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This photograph provided by Harpreet Upal, an accompanying aide of British Member of Parliament Debbie Abrahams shows Abrahams at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi, India, Monday, Feb. 17, 2020. Indian officials denied the British lawmaker entry on Monday after she landed at New Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport, according to Harpreet Upal, an accompanying aide. (Harpreet Upal via AP)

British MP who leads Kashmir group denied entry to India

Feb. 17, 2020 4:25 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian officials denied a British lawmaker entry on Monday after she landed at New Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport, according to an accompanying aide. Debbie Abrahams, a Labour Party Member of Parliament who chairs a parliamentary group focused on the disputed region of...

In this Jan. 30, 2020, photo, a Kashmiri journalist, center, browses the internet on his mobile phone inside the media center set up by government authorities in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir. Six months after India stripped restive Kashmir of its semi-autonomy, enforcing a total communications blackout, it has restored limited internet at slow speeds with access only to government-approved websites. Since Modi came into power in 2014, the internet has been suspended more than 365 times in India, according to the global digital rights group Access Now. (AP Photo/ Dar Yasin)

India keeps lid on Kashmir's internet 6 months into lockdown

Feb. 14, 2020 2:04 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Six months after India's government stripped restive Kashmir of its semi-autonomy and enforced a total communications blackout, it is heralding the restoration of limited, slow-speed internet as a step toward normalcy. But for the Himalayan region's 7 million people, the reality is far...

FILE- In this Dec. 1, 2009, file photo, Rajendra Kumar Pachauri attends a press conference in New Delhi, India. The Indian environmentalist, under whose chairmanship the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change won the Nobel Peace Prize alongside former U.S. Vice President Al Gore in 2007, has died after a heart surgery. Pachauri’s death was announced late Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, by The Energy and Resources Institute, or TERI, a  research group he headed until 2016 in New Delhi. He was 79. (AP Photo/Gurinder Osan, file)

RK Pachauri, who led Nobel-winning climate panel, dies at 79

Feb. 13, 2020 10:06 PM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian environmentalist Rajendra Kumar Pachauri, under whose leadership a U.N. climate change panel shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize, has died after recent heart surgery. He was 79. Pachauri’s death was announced late Thursday by The Energy and Resources Institute, or TERI, a...

FILE - In this Oct. 26, 2018 file photo, Hafiz Saeed, founder of Pakistani religious group Jamaat-ud-Dawa addresses an anti-Indian rally in Lahore, Pakistan. On Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, a Pakistani court sentenced Saeed, a radical cleric wanted by Washington and New Delhi for his  role in the 2008 Mumbai attacks, and four of his associates to five and half years each in jail on terror financing. According to a government and defense lawyer, Wednesday's verdict was announced in the presence of Hafiz Saeed and the four other suspects. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary, File)

Pakistan jails cleric wanted by US, India for Mumbai attacks

Feb. 12, 2020 7:19 AM EST

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani court on Wednesday handed down a five-year prison term to a radical cleric for terrorism financing. Hafiz Saaed is wanted by Washington and New Delhi for his alleged role in the bloody 2008 Mumbai attacks that killed 166 people in neighboring India. The U.S. put a $10...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019, file photo, Indian paramilitary soldiers drag barbwire as they prepare to impose curfew in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir. Envoys from more than 20 countries arrived in Indian-controlled Kashmir on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, the second visit by a delegation of New Delhi-based foreign diplomats since the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist-led government stripped the region of its semi-autonomous status in August last year. The move was accompanied by a harsh crackdown, with New Delhi sending tens of thousands of additional troops to the already heavily militarized region, imposing a sweeping curfew, arresting thousands and cutting virtually all communications. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)

India takes foreign envoys to disputed Kashmir

Feb. 12, 2020 5:54 AM EST

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — India took more than 20 foreign diplomats on a visit to disputed Kashmir on Wednesday, the second such trip since Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist government stripped the region of its semi-autonomous status last summer. India's foreign ministry in a statement...

Incumbent Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, center, waves at Aam Aadmi Party, or

Stunning defeat for Modi's party in New Delhi elections

Feb. 11, 2020 10:02 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist party was given a stunning defeat by a regional party Tuesday in elections in the national capital that were seen as a referendum on his policies, including a new national citizenship law that excludes Muslims. Saturday's New...

Trump, first lady will travel to India in late February

Feb. 10, 2020 5:07 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump will visit India on February 24-25 and travel to New Delhi and Ahmedabad, the White House said Monday. The latter city is the largest in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state of Gujarat and played an important role in Mahatma...

Children enact a play for awareness on violence against women and children during the

Indian artists demand end to violence against women

Feb. 9, 2020 6:54 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Dozens of artists and activists gathered in India’s capital on Sunday to demand an end to violence against women in a country where such crimes are rising despite tough laws enacted seven years ago. Dozens of artists performed a play in a park in central Delhi at the event in...

People wait for their turn to cast their vote at a polling station closest to the Shaheen Bagh protest where Muslim women have been protesting for weeks against a new citizenship law, in New Delhi, India, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020. Voting began for a crucial state election in India's capital on Saturday with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist party trying to regain power after a 22-year gap and major victories in a national vote. The BJP campaign has reopened old wounds in the Hindu-Muslim divide and treats the election as a referendum on nearly two months of protests across India against a new citizenship law that excludes Muslims. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

New Delhi votes with Modi's popularity on the line

Feb. 8, 2020 9:49 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Residents of India's capital voted Saturday in a crucial state election in which Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist party sought to regain power after a 22-year gap and major victories in a national vote. About 57% of the 14.6 million registered voters lined up in...

In this Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, photo, a supporter of India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) holds a mace, used as a weapon by Hindu god Hanuman, as he shouts slogans during an election campaign rally for the upcoming Delhi elections in New Delhi, India. Campaigning for a crucial state election in India's capital has reached a fever pitch as members of the Hindu nationalist-led government call for violence against minority Muslims and invoke the specter of arch-nemesis Pakistan to reverse course after a pair of losses in recent state polls. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

Poll pitch for India’s capital plays up growing divisions

Feb. 7, 2020 3:50 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Campaigning for a crucial state election in India's capital has reached a fever pitch as members of the Hindu nationalist-led government call for violence against minority Muslims and invoke the specter of arch-nemesis Pakistan to reverse course after a pair of losses in recent state...