Updated Saturday, September 6, 2014 0:00 am TWN
India's Supreme Court on Friday ordered the country's notoriously overcrowded jails to free all inmates who have served half their maximum term without trial, in a landmark ruling with potential implications for hundreds of thousands of prisoners.
Friday, September 5, 2014
Monday, September 1, 2014
More than 100 new toilets were unveiled Sunday in a poverty-stricken and scandal-hit village in northern India, where fearful and vulnerable women have long been forced to defecate in the open.
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
A Jewish center in Mumbai reopened on Tuesday, nearly six years after heavily armed militants stormed the building and killed six people inside during the 2008 attacks on the city.
India's anti-trust watchdog has fined 14 automakers a total of US$420 million for restricting competition in the spare parts market and driving up prices, a official said Tuesday, a few days after Chinese regulators took similar action.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Hundreds of thousands of impoverished, low-caste Indians are still working with their bare hands to clean human excrement from open roads and millions of dry pit latrines across the country, despite Indian laws prohibiting such work, an international rights group said Monday in urging reform.
Sunday, August 24, 2014
Four people were killed when nuclear-armed rivals India and Pakistan traded heavy fire across their border early Saturday, with each country accusing the other of “unprovoked” military action.
Saturday, August 23, 2014
Friday, August 22, 2014
Thursday, August 21, 2014
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