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India prepares for a severe cyclonic storm in the Bay of Bengal in coastal areas near Bangladesh

May. 26, 2024 02:28 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s Kolkata airport will suspend flight operations from midnight Sunday for 21 hours after a storm over the Bay of Bengal intensified into a severe cyclonic storm, airport authorities said. The cyclonic storm is expected to cross Bangladesh and India’s West...

Fire at a baby care center kills 7 infants in India's capital, a fire officer says

May. 26, 2024 01:04 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — A fire broke out in a baby care center in India's capital Saturday night, killing seven infants, a fire service officer said. Rescuers carried 12 newborns from the center to a nearby hospital but five of them died due to smoke inhalation, fire officer Atul Garg...

National Spelling Bee reflects the economic success and cultural impact of immigrants from India

May. 26, 2024 00:59 AM EDT

When Balu Natarajan became the first Indian American champion of the Scripps National Spelling Bee in 1985, a headline on an Associated Press article read, “Immigrants’ son wins National Spelling Bee,” with the first paragraph noting the champion “speaks his parents’ native Indian...

At least 27 people killed in a fire at an amusement park in western India, police say

May. 25, 2024 15:45 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — A major fire broke out Saturday at an amusement park in Gujarat state in western India, killing at least 27 people, including several children, police and media reports said. The fire erupted at the park in the city of Rajkot in Gujarat state. Police Commissioner...

Millions vote in India's grueling election with Prime Minister Modi's party likely to win a 3rd term

May. 25, 2024 06:27 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Millions of Indians are voting Saturday in the next-to-last round of a grueling national election with a combined opposition trying to rattle Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s campaign for a third-consecutive term for himself and his Hindu nationalist party. Many...

Jonathan India's grand slam, Spencer Steer's 3-run HR power Reds to 9-6 win over the Dodgers

May. 24, 2024 23:08 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Jonathan India hit a grand slam in Cincinnati's six-run fifth inning, Spencer Steer had a three-run homer and the Reds took advantage of some sloppy pitching to beat the Dodgers 9-6 on Friday night. Stuart Fairchild also homered for the Reds, and the center...

Farmers in India are weary of politicians' lackluster response to their climate-driven water crisis

May. 23, 2024 22:22 PM EDT

BEED, India (AP) — On a stifling hot day this May, farm worker Shobha Londhe is reminded of the desperate conditions that led her husband to take his own life. It's the hottest and driest summer in years, she said, and for farm workers that often means little to no income, rising debts and...

Resigned to a fate of constant displacement, India's river islanders return home in between floods

May. 21, 2024 21:13 PM EDT

MORIGAON, India (AP) — Yaad Ali is dreading the rainy season’s arrival this year. The 56-year-old farmer from northeastern India’s Assam state lives with his wife and son on Sandahkhaiti island on India’s Brahmaputra River. The island, like two thousand others on the river,...

Indian voters dissect Modi's politics while traversing the country by train

May. 21, 2024 00:28 AM EDT

ABOARD THE THIRUKKURAL EXPRESS, India (AP) — The 1,800-mile (2,900-kilometer) journey south from New Delhi to Kanyakumari is one of the longest train rides in India, passing through cities, villages, scrub forests and deep ravines. The 22-car Thirukkural Express is a microcosm of...

Modi's Hindu nationalist politics face a test as India holds fifth stage of national election

May. 20, 2024 06:50 AM EDT

AYODHYA, India (AP) — When Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi opened a Hindu temple on the site of a razed mosque in the holy city of Ayodhya in early 2024, he was making a bet on mixing Hindu nationalism and politics ahead of a national election in which he's seeking a rare third term. ...