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Cyclone heading for western India strengthens

Jun 13, 2019 - 1:05 PM

Vayu is classified as a very severe cyclonic storm and India officials are scrambling to evacuate close to 300,000 people living in coastal areas

PREPARING. Indian fishermen push a fishing boat out of the sea as a part of precautionary measures as Cyclone Vayu nears the Gujarat coastline at Veraval Port, on June 12, 2019. Sam Panthaky/AFP

Modi casts vote on India's 'Super Tuesday'

Apr 23, 2019 - 5:54 PM

The 117 seats over 15 states being fought for on Tuesday, April 23, are the biggest number of any of the 7 stages of voting over 6 weeks

VOTE. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi displays his ink-marked finger after casting his vote during the third phase of general elections at a polling station in Ahmedabad on April 23, 2019. Photo by Punit Paranjpe/AFP

With rose petals and guns, India inaugurates world's tallest statue

Oct 31, 2018 - 8:39 PM

Controversies abound amid the fanfare of the inauguration of the 182-meter statue of India's independence hero Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

TALLEST. A reflection of the 'Statue Of Unity,' the world's tallest statue dedicated to Indian independence leader Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, is pictured during its inauguration overlooking the Sardar Sarovar Dam near Vadodara in India's western Gujarat state on October 31, 2018. Photo by Sam Panthaky/AFP

India journalist gets death threats, online hate over gov't exposé

Jun 03, 2018 - 11:10 PM

The harassment might have taken its toll on the physical and emotional well-being of Rana Ayyub, but she vows never to be silenced

The Great Impersonators: Charlie Chaplin fans parade through town in India

Apr 17, 2018 - 11:49 PM

Every year on April 16, residents of Adipur – in India's far western state of Gujarat – honor the legendary silent actor's birthday by imitating his slapstick style in a parade

CHAPLIN LIVES. In this photograph taken on April 16, 2018, young Charlie Chaplin impersonators pose for a picture during an event commemorating the legendary actor's 129th brithday in Adipur, some 60 km northwest of Bhuj in the western Indian state of Gujarat. Photo by Indranil Mukherjee /AFP

30 killed as wedding party truck overturns in India

Mar 06, 2018 - 9:15 PM

The accident occurs after the truck driver tries to overtake a van but loses control of the vehicle, plunging eight meters (26 feet) into a dry riverbed

India's PM Modi faces test as his home state votes

Dec 09, 2017 - 2:08 PM

Experts say this election is a serious challenge to Modi as his rivals ride a wave of discontent caused by a stuttering economy and voter anger over the reforms and a desire for change could boost the flagging fortunes of the opposition Congress Party

INDIA VOTE. A supporter of Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) hold a cut out of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a rally at Kalol, some 30 kms from Ahmedabad on December 8, 2017. Photo by SAM PANTHAKY/AFP

Clashes as hundreds protest attack on low-caste Indians

Jul 19, 2016 - 9:53 PM

The protests erupt after video footage emerges of an attack last week on 4 villagers from the lowest Dalit caste who were taking a dead cow to be skinned

Indian court jails 11 for life over Gujarat massacre

Jun 17, 2016 - 8:49 PM

More than 100 people are already convicted over the riots including one of Modi s former state ministers who was jailed for instigating some of the killings

GUJARAT RULING. Indian prisoner Kailash Dhobi (C-L) who was convicted over religious rioting is escorted by police outside a court in Ahmedabad on June 17, 2016. Photo by Sam Panthaky/AFP

Bubur India, menu lezat khas Semarang untuk buka puasa

Jun 07, 2016 - 10:08 PM

Walau disebut Bubur India menu yang hanya ditemukan di Semarang ini merupakan warisan nenek moyang asal Pakistan

Bubur India untuk buka puasa. Foto oleh Fariz Farianto.

37 dead in India after bus plunges into river

Feb 05, 2016 - 11:26 PM

The accident happened when the driver lost control and veered off the road into Purna river in Navsari district

Geologist says dinosaur fossils found in western India

Jan 23, 2016 - 11:29 PM

Gujarat sometimes dubbed India s Jurassic Park is home to one of the world s largest collections of dinosaur remains

Once-shunned Indian PM starts US tour

Sep 27, 2014 - 10:35 AM

Modi gets to business quickly meeting New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and discussing disease treatment with the director of the National Cancer Institute Nobel laureate Harold Varmus

In this August 16, 2014 file photo, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves as he leaves after the commissioning of the Indian Navy's newly-commissioned warship INS Kolkata in Mumbai. Punit Paranjpe/File/AFP

India's Modi faces US court summons over riots – rights group

Sep 26, 2014 - 9:07 PM

UPDATED Complaint relates to anti Muslim violence in 2002 in Gujarat where Modi served as chief minister before he was elected prime minister

SUMMONED. Lawyers for rights group the American Justice Center filed a civil case on Thursday seeking damages from Modi for what they call "attempted genocide". Photo from EPA

India PM-elect Modi to make triumphant Delhi entrance

May 17, 2014 - 1:07 PM

Prime minister elect Narendra Modi is expected to be sworn in next week and then turn the country sharply to the right after a decade of rule by the center left Congress party

VICTORY. The Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party, led by party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi has won an absolute majority in India's parliamentary polls. Photo by Divyakant Solanki/EPA

Cameron invites once-boycotted Modi to visit Britain

May 16, 2014 - 10:03 PM

India s Narendra Modi accepts an invitation from Prime Minister David Cameron to visit Britain in the wake of his election win

India's Modi votes, snaps 'selfie' in latest election leg

Apr 30, 2014 - 2:12 PM

About 140 million people are eligible to vote on April 30 during the latest leg of staggered voting in the world s biggest election which ends with results announced on May 16

Changes at US embassy in Delhi offer chance to rebuild ties

Apr 01, 2014 - 9:22 PM

The reasons for her exit have been explained by the US State Department as her simply deciding to end her distinguished career early and retire to her home in Delaware state

Is it safe for women to travel solo in India?

Aug 29, 2013 - 2:00 PM

I had traveled solo to 18 countries but I had never felt unsafe except in India

INCREDIBLE INDIA, INDEED. A side view of Taj Mahal in Agra. All photos courtesy of Aleah Taboclaon