| Dec 8, 2014
| 8:28 AM
The New Delhi state government on Monday banned Uber, the popular U.S.-based car service, after one of its drivers appeared in court on suspicion of sexually assaulting a passenger in the Indian capital over the weekend.
Indian news media also...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 9:00 AM
A 26-year-old Indian man is being kept in isolation in New Delhi more than a month after he recovered from Ebola because his semen tested positive for the disease, India’s Ministry of Health said Tuesday.
The man arrived in New Delhi on Nov. 10...
| Nov 15, 2014
| 12:53 PM
India produces world-class doctors and lifesaving generic drugs, but the deaths last week of more than a dozen women who underwent sterilization surgeries have refocused attention on the less exemplary aspects of the country’s health system....
| Nov 24, 2014
| 5:00 AM
In a roughly 2-square-mile patch containing some of India's priciest real estate, a firm and sometimes militant vegetarianism prevails. Most residents of this old-money section of South Mumbai are Jains or devout Hindus, and not only do they not eat...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 12:02 PM
Uber has been banned from operating in the Indian capital after a female passenger accused one of its drivers of rape, a case that has reignited a debate about the safety of women in the South Asian nation.
Uber, which had employed the driver even though...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Three generations of Tarun Cariappa's family have grown coffee on their highland farm in southern India, 38 rolling acres of dark green bushes interspersed with towering jackfruit and mango trees — and the occasional wild elephant.
But to that...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Good news for travelers heading to India: The government has eased rules for U.S. citizens and others who now may receive a tourist visa on arrival that's good for 30 days.
Streamlined visa rules apply to tourists from America as well as 42 other...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Visually fussy to a fault, "Monsoon" applies a near-"Baraka"-level degree of New Age-y pictorialism to its titular subject. We learn superficially about the vast importance of this annual weather phenomenon to India's people, agriculture and economy,...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 10:30 AM
BANGALORE -- Arun Jaitley has been appointed India's Minister for Information and Broadcasting. He replaces Prakash Javadekar who held the post since the Narendra Modi led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) swept to power in May.
Jaitley also holds the...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 10:48 AM
Government-backed sterilization surgeries apparently led to the deaths of eight women in central India, casting a grim spotlight on the country's campaign to control its rapid population growth.
Fifty other women were hospitalized after undergoing the...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 11:01 PM
Indian authorities said Thursday that they had arrested the doctor who performed sterilization surgeries that resulted in the deaths of 13 women, as an outcry continued over the government-backed practice aimed at reducing population growth.