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Indian students face off with police amid fee protest

Nov. 18, 2019 6:24 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Hundreds of students from a New Delhi university faced off Monday with police, who stopped their march toward Parliament to protest increased student housing fees. The students from Jawaharlal Nehru University chanted slogans and attempted to cross police barricades. Police detained...

Schools closed in New Delhi as air quality dips for 3rd day

Nov. 14, 2019 7:54 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Schools in India’s capital are shut on Thursday and Friday after a thick gray haze of noxious air enveloped the city for the third consecutive day, and angry residents blamed authorities for holding an annual children’s race. Buildings and monuments were largely obscured by...

India court rejects probe of purchase of French fighter jets

Nov. 14, 2019 4:19 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s top court on Thursday rejected petitions seeking a probe into the government’s purchase of 36 Rafale fighter jets from France’s Dassault Aviation over pricing issues. Three Supreme Court judges said they didn’t see any merit in the petitions filed by two...

Indian court to set law on women’s entry in temples, mosques

Nov. 14, 2019 2:30 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's Supreme Court said Thursday it will set law on women’s entry into temples and mosques after being asked to review its decision lifting a ban on some women entering the Sabarimala temple in Kerala state. The court deferred a decision on petitions seeking a review of its 2018...

Players’ mental health becoming major issue in cricket

Nov. 14, 2019 12:28 AM EST

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — A serious health concern is emerging in Australian cricket. The first test of the home summer starts in Brisbane next week and Australia has three players out of the selection frame because of mental health reasons. Veteran allrounder Glenn Maxwell and ex-test batman Nic...

Putin encourages BRICS to collaborate on anti-virus programs

Nov. 13, 2019 7:01 PM EST

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin told fellow leaders of the BRICS group of emerging economy nations Wednesday that he supports more cooperation in information and computing. “We would like the other countries to look at our advances in those areas to participate with us,...

Prince Charles discusses climate change with Indian experts

Nov. 13, 2019 11:09 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Britain's Prince Charles met with Indian experts on Wednesday during a visit to the country focusing on global challenges such as climate change and business sustainability. The Prince of Wales discussed how to strengthen disaster resilience and tackle the effects of climate change at the...

Air quality sinks to 'severe' in haze-shrouded New Delhi

Nov. 12, 2019 6:56 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — A thick gray haze blanketed India's capital on Tuesday, with authorities attempting to reduce the pollution by sprinkling water to settle dust and banning some construction. The air quality index exceeded 400, considered "severe" and about eight times the recommended maximum, according to...

Air quality sinks to 'severe' in haze-shrouded New Delhi

Nov. 12, 2019 2:45 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — A thick haze of polluted air hung over India's capital Tuesday, with authorities trying to tackle the problem by sprinkling water to settle dust and banning some construction. The air quality index exceeded 400, about eight times the recommended maximum, according to the state-run Central...

Modi's party loses longtime ally in key Indian state

Nov. 11, 2019 10:25 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's governing party suffered a setback in western Maharashtra state on Monday when its longtime ally broke away and announced it wants to join two other parties in forming a new state government. The Shiv Sena split with Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party and...