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How is the hijab row threatening Indian secularism?

A court decision to ban headscarves in schools in the southern Indian state of Karnataka last week has raised questions about new limits on diversity and inclusion in educational spaces and everyday l...

India Taipei Association commemorates Republic Day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The India-Taipei Association (ITA) celebrated India’s Republic Day with a commemorative event held at Taipei’s Grand Hyatt hotel on Thursday (Jan. 27). The ...

India's Republic Day parade curtailed amid COVID-19

NEW DELHI (AP) — Thousands of people braved a morning chill Wednesday on a ceremonial boulevard in India's capital to watch a display of the country’s military power and cultural diversity, but the co...

Shift of 50-year-old Indian war memorial stirs controversy

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s government on Friday moved a commemorative flame that was lit 50 years ago to honor Indian soldiers killed in a 1971 war with Pakistan to a new National War Memorial that was ...

Tunisian president announces referendum, future elections

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisian President Kais Saied has prolonged the suspension of parliament and announced a national referendum, almost five months after dismissing his government and granting hims...

India: Modi announces repeal of controversial farm laws

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced Friday in an address to the nation that he will be repealing three controversial farm laws. Farmers in the northern part of the country have been protest...

India hastens to build strategic Ladakh tunnel amid China conflict

India is ramping up efforts to build the strategic Zojila tunnel in Indian-administered Kashmir, aiming to reduce travel time to Ladakh, where China is increasingly pushing its territorial claims alon...

Should Pakistan apologize to Bangladesh for the 1971 war?

Relations between Pakistan and Bangladesh have been strained since the 1971 independence war in which Bangladeshi nationalists broke away from what was then West Pakistan. Around 3 million people lost...

India Taiwan Association holds Republic Day event

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The India Taipei Association (ITA) on Monday (March 29) held a celebratory event commemorating India’s Republic Day (Jan. 26). The celebration, held at the Grand ...

COVID: Pakistan comes under fire for holding Republic Day military parade

Pakistan held its Republic Day parade on Thursday — two days later than initially planned — exhibiting its military might in a grand official ceremony. The colorful event saw troops parad...

Indian PM sends 'goodwill' letter to Pakistan: reports

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he wants to improve ties with Pakistan in a letter sent to Prime Minister Imran Khan, several media outlets reported on Tuesday. The letter is the latest mov...

Bail for Indian activist Disha Ravi in farmers' 'toolkit' case

An Indian court on Tuesday granted bail to climate activist Disha Ravi, who was detained on sedition charges for creating a toolkit showing people how to help protesting farmers, particularly online. ...

No bail for Indian climate activist over farmer protests

NEW DELHI (AP) — A 22-year-old Indian climate activist who is facing sedition charges for her alleged role in the creation of an online document intended to help amplify farmer protests did not get ba...

Indian court orders climate activist to jail custody

NEW DELHI (AP) — An Indian court on Friday ordered a 22-year-old climate activist to spend three days in jail under court custody in a case that critics say highlights a growing crackdown on dissent u...

Farmers block trains in northern India to protest new laws

NEW DELHI (AP) — Thousands of protesting farmers blocked trains on Thursday by sitting on railroad tracks in parts of northern India to press their demand for the repeal of new agricultural reform law...