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A singular storm in Houston; a recurring nightmare in Mumbai
by Nirmala George - September 1, 2017 - 6:06pm
Two massive, rain-soaked cities on opposite sides of the world are struggling with swirling, brackish waters that have brought death and devastation. For Houston, it's unprecedented. For Mumbai, it's painfully ...
India state polls test Modi popularity after currency chaos
by Nirmala George - February 5, 2017 - 8:00am
Nearly three years ago, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi won a sweeping national election victory with promises to develop the economy and root out corruption.
Cow dung patties selling like hot cakes online in India
by Nirmala George - December 28, 2015 - 12:44am
The patties — cow poop mixed with hay and dried in the sun, made mainly by women in rural areas and used to fuel fires — have long been available in India's villages. 
India officials investigate negligence after 18 patients die
by Nirmala George - December 5, 2015 - 9:42pm
Indian authorities were investigating possible negligence after 18 hospital patients died when rainwaters from massive floods in southern Tamil Nadu state knocked out generators and switched off...
Film censors to Mr. Bond: No kissing please. We're Indian
by Nirmala George - November 19, 2015 - 8:50pm
India's film censor authorities have ordered that kissing scenes in the latest James Bond movie, "Spectre," be shortened before it is released in the country.
India Muslims condemn Islamic State, calling it 'un-Islamic'
by Nirmala George - September 9, 2015 - 2:08pm
More than 1,000 Muslim clerics in India have ratified a religious ruling that condemns the Islamic State and calls the extremist group's actions "un-Islamic," a top Indian Muslim leader said yesterday.
Indian poachers threaten lesser-known animals
by Nirmala George - August 19, 2014 - 2:08am
Wildlife poachers, hindered by India's efforts to protect majestic endangered animals including tigers and rhinos, have begun to think smaller. And activists say scores of the country's lesser-known species are vanishing...
Court: Islamic law holds no legal sway in India
by Nirmala George - July 8, 2014 - 4:51am
Islamic courts have no legal authority in India, the country's Supreme Court ruled yesterday, saying Muslims cannot be legally subject to a parallel religious authority.
Modi becomes Indian PM as Pakistani leader watches
by Nirmala George - May 27, 2014 - 7:09am
Narendra Modi took the oath of office as India's new prime minister at the sprawling presidential palace on yesterday, a moment made more historic by the presence of the leader of archrival Pakistan.
India marks 3 years since last polio case reported
by Nirmala George - January 14, 2014 - 5:06am
India marked three years yesterday since its last reported polio case, putting the country on course to being formally declared free of the disease later this year.
Fire on express train in India kills at least 23
by Nirmala George - December 28, 2013 - 2:00pm
A fire engulfed two coaches of an express train in southern India early Saturday, killing at least 23 passengers, many of whom became trapped and suffocated after the doors failed to open, officials said.
Princesses in north India win a royal fortune
by Nirmala George - July 30, 2013 - 9:08am
It has all the makings of a best-selling novel. An Indian maharaja crowned as a toddler and rich beyond imagination falls into a deep depression in old age after losing his only son.
India, China hold talks to resolve border dispute
by Nirmala George - July 23, 2013 - 4:20pm
Officials from India and China were meeting in New Delhi on Tuesday to discuss ways to resolve a dispute over their shared Himalayan border, a source of longstanding tension between the Asian giants.
Posco scraps plan for $5.3B steel plant in India
by Nirmala George - July 17, 2013 - 2:20am
South Korean steel giant Posco has pulled out of a proposed $5.3 billion steel plant in the southern Indian state of Karnataka in a new blow to government efforts to attract foreign investment to spur growth.
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