The Buzz | Indian player dies from injury in goal celebration

The Mizoram Football Association says a 23-year-old Indian soccer player has died after injuring his spine while celebrating a goal with somersaults. Peter Biaksangzuala landed on his back while doing

TWIN STORMS | Workers clear debris after Indian cyclone kills 8

More than 1,000 rescue workers and soldiers cleared away piles of uprooted trees and electrical poles blocking roads yesterday after powerful Cyclone Hudhud slammed into India’s eastern coast, leaving at least eight

TWIN STORMS | India lashed by strong cyclone; typhoon hits Japan 

Heavy rain and wind gusts ripped through a large swath of India’s eastern seaboard, uprooting trees and snapping power cables as a powerful cyclone swept through the Bay of Bengal and slammed

India-Pakistan border dispute | India warns Pakistan of heavy response if clashes persist

Indian Defense Minister Arun Jaitley warned Pakistan that it will face a heavy military response if it continues attacks along the disputed border of the nuclear-armed powers. “Pakistan is the aggressor,”

INDIA-PAKISTAN BORDER DISPUTE | 3rd night of gunfire leaves 4 dead

Troops traded heavy fire between Pakistan and Indian-controlled Kashmir, killing at least four civilians and worsening tensions between the long-time rivals, officials on both sides said yesterday. The fire exchanges — which

DIPLOMACY | Obama, Modi say they will set new US-India agenda

President Barack Obama and India’s new Prime Minister Narendra Modi said yesterday that “it is time to set a new agenda” between their countries, addressing concerns that the world’s two largest democracies have grown

INDIA DIPLOMACY | Modi courts Indian-Americans at Madison Sq Garden

A day after addressing a hushed U.N. General Assembly, where headphone-wearing delegates rarely break into a smile, India’s new prime minister is assured a raucous reception as he addresses a crowd from

INDIA | Modi looks to big US welcome, mended ties 

When India’s prime minister visits the United States this week, he’ll see a welcome normally reserved for rock stars — a sold-out appearance at Madison Square Garden. It’s a stunning rise for

SPACE | Mission accomplished: India joins Mars explorers

India triumphed in its first interplanetary mission, placing a satellite into orbit around Mars yesterday and catapulting the country into an elite club of deep-space explorers. In scenes broadcast live on

INDIA | Tiger kills boy who climbed zoo enclosure

A white tiger killed a young man who climbed over a fence at the New Delhi zoo and jumped into the animal’s enclosure yesterday, a spokesman said. Despite repeated warnings that he shouldn’t

28 dead in landslides, floods in northeast India 

Landslides and flash floods triggered by two days of heavy rain have killed at least 28 people in India’s remote northeast, officials said yesterday. At least 14 people have been killed

Dalai Lama praises Xi as ‘realistic’

The Dalai Lama praised Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday for being “more realistic” and principled than his predecessors, a day after Xi’s three-day visit to India ended. The Tibetan Buddhist

INDIA | Delhi, Beijing vow cooperation as border troops face off 

Indian and Chinese troops faced off along their Himalayan border yesterday as the countries’ leaders held a rare meeting in New Delhi, promising to boost economic cooperation and substantially increase Chinese investment

Trade, investment hopes as Xi begins India visit

Chinese President Xi Jinping landed in the Indian prime minister’s home state of Gujarat yesterday for a three-day visit expected to focus on India’s need to improve worn out infrastructure

Xi’s India visit highlights changing power dynamic 

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s trip to India this week highlights subtle shifts in the regional power dynamic that are bringing warmer ties between the two Asian giants, challenging China’s traditional relationship with

INDIA | Modi’s Kashmir flood relief may earn him Muslim goodwill

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi stepped up the military’s operation to save thousands from floods in Muslim-majority Jammu and Kashmir, where his Hindu nationalist party will contest elections this year. More

INDIA | Monsoon floods kill nearly 300 in Kashmir

Landslides and flash floods triggered by heavy monsoon rains have killed nearly 300 people in large swaths of northern India and Pakistan, officials said yesterday. Five days of incessant rain in

TERRORISM | Al-Qaida leader says it has expanded into India

Al-Qaida has expanded into India, the leader of the terror group said in a video released yesterday, vowing that its militants would bring Islamic law to the entire subcontinent and “wage

JAPAN | Tokyo and Delhi pledge to strengthen ties as Beijing rises

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged an upgrade of economic and security ties with India, saying Japan would double investment and expand defense cooperation amid concerns about China’s growing influence in

JAPAN | Modi visit draws pledges of support from Tokyo

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi courted Japan’s government and business leaders yesterday, winning pledges of help for his effort to revitalize the lagging Indian economy. Modi is visiting Japan with a

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