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Mar 18, 2014

BJP targets Congress over 1962 China war report

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Hindu nationalist opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has seized upon a secret report about how the government bungled a war with China more than 50 years ago to batter the ruling party days before an election.

India, led by its first prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, was defeated in the 1962 conflict that was painted at home as Chinese aggression across the Himalayas.

Mar 18, 2014

India BJP targets ruling party over China war report

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s Hindu nationalist opposition has seized upon a secret report about how the government bungled a war with China more than 50 years ago to batter the ruling party days before an election.

India, led by its first prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, was defeated in the 1962 conflict that was painted at home as Chinese aggression across the Himalayas.

Mar 17, 2014

Pakistan, India, Taliban say know nothing about missing plane

NEW DELHI/PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) – Aviation officials in Pakistan, India and Central Asia as well as Taliban militants said they knew nothing about the whereabouts of a missing Malaysian jetliner on Monday after the search for Flight MH370 extended into their territory.

Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 vanished on March 8 about an hour into its flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 people aboard and investigators are now increasingly convinced it was diverted thousands of miles off course.

Mar 7, 2014

U.S. says ready to do business with BJP’s Narendra Modi

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – The United States would welcome Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi if he wins the upcoming election, a U.S. official said, in the clearest sign Washington will drop a travel ban on Modi imposed after anti-Muslim riots in 2002.

U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Nisha Biswal told a television interviewer that Washington was ready to do business with Modi, the front runner ahead of the April-May general election who is best placed to form a coalition government.

Mar 7, 2014

U.S. says ready to do business with Indian front runner Modi

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – The United States would welcome Indian opposition leader Narendra Modi if he wins the upcoming election, a U.S. official said, in the clearest sign Washington will drop a travel ban on Modi imposed after anti-Muslim riots in 2002.

U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Nisha Biswal told a television interviewer that Washington was ready to do business with Modi, the front runner ahead of the April-May general election who is best placed to form a coalition government.

Mar 6, 2014

Kashmir students in India in trouble after cheering Pakistani cricketers

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – A group of Kashmiri university students who cheered for Pakistan during a cricket match against India have been charged with disturbing communal harmony, police in India’s Uttar Pradesh state said on Thursday.

Cricket games between rivals India and Pakistan tend to be high-voltage events, played out in a charged atmosphere with millions of people watching on television.

Mar 6, 2014

Kashmir students in Meerut in trouble after cheering Pakistani cricketers

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – - A group of Kashmiri university students who cheered for Pakistan during a cricket match against India have been charged with disturbing communal harmony, police in Uttar Pradesh said on Thursday.

Cricket games between rivals India and Pakistan tend to be high-voltage events, played out in a charged atmosphere with millions of people watching on television.

Mar 3, 2014

From northern backwaters, a new business elite rises

PATNA, India (Reuters) – Ravindra Kishore Sinha built India’s largest security business from a garage in the dirt-poor state of Bihar. He has just won a seat in the upper house of parliament, becoming its richest member, and his Security and Intelligence Services (SIS India) firm is growing at 40 percent a year.

A few hundred miles to the west, but still in northern India, the Gupta family of Kanpur has transformed Dainik Jagran, which was born in the tumult of the independence movement, into a newspaper giant with the world’s highest readership.

Mar 3, 2014

From India’s northern backwaters, a new business elite rises

PATNA, India (Reuters) – Ravindra Kishore Sinha built India’s largest security business from a garage in the dirt-poor state of Bihar. He has just won a seat in the upper house of parliament, becoming its richest member, and his Security and Intelligence Services (SIS India) firm is growing at 40 percent a year.

A few hundred miles to the west, but still in northern India, the Gupta family of Kanpur has transformed Dainik Jagran, which was born in the tumult of the independence movement, into a newspaper giant with the world’s highest readership.

Feb 18, 2014

Pakistan militant resurfaces, ignites Indian fears of attacks

NEW DELHI/ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – The Pakistani Islamic hardliner blamed for an attack on India’s parliament that brought the nuclear rivals to the brink of war has resurfaced after years in seclusion, setting off alarm bells in New Delhi.

Twice since the end of December, Indian authorities have issued an airport security alert, warning of an attempt by members of a Pakistan-based militant group called Jaish-e-Mohammad, or Army of Muhammad, to hijack a plane, with smaller airfields most at risk.