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The opposition alliance that aimed to oust Modi appears to be cracking just before India's elections

Feb. 22, 2024 23:05 PM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Last year more than two dozen opposition parties in India came together to take on Narendra Modi, one of the country's most popular prime ministers in generations. But the broad alliance, beset with ideological differences and personality clashes, is cracking at a crucial time,...

India wants to hook its population onto clean energy by boosting rooftop solar

Feb. 22, 2024 06:17 AM EST

BENGALURU, India (AP) — Just a few years ago, someone who wanted to install a rooftop solar connection in India faced getting multiple approvals, finding a reliable company to install the panels and spending heavily before seeing the first surge of clean energy. But that's...

A young man dies as clashes erupt between police and protesting farmers in India

Feb. 21, 2024 12:05 PM EST

SHAMBHU, India (AP) — Clashes between farmers and police in India left one protester dead Wednesday as the farmers resumed their march to the capital after talks with the government failed to end an impasse over their demands for guaranteed crop prices. Indian farmers began their...

Greek prime minister asks India to build global partnerships amid Ukraine and Middle East wars

Feb. 21, 2024 09:19 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Wednesday asked India to play a leading role in building international partnerships to meet the unprecedented challenges brought by the wars in Ukraine and the Middle East and changes in climate and energy security. "We...

Indian farmers reject government offer and say they will carry on marching to New Delhi

Feb. 20, 2024 03:07 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian farmers who have been protesting for a week to demand guaranteed crop prices have rejected a proposal from the government, and say they will continue their march to the capital New Delhi. The protesting farmers began their march last week, but their efforts...

Indian farmers strike to demand guaranteed crop prices as others attempt to march to New Delhi

Feb. 16, 2024 09:49 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Farmers blocked highways and held demonstrations in many rural areas in northern India on Friday to protest over a range of grievances that have also led tens of thousands to march toward the capital in tractors and wagons. Farmers in the northern states of Haryana...

At least 11 dead and 4 injured in massive fire at paint factory in New Delhi

Feb. 15, 2024 23:31 PM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — A massive fire swept through a paint factory in India's capital, New Delhi, killing at least 11 people and leaving four others injured, news agency Press Trust of India reported. Fire officials said that the blaze started late Thursday on the ground floor of the...

Why tens of thousands of Indian farmers are protesting again

Feb. 15, 2024 23:31 PM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Tens of thousands of Indian farmers are protesting for guaranteed crop prices, renewing a movement that succeeded in getting contentious new agricultural laws repealed in 2021. Earlier this week, they began marching toward New Delhi, but their efforts so far have...

Which houseplants make great Valentine's gifts? Let's start with heart-shaped ones

Feb. 13, 2024 14:04 PM EST

Looking for a meaningful, beautiful, sustainable and last-minute gift for your Valentine? Consider houseplants. Florists say those that are heart-shaped, look cheerful or have staying power are especially good at conveying Valentine's Day love. Plants symbolize growth...

Police use tear gas against Indian farmers marching to New Delhi to demand guaranteed crop prices

Feb. 13, 2024 08:42 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian police on Tuesday used tear gas and detained some farmers who clashed with them and tried to break barricades blocking their way to New Delhi to demand guaranteed crop prices in a repeat of 2021 protests, when they camped on the capital's outskirts for more than a year. ...