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  • Banned Indian rape documentary debuts in US; Streep attends

    Banned Indian rape documentary debuts in US; Streep attends
    A rape documentary banned from airing in India received its U.S. premiere at a star-studded event on Monday that included actresses Meryl Streep and Freida Pinto. The screening of "India's Daughter" at Baruch College began with a vigil as the Oscar-...
  • Indian police break up Tibetan protest at Chinese Embassy

    Indian police on Tuesday detained about a hundred Tibetans who were protesting outside the Chinese Embassy in New Delhi on the anniversary of a failed 1959 uprising against China's rule in Tibet. Protesters interlocked their hands and tried to form a...
  • Illinois congressman defends $10K NYC trip with staff

    An Illinois congressman again was forced to defend his travel and spending habits Monday after a report emerged that he spent more than $10,000 of taxpayer money to have his staff accompany him on a trip to New York City. The spending habits of U.S. Rep....
  • Rep. Schock defends billing taxpayers $10K for NY trip

    Rep. Schock defends billing taxpayers $10K for NY trip
    U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock of Illinois’ 18th District, who reportedly spent $10,053 in taxpayer funds to travel with his staff to New York City, defended the expense Monday as being for “an official trip.” At least 10 members of his...
  • Tribes now free to prosecute non-Indians for certain crimes

    American Indian tribes that meet certain criteria now have the authority to prosecute non-Indians for a limited set of domestic violence crimes, a shift supporters hope will reduce the high rate of violence on reservations. Three tribes in Arizona,...
  • Pakistan tests nuclear-capable missile in burgeoning Asia weapons race

    ISLAMABAD Pakistan on Monday successfully test-fired a ballistic missile capable of carrying nuclear or conventional warheads far beyond the borders of its strategic rival India. The Shaheen-III surface-to-surface missile splashed down in the Arabian Sea...
  • A 500-year-old dispute threatens Modi's plan to modernize India

    NEW DELHI Under a rusty metal roof in one of India's oldest cities, Amrat Lal and a dozen other craftsmen carefully engrave thousands of slabs of sandstone. When finally put together, they threaten to reignite religious violence. The stone pillars and...
  • India's ruling party forms coalition government in Kashmir

    India's ruling Hindu nationalist party formed a coalition government in Kashmir on Sunday, marking the first time it will hold a leadership position in the disputed Muslim-majority region. Leaders from the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party and the Peoples...
  • Aromatic spices come alive in lentil-bulgur dish

     Aromatic spices come alive in lentil-bulgur dish
    It's not just happenstance that so many vegetarian dishes come from India. Jon Gregerson, in his book "Vegetarianism: A History," tells us that the teachings of India's three primary religions — Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism — include a focus...
  • Novelist Tania James talks rogue elephants, India and conservation

    A rogue elephant named the Gravedigger is the main narrator of "The Tusk That Did the Damage" (Alfred A. Knopf: 240 pp., $24.95), Tania James' imaginative novel exploring the ivory trade in the forests of south India. Orphaned at birth by a poacher, the...
  • Accused rapist dragged from prison and killed by Indian mob

    Several thousand people stormed a prison in northeastern India, where they dragged away a man accused of rape and then lynched him, police said Friday. The mob overpowered security at Dimapur Central Prison in Nagaland on Thursday and seized the rape...