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15 Hindu devotees die in northern India after a farm tractor overturns and falls into a pond

Feb. 24, 2024 04:40 AM EST

LUCKNOW, India (AP) — A farm tractor pulling a wagon loaded with Hindu devotees overturned and fell into a pond in northern India on Saturday, killing at least 15 people, including seven children, officials said. The wagon was carrying around 40 devotees on the way to take a ritual...

The opposition alliance that aimed to oust Modi appears to be cracking just before India's elections

Feb. 22, 2024 23:05 PM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Last year more than two dozen opposition parties in India came together to take on Narendra Modi, one of the country's most popular prime ministers in generations. But the broad alliance, beset with ideological differences and personality clashes, is cracking at a crucial time,...

India wants to hook its population onto clean energy by boosting rooftop solar

Feb. 22, 2024 06:17 AM EST

BENGALURU, India (AP) — Just a few years ago, someone who wanted to install a rooftop solar connection in India faced getting multiple approvals, finding a reliable company to install the panels and spending heavily before seeing the first surge of clean energy. But that's...

Greek prime minister asks India to build global partnerships amid Ukraine and Middle East wars

Feb. 21, 2024 09:19 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Wednesday asked India to play a leading role in building international partnerships to meet the unprecedented challenges brought by the wars in Ukraine and the Middle East and changes in climate and energy security. "We...

Cambodia to install hundreds of wildlife cameras in an effort to restore its tiger population

Feb. 16, 2024 08:01 AM EST

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia will begin installing hundreds of monitoring cameras and import four tigers from India as part of a plan to restore its tiger population, officials said Friday. Tigers were declared “functionally extinct” in Cambodia in 2016 by the World...

Hong Kong customs arrests 7 in a $1.8 billion money laundering case linked to transnational crime

Feb. 16, 2024 03:51 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong customs officials have arrested seven people linked to the territory's largest ever money laundering case, involving about 14 billion Hong Kong dollars ($1.8 billion) some of it linked to a scam case in India. The seven local residents, aged between 23...

India's top court strikes down system for anonymous political donations ahead of national elections

Feb. 15, 2024 02:59 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s top court on Thursday struck down a controversial election funding system that allowed individuals and companies to send unlimited donations to political parties without the need to disclose donor identity, a system critics have long said is undemocratic and favored...

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi opens stone-built Hindu temple in UAE ahead of India's elections

Feb. 14, 2024 19:36 PM EST

ABU MUREIKHA, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the Middle East's first traditional stone-built Hindu temple on Wednesday, internationalizing both his reelection campaign and his effort to push secular India into a Hindu state. The trip to the...

India's Modi arrives in the UAE on his seventh trip to a nation that is home to millions of Indians

Feb. 13, 2024 11:47 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived Tuesday in the United Arab Emirates on his seventh trip to the nation, feted by tens of thousands of his countrymen ahead of elections back home in the coming months. Modi was met on landing in Abu Dhabi...

Indian town sets a curfew and orders police to shoot violators after deadly clashes over a mosque

Feb. 09, 2024 08:44 AM EST

LUCKNOW, India (AP) — Authorities in a northern Indian town imposed an indefinite curfew and ordered police to shoot violators after clashes over the construction of a Muslim seminary and a mosque left at least five people dead and more than 150 injured, officials said Friday. The...