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  • Nun who took on Mother Teresa's India charity mission dies

    The Indian nun who replaced Mother Teresa as head of the Missionaries of Charity died Tuesday, the organization said. Sister Nirmala Joshi was 81. Her health had been declining in recent days, the charity said. It did not give more details about the...
  • A poisonous mix in India: Crushing poverty, weak police and deadly liquor

    A poisonous mix in India: Crushing poverty, weak police and deadly liquor
    Mourners gathered under an ash-colored sky Monday outside Sathivel Nagakounder’s one-room house, the women wailing and wiping their eyes with their saris. His body was wreathed in garlands, wrapped in a snow-white shroud and carried through dirt...
  • Image of Asia: Learning self-defense in Indian border region

    In this photo by Channi Anand, Indian men learn stick-fighting during a self-defense training camp in Akhoor, India, in the Jammu region. The participants also learned shooting and other hand combat tactics. The camp was organized by the Vishwa Hindu...
  • Millions of people bend and twist their bodies for Yoga Day

    Millions of yoga enthusiasts across the world bent and twisted their bodies in complex postures Sunday to mark the first International Yoga Day. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi spread his mat among rows of people, including his Cabinet members and...
  • Indians twist and stretch on 1st International Day of Yoga

    Indians twist and stretch on 1st International Day of Yoga
    Large crowds of Indians stretched and contorted themselves Sunday morning in mass public events across the country to commemorate the first International Day of Yoga. Prime Minister Narendra Modi led an estimated 35,000 people -- in what organizers...
  • Death toll from tainted liquor in Mumbai reaches 94

    Ten more people died in Mumbai from drinking tainted liquor, raising the death toll to 94 in the worst such incident in India in more than a decade, police said Sunday. The 10 men died late Saturday, three days after drinking the cheap liquor in Malvani,...
  • Millions worldwide take to their mats on Yoga Day

    Millions of people celebrated the first International Yoga Day, rolling out their mats and striking complex postures on city streets, squares and classrooms around the world. In India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spread his mat among rows of people,...
  • Youth discuss what it means to be Indian-American

    Youth discuss what it means to be Indian-American
    For young people of Indian descent born in America, walking the line between two cultures can be incredibly challenging, but rewarding. That's the message that several speakers brought to the Swami Vivekananda Youth Leadership Summit Saturday at the...
  • 84 dead in India after drinking toxic homemade liquor

    84 dead in India after drinking toxic homemade liquor
    At least 84 people have died after consuming homemade liquor in a poor neighborhood outside Mumbai, the deadliest such case in the city area in more than a decade, officials said Saturday. Five people were arrested and eight police officers suspended...
  • Flaming river redux: Fire erupts from polluted froth on India lake

    Flaming river redux: Fire erupts from polluted froth on India lake
    Mohamed Attaulla Khan won’t forget the night the lake he used to fish on as a boy caught fire. The pollution in Bellandur Lake was well-known: Every summer for more than a decade, a white froth as thick as shaving cream had carpeted the water, a...
  • India's plans for Yoga Day taking a stressful turn

     India's plans for Yoga Day taking a stressful turn
    Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, the Victorian-era headquarters of one of India's largest rail networks through which more than 600,000 passengers travel every day, is not known as a place of calm. But in a chandeliered, colonnaded executive dining hall, a...