| Jan 14, 2015
| 10:25 AM
Authorities in northern India said Wednesday that some 80 bodies that surfaced in the Ganges River this week – many of them children – had been given traditional water burials and were not victims of foul play.
Villagers in Pariyar, 50 miles...
| Dec 25, 2014
| 7:00 AM
By his count, Vyankatesh Abdeo has helped convert 700,000 Indian Christians and Muslims to Hinduism over the last two decades, but he would describe it differently.
"It is not conversion; it is reconversion," said the professorial Abdeo, national...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 3:27 PM
Deserted hotels, barren shops, only the occasional tourist and barely any traffic.
The scene is an unusual one for Badrinath, one of India's most popular Hindu pilgrimage sites, home to a centuries-old temple that features a black stone idol of the...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 7:21 PM
The banquet facility of the former Woodland Hills County Club in Lower Saucon Township may become the site of a Hindu temple.
While township officials have few details of the proposal, township solicitor Linc Treadwell said Wednesday night there is an...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 8:43 AM
India’s new leader marked his first Independence Day in power Friday with a strongly worded speech urging the nation to confront the issue of rape following a series of highly publicized assaults.
“When we hear about incidents of rape, our...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 2:33 PM
NEWINGTON — A town employee made an unusual discovery at Mill Pond Park Thursday morning: In the pond was an ornate figure with an elephant's head, a man's body and four arms.
The employee fished the large, colorful statue from the water and...
| Jun 18, 2014
In April and May, the world's largest democracy elected its latest prime minister, Narendra Modi. Modi has promised to shake up long-standing government corruption and bring prosperity to all of India, as he did to the state of Gujarat as its chief...
| 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...
| May 24, 2014
| 11:26 AM
Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has agreed to attend the inauguration Monday of incoming Indian Prime Minster Narendra Modi, a development that could help ease concern about the potential for frostier relations between the nuclear-armed neighbors....
| May 26, 2014
| 5:00 AM
They have grown up in a modernizing India, with 3G networks and 24-hour ATMs allowing freer access to money and information than their parents ever had. They are more educated and ambitious, too, but their middle-class aspirations have stalled in a...
| May 29, 2014
| 11:05 AM
INDIA brims with colourful politicians, but none has quite the sense of political theatre of Narendra Modi of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He swept into Varanasi, India’s most ancient city, on May 17th pledging to clean the Ganges, its...