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Bomb kills child, injures 9 in India’s Kolkata

KOLKATA (Web Desk) An eight-year-old child was killed and at least nine other people injured on Tuesday when a homemade bomb went off in a suburb of the Indian city of Kolkata, police said.India’s eastern West Bengal state, of which Kolkata is the capital, has a long history of political …

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Clashes erupt in Kashmir after Indian troops kill man

SRINAGAR (Web Desk) Anti-India protests and clashes erupted in several places in Srinagar on Thursday after Indian troops killed a young man, officials and residents said.Residents in Srinagar said government forces shot and killed the young man during a raid early Thursday. The man worked as a shepherd and he …

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India says will not scrap Rafale deal; opposition demands inquiry

NEW DELHI (Web Desk) India has vowed to stand firm on a multi-billion dollar deal to buy warplanes from France’s Dassault Aviation, as the opposition Congress party called on Monday for an inquiry into allegations of wrongdoing.Former French President Francois Hollande, who approved the deal when he was in office, …

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Where are the ‘good days’? Challenges mount for India’s Modi

NEW DELHI (Web Desk) Narendra Modi swept India’s 2014 general election with the slogan “Achhe din (good days) are coming”.Four years later, as Prime Minister Modi mobilizes to win re-election in May, he and his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) are being buffeted for a lack of jobs, falling farm prices …

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Indian bishop arrested for rape of nun: report

NEW DELHI (Web Desk) An Indian bishop accused by a nun of raping her was arrested on Friday, in a high-profile abuse case that had triggered angry protests by clergy over police inaction, Press Trust of India reported.Bishop Franco Mulakkal was arrested on Friday evening, a day after Pope Francis …

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Indian forces attack Muharram mourners in Kashmir

SRINAGAR: (Web Desk) Government forces in Indian-controlled Kashmir attack mourners, preventing them from holding their Muharram ceremonies in remembrance of martyrdom of Imam Hussain. New Delhi has banned the ceremonies for decades and cracks down on those who defy the measure.

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India bans instant divorce by Muslim men

NEW DELHI: (Web Desk) India’s government on Wednesday approved an ordinance to implement a top court ruling striking down the Muslim practice that allows men to instantly divorce. The government decision came after it failed to get approval of parliament a year after the court ruled that the practice of …

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