What they found in the flattened villages left Bill Clinton and his companions stunned, stricken, overwhelmed. There simply wasn’t much left of those places, their small stone houses and concrete storefronts all tumbled into a jagged rubble of rocks, broken red roof tiles, and smashed wood beams, all strewn amid streets that nobody had cleared, two months after the quake.
In the aftermath of today’s attack on the Bacha Khan University in Charsadda, Pakistan, it is important to remember the ideals of the man for whom that institution was named. His life continues to serve as a model for communal coexistence, recalling the pluralistic society that existed before British rule.
As Indian forces worked for a fourth day to secure an air force base raided by Pakistan-based militants, the government faced growing questions Tuesday about its response to the attack, which left at least seven troops dead and 20 wounded.
A day after a man convicted as a minor in a brutal 2012 gang rape and murder in New Delhi was released from detention, India’s Supreme Court on Monday rejected appeals to extend his sentence in a case that has sparked a passionate debate over juvenile justice.
New York (AFP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi basked in a rock star U.S. welcome as he vowed to build a strong, confident country ahead of his first White House summit Monday. In a massive show of support for a right-wing leader once shunned by Washington, some 18,500 people of Indian origin from across […]
dpa ISLAMABAD — Pakistan was rushing Tuesday to treat outbreaks of malaria and dengue in the central province of Punjab, as the death toll in the wake of two weeks of flooding crossed 300. Authorities dispatched medical aid including teams of doctors and paramedics to several towns of the flood-hit area, the National Disaster Management […]
By Zia Khan and Sunrita Sen, dpa ISLAMABAD/NEW DELHI — Pakistani authorities were struggling to protect the historic city of Multan from raging flood waters Friday, while in India-administered Kashmir, the focus turned from rescue to getting essential supplies to the thousands stranded or homeless. Troops and rescue workers were evacuating people from Multan, Pakistan’s […]
By Siddhartha Kumar, dpa NEW DELHI — Indian troops stepped up rescue work Tuesday as the rain held off in Jammu and Kashmir state, but thousands were stranded in the worst floods in the region for 60 years. State capital Srinagar was flooded by the Jhelum river and an estimated 400,000 people were stranded in […]
Washington (AFP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who was for years barred from visiting the United States, will meet President Barack Obama at the White House on September 29 and 30, U.S. officials said Monday. The meeting will mark Modi’s first visit to Washington since his Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) swept to […]
By Siddhartha Kumar, dpa NEW DELHI — Terrorist group al-Qaida has set up a branch in South Asia, prompting Indian authorities to issue a nationwide alert Thursday, media reports and officials said. Al-Qaida head Ayman al-Zawahiri announced the plan in a 55-minute video message posted on the internet Wednesday that Indian officials said appeared to […]
By Parth M.N. and Shashank Bengali, Los Angeles Times MUMBAI, India — India’s highest court on Thursday relaxed safety measures intended to prevent injuries during a beloved religious festival that involves children clambering to the tops of human pyramids and breaking ceremonial pots. The Indian Supreme Court’s ruling came less than a week before the […]
By Shashank Bengali, Los Angeles Times MUMBAI — India’s new leader slammed Pakistan on Tuesday, accusing it of terrorism and saying its U.S.-backed military is too weak to fight a conventional war. The comments by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his first visit to the disputed territory of Jammu and Kashmir were his harshest yet […]
By Stephen Deere, St. Louis Post-Dispatch MARTUR, India — Sister Gracy Vailapally tries to keep secret the HIV status of the children she serves. But often she fails. “We won’t tell that the child is positive,” she said. “But somehow from the local people, they know.” A case in point: an 11-year-old boy born to […]
By Abhaya Srivastava New Delhi (AFP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel met India’s prime minister in Delhi on Friday, seeking to boost weapons sales to a new government eager to modernize its military. India is the world’s biggest arms importer and military trade is high on the agenda for the three-day trip, which comes […]