| Jun 18, 2014
| 8:19 AM
Forty Indian construction workers were abducted near the northern Iraqi city of Mosul as they attempted to flee a violent rampage by an Al Qaida splinter group, officials said Wednesday.
The Indian nationals were working for the Baghdad-based Tariq Noor...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 11:40 AM
The Indian film "Miss Lovely" sets Bollywood's enduring good brother-versus-bad brother theme against the backdrop of the underground grindhouse filmmaking industry of 1980s Mumbai. Just don't mistake the film for a Bollywood production, as it boasts...
| Jun 19, 2014
Antigovernment militants launched an attack Wednesday on Iraq's largest oil refinery, as Prime Minister Nouri Maliki assured the nation that resurgent Iraqi forces would triumph against terrorism.
Meanwhile, officials in India confirmed that 40 Indian...
| Jun 29, 2014
Elias Boudinot loved Harriet Gold, and Harriet loved Elias. In June 1824, 190 years ago this month, the Georgia man wrote a letter to the Cornwall woman asking her to marry him. She wrote back to say yes.
But Harriet didn't tell anyone her happy news...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 7:49 AM
The fatal beating of a 24-year-old Muslim man by Hindu radicals in western India has sparked fresh fears of communal violence two weeks after a right-wing Hindu party swept to power in national elections.
Seven members of a fundamentalist Hindu group...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 8:30 PM
HONG KONG - China and India, two of the world's biggest movie-producing countries, have begun tentative talks on film industry co-operation.
This week a Chinese delegation led by Jiang Jianguo, vice minister at the State Administration for Press,...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 10:48 AM
When it opened eight years ago, the railway from Golmud to Lhasa was one of the most ambitious rail ventures ever attempted. At a cost of $4 billion, tracks were built across 550km (340 miles) of permafrost, reaching an altitude of 5,000 metres (16,400...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 6:30 AM
HONG KONG - Mumbai Mantra, the Indian-themed screenwriting program, is to go solo, following the expiry of its relationship with the Sundance Institute.
The event is backed by Mahindra, the multinational Indian industrial conglomerate whose interests...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Dharamani Kale emerged from the manhole, sewage clinging to his body. Next to him, Sona Bai gathered filth in a small round basket and carried it on her head to the end of the street. The unpleasant process had started at dawn and would continue for at...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 7:30 AM
A pastel pink synagogue, a Jewish Indian Shabbat dinner and visits to ancient Jewish cemeteries are among the highlights of Burkat Global’s 3,000 Years of Jewish India tour in early 2015.
The 14-day excursion begins in Mumbai, where participants...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 6:30 AM
HONG KONG - A bilateral co-production treaty between India and Canada has come into effect.
The pact allows films made using the treaty to be considered as local content in both jurisdictions.
A signing ceremony will be held on Wednesday (July 9) in...