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Indian election reveals role of money, questionable morality

Jun. 15, 2019 9:36 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's recent national election delivered a historic victory to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist party, but also exposed the influence of money, power and questionable morality on the world's largest democracy. Nearly 43% of the new members of the lower house of Parliament...

India vs Pakistan: More than just cricket at the World Cup

Jun. 15, 2019 11:10 AM EDT

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — It's the contest for continental supremacy played on a global stage. It's the mini-title game of the World Cup group stage for more than 1 billion people in two cricket-crazed countries — the nuclear-armed neighbors India and Pakistan. The sport British colonizers...

Cyclone Vayu poised to hit India as year's 2nd major storm

Jun. 12, 2019 10:44 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian authorities evacuated tens of thousands of people on Wednesday as a severe cyclone in the Arabian Sea approached the western state of Gujarat, lashing the coast with high winds and heavy rainfall. Cyclone Vayu, named after the Hindi word for wind, was poised to glance the Gujarat...

Cyclone Vayu poised to hit India as year's 2nd major storm

Jun. 12, 2019 6:58 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian authorities evacuated tens of thousands of people on Wednesday as a severe cyclone in the Arabian Sea approached the western state of Gujarat, lashing the coast with high winds and heavy rainfall. Cyclone Vayu, named after the Hindi word for wind, was poised to hit the Gujarat coast...

Indian theater and film personality Girish Karnad dies at 81

Jun. 10, 2019 6:02 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Girish Karnad, a top Indian playwright, actor and director and a rights activist, died Monday after a prolonged illness. He was 81. India's president and the prime minister expressed their condolences over Karnad's death at his home in Bangalore, the capital of southern Karnataka state....

India, Sri Lanka agree to step up anti-terrorism efforts

Jun. 9, 2019 9:15 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid homage Sunday to the more than 250 Sri Lankans killed in the Easter suicide bombings, and agreed with Sri Lanka's leaders to step up cooperation to combat terrorism. Modi, on his first overseas tour since being reelected this spring,...

Modi visits Maldives, signaling India's return as key ally

Jun. 8, 2019 9:03 PM EDT

MALE, Maldives (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi made his first overseas trip since being elected to a second term by traveling to the Maldives, where the new president pledged closer ties with New Delhi in a departure from his predecessor's pro-China policy. Modi met with Maldivian President...

India's central bank cuts lending rate to 5.75%

Jun. 6, 2019 5:26 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's central bank on Thursday cut its key interest rate by a quarter of a percentage point to 5.75% with immediate effect to fortify the economy as consumer spending and corporate investment falter. The benchmark interest rate is what the Reserve Bank of India charges on lending to...

India's new government signals Hindu and India-first goals

May. 31, 2019 6:59 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's newly sworn-in Prime Minister Narendra Modi named a Cabinet on Friday, handing the powerful home affairs portfolio to the president of his Hindu nationalist party credited with delivering him a thunderous reelection and appointing a former diplomat to signal the government's focus...

India's prime minister names Cabinet after decisive election

May. 31, 2019 4:31 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's newly sworn in Prime Minister Narendra Modi named a Cabinet on Friday, handing the powerful home affairs portfolio to the president of his Hindu nationalist party credited with delivering him a thunderous reelection. Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah was named home...