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MAYONG, India | In northeast India, the politics of citizenship flares anew

MAYONG, India — The rice farmer doesn’t know how it happened. Abdul Mannan just knows a mistake was made somewhere. But what can you say when the authorities suddenly insist one of your five children isn’t an Indian? What do you do when your wife and daughter-in-law are suddenly viewed as illegal immigrants? “We are … Continue reading MAYONG, India | In northeast India, the politics of citizenship flares anew

U.S. Department of State News: United States and India to Hold 2+2 Dialogue on September 6

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State today released the following statement: The United States is pleased to announce that the inaugural U.S.-India “2+2” Dialogue will be held in New Delhi, India, on September 6. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo and Secretary of Defense James Mattis look forward to meeting with their Indian counterparts, Minister … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: United States and India to Hold 2+2 Dialogue on September 6

ZURICH | Russia takes action against US at WTO on metals duties

ZURICH — Russia has joined five other countries and the European Union to become the latest country to take action through the World Trade Organization against the United States over the Trump administration’s steel and aluminum duties. A trade official says Moscow has initiated a dispute complaint against the U.S. over the 25 percent tariffs … Continue reading ZURICH | Russia takes action against US at WTO on metals duties

MUMBAI, India | Private plane crashes in Mumbai; at least 6 people dead

MUMBAI, India  — A small private plane crashed Thursday in a busy area of Mumbai, India’s financial and entertainment capital, killing at least six people including two on the ground, police said. A former aviation minister said the pilot avoided a much higher toll by hitting an open area at a construction site. The fatalities … Continue reading MUMBAI, India | Private plane crashes in Mumbai; at least 6 people dead

U.S. Department of State News: United States and India To Hold 2+2 Dialogue on July 6

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State today released the following statement: Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo and Secretary of Defense James Mattis will host Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Minister of Defense Nirmala Sitharaman in Washington, D.C., for the inaugural U.S.-India 2+2 Dialogue on July 6.  The meeting will focus on strengthening … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: United States and India To Hold 2+2 Dialogue on July 6

MOSCOW | Russia to slam retaliatory tariffs on US imports

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia has announced retaliatory measures in response to the U.S. move to impose tariffs on foreign steel and aluminum. Economic Development Minister Maxim Oreshkin said a statement on Tuesday that Moscow has decided to apply retaliatory measures in line with the World Trade Organization’s rules to compensate for damage incurred by the … Continue reading MOSCOW | Russia to slam retaliatory tariffs on US imports

SRINAGAR, India  | 9 dead as India, Pakistan trade fire along Kashmir border

SRINAGAR, India  — Eight civilians, including a husband and wife and four members of another family, were killed when Indian and Pakistani soldiers fired at border posts and villages along the highly militarized frontier in disputed Kashmir, officials said Friday. An Indian soldier was also killed in the fighting. The cross-border firing and shelling began … Continue reading SRINAGAR, India  | 9 dead as India, Pakistan trade fire along Kashmir border

BANGALORE, India  | Water mismanagement leaves India’s Silicon Valley parched

BANGALORE, India  — India’s Silicon Valley is bracing for yet another thirsty summer. Faucets are running dry and the lakes that once nurtured the southern city of Bangalore and its nearly 10 million residents are either parched or fetid with industrial waste and toxic effluents. Much like Cape Town in South Africa, Bangalore’s water woes … Continue reading BANGALORE, India  | Water mismanagement leaves India’s Silicon Valley parched