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5 killed in election violence in India's West Bengal state

Apr. 10, 2021 08:42 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — At least five people were killed by gunfire in election-related violence at two polling stations in India’s West Bengal state, police said Saturday. Security forces caused the majority of the casualties — four killed and four wounded — while...

US envoy Kerry discusses climate challenges in Bangladesh

Apr. 09, 2021 10:31 AM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — John Kerry, the special U.S. envoy on climate, said Friday that President Joe Biden is eager to work with Bangladesh in dealing with the impact of climate change after the United States' return to the Paris accord. Kerry arrived in Bangladesh's...

India objects to U.S. Navy ship's patrol without consent

Apr. 09, 2021 10:04 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India on Friday objected to a U.S. Navy ship conducting a “freedom of navigation” patrol in its exclusive economic zone without its prior consent. "We have conveyed our concerns regarding this passage through our EEZ to the government of U.S.A...

Asia Today: Modi gets 2nd vaccine dose as India hits record

Apr. 08, 2021 07:38 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s prime minister received his second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine as the country hit another peak Thursday with 126,789 new cases reported in the past 24 hours. “Vaccination is among the few ways we have to defeat the virus. If you are...

India reaffirms pledge to Paris accord in meeting with Kerry

Apr. 07, 2021 23:30 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Prime Minister Narendra Modi told U.S. climate envoy John Kerry that India was committed to meeting its climate change pledges, and Kerry said the U.S. would support those goals with affordable access to green technologies and financing. India's...

Indian states vote amid latest surge in coronavirus cases

Apr. 06, 2021 03:54 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Voters in four Indian states and a union territory cast their ballots Tuesday in elections seen as a test for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government, which faces a tough fight to stop the country's latest surge in coronavirus cases. News channels...

India police: Gunbattle kills 5 troops, Maoist rebel

Apr. 03, 2021 10:18 AM EDT

PATNA, India (AP) — Indian security forces, acting on intelligence, raided a Maoist rebel hideout in the forests of the eastern Chhattisgarh state on Saturday, triggering a gunbattle that killed five paramilitary troops and one rebel, the state's police said. Senior...

India urges China to expedite army disengagement in Ladakh

Apr. 02, 2021 10:02 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India on Friday urged China to expedite the disengagement of military forces from remaining areas in eastern Ladakh, saying a prolongation of the months-long standoff on their disputed border is not in either country's interest. Thousands of Indian and...

Anti-India clashes erupt after troops kill 3 Kashmir rebels

Apr. 02, 2021 06:24 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Anti-India clashes erupted between government forces and residents of a village in disputed Kashmir on Friday following a gunbattle in which troops killed three suspected militants, police and residents said. The gunfight erupted shortly after...

Pakistan, India peace move silences deadly Kashmir frontier

Apr. 02, 2021 01:52 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — The machine guns peeking over parapets of small, sandbagged concrete bunkers and the heavy artillery cannons dug deep into Himalayan Kashmir’s rugged terrain have fallen silent. At least for now. The Line of Control, a...