US, India agree to improve military cooperation
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US, India agree to improve military cooperation

NEW DELHI (AP) — The U.S and India are working to make it easier for the two countries’ militaries to coordinate during disasters or other emergencies, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Tuesday, Apr. 12. During a joint news conference with Indian Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar, Carter said the two countries have “agreed in principle” on … Continue reading

Amnesty criticizes India for intolerance of dissent
Asia / International News

Amnesty criticizes India for intolerance of dissent

NEW DELHI (AP) — Amnesty International has joined a growing chorus accusing India of supporting a climate of intolerance by cracking down on dissent through arbitrary arrests, caste-based discrimination, extrajudicial killings and attacks on freedom of expression. The rights group said in its annual global report, published Wednesday, Feb. 24, that India’s Hindu nationalist government led … Continue reading

India’s die-hard Hindus push to ban beef in blow to poor
Asia / Australia & the Pacific / Lifestyle

India’s die-hard Hindus push to ban beef in blow to poor

NEW DELHI (AP) — Every morning just before dawn, hundreds of trucks loaded with buffaloes trundle into New Delhi’s sprawling slaughterhouse complex where young men rush to unload the bellowing cargo. Skidding on heaps of fresh dung, they pull the animals out of the trucks, herding them for the daily auction and eventual slaughter. The … Continue reading