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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...

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...

Vineeta Deepak to lead AP's coverage of South Asia region

Apr. 17, 2019 9:09 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — The Associated Press on Wednesday named Vineeta Deepak, an experienced video journalist and bedrock member of its Indian staff, as its South Asia news director to lead coverage of a region stretching from the heights of the Himalayas to the tropics of the Indian Ocean. From her base in the...

India's Jet Airways suspending operations, no money to fly

Apr. 17, 2019 12:08 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Jet Airways, once India's largest airline, announced on Wednesday that it is suspending all operations after failing to raise enough money to run its services. The company said it has been informed by its lenders, led by state-run State Bank of India, that they are unable to consider its...

Dalai Lama released from hospital, says he feels 'normal'

Apr. 12, 2019 8:39 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — The Dalai Lama was released from an Indian hospital on Friday, saying he felt "normal, almost normal" after being treated for a chest infection. The 83-year-old Tibetan spiritual leader looked pale but strong and spoke cheerfully to The Associated Press as he walked out of the New Delhi...

The Dalai Lama recovering fast from chest infection

Apr. 11, 2019 1:55 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — The Dalai Lama has almost recovered from a chest infection and is likely to leave a New Delhi hospital in a day, his spokesman said on Thursday. The 83-year-old Tibetan spiritual leader "is feeling much better," spokesman Tenzin Takhla said. The Dalai Lama flew from Dharmsala for...

Before India's election, voters feed on false information

Apr. 10, 2019 5:45 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — New Delhi shop owner Ram Shankar Rai spends at least two hours a day going through political news and videos shared with him on social media. Rai looked intently at a flurry of videos and photos on WhatsApp about an Indian airstrike in Pakistan, including pictures labeled as militants'...

Jobs, castes and other issues in India's general elections

Apr. 10, 2019 12:23 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to power in 2014 promising big-ticket economic reforms. But with unemployment rising and signature policies getting panned, Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party has adopted a nationalist pitch ahead of a general election that begins this week. The last...

AP Photos: India's sacred cow a symbol of rising nationalism

Apr. 8, 2019 8:23 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — As she patrols for cow smugglers, Sadhvi Kamal, a Hindu holy woman in a saffron robe, rides in a white SUV with a sticker on the rear window displaying a cow framed by swords and rifles. The words in the sticker's logo say, "The cow is the mother of the world." Kamal leads a vigilante...

India weighs ban on popular online game after deaths

Apr. 5, 2019 7:03 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — A boy's suicide this week in southern India after his mother scolded him for playing a popular online game has inflamed a national debate over whether the game should be banned. The 16-year-old's father demanded a ban on PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, known by the acronym PUBG, after his...