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AP PHOTOS: The story of India, 75 years in the making

Aug. 13, 2022 00:34 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — “At the stroke of the midnight hour,” India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru said, “when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom.” The historic speech just before midnight on Aug. 15, 1947 turned the hopes of millions into reality....

At 75, India’s democracy is under pressure like never before

Aug. 12, 2022 09:20 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — The Aug. 5 demonstrations by India’s main opposition Congress party against soaring food prices and unemployment began like any other recent protest — an electorally weak opposition taking to the New Delhi streets against Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s massively popular...

At 75, India seeks way forward in big but job-scarce economy

Aug. 11, 2022 02:13 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — As India’s economy grew, the hum of factories turned the sleepy, dusty village of Manesar into a booming industrial hub, cranking out everything from cars and sinks to smartphones and tablets. But jobs have run scarce over the years, prompting more and more workers to line up...

At 75, India’s Kashmir challenge shifts foreign policy focus

Aug. 10, 2022 01:09 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — For decades, India has tried to thwart Pakistan in a protracted dispute over Kashmir, the achingly beautiful Himalayan territory claimed by both countries but divided between them. That relentless competition made Pakistan always the focus of New Delhi’s...

Indian police block opposition protests over price increases

Aug. 05, 2022 06:07 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian police detained dozens of lawmakers from the opposition Congress party, including key leader Rahul Gandhi, as they attempted to march Friday to the president’s palace and prime minister’s residence to protest soaring food and fuel prices and an increase in the goods...

Indian government approves new emissions targets

Aug. 03, 2022 13:09 PM EDT

BENGALURU, India (AP) — Nine months after India announced its target of “net zero” emissions by 2070 at the United Nations climate conference in Glasgow, the country’s federal cabinet finally approved a new climate plan on Wednesday. The new goals will be submitted to the...

Sri Lanka leader proposes 25-year plan for crisis-hit nation

Aug. 03, 2022 07:16 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's new president said Wednesday that his government is preparing a national policy roadmap for the next 25 years that aims to cut public debt and turn the country into a competitive export economy as it seeks a way out of its worst economic disaster. ...

India announces a $100 million credit line to the Maldives

Aug. 02, 2022 06:04 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India will give a $100 million line of credit to the Maldives to support development projects, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday after holding talks with his counterpart, President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih. Solih arrived in India on Monday for a four-day...

Ethnic minority woman wins India's presidential election

Jul. 21, 2022 12:44 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — A woman who hails from a minority ethnic community was chosen Thursday as India’s new president, a largely ceremonial position. Droupadi Murmu, a leader from India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, was elected by the Indian Parliament and state legislatures in...

Global success of 'RRR' signals breakthrough for Tollywood

Jul. 20, 2022 15:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — India's film industry is one of the most vast and varied in the world — it's really not one but many separate industries, including Bollywood, Tollywood and others — yet few of the country's roughly 2,000 annually produced movies ever make much of a dent with Western...