Latest India government News

The Latest: Santa's protest sign says 'reindeer can't swim'

Sep. 20, 2019 10:31 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on the global climate protests being held in cities around the world (all times local): 2:55 p.m. People in northern Europe took part in world-wide protests of government inaction on climate change, including thousands who marched and chanted in the rain through Denmark's capital A...

India cuts corporate taxes to counter slowing growth

Sep. 20, 2019 3:53 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — The Indian government on Friday announced a slew of concessions aimed at boosting the economy that will reduce most corporate taxes for local companies to about 25% from 30%. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the lower tax rates will retroactively apply from April 1, the beginning...

Pakistan: No talks with India until Kashmir status restored

Sep. 18, 2019 1:21 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's prime minister announced Wednesday that his government will not hold any talks with India until New Delhi lifts a curfew in Kashmir and reinstates the disputed region's special autonomous status. Imran Khan said told reporters that will expose human rights violations in...

India's government approves ban on e-cigarettes

Sep. 18, 2019 10:02 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's government on Wednesday decided to ban e-cigarettes, expressing concern at the alarming rate at which vaping is becoming popular among the country's youth and causing breathing illnesses. The ban was approved by the Cabinet. The government is expected to issue an ordinance soon...

India-US relations in good health, foreign minister says

Sep. 17, 2019 10:40 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's external affairs minister said Tuesday that India-U.S. relations have come a long way and are in very good health, playing down trade differences between the two countries. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar said India has been engaging with the U.S. for months to try to resolve the trade...

Bill Gates to honor India's Modi despite Kashmir concerns

Sep. 16, 2019 7:23 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Bill and Melinda Gates aren't backing down from honoring India Prime Minister Narendra Modi despite concerns about human rights abuses in the disputed Kashmir region. A dozen people, some wearing "Free Kashmir" T-shirts, with the Justice For All coalition delivered 100,000 petition...

The Latest: Trump says it's 'looking like' Iran is to blame

Sep. 16, 2019 3:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on tensions in the Persian Gulf and the fallout after weekend attack on major oil sites in Saudi Arabia (all times local): 3:35 p.m. President Donald Trump says it's "looking like" Iran was responsible for the attacks on key oil installations in Saudi Arabia, but he says he...

India searches for 35 tourists in river after boat capsizes

Sep. 16, 2019 4:25 AM EDT

HYDERABAD, India (AP) — Indian navy divers on Monday joined a massive search for 35 Indian tourists missing after a double-decker sightseeing boat capsized in a flooded river in southern India, drowning at least 12 people. Andhra Pradesh state Home Minister M. Sucharitha said authorities closed the sluice...

India arrests senior Kashmir leader under controversial law

Sep. 16, 2019 3:54 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — A Parliament member who is a senior pro-India politician in Indian-controlled Kashmir was arrested Monday under a controversial law that allows authorities to imprison someone for up to two years without charge or trial. Farooq Abdullah, 81, who also was the former chief minister of Jammu...

India's economy slows, stalling once thriving manufacturing

Sep. 16, 2019 3:10 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Anuj Kapoor took over his father's booming auto parts business in 2012, hoping to elevate the company from selling to suppliers to selling directly to carmakers. Seven years later, he's had to lay off half his workers as drooping sales caused his profit to plummet by at least 80%....