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India's president appoints Modi as PM for second term

May. 25, 2019 3:43 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's president on Saturday appointed Narendra Modi as the prime minister soon after newly-elected lawmakers from the ruling alliance, led by the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party, elected him as their leader after a thunderous victory in national elections. President Ram Nath...

India's ruling party takes 303 of 542 seats in election win

May. 24, 2019 9:20 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with leaders of his Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party on Friday following his thunderous victory in national elections. Modi met with his outgoing Cabinet ministers and later presented his resignation along with theirs to President Ram Nath...

Fire in tutoring center kills 19 students in western India

May. 24, 2019 3:00 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — At least 19 teenage students were killed in a fire that broke out Friday in a tutoring center in the western Indian city of Surat, a top state official said. More than a dozen students were hospitalized with burns or suffering from suffocation, police officer Praveen Chaudhary said. The...

India's Modi facing urgent economic challenges after win

May. 24, 2019 7:23 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Dissatisfaction with India's lagging economy didn't deter voters from handing Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Hindu nationalist party a landslide parliamentary election victory. Now, they'll be expecting something in return: faster, bolder action on long-promised reforms to transform...

10 Things to Know for Today

May. 24, 2019 6:46 AM EDT

Your daily look at late breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. PM MAY TO LEAVE DOWNING STREET Theresa May announces she will step down as U.K. Conservative Party leader on June 7, sparking a contest to become Britain's next prime minister. 2. WHO IS ESCALATING PROBE OF...

Analysis: Economy, Hindu-first impact are Modi's challenges

May. 24, 2019 4:54 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi described his first term as "filling in potholes" — shorthand for addressing the country's basic needs. In a campaign speech in April, he pledged his Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party in the next five years would "try to address people's...

India's Modi facing urgent economic challenges after win

May. 24, 2019 3:38 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Dissatisfaction with India's lagging economy didn't deter voters from handing Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Hindu nationalist party a landslide parliamentary election victory. Now, they'll be expecting something in return: faster, bolder action on long-promised reforms to transform...

India's Modi paints image of Hindu ascetic called to power

May. 24, 2019 3:37 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — The man in the saffron robe sat cross-legged with his eyes closed, back to the wall of a cave framed by the Himalayas. This was India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi's latest production, traveling to a remote mountain temple with a preferred TV news crew to show the world India's leader...

The Latest: Modi's party surges to victory in Indian vote

May. 23, 2019 11:05 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — The Latest on India's general elections results (all times local): 5:10 a.m. With nearly all constituencies reporting, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Hindu nationalist party have won a majority in India's general election. The Election Commission of India reports that the Bharatiya...

Modi surges to victory in India on Hindu-first platform

May. 23, 2019 10:59 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Charismatic but polarizing Prime Minister Narendra Modi surged to a landslide victory in Indian elections, propelling his Hindu nationalist party to back-to-back majorities in parliament for the first time in decades. With most of the estimated 600 million votes counted by early Friday,...