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Adani woes spur protests as stock turmoil turns political

Feb. 06, 2023 05:35 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Hundreds of demonstrators from India's main opposition party turned out Monday in India's capital New Delhi and other cities demanding an investigation into allegations of fraud and stock price manipulation by India’s second-biggest business group, headed by coal mining tycoon...

India's G-20 energy meet to balance renewables, fossil fuels

Feb. 04, 2023 23:06 PM EST

BENGALURU, India (AP) — Over 500 energy industry heavyweights and 30,000 participants will descend on the southern Indian city of Bengaluru on Monday to discuss the future of renewables and fossil fuels at India Energy Week — the first big ticket event of the country's presidency of the Group...

Indian tycoon Adani hit by more losses, calls for probe

Feb. 03, 2023 09:11 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Shares in troubled Adani Enterprises gyrated Friday, tumbling 30% and then rebounding after more than a week of heavy losses that have cost it tens of billions of dollars in market value. The company, the flagship of India’s second-largest conglomerate, canceled...

Indian gay couples begin legal battle for same-sex marriage

Feb. 03, 2023 00:21 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Utkarsh Saxena and Ananya Kotia’s love story began just like any other college romance. Except no one else knew about the gay couple’s relationship. It was 2008. Homosexuality was yet to gain a degree of acceptance in deeply conservative India, with many gay...

India to raise spending on job creation ahead of election

Feb. 01, 2023 06:59 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government presented to Parliament on Wednesday an annual budget of $550 billion that calls for ramping up capital spending by 33% to spur economic growth and create jobs ahead of a general election next year. Finance...

Indian billionaire Adani at center of $68B stock market rout

Jan. 31, 2023 06:29 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Asia’s richest man, Gautam Adani, saw his companies shed $68 billion in market value after short-selling firm Hindenburg Research accused him of “pulling the largest con in corporate history,” triggering a massive sell-off of Adani stocks. The report by from...

Indian opposition's 'unity march' ends in disputed Kashmir

Jan. 30, 2023 08:19 AM EST

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — India’s main opposition Congress party ended a five-month cross-country “unity march” in disputed Kashmir on Monday with hundreds of members of various opposition groups joining in a public rally in freezing temperatures. The march led by Rahul Gandhi,...

India marks national day with Egyptian president as guest

Jan. 26, 2023 08:42 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Tens of thousands of people endured a winter chill and mist on Thursday as they watched a parade in the Indian capital showcasing the country's defense capability and cultural heritage on a newly revamped ceremonial boulevard. Egyptian President Abdel Fattah...

BBC film on Indian PM Modi, 2002 riots draws government ire

Jan. 26, 2023 06:20 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Days after India blocked a BBC documentary that examines Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s role during 2002 anti-Muslim riots and banned people from sharing it online, authorities were scrambling to halt screenings of the program at colleges and restrict clips of it on social...

India, Egypt to promote trade, investment, fight terrorism

Jan. 25, 2023 05:42 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — India and Egypt agreed Wednesday to boost trade between their countries during a visit by the Egyptian president that underscores Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s efforts to fortify ties with other emerging economies. Modi and President Abdel Fattah El-Sissi...