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This photograph provided by Harpreet Upal, an accompanying aide of British Member of Parliament Debbie Abrahams shows Abrahams at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi, India, Monday, Feb. 17, 2020. Indian officials denied the British lawmaker entry on Monday after she landed at New Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport, according to Harpreet Upal, an accompanying aide. (Harpreet Upal via AP)

British MP who leads Kashmir group denied entry to India

Feb. 17, 2020 4:25 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian officials denied a British lawmaker entry on Monday after she landed at New Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport, according to an accompanying aide. Debbie Abrahams, a Labour Party Member of Parliament who chairs a parliamentary group focused on the disputed region of...

In this Jan. 30, 2020, photo, a Kashmiri journalist, center, browses the internet on his mobile phone inside the media center set up by government authorities in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir. Six months after India stripped restive Kashmir of its semi-autonomy, enforcing a total communications blackout, it has restored limited internet at slow speeds with access only to government-approved websites. Since Modi came into power in 2014, the internet has been suspended more than 365 times in India, according to the global digital rights group Access Now. (AP Photo/ Dar Yasin)

India keeps lid on Kashmir's internet 6 months into lockdown

Feb. 14, 2020 2:04 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Six months after India's government stripped restive Kashmir of its semi-autonomy and enforced a total communications blackout, it is heralding the restoration of limited, slow-speed internet as a step toward normalcy. But for the Himalayan region's 7 million people, the reality is far...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019, file photo, Indian paramilitary soldiers drag barbwire as they prepare to impose curfew in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir. Envoys from more than 20 countries arrived in Indian-controlled Kashmir on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, the second visit by a delegation of New Delhi-based foreign diplomats since the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist-led government stripped the region of its semi-autonomous status in August last year. The move was accompanied by a harsh crackdown, with New Delhi sending tens of thousands of additional troops to the already heavily militarized region, imposing a sweeping curfew, arresting thousands and cutting virtually all communications. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)

India takes foreign envoys to disputed Kashmir

Feb. 12, 2020 5:54 AM EST

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — India took more than 20 foreign diplomats on a visit to disputed Kashmir on Wednesday, the second such trip since Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist government stripped the region of its semi-autonomous status last summer. India's foreign ministry in a statement...

Incumbent Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, center, waves at Aam Aadmi Party, or

Stunning defeat for Modi's party in New Delhi elections

Feb. 11, 2020 10:02 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist party was given a stunning defeat by a regional party Tuesday in elections in the national capital that were seen as a referendum on his policies, including a new national citizenship law that excludes Muslims. Saturday's New...

From left, moderator Tom Tillotson, supervisor of the checklist Joe Casey and town clerk Deborah Tillotson look on as Coralie Stepanian marks a Republican write-in vote on the board for Democratic candidate and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg during the presidential primary election midnight vote at The Balsams Resort in Dixville Notch, N.H., early Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. Three of the five votes went to Bloomberg. (Paul Hayes/Caledonian-Record via AP)

10 Things to Know for Today

Feb. 11, 2020 6:37 AM EST

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL RACE DEEPLY UNSETTLED It may be up to New Hampshire to put some structure around the contest after the chaos in Iowa failed to winnow the race. 2. VIRUS DEATH TOLL ACCELERATES...

Trump, first lady will travel to India in late February

Feb. 10, 2020 5:07 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump will visit India on February 24-25 and travel to New Delhi and Ahmedabad, the White House said Monday. The latter city is the largest in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state of Gujarat and played an important role in Mahatma...

Pakistan says India firing kills civilian in Kashmir

Feb. 9, 2020 2:18 AM EST

MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani police official said Sunday that Indian soldiers fired at civilian areas along the highly militarized frontier in divided Kashmir, killing one civilian and wounding five others. Chaudhry Zulqarnain, a senior police officer in Kashmir, said Indian troops fired...

Indian Prime Minister Narender Modi, right, and his Sri Lankan counterpart Mahinda Rajapaksa walk together after a ceremonial reception for Rajapkasa in New Delhi, India, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020. Rajapaksa is on a four day state visit to India. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

India asks Sri Lanka to resume Tamil reconciliation process

Feb. 8, 2020 9:51 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked his counterpart from neighboring Sri Lanka on Saturday to resume a post-civil war reconciliation process with minority ethnic Tamils that appears to have stalled since a new president was elected last year in the island nation. “We had an...

People wait for their turn to cast their vote at a polling station closest to the Shaheen Bagh protest where Muslim women have been protesting for weeks against a new citizenship law, in New Delhi, India, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020. Voting began for a crucial state election in India's capital on Saturday with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist party trying to regain power after a 22-year gap and major victories in a national vote. The BJP campaign has reopened old wounds in the Hindu-Muslim divide and treats the election as a referendum on nearly two months of protests across India against a new citizenship law that excludes Muslims. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

New Delhi votes with Modi's popularity on the line

Feb. 8, 2020 9:49 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Residents of India's capital voted Saturday in a crucial state election in which Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist party sought to regain power after a 22-year gap and major victories in a national vote. About 57% of the 14.6 million registered voters lined up in...

National Democratic Front of Bodoland cadres shout slogans at an event to celebrate signing of a peace accord in Kokrajhar, a town 250 kilometers (150 miles) west of Gauhati, India, Friday, Feb. 7, 2020. Modi said on Friday that his government will continue its peace push in insurgency-wracked northeast bordering China and Myanmar where signing of accords with key rebel groups led to surrender by thousands of fighters. The prime minister said decades of violent insurrection ended in the Bodo tribal heartland in Assam state following the signing of the Jan. 27 agreement by the government with the rebel group. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)

India to continue rebel peace accord push in troubled areas

Feb. 7, 2020 9:02 AM EST

GAUHATI, India (AP) — Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Friday his government will continue its peace push in insurgency-wracked northeastern India, where accords with key rebel groups have led to the surrender of thousands of fighters. Modi said decades of violent insurrection ended in the Bodo tribal...