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Virus kills 100,000 cattle in India, threatens livelihoods

Sep. 29, 2022 23:22 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — A viral disease has killed nearly 100,000 cows and buffaloes in India and sickened over 2 million more. The outbreak has triggered devastating income losses for cattle farmers since the disease not only results in deaths but can also lead to decreased milk...

China using civilian ships to enhance navy capability, reach

Sep. 24, 2022 04:44 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — A Chinese scientific ship bristling with surveillance equipment docked in a Sri Lankan port. Hundreds of fishing boats anchored for months at a time among disputed islands in the South China Sea. And ocean-going ferries, built to be capable of carrying heavy vehicles and large...

Anger over past, indifference meet queen’s death in India

Sep. 13, 2022 10:48 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Just hours before news of Queen Elizabeth II's death spread, Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered a fiery speech urging India to shed its colonial ties in a ceremony to rename a boulevard that once honored King George V. Rajpath, formerly called Kingsway, was a...

India observes day of mourning for Queen Elizabeth II

Sep. 11, 2022 09:21 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India on Sunday observed a day of mourning for Queen Elizabeth II with flags lowered to half-staff on all government buildings. Official entertainment events were also canceled “as a mark of respect to the departed dignitary,” the Ministry of Home Affairs...

India launches new aircraft carrier as China concerns grow

Sep. 02, 2022 06:31 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India commissioned its first home-built aircraft carrier Friday as it seeks to counter regional rival China's much larger and growing fleet, and expand its own indigenous shipbuilding capabilities. The INS Vikrant, whose name is a Sanskrit word for “powerful" or...

2 high-rise towers in India demolished for violating laws

Aug. 29, 2022 02:54 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Two high-rise apartment towers in India were leveled to the ground in a controlled demolition on Sunday after the country's top court declared them illegal for violating building norms, officials said. They became India's tallest structures to be razed to the ground. ...

Protests in India against release of 11 convicted rapists

Aug. 27, 2022 10:24 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Hundreds of people on Saturday held demonstrations in several parts of India to protest a recent government decision to free 11 men who had been jailed for life for gang raping a Muslim woman during India’s devastating 2002 religious riots. The protesters in the...

US Treasury official to visit India amid Ukraine tensions

Aug. 19, 2022 18:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top Treasury Department official is set next week to make his first official trip to India since the start of Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Amid tensions over India’s neutral stance on the invasion that began in late February, the U.S. wants the meetings to...

Indian court appoints committee to run national Olympic body

Aug. 17, 2022 03:34 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — A court in India has appointed a committee to take over the running of the national Olympic committee and hold fresh elections within four months in a move that could have further implications for the country in international sport. The Delhi High Court asked...

AP PHOTOS: The story of India, 75 years in the making

Aug. 13, 2022 00:34 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — “At the stroke of the midnight hour,” India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru said, “when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom.” The historic speech just before midnight on Aug. 15, 1947 turned the hopes of millions into reality....