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India's president appoints Modi as PM for second term

May. 25, 2019 3:43 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's president on Saturday appointed Narendra Modi as the prime minister soon after newly-elected lawmakers from the ruling alliance, led by the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party, elected him as their leader after a thunderous victory in national elections. President Ram Nath...

India's Modi paints image of Hindu ascetic called to power

May. 24, 2019 3:37 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — The man in the saffron robe sat cross-legged with his eyes closed, back to the wall of a cave framed by the Himalayas. This was India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi's latest production, traveling to a remote mountain temple with a preferred TV news crew to show the world India's leader...

Modi surges to victory in India on Hindu-first platform

May. 23, 2019 10:59 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Charismatic but polarizing Prime Minister Narendra Modi surged to a landslide victory in Indian elections, propelling his Hindu nationalist party to back-to-back majorities in parliament for the first time in decades. With most of the estimated 600 million votes counted by early Friday,...

India's Modi paints image of Hindu ascetic called to power

May. 23, 2019 8:49 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — The man in the saffron robe sat cross-legged with his eyes closed, back to the wall of a cave framed by the Himalayas. This was India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi's latest production, traveling to a remote mountain temple with a preferred TV news crew to show the world India's leader...

India's ruling party claims win with assured lead in votes

May. 23, 2019 6:38 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party claimed it had won reelection with a commanding lead in Thursday's vote count, while the stock market soared in anticipation of another five-year term for the pro-business Hindu nationalist leader. Election Commission data by midafternoon showed...

Kashmir group seeks UN probe into torture by India troops

May. 20, 2019 8:51 PM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — A prominent rights group in Indian-controlled Kashmir is advocating for the United Nations to establish a commission of inquiry to investigate what it calls the endemic use of torture by government forces amid a decades-long anti-India uprising in the disputed region. The...

India's marathon election ends, vote count begins Thursday

May. 19, 2019 10:31 PM EDT

KOLKATA, India (AP) — Voting in India's mammoth national election ended Sunday with the seventh and final phase of a grueling poll that lasted more than five weeks, as exit polls predicted a victory for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist party and its allies. Vote counting begins on Thursday,...

India's ruling party takes election battle to West Bengal

May. 17, 2019 7:23 AM EDT

KOLKATA, India (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken his ruling party's fight to the state of West Bengal, where it hopes to retain a majority in staggered general elections concluding this week by diluting the strength of a formidable opponent, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. The battle...

Clashes during election rally in east India injure several

May. 14, 2019 10:05 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Rival political supporters on Tuesday clashed with rocks and sticks during an election rally by the Hindu nationalist party in eastern India, leaving several people injured and a university college vandalized. Police say they used sticks to disperse the rivals as West Bengal state prepared...

The Latest: Rouhani adviser says Trump moving toward war

May. 14, 2019 2:38 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf, elsewhere in Mideast, amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran (all times local): 10:30 p.m. An adviser to Iran President Hassan Rouhani says President Donald Trump is moving toward war with Iran instead of trying...