| Dec 29, 2013
| 6:00 AM
KOLKATA, India — Rumors swept Kolkata this year that a runaway boy spent the night beside a 4,000-year-old Egyptian mummy in the Indian Museum, a building with a reputation for being haunted.
The local media wrote it up, and a crowd, including...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 7:27 AM
MUMBAI, India — In the latest salvo of a surprisingly bitter diplomatic feud, the Indian government on Wednesday ordered the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi to cease commercial activities at a popular club for Americans on its premises.
The demand comes...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 5:03 AM
MUMBAI, India -- The diplomat at the center of an ugly spat between the United States and India flew back to New Delhi on Friday after U.S. officials granted her immunity from prosecution on charges of falsifying visa documents and lying about underpaying...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 3:22 PM
MUMBAI, India — The Indian official whose arrest last month in New York sparked a diplomatic crisis returned to her homeland Friday after the United States granted her immunity from charges that she falsified visa papers and lied about underpaying...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 10:48 AM
NEW DELHI -- A 51-year-old Danish tourist who was lost and asking for directions was gang-raped and beaten up at knifepoint near the main railway station in the bustling heart of India's capital, police said Wednesday.
It was the latest such incident to...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 11:38 AM
NEW DELHI -- The wife of a prominent Indian politician was found dead of an apparent suicide in her hotel room Friday night after engaging in a Twitter feud with a Pakistani journalist she accused of having an affair with her husband.
| Jan 21, 2014
| 12:38 PM
NEW DELHI – The populist, controversial new leader of India’s capital city on Tuesday called off a two-day sit-in that had snarled traffic, created headaches and raised questions about his upstart party’s national aspirations.
| Jan 24, 2014
| 4:46 AM
NEW DELHI -- India’s Supreme Court on Friday ordered an investigation into charges that village elders in West Bengal state ordered the gang rape of a 20-year-old woman because she had had a relationship with a man from another community.
| Nov 27, 2013
| 7:27 AM
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- Pakistan named a new army chief Wednesday, ending weeks of speculation over who would fill what has been seen as the most powerful position in the nuclear-armed nation.
Lt. Gen. Raheel Sharif, 57, a career infantry officer...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 7:00 AM
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Perennial tensions between Pakistan and India found their way into movie theaters Tuesday when a Pakistani judge imposed restrictions on the screening of Indian films.
Responding to a petition filed by controversial...
| 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...