• Associated Press November 5, 2019 12:54 pm

    ‘This City Is Not Livable': Indian Capital Faces Extreme Air Pollution

    Sakshi Chauhan has not left her house in a quiet inner-city slum in the Indian capital for the past six days on her doctor’s orders. The 22-year-old call center operator is recovering from a severe throat infection and the thick smog now blanketing New Delhi has made even breathing dangerous. “The moment I step outside, I can’t breathe properly,” she...

  • Associated Press November 4, 2019 11:45 am

    India's Capital Restricts Cars as People Choke in Dirty Air

    New Delhi restricted many private vehicles from the roads Monday to try to lessen pollution as people gasped and their eyes burned in toxic smog that exacerbated a public health crisis. The “odd-even” scheme will restrict private vehicles with odd-number license plates to driving on odd dates while even-numbered plates are allowed on even-numbered dates. It was begun days after...

  • CONGRESS October 19, 2018 8:30 pm

    Dozens Dead When Train Mows Down Crowd at Festival in India

    A speeding train ran over a crowd watching fireworks during a religious festival in northern India on Friday, killing at least 58 people and injuring dozens more, police said. The train failed to stop after the accident on the outskirts of Amritsar, a city in Punjab state, said the state governing Congress party politician, Pratap Singh Bajwa.

  • Christmas December 25, 2017 1:25 pm

    India Tightens Christmas Security After Christians Attacked

    Christians and others in India are celebrating Christmas despite fears of an anti-Christian backlash in some parts of the Hindu-majority country. The Indian government asked states to increase security for Christmas celebrations this year after some isolated attacks on Christians in northern India. No new incidents had been reported as of late Monday. Members of a militant Hindu group were...

  • Los Angeles October 18, 2017 8:24 pm

    Diwali ‘Festival of Lights' Celebrated Across US

    Diwali, the “Festival of Lights” celebrated in India and across South Asia to mark the Hindu new year and which this year falls on Oct. 19, is increasingly celebrated in the United States. Cities such as New York, Chicago, San Diego, San Antonio and others host celebrations of the festival, often featuring performances from dancers and artists and even Bollywood...

  • India August 18, 2016 8:36 pm

    India's Most Famous Tiger Machli, ‘Queen of Ranthambore', Dies at 19

    India’s Ranthambore National Park announced that the country’s famed tiger, Machli, died Thursday at the age of 19, NBC News reported. Also known as the “Queen of Ranthambore,” Machli was described as one of the world’s most photographed tigers and the oldest female tiger living in the wild. She had not eaten for five days and had been unwell, the...

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation December 16, 2014 8:02 am

    Texas Crew Arrested in String of Home Invasions Targeting Asian-Indian Families in New Jersey

    Four Texas residents were arrested in connection with a string of nearly half a dozen armed home invasions targeting families of Asian-Indian descent in one New Jersey county, officials said.

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