Latest New Delhi News

Pakistani PM says he's willing to talk but warns India

Feb. 19, 2019 2:49 PM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's prime minister offered Tuesday to hold talks with India, even as he warned New Delhi to refrain from launching any attacks on his country following last week's suicide bombing in Indian-controlled Kashmir. Imran Khan said he hoped "better sense" would prevail after the attack...

Saudi Crown Prince arrives in India amid row with Pakistan

Feb. 19, 2019 11:42 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrived in India on Tuesday after visiting Pakistan, which New Delhi blames for a suicide bombing last week that killed at least 40 Indian soldiers in disputed Kashmir. The crown prince was welcomed at the airport by Indian Prime Minister Narendra...

Owner of New Delhi hotel where fire killed 17 arrested

Feb. 18, 2019 5:32 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian authorities say they have arrested the owner of a New Delhi hotel where 17 people were killed by a fire. Police say Arpit Palace Hotel owner Rakesh Goel appeared Sunday in court, which ruled that police could take him into custody for questioning. Two hotel managers have been in...

AP Explains: What are India's options after Kashmir attack

Feb. 16, 2019 7:57 PM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — With India's general election barely months away, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is under heavy pressure from his supporters to punish archrival Pakistan for a suicide attack on an Indian paramilitary convoy that killed at least 41 soldiers in disputed Kashmir. India placed the blame for...

Retired Indian general urges caution against Pakistan strike

Feb. 16, 2019 7:30 PM EST

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — As India considers its response to the suicide car bombing of a paramilitary convoy in the disputed region of Kashmir that killed dozens of soldiers, a retired military commander who oversaw a much-lauded military strike against neighboring Pakistan in 2016 has urged caution. A local...

Saudi crown prince delays visit to Pakistan by a day

Feb. 16, 2019 1:05 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani officials said Saturday a visit by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to Islamabad has been delayed by a day, a sudden announcement that surprised many Pakistanis, who were preparing to welcome the Saudi delegation amid extraordinary security in the capital. Without giving...

India warns of 'crushing response' to Kashmir suicide attack

Feb. 15, 2019 7:58 PM EST

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — India's prime minister warned of a "crushing response" to the suicide bombing of a paramilitary convoy in Indian-controlled Kashmir that killed 41 people and was the deadliest in the divided region's volatile history. Prime Minister Narendra Modi placed the blame for Thursday's...

Ikea woos India's rising consumer class, tapping new markets

Feb. 15, 2019 12:23 AM EST

HYDERABAD, India (AP) — In Hyderabad's bustling Nampally furniture market, customers explore a crowded, dusty labyrinth of shops, haggle over prices and work with carpenters to design made-to-order housewares. This is the competition Swedish giant Ikea faces in tackling the $40 billion Indian market for...

AP Interview: Maldives ex-president says debt under audit

Feb. 14, 2019 8:47 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Ex-Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed said Thursday that the country is seeking to reduce the more than $3 billion he estimates it could owe China, some of which he said came in the form of "ill-gotten wealth" for the previous government of President Yameen Abdul Gayoom. A close adviser to...

2 managers of New Delhi hotel where fire killed 17 arrested

Feb. 13, 2019 6:03 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Two managers of a New Delhi budget hotel where a fire killed 17 people have been arrested, police said Wednesday. The general manager of the Arpit Palace Hotel, Rajender Singh, and manager, Vikar Kumar, were booked on suspicion of culpable homicide for the fire Tuesday, Delhi police...