#india

  • Powerful storms kill at least 43 across northern India

    LUCKNOW, India – Powerful winds and rainstorms swept across a crowded swath of northern India, demolishing houses, uprooting trees and killing at least 43 people as winds turned the skies brown with dust and sand, officials said Monday. Most of the deaths occurred when wind and falling trees caused...
  • Walmart makes a $16 billion bet on India’s booming economy

    NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart will soon reach shoppers in India’s massive consumer market directly, as it takes control of the online retailer Flipkart that’s known for its ubiquitous delivery drivers on their motorcycles with oversized backpacks. The $16 billion controlling stake, announced Wednesday, is the largest acquisition yet...
  • Walmart rushes into India, paying $16B for stake in Flipkart

    BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Walmart is breaking into India’s massive and growing consumer market, spending $16 billion for a controlling stake in the online retailer Flipkart, whose delivery drivers, with their motorcycles and oversized backpacks, have become ubiquitous across the nation of 1.3 billion people. Online sales in India...
  • Child’s Rape, Killing in India Mired in Religious Politics

    SRINAGAR, INDIA – The girl, just 8 years old, was grazing her family’s ponies on a chilly January day in the forests of the Himalayan foothills when she was kidnapped. Her raped and mutilated body was found in the woods a week later. In 2012, the fatal gang rape...
  • From the black church to India: The theology of Martin Luther King Jr.

    Religion News Service is marking the 50th anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. with stories and commentaries looking back at the tragic, momentous event. The rest of the package can be found here. (RNS) – The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. “was no armchair...
  • Trump Jr. changes plans due to ethic concerns

    Donald Trump Jr. dropped a planned speech on foreign affairs in the Indian capital on Friday after ethics experts said he should avoid wading into policy issues as a private citizen. The president’s eldest son is on a tour of India to promote real estate projects in several cities,...
  • Group of Christmas carolers detained for trying to convert a man

    Cops killed the Christmas spirit for a group of Catholic Christmas carolers in India — detaining them after a man accused them of trying to convert him, according to new reports. The carolers — 30 seminarians and two priests — were singing as they walked along the main road...
  • Flight diverted after husband caught cheating

    FOX NEWS – A woman who accessed her husband’s phone using his fingerprint and found out he was cheating has caused a mid-flight emergency. The Qatar Airways flight they were traveling on was forced to make an emergency landing in India after she started to repeatedly hit her husband...
  • Explosion at power plant leaves 26 dead

    The death toll from an explosion at a thermal power plant in northern India has climbed to 26, officials said Thursday. At least 60 others have been injured when the explosion spewed hot ash over workers at the plant, said Sanjay Khatri, the area’s top administrative officer. The death...