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 10:37 AM
NEW DELHI -- Indian police say they arrested 35 people aboard a U.S.-owned ship Friday and charged them with entering India’s waters with a large cache of weapons, in a case that spotlights largely unregulated security contractors operating on the...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 12:30 PM
NEW DELHI -- When Savita Debnath was 14, two unknown men came to her impoverished village in eastern India, promising her a job cleaning houses for $40 a month in nearby Kolkata, but when she got there, agents forced her onto a train to New Delhi and sold...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 3:45 PM
NEW DELHI — When Savita Debnath was 14, two unknown men came to her impoverished village in eastern India, promising her a job cleaning houses for $40 a month in nearby Kolkata. When she got there, agents forced her onto a train to New Delhi and...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 9:18 PM
NEW DELHI — India was battered by a massive cyclone Saturday as more than half a million people in vulnerable coastal and low-lying areas spent a terrifying night in shelters amid power outages, large storm surges and canceled train trips and...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 6:39 AM
NEW DELHI -- India was battered by a massive cyclone Saturday as nearly half a million people evacuated to shelters in vulnerable coastal and low-lying areas amid power outages, large storm surges and canceled trains and flights.