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Indian opposition's 'unity march' ends in disputed Kashmir

Jan. 30, 2023 08:19 AM EST

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — India’s main opposition Congress party ended a five-month cross-country “unity march” in disputed Kashmir on Monday with hundreds of members of various opposition groups joining in a public rally in freezing temperatures. The march led by Rahul Gandhi,...

India marks national day with Egyptian president as guest

Jan. 26, 2023 08:42 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Tens of thousands of people endured a winter chill and mist on Thursday as they watched a parade in the Indian capital showcasing the country's defense capability and cultural heritage on a newly revamped ceremonial boulevard. Egyptian President Abdel Fattah...

BBC film on Indian PM Modi, 2002 riots draws government ire

Jan. 26, 2023 06:20 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Days after India blocked a BBC documentary that examines Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s role during 2002 anti-Muslim riots and banned people from sharing it online, authorities were scrambling to halt screenings of the program at colleges and restrict clips of it on social...

India, Egypt to promote trade, investment, fight terrorism

Jan. 25, 2023 05:42 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — India and Egypt agreed Wednesday to boost trade between their countries during a visit by the Egyptian president that underscores Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s efforts to fortify ties with other emerging economies. Modi and President Abdel Fattah El-Sissi...

Economic woes, war, climate change on tap for Davos meeting

Jan. 16, 2023 10:25 AM EST

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The World Economic Forum is back with its first winter meetup since 2020 in the Swiss Alpine town of Davos, where leaders are seeking to bridge political divisions in a polarized world, buttress a hobbling economy and address concerns about a climate change — among...

India takes up economic woes of poor nations in virtual meet

Jan. 12, 2023 02:07 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — India convened a virtual summit of more than 100 developing countries Thursday to evolve a uniform strategy for a redress of their economic woes from the developed world with "the world in a state of crisis." "It is difficult to predict how long this state of...

India opposition’s ‘unity march’ against hate enters capital

Dec. 24, 2022 04:03 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Members of India’s main opposition Congress party and thousands of supporters walked into the capital on Saturday as part of a 5-month-long cross-country “unity march” seeking to challenge what they say is a “hate-filled” version of the country under the Hindu...

India, Pakistan envoys trade heated accusations of terrorism

Dec. 15, 2022 22:34 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — After the U.N. Security Council adopted a statement Thursday warning of increasing dangers of terrorism, envoys from India and Pakistan heatedly traded accusations blaming each other for terror attacks. India’s external affairs minister, Subrahmanyam...

Indian PM Modi's party wins in one state, loses in another

Dec. 08, 2022 09:43 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist party retained its 27-year control of his home state of Gujarat with a commanding election victory, but lost power in northern Himachal Pradesh state and in the city of New Delhi, according to a nearly complete vote count...

Indian coal magnate Gautam Adani steps up green investments

Dec. 02, 2022 11:32 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Asia’s richest man, Gautam Adani, made his vast fortune betting on coal as an energy hungry India grew swiftly after liberalizing its economy in the 1990s. He's now set his sights on becoming the world's biggest renewable energy player, by 2030, by promising to...