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  • Narendra Modi sworn in as Indian prime minister, heralding change

    Narendra Modi was sworn in Monday as India's 15th prime minister, offering a new, more conservative government to a country thirsty for economic change. The ceremony at the presidential palace in New Delhi was notable for the presence of Pakistani Prime...
  • U.S. Sikhs say military's ban on long hair and beards keeps them out

    WASHINGTON — Raised on his father's and grandfather's tales of military service in India, Amitoj Chhabra wanted nothing more than to follow in their footsteps and join the U.S. Air Force. "I dreamt it. I slept it. It was all I ever thought about...
  • 'Ship of Theseus' Wins India's National Film Award

    LONDON -- Helmer Anand Gandhi's multi-lingual "Ship of Theseus" has won best feature at the Indian government's annual National Film Awards. The film also won best supporting actress for Egypt's Aida El-Kashef, an award she shared with Amruta Subhash...
  • India police officers among suspects in rapes, killings of two girls

    Two teenage girls in India were gang-raped, killed and found hanging from a tree, and officials said Thursday that at least two of the suspects are police officers. The bodies of the girls, ages 14 and 15, were found early Wednesday near their home in...
  • Cannes Film Review: 'Titli'

    The rising profile of Indian indies on the international scene receives another boost with Kanu Behl's grittily impressive noir debut, "Titli." Set within the claustrophobic confines of a criminal family in a downtrodden section of Delhi, the film plunges...
  • The future of India's National Congress dynastic party is in doubt

    It is one of the most storied names in political history, a party synonymous with modern India and an inspiration for revolutionary movements led by the likes of South Africa's Nelson Mandela and Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh. But a disastrous performance in...
  • Providence Buys Out Stake in Indian-Korean Star CJ venture

    HONG KONG - STAR Television has been given approval to sell its stake in Indian home shopping operation Star CJ. Providence Equity Partners, a global investment group with some $40 billion of funds under management, is to buy the stake for an undisclosed...
  • Indian rights groups cite discrimination in deadly rape case

    Indian human rights groups on Tuesday blasted local officials for caste-based discrimination in the brutal gang rape of two young cousins, the latest gruesome sexual assault case to capture national headlines. Describing crimes against members of...
  • Pakistan's government pushes back against the long-powerful military

    Pakistan's government pushes back against the long-powerful military
    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — For most of Pakistan's history, the powerful military has held sway over elected officials or simply dumped them from power. Just ask Nawaz Sharif, who was ousted as prime minister in the last military coup, 15 years ago....
  • John Oliver goes for in-depth comedy with 'Last Week Tonight' on HBO

    John Oliver goes for in-depth comedy with 'Last Week Tonight' on HBO
    NEW YORK — John Oliver will have the crab cakes — but that's all, thanks. In a private dining room at HBO's plush headquarters overlooking Bryant Park in midtown Manhattan, a waitress in a crisp black uniform asks the 37-year-old comedian if...
  • Environment prize goes to Indian activist who battled coal mine plan

    Environment prize goes to Indian activist who battled coal mine plan
    Ramesh Agrawal had just finished lunch when two men walked into his cyber cafe and inquired about computer prices. Agrawal said he would ask his sons, who run the business. That's when one of the men shot him. Two bullets pierced Agrawal's groin and...