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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...

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...

Parts of northern India scorched by extreme heat with New Delhi on high alert

May. 18, 2024 11:34 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Parts of northwest India sweltered under scorching temperatures on Saturday, with the capital New Delhi under a severe weather alert as extreme temperatures strike parts of the country. India's weather department expects heat wave conditions to persist across the...

AP Week in Pictures: Asia

May. 16, 2024 22:53 PM EDT

May 10-16, 2024 Russian President Vladimir Putin met with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing during his two-day state visit to one of his strongest allies and trading partners. Flash flooding and torrents of cold lava and mud flowing down a volcano’s slopes on Indonesia’s...

Top Indian opposition leader released on bail by court enabling him to campaign in elections

May. 10, 2024 11:50 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — A top Indian opposition leader was freed from jail on interim bail by the Supreme Court on Friday nearly seven weeks after his arrest in a bribery case that opposition parties called a political move by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government against one of his rivals during a...

E-waste is overflowing landfills. At one sprawling Vietnam market, workers recycle some of it

May. 02, 2024 22:10 PM EDT

HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam (AP) — Dam Chan Nguyen saves dead and dying computers. When he first started working two decades ago in Nhat Tao market, Ho Chi Minh City’s biggest informal recycling market, he usually salvaged computers with bulky monitors and heavy processors. Now he...

Indians vote in the first phase of the world's largest election as Modi seeks a third term

Apr. 19, 2024 12:22 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Millions of Indians began voting on Friday in a six-week election that's a referendum on Narendra Modi, the populist prime minister who has championed an assertive brand of Hindu nationalist politics and is seeking a rare third term as the country's leader. People...

Indian police kill 29 suspected Maoist rebels in a gunbattle in a central state

Apr. 16, 2024 14:03 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Police in India killed at least 29 suspected Maoist rebels in the central state of Chhattisgarh on Tuesday, authorities said, three days ahead of the start of a national election in which Prime Minister Narendra Modi is seeking a third term. According to a...

AP PHOTOS: What's on the voters’ minds as India heads into a 6-week national election

Apr. 16, 2024 00:26 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Raj Sud, 94, has voted in almost every election held in independent India, bearing witness to the eventful journey of a diverse, and now the world’s most populous, democracy over the last 76 years. Nearly 970 million people are eligible to vote in India’s...

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...