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India's top court rules sex with an underage wife is rape

India's top court rules sex with an...

October 12

NEW DELHI — India's top court on Wednesday (Oct 11) ruled that a man is committing rape if he engages in sexual intercourse with his wife who is aged between 15 and 18, a...

Nepal’s newly-retired ‘living goddess’ starts school

Nepal’s newly-retired ‘living goddess...

October 09

KATHMANDU — Matina Shakya was only three when she was taken away from her parents to be worshipped as a “living goddess” in Nepal’s historic capital. On Monday (Oct 9) she...

India’s small businesses ravaged by radical policies

India’s small businesses ravaged by...

September 29

New Delhi — For 35 years, Mr Jagbir Singh has run a tiny workshop in New Delhi’s Wazirpur industrial estate making compacting machines for the scrap-metal industry. A year ago...

No breakthroughs yet for Modi

No breakthroughs yet for Modi

September 28

It has been more than three years since Mr Narendra Modi steered the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) to a spectacular victory in the...

India’s faltering economy poses questions for Modi

India’s faltering economy poses...

September 22

NEW DELHI — Mr Amit Shah, president of India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the engineer of the party’s election victories, recently made a rare public address on a...

With China in mind, Japan, India agree to deepen defence

With China in mind, Japan, India...

September 15

GANDHINAGAR (India) — The leaders of India and Japan agreed yesterday to deepen defence ties and push for more cooperation with Australia and the United States, as they seek to...

Grand welcome, ethnic delights for Abe in India

Grand welcome, ethnic delights for...

September 14

AHMEDABAD — Prime Minister Narendra Modi welcomed his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe for a two-day visit to India yesterday, with a cultural roadshow in his home state of...

Gallery: They thought the monsoons were calm. Then came the deadly floods.

They thought the monsoons were calm....

September 08

MURMALA (India) — As the floodwaters sloshed into her hut, Ms Phoolvati, a poor and landless woman living in a farming village in Bihar State, scrambled to grab some jewellery,...