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Mumbai cinemas reopen after 18 months as life swings back

Oct. 22, 2021 03:26 AM EDT

MUMBAI, India (AP) — Movie theaters in India’s entertainment capital Mumbai reopened on Friday after more than 18 months of closure due to the coronavirus pandemic, the last of the many virus restrictions to go amid a decline in infections. Theaters opened to half...

1 dead after jumping from 19th floor to escape Mumbai fire

Oct. 22, 2021 05:31 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — At least one person died after jumping from the 19th floor to escape a fire that engulfed a 61-story luxury apartment building in Mumbai in western India on Friday, a fire official said. Fifteen people were rescued, fire officer Pardhi said. ...

Indian court denies bail to Bollywood superstar's son

Oct. 08, 2021 11:14 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — An Indian magistrate on Friday rejected the release on bail of Bollywood megastar Shah Rukh Khan’s son, who was arrested this week in a drug raid on a luxury cruise ship, as the state narcotics agency expressed fear that he could tamper with evidence and influence...

Reliance Retail to open 7-Eleven outlets in India

Oct. 07, 2021 04:11 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — The 7-Eleven empire is coming to India. India’s Reliance Retail Ventures has set a franchise agreement with 7-Eleven, Inc., to launch convenience stores in the second most populous nation, the company said Thursday. The stores...

Bollywood superstar’s son denied bail in drugs case

Oct. 04, 2021 09:43 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — An Indian court on Monday denied bail to Bollywood megastar Shah Rukh Khan’s son, ordering him to remain in the custody of the narcotics agency, a day after officials arrested him in connection with a drug raid. The Bombay High Court said Aryan Khan...

Mystery solved: Biden gets proof of family ties to India

Sep. 24, 2021 16:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mystery solved. President Joe Biden sat down with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday for important talks about the Indo-Pacific region. But first, the leaders caught up on the president's own family ties to the subcontinent. ...

113 killed in western India landslides, monsoon flooding

Jul. 25, 2021 04:26 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Days of landslides and flooding triggered by heavy monsoon rains in western India’s Maharashtra state killed at least 113 people and injured 50, officials said Sunday, as rescuers scrambled to find at least 100 missing. A government spokesperson,...