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Indian workers rescued from job scams in Southeast Asia

Oct. 07, 2022 09:24 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's government on Friday said it has rescued about 130 Indian workers from Myanmar, Laos and Cambodia after they were lured by agents for fake job opportunities in the information technology sector in Thailand. Arindam Bagchi, the External Affairs Ministry...

Bus plunges into gorge in India; kills 25 on board

Oct. 05, 2022 04:59 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — A bus in northern India plunged into a gorge, leaving at least 25 dead and over a dozen others injured, officials said. Police told the Press Trust of India news agency there were 45 to 50 people on board the bus, all of whom were part of a wedding party, when it...

Farm vehicle packed with people overturns in India; 26 dead

Oct. 02, 2022 06:44 AM EDT

LUCKNOW, India (AP) — A farm tractor pulling a wagon loaded with people overturned and fell into a pond in northern India, killing 26 people, most of them women and children, officials said Sunday. The wagon was carrying around 40 people returning from a ceremony at a nearby local...

India launches 5G services, Modi calls it step in new era

Oct. 01, 2022 05:12 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched 5G services in India on Saturday, calling it a “step towards the new era.” The launch in select cities will cover the entire country over the next couple of years, a government statement said. Modi launched...

Indian opposition party seeks to shed dynastic rule image

Sep. 30, 2022 10:58 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s main opposition party, the Indian National Congress, is set to choose a person who is not a member of its dominant Nehru-Gandhi family as its next president as it struggles to recover before key upcoming elections. Although the party has been led...

India bans Muslim group for alleged terrorist activities

Sep. 28, 2022 01:22 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s government banned a Muslim organization for five years, accusing it Wednesday of funding terrorist activities, providing armed training to its supporters and radicalizing people for anti-India activities. The ban followed the arrests and detentions of...

Kishida opens diplomacy rush as Japan preps divisive funeral

Sep. 26, 2022 06:09 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida held a series of meetings with foreign dignitaries Monday in what he's called “funeral diplomacy" the day before he hosts a controversial state-sponsored ceremony for former leader Shinzo Abe. Kishida has been criticized for...

Apple Inc will manufacture iPhone 14 in India

Sep. 26, 2022 06:09 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Apple Inc. will make its iPhone 14 in India, the company said on Monday, as manufacturers shift production from China amid geopolitical tensions and pandemic restrictions that have disrupted supply chains for many industries. “The new iPhone 14 lineup introduces...

India stays neutral on Ukraine war, previews G-20 term at UN

Sep. 24, 2022 23:04 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — India's foreign minister laid out the country's plans for its turn at the G-20 presidency during his speech Saturday in front of the U.N. General Assembly. India assumes the mantle of the consortium of leading developed and developing nations in December....

Pakistan's prime minister talks Kashmir, floods at UN

Sep. 23, 2022 22:30 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif appealed for a peaceful end to the dispute over Kashmir and deplored regional instability, invoking the perennial themes of Pakistan's U.N. addresses after dedicating the first half of his speech Friday to the ravages of recent floods. ...