July 5, 1987 |
Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi arrived in New Delhi on Saturday, ending a three-day official visit to the Soviet Union during which he inaugurated the Festival of India and held talks with Soviet leaders.
December 26, 1987 |
A train slammed into a truck crowded with people returning from a market in southeastern Orissa state, killing 15 and injuring 14 others, the Press Trust of India reported. The domestic news agency said the accident occurred Wednesday near Koraput, 660 miles southeast of New Delhi.
June 9, 1989 |
A 5-year-old girl rolled into India's commercial capital of Bombay and a civic reception after roller-skating 1,000 miles from New Delhi. Sheetal Pandya arrived Wednesday after spending 52 days on the road with her father raising nearly $12,500 for cancer research.
May 27, 1989 |
A farm tractor pulling a wagon loaded with wedding guests fell into a canal Friday, killing 13 people, according to a news report. About 30 people were riding on the tractor and in the wagon near West Godavari, about 825 miles southeast of New Delhi.
December 17, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - Seeking to defuse a growing dispute, the State Department on Tuesday promised an internal investigation into the arrest of an Indian diplomat in New York and urged New Delhi not to retaliate in ways that threatened the safety of U.S. diplomats. The arrest Thursday of Indian deputy consul general Devyani Khobragade on federal charges of visa fraud has set off a storm of angry protests in New Delhi, and a stripping of privileges of U.S. diplomats there. Khobragade was accused of filing false documents to obtain a visa for her housekeeper, and of paying her $3.13 an hour, about one-third the federal minimum wage.
January 8, 2014 |
MUMBAI, India - In the latest salvo of a surprisingly bitter diplomatic feud, the Indian government on Wednesday ordered the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi to cease commercial activities at a popular club for Americans on its premises. The demand comes as U.S. officials weigh whether to prosecute an Indian diplomat in New York on charges that she obtained fraudulent visa documents for her housekeeper and violated labor laws by paying her far below minimum wage. The case involving Devyani Khobragade, the Indian deputy consul general in New York, has touched off a furor here and prompted officials in New Delhi to take a number of retaliatory steps against Americans in the Indian capital.
June 17, 2013 |
If you have a hankering for a club sandwich in Geneva, expect to pay $30.45. Hungry in New Delhi? You'll fork over $9.11. Those are the results of the Club Sandwich Index . It's the second year the online booking site Hotels.com has created the index, which compares a number of cities' average cost of the chicken, bacon, egg, lettuce and mayonnaise sandwich as a cost-of-living indicator for travelers. Paris, Oslo and Stockholm came in second, third and fourth at $27.45, 26.72 and $23.12, respectively, and New York's price of $17.51 ranked 13th of the 28 locations surveyed.
December 12, 2011 |
Kaushik began shoplifting gum balls at age 7 and eventually graduated to carbonated beverages, books, expensive name-brand deodorant and hair gel, usually from high-end malls. He didn't need to swipe the merchandise; his family was comfortably middle class. But Kaushik, now 28, relished the adrenaline rush and his ability to look calm as his heart raced. "It's totally the thrill, the sense of power of hoodwinking the security," said the New Delhi media employee, who would give only his first name, adding that he had quit stealing six years ago. "I had no moral dilemma, only concern over the legal ramifications if I got caught.
October 22, 2009 |
A passenger train in northern India crashed into another train's rear carriage reserved for women and disabled passengers, killing 22 people and injuring 16 who remained trapped for hours near Agra, the home of the Taj Mahal, police said. Rescuers had to cut open the wrecked compartment to free trapped passengers after the crash, about 130 miles southeast of New Delhi, said Rajesh Bajpai, a railway spokesman. Rescuers recovered 19 bodies during an operation that lasted nearly seven hours, said Rajesh Dikshit, a police spokesman.
May 30, 1985 |
Temperatures in northern India hit 118 degrees Wednesday, and six people died of heat stroke. New Delhi and the states of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab and Rajasthan were hardest hit by the dry, scorching heat. Six people died in Uttar Pradesh. Agra recorded an all-time high of 118.6 degrees. Bhatinda in Punjab had a record 116.6 degrees. New Delhi's high was 109 degrees. Forecasters in the capital said temperatures may rise today.