Modi, Abe bolster ties with bullet train deal – India deepens defense and nuke...

NEW DELHI: Japan will provide $12 billion of soft loans to build India's first bullet train, the two nations announced during a visit by...

Asia’s coastal cities face challenge of rising seas – Global losses from flooding averaging...

NEW DELHI: The future will be a watery one for some of the world's biggest cities. Predicted sea level increases this century mean many...

Salman Khan walks free from 2002 hit and run case

The Bombay High Court has acquitted Bollywood star Salman Khan of all charges in a long-running hit and run case. In Sept 2002, a...

Spiders on the menu as northeast India embraces slow food

Welhite Naro proudly proffers his fried spiders and grilled crickets along with a somewhat less exotic dish of millet and squash-a small sample of...

Taleban attack at afghan airport leaves nine dead

KANDAHAR: Afghan forces battled yesterday to flush out Taleban militants hours after they stormed Kandahar airport, killing at least nine people and taking families...

Afghan president arrives in Islamabad to restart talks – India’s top diplomat adds major...

ISLAMABAD: Afghan president Ashraf Ghani arrived in Islamabad yesterday hoping to revive peace talks with the resurgent Taleban, as he opened a regional conference...

Court case alleges Gandhis misused party funds – Congress stalls parliament over government’s ‘Gandhi...

NEW DELHI: India's main opposition Congress party yesterday held hostage Prime Minister Narendra Modi's hopes of passing a crucial tax reform, stalling parliament and...

India’s top judge takes a bus to cut air pollution

NEW DELHI: India's chief justice has backed a plan to restrict cars on Delhi's roads and said he would be prepared to take the...

Fire destroys 1,000 slum homes in India’s Mumbai

MUMBAI: A massive fire sparked by a series of gas cylinder explosions swept through a packed slum in India's Mumbai yesterday, killing one person...

California shooter attended female madrassa in Pakistan

MULTAN: The woman who along with her husband shot dead 14 people in California last week attended one of Pakistan's most high-profile religious seminaries...

‘We feel ashamed’: Pakistani relatives of California shooter

KAROR LAL ESAN: Estranged relatives of a Pakistani woman involved in a mass shooting in California spoke yesterday of their shame at her crimes,...

Airport reopens in Chennai

CHENNAI: India’s main airport in flood-devastated Tamil Nadu state reopened yesterday as emergency workers strove to help thousands of residents forced to flee their...

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