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India court rejects probe of purchase of French fighter jets

Nov. 14, 2019 4:19 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s top court on Thursday rejected petitions seeking a probe into the government’s purchase of 36 Rafale fighter jets from France’s Dassault Aviation over pricing issues. Three Supreme Court judges said they didn’t see any merit in the petitions filed by two...

European Parliament members in Kashmir in rare foreign visit

Oct. 29, 2019 9:48 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — A group of European Parliament members arrived in Indian-administered Kashmir on Tuesday, the first foreign delegation to travel to the disputed region since India stripped it of its semi-autonomous status and imposed a harsh crackdown in early August. The group, from 11 countries,...

2 Indian states hold elections; Modi's party expected to win

Oct. 21, 2019 5:57 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Voters cast ballots Monday in two Indian states where Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist party is seeking a second consecutive term. The Bharatiya Janata Party is expected to win the elections in Maharashtra in the west and Haryana in the north after its dominant victory in...

India's ex-opposition leader pleads not guilty to defamation

Oct. 11, 2019 8:38 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — The former leader of India's opposition Congress party and descendant of a string of prime ministers pleaded not guilty in two separate defamation cases filed against him in Gujarat state. Rahul Gandhi entered the pleas in the two cases on Thursday and Friday. He was granted bail on a bond...

Indian Congress party official sounds alarm on party's fate

Oct. 8, 2019 4:47 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — A senior leader of India's main opposition Congress party says its struggles are at the point that it may not be able to win key upcoming state elections or ensure its own future. The party is facing attrition because it is taking too long to come to terms with its defeat in May national...