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An Indian court sends a top opposition leader to jail until shortly before election

Apr. 01, 2024 07:38 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — A court in India on Monday placed a top opposition leader in two weeks of judicial detention after his 10 days in the custody of a federal agency expired, in a case that opposition parties say is part of a crackdown by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government on rivals ahead...

Thousands rally in India's capital as opposition bloc and Prime Minister Modi launch their campaigns

Mar. 31, 2024 09:57 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — An alliance of India’s opposition parties launched its election campaign with a massive rally Sunday that criticized Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government of stifling opponents and undermining democracy ahead of a national election next month. The “Save...

Ukraine and India, a historical ally of Russia, hold talks to strengthen ties

Mar. 29, 2024 07:26 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's foreign minister held talks Friday with his Ukrainian counterpart, who was visiting to strengthen bilateral ties and cooperation with New Delhi, which considers Russia a historic ally from the Cold War-era. Indian foreign minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar...

India court extends custody of top opposition leader Arvind Kejriwal for 4 more days

Mar. 28, 2024 08:14 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — An Indian court on Thursday extended custody of a top opposition leader for four more days after his arrest last week triggered protests, as the country gears up for a general election starting next month. Arvind Kejriwal, New Delhi’s top elected official and...

Ukraine foreign minister arrives in New Delhi to boost ties with India, a historical ally of Russia

Mar. 28, 2024 00:59 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Ukraine's foreign minister arrived in New Delhi on Thursday for a two-day visit to boost bilateral ties and cooperation with India, which considers Russia a time-tested ally from the Cold War-era. Dmytro Kuleba will meet with his Indian counterpart Subrahmanyam...

Indian police detain dozens of protesters demanding release of top opposition leader Arvind Kejriwal

Mar. 26, 2024 04:46 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian police detained dozens of opposition protesters Tuesday to stop them from marching to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s residence to demand the release of their leader and top elected official of New Delhi arrested last week in a bribery case. Nearly 300...

Protests against arrest of one of top rivals of Indian Prime Minister Modi continue for second day

Mar. 23, 2024 06:55 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Hundreds of protesters in India's capital took to the streets for a second day Saturday, demanding the immediate release of one of the top rivals of the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, as the country gears up for a national election next month. Arvind...

A Modi rival is arrested. Now, supporters of the opposition leader are protesting in India's capital

Mar. 22, 2024 11:39 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Supporters of an anti-corruption crusader and one of India's most consequential politicians of the past decade held protests Friday against his arrest, which opposition parties say is part of a crackdown by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government before national elections. ...

New Delhi's top elected official arrested in liquor bribery case

Mar. 22, 2024 00:11 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Anti-corruption crusader Arvind Kejriwal was arrested Thursday by the federal investigative agency for suspected financial crimes, which accused his party and ministers of accepting 1 billion rupees ($12 million) in bribes from liquor contractors nearly two years ago, his party...

Thousands of Indian farmers protest in New Delhi demanding a law guaranteeing minimum crop prices

Mar. 14, 2024 19:02 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Thousands of farmers protested in India's capital on Thursday to press their demand for a new law that would guarantee minimum crop prices, after weeks of being blocked from entering the city. They rode crowded buses and trains instead of their tractors to New...