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India disputes that it asked Trump to mediate Kashmir fight

Jul. 22, 2019 5:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — India is disputing President Donald Trump's comment that it asked him to mediate the long-running dispute over Kashmir. India's Ministry of External Affairs says "no such request" has been made by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. It said in a statement issued Monday on Twitter that it...

Trump seeks Pakistan's help to end long Afghanistan war

Jul. 22, 2019 4:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump brought the leader of Pakistan to the White House on Monday to discuss a peace deal in neighboring Afghanistan, breezily declaring he could end the longest U.S. war in a week but doesn't want to wipe the country "off the face of the earth." Afghanistan topped the...

India launches moon mission a week after it was aborted

Jul. 22, 2019 1:59 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India successfully launched an unmanned spacecraft to the far side of the moon Monday, a week after aborting the mission because of a technical problem. Scientists at the mission control center burst into applause as the rocket lifted off in clear weather as scheduled at 2:43 p.m. from...

Sheila Dikshit, Delhi's longest-serving chief minister, dies

Jul. 20, 2019 11:39 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Veteran Indian politician Sheila Dikshit, New Delhi's longest-serving chief minister, died on Saturday after a prolonged illness. She was 81. Dikshit died at a hospital in New Delhi, where she had been admitted for treatment for a heart ailment, New Delhi Television channel said. A veteran...

UN court rejects Pakistan's argument in Indian spy case

Jul. 17, 2019 12:29 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The United Nations' highest court ordered Pakistan on Wednesday to stay the execution of an alleged Indian spy and undertake a full review of his case, after agreeing with India's contention the man's rights had been violated in a case that has been a source of friction...

Building collapses in India; 10 dead, several feared trapped

Jul. 16, 2019 12:31 PM EDT

MUMBAI, India (AP) — A four-story dilapidated residential building collapsed Tuesday in Mumbai, India's financial and entertainment capital, killing at least 10 people, an official said. Rescuers were searching for several others feared trapped in the rubble. "The building crashed with a heavy sound and we...

India aborts moon mission launch, citing technical glitch

Jul. 14, 2019 8:37 PM EDT

SRIHARIKOTA, India (AP) — India aborted the launch on Monday of a spacecraft intended to land on the far side of the moon less than an hour before liftoff. The Chandrayaan-2 mission was called off when a "technical snag" was observed in the 640-ton, 14-story rocket launcher, Indian Space Research...

India prepares to land rover on moon in global space race

Jul. 12, 2019 9:06 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India is looking to take a giant leap in its space program and solidify its place among the world's spacefaring nations with its second unmanned mission to the moon, this one aimed at landing a rover near the unexplored south pole. The Indian Space Research Organization plans to launch a...

India eyes bigger investments in aviation, media, insurance

Jul. 6, 2019 12:12 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government on Friday proposed heavy investments in infrastructure, the digital economy and job creation to lift a sluggish economy burdened with a 45-year-high unemployment rate of 6.1%. Unveiling a draft budget after a major victory in national...

India's economy likely to grow 7%, government says

Jul. 4, 2019 5:26 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's government said Thursday the economy is expected to grow at 7% in 2019-20, up from a five-year low of 6.8% in the past year. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented the economic report in Parliament a day before unveiling the annual federal budget after her Hindu nationalist...