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Police fire teargas as Indian farmers resume protest march to New Delhi after talks fail

Feb. 21, 2024 03:13 AM EST

SHAMBHU, India (AP) — Police fired tear gas on Wednesday at thousands of Indian farmers who resumed their protest march to New Delhi after talks with the government failed to end an impasse over their demands for guaranteed crop prices. The protests come at a crucial time for...

Indian farmers strike to demand guaranteed crop prices as others attempt to march to New Delhi

Feb. 16, 2024 09:49 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Farmers blocked highways and held demonstrations in many rural areas in northern India on Friday to protest over a range of grievances that have also led tens of thousands to march toward the capital in tractors and wagons. Farmers in the northern states of Haryana...

Why tens of thousands of Indian farmers are protesting again

Feb. 15, 2024 23:31 PM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Tens of thousands of Indian farmers are protesting for guaranteed crop prices, renewing a movement that succeeded in getting contentious new agricultural laws repealed in 2021. Earlier this week, they began marching toward New Delhi, but their efforts so far have...

India's top court strikes down system for anonymous political donations ahead of national elections

Feb. 15, 2024 02:59 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s top court on Thursday struck down a controversial election funding system that allowed individuals and companies to send unlimited donations to political parties without the need to disclose donor identity, a system critics have long said is undemocratic and favored...

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi opens stone-built Hindu temple in UAE ahead of India's elections

Feb. 14, 2024 19:36 PM EST

ABU MUREIKHA, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the Middle East's first traditional stone-built Hindu temple on Wednesday, internationalizing both his reelection campaign and his effort to push secular India into a Hindu state. The trip to the...

Protesting Indian farmers clash with police for a second day as they march toward the capital

Feb. 14, 2024 07:35 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Protesting Indian farmers clashed with police for a second consecutive day on Wednesday as tens of thousands tried to march to the capital to demand guaranteed prices for their produce. Police fired tear gas at the farmers near the Shambhu border, which divides...

India's Modi arrives in the UAE on his seventh trip to a nation that is home to millions of Indians

Feb. 13, 2024 11:47 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived Tuesday in the United Arab Emirates on his seventh trip to the nation, feted by tens of thousands of his countrymen ahead of elections back home in the coming months. Modi was met on landing in Abu Dhabi...

Police use tear gas against Indian farmers marching to New Delhi to demand guaranteed crop prices

Feb. 13, 2024 08:42 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian police on Tuesday used tear gas and detained some farmers who clashed with them and tried to break barricades blocking their way to New Delhi to demand guaranteed crop prices in a repeat of 2021 protests, when they camped on the capital's outskirts for more than a year. ...

First stone-built Hindu temple in the Middle East rises in the UAE ahead of Modi's latest visit

Feb. 12, 2024 11:41 AM EST

ABU MUREIKHA, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Pink sandstone spires decorated with deities and the pious soar above what was once a barren patch of desert between Abu Dhabi and Dubai — now the site of the first stone-constructed Hindu temple in the Middle East. The soon-to-open BAPS...

Qatar frees 8 retired Indian navy officers whose death sentences over alleged spying were commuted

Feb. 12, 2024 05:32 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Qatar has freed eight retired Indian navy officers whose death sentences for alleged spying were commuted last year, India’s Foreign Ministry said Monday. The eight men were accused of spying while working at Al Dahra, a consulting company in the oil-rich Gulf...