By Muneeza Naqvi Associated Press NEW DELHI (AP) — It takes courage to accuse a powerful politician — a man who would go on to become India’s prime minister — of encouraging riots against a minority. Police officer Sanjiv Bhatt did just that. And he says he is paying the price for it. Bhatt was […]
By Ashok Sharma and Muneeza Naqvi Associated Press NEW DELHI (AP) – Thousands of people welcomed India’s next prime minister in the capital on May 17 after he led his party to a resounding election victory, with Narendra Modi flashing a victory sign to his cheering supporters and telling them that the win “created a […]
By Indrajit Singh The Associated Press PATNA, India (AP) — The second-biggest party in India’s main opposition alliance quit the group on Sunday after the dominant party appointed a Hindu ideologue to lead its campaign for parliamentary elections next year.
By Nirmala George The Associated Press NEW DELHI, India (AP) — The condition of a 5-year-old girl who was allegedly kidnapped, raped, and tortured by a man and then left alone in a locked room in India’s capital for two days has improved, a doctor said Sunday, April 21 as protests continued over the authorities’ […]
By Rajesh Shah The Associated Press MUMBAI, India (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of grieving supporters thronged the streets of Mumbai on Sunday, Nov. 18 for the funeral of Bal Thackeray, a Hindu extremist leader linked to waves of mob violence against Muslims and migrant workers in India.
LUCKNOW, India (AP) — On Monday, March 15, hundreds of thousands of cheering supporters marked the 25th anniversary of a political party representing India’s lowest castes and feted its bejeweled leader as a “Goddess,” who currently leads the country’s largest state.
NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s government will present a bill to lawmakers on March 8 aimed at empowering the nation’s often-marginalized women by reserving one-third of legislative seats for them, a governing party spokesman said.
Oriya film legend Prashanta Nanda packs a political punch in his latest film, “The Living Ghost,” by honing in on the exploitation — sexual and economic — of a native tribe in India that is facing extinction.