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India's population skews young, which may sway its elections

Apr. 19, 2019 1:41 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Young Indians could play a crucial role in the ongoing general election in the world's largest democracy. With nearly two-thirds of India's population below 35, and more than 15 million first-time voters aged 18 and 19, young men and women have the power to swing the national vote in any...

2nd phase of Indian elections ends amid Kashmir lockdown

Apr. 18, 2019 10:13 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Voting in the second phase of India's general election on Thursday remained largely peaceful amid massive security and a lockdown in parts of the main city in Indian-controlled Kashmir. Indian officials said the turnout was over 60% across 13 Indian states where voting took place....

Jet Airways' lenders hope bidding process can save airline

Apr. 18, 2019 6:58 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Creditors of India's beleaguered Jet Airways said they were "reasonably hopeful" that a bidding process with potential investors for a controlling stake in the airline would save the company, while airline employees rallied in New Delhi and Mumbai for a government rescue. A consortium of...

Dust storm, lightning and rain kill at least 47 in India

Apr. 17, 2019 7:29 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — A powerful storm bringing dust, lightning and unseasonal rain has killed at least 47 people in central and western India, officials said Wednesday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed anguish in a tweet over the loss of lives and announced relief for the victims' families. Tuesday's...

100-year-old yoga instructor keeps moving, dancing

Apr. 15, 2019 8:40 AM EDT

HARTSDALE, N.Y. (AP) — A 100-year-old yoga instructor has no plans to stop practicing and teaching. On a spring day in Hartsdale, a northern suburb of New York City where she leads her classes, Tao Porchon-Lynch said she first encountered the ancient practice at age 7 in her native India. Strolling along a...

10 Things to Know for Today

Apr. 12, 2019 6:36 AM EDT

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. WHO'S CHANGING HIS TUNE ON WIKILEAKS President Donald Trump declares "I know nothing about WikiLeaks" after its founder Julian Assange was hauled out of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London to face charges, a...

AP Photos: Ballots reach Indians by boat, afoot, atop hills

Apr. 12, 2019 4:00 AM EDT

Election officials sailed boats and ships, trekked through dense forest and summited mountains to carry voting machines to even the most remote parts of India for national elections. The mammoth vote that began on Thursday ends May 19, and counting will he held on May 23. Four people were killed in...

4 killed in Indian election violence as voting kicks off

Apr. 11, 2019 12:44 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — At least four people were killed in clashes Thursday on the first day of polling in India's general elections, a six-week process that's seen as a referendum on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party, officials said Thursday. Police said two workers...

India's Congress party chief files election nomination

Apr. 10, 2019 6:38 AM EDT

AMETHI, India (AP) — Congress party chief Rahul Gandhi, the scion of India's most famous modern political dynasty, filed nomination papers in the family stronghold of Amethi in Uttar Pradesh state, hoping to hold onto a key seat for a fourth consecutive time in national elections that begin Thursday....

India stops release of biopic on PM Modi ahead of polls

Apr. 10, 2019 6:17 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian election authorities have stopped the release of a Bollywood biopic on Prime Minister Narendra Modi with national elections scheduled to begin on Thursday. The Election Commission accepted arguments from the Congress party and other opposition parties that the release of the film,...