By Zarar Khan Associated Press ISLAMABAD (AP) – A bombing on Easter Sunday killed 65 people in a park in the eastern city of Lahore that was crowded with Christians, including many children. A breakaway Pakistani faction of the militant Taliban group claimed responsibility. Ahsanullah Ahsan, spokesman for Jamaat-ul-Ahrar, told the Associated Press that a […]
By Ashok Sharma Associated Press NEW DELHI (AP) — What was meant as a gesture of respect toward women ended up reminding India that it needed to improve female representation in politics. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call for only female lawmakers to address the Indian parliament on International Women’s Day included silence — because there […]
PANAJI, India (AP) — Coconut trees are no longer considered trees in the tropical Indian state of Goa, where authorities have reclassified them as palms to allow farmers to cut them down more easily.
By Tim Sullivan Associated Press NEW DELHI — The legislator was full of outrage when he arrived in the northern Indian village days after the killing of a Muslim farmer who was rumored to have slaughtered cows. A Hindu mob had smashed through the heavy wooden door to the man’s home, then beat him to […]
By C. Rajshekhar Rao AP Sports Writer NEW DELHI (AP) — It’s not cricket. But that hasn’t stopped the Indian media and sports fraternity marveling at a performance few people thought they’d ever see.
By Katy Daigle AP Environment Writer VAISHALI, India (AP) — The executives mingled over tea and sugar cookies, and the chatter was upbeat. Their industry, they said at a conference in the Indian capital, saves lives and brings roofs, walls and pipes to some of the world’s poorest people.