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Tough challenge for Modi's party in 2 key state elections

Oct. 24, 2019 9:21 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist party fared worse than expected in two key Indian state elections, with the main opposition Congress party and regional groups posing an unexpectedly strong challenge just months after his party swept to power for a second term. Although...

2 Indian states hold elections; Modi's party expected to win

Oct. 21, 2019 5:57 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Voters cast ballots Monday in two Indian states where Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist party is seeking a second consecutive term. The Bharatiya Janata Party is expected to win the elections in Maharashtra in the west and Haryana in the north after its dominant victory in...

India's Supreme Court orders tree-felling project halted

Oct. 7, 2019 6:13 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's Supreme Court ordered the central state of Maharashtra on Monday to stop clearing a heavily forested area for a metro line project after protests by hundreds of people. The court ordered tree cutting to halt at least until it holds another hearing on Oct. 21. The Mumbai Metro Rail...

Challenges upheld: Pacers, Kings get calls changed in India

Oct. 5, 2019 11:45 PM EDT

Officially, it's an NBA first: Coaches successfully argued referees' calls Saturday. Sacramento's Luke Walton became the first coach to win a challenge — a new option for coaches to use in the NBA this season — when he asked for a review of an out-of-bounds call during the third quarter of the...

A league first: The NBA plays a game in India

Oct. 4, 2019 9:57 PM EDT

The NBA made one of Sacramento Kings owner Vivek Ranadive's biggest hopes a reality. And a long-awaited debut in India went longer than planned. T.J. Warren hit the shot that put Indiana ahead for good with 1:03 remaining, and the Pacers beat the Kings 132-131 in overtime on Friday in the first NBA game ever...

3 India-based firms adding hundreds of jobs in New Jersey

Sep. 20, 2019 8:25 AM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Phil Murphy says three India-based companies with a presence in New Jersey will expand their operations in the state, adding more than 1,200 jobs. Murphy made the announcement Thursday amid his seven-day business mission to India. Mumbai-based information technology firm Tata...

India cuts corporate taxes to counter slowing growth

Sep. 20, 2019 3:53 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — The Indian government on Friday announced a slew of concessions aimed at boosting the economy that will reduce most corporate taxes for local companies to about 25% from 30%. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the lower tax rates will retroactively apply from April 1, the beginning...

Texas teenager sentenced to 20 years for aiding terror group

Sep. 17, 2019 9:29 AM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A Texas teenager has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for recruiting fighters on behalf of a Pakistan-based terrorist organization. Eighteen-year-old Michael Kyle Sewell was sentenced Monday in federal court in Fort Worth after pleading guilty in May to a charge of conspiring...