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Wednesday, August 14, 2013
The Indian Navy says it losing hope of finding any survivors among the 18-man crew onboard a submarine that sank in its berth in the Mumbai naval docks shortly after midnight local time. A massive explosion ripped through the boat in what is being called India's worst naval disaster in peacetime.
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Eighteen sailors are feared trapped in a submarine that caught fire after a massive explosion in Mumbai. The smoldering ship is in its berth at a highly secured naval base, with only a portion visible above the surface. This incident comes as a setback for India, just as the country is trying to beef up its military.
Tuesday, August 06, 2013
But Islamabad denies the charge. The developments come amid attempts to revive diplomacy between the two nuclear-armed rivals.
Monday, August 05, 2013
India has just approved plans to create a new state. Critics worry that the decision has opened a Pandora's box by fanning the flames of other long-simmering separatist movements, some of which are already demonstrating for their own states.
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
India looks about to acquire a new state, with a decision by the ruling Congress party to support splitting off a number of districts from Andhra Pradesh. The new state of Telangana will be the first formed not on the basis of language or ethnicity, but after claims by many residents that the area has been neglected by central and regional politicians. Many residents believe they will fare better as an independent state, but opponents warn it could lead to widespread demands for statehood from other disaffected regions.
Friday, July 26, 2013
An Indian village is mourning the loss of 23 children who ate a tainted school lunch. Its residents, like hundreds of millions who inhabit rural India, live in the shadows of the country's economic rise.
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
For many poor rural Indians, their children represent their hopes and dreams for the future — and the education they scrimp and save for represents the hope that their children might relieve their burden of poverty. But for many villagers who lost their children in last week's poisoning incident in the state of Bihar, their circumstances are so dire and their life experience so crushing, that they lack any faith that they will get justice or that they can ever raise their voice effectively.
Monday, July 22, 2013
Police in the Indian state of Bihar say they are looking for the principal of the school where 23 children died last week. There is widespread anger in the state, and parents are said to have trashed the home of the principal, who left the area along with her husband soon after the children started to fall ill. Doctors believe the children were poisoned by insecticide.
Thursday, July 18, 2013
In India, dozens of children in the eastern state of Bihar have been poisoned after consuming a free school lunch. More than 20 children have died. Authorities are trying to determine if the poisoning was deliberate or accidental.
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
It's been 2 1/2 months since the Rana Plaza collapsed on garment workers in Bangladesh, drawing the world's attention to abysmal safety conditions in the country's factories. Two workers who survived the collapse tell their stories.
Saturday, May 25, 2013
With rising economic power, a new generation of Indian women is giving matchmaking a modern twist. While most Indian marriages are still arranged, single women are increasingly making their own choices, meeting potential mates via marriage-focused websites and companies that organize group outings.
Friday, May 17, 2013
Following her brief testimony, she broke down and pleaded with the court, "Please bring justice for my daughter." Meanwhile, lawyers for the accused say their clients have been "tortured" since the beginning of the trial.
Monday, May 13, 2013
In Pakistan, two-time Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is quickly moving to form a central government for a third time in this volatile country. Sharif's Pakistan Muslim League has amassed a commanding lead in unofficial returns from Saturday's election.
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Partial, unofficial election results in Pakistan show former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's party as the clear victor. Defying militant threats millions of voters turned out and sent the incumbent Pakistan People's Party packing after five years of rule marked by corruption allegations and a failing economy. Host Rachel Martin gets more on the election from NPR's Julie McCarthy in Lahore.
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Despite widespread violence, Pakistanis came out in droves Saturday to vote in historic parliamentary elections. At one polling station in Lahore, voters contrasted sharply in their support of the two main candidates.
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Pakistanis go to the polls Saturday in parliamentary elections after one of the bloodiest campaigns in the nation's history. In the early hours, there were already reports of bombings. NPR's Julie McCarthy tells host Scott Simon that militants killed dozens during the pre-election campaign, forcing the cancellation of many political rallies around the country.
Friday, May 10, 2013
The former cricket star has been on the margins of Pakistani politics for close to 20 years. Despite a fall that put him in the hospital this week, his movement may win considerable support in Saturday's parliamentary election.
Thursday, May 09, 2013
Women account for only 36 of the more than 4,000 candidates on the ballot in Saturday's parlimentary election. One of them, Naz Baloch, is following her father into politics, but acknowledges it's a rough-and-tumble game in a country where opportunities for women are limited.
Wednesday, May 08, 2013
Pakistan has seen its share of wild political events: military coups, uprisings against dictators and even the occasional flash of democracy. But it has never seen this: An elected government has finished a full term, and is about to be replaced by another elected government in elections this weekend. The threat of attacks, however, has shut down large public rallies.
Friday, May 03, 2013
In the run up to this month's elections in Pakistan for National Assembly seats, militants have killed candidates and targeted the offices of three secular parties. Dozens have died. The attacks have raised doubts about how free or fair the election will be.