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  • India appoints 1st transgender as head of college

    India has for the first time appointed a transgender as the principal of a college, a top education official said Wednesday. Manabi Banerjee, a transgender woman, will head the Krishnagar Women's College in the eastern Indian state of West Bengal, said...
  • India's heat wave: More than 1,000 deaths reported in recent weeks

    A relentless heat wave has claimed more than 1,000 lives in southern India in recent weeks, officials said Tuesday, warning that the scorching temperatures would continue for several more days. Temperatures as high as 118 degrees have been reported in...
  • Sweltering temperatures in India leave 750 dead in 5 weeks

    More than 750 people have died in southern India since the middle of April as soaring summer temperatures scorch the country, officials said Tuesday. The southeastern states of Andhra Pradesh and Telengana have been hit the hardest. More than 550 people...
  • Death toll tops 750 in south India heatwave

    NEW DELHI The death toll from the severe heat wave sweeping southern India passed 750, officials said Tuesday, predicting relief from soaring temperatures over the next few days. The Andhra Pradesh and Telangana states were facing one of their hottest...
  • Modi vows cleaner India, but no clear path to get there

    Four months after becoming prime minister, Narendra Modi stunned Indians by picking up a crude straw broom and, holding it like a dance partner, gently sweeping at a small pile of green leaves on a New Delhi street. Modi, ever the darling of photo ops...
  • Indian nurse dies after 42 years in coma after rape

    A Mumbai nurse who was in a vegetative state for 42 years after being sexually assaulted while working in a hospital has died, authorities said Monday. Aruna Shanbaug, 67, suffered severe brain damage when she was sodomized and strangled with a metal...
  • Southeast India heat wave kills about 230 in past 5 weeks

    About 230 people have died since mid-April in a heat wave sweeping two southeast Indian states, officials said Saturday. More than 100 people have died from the brutal heat in Andhra Pradesh state in the last week, Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu, the...
  • Justice Department eyes voting reforms for American Indians

    The U.S. Department of Justice is seeking legislation that would require state and local election officials to work with American Indian tribes to locate at least one polling place on or near each tribe's land. Attorney General Loretta Lynch said the...
  • Indian forces try to stop separatists' march in Kashmir

    Hundreds of government forces with automatic weapons patrolled the streets of Indian Kashmir's main city to stop a rally by separatists to mark the anniversaries of the assassinations of two Kashmiri leaders. The two, Mirwaiz Mohammed Farooq and Abdul...
  • India's Modi says progress made with China on thorny issues

    On his first visit to China as India's prime minister, Narendra Modi said Friday that two days of talks yielded progress on issues ranging from a yawning trade imbalance to their continuing border dispute. Following a meeting with Premier Li Keqiang in...
  • India's Modi meets Xi on China visit amid warming ties

    President Xi Jinping praised China's warming ties with India during a meeting Thursday between the leaders of Asia's rising powers and rivals, which included a rare touch of personal diplomacy for a Chinese leader. Xi met with Indian Prime Minister...