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India investigates attack by suspected militants in Kashmir that killed 9 on Hindu pilgrimage

Jun. 12, 2024 08:50 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India is investigating an attack in which suspected militants fired at a bus carrying Hindu pilgrims in Indian-controlled Kashmir, killing nine and injuring 33, officials said Monday. The attack caused the vehicle to fall into a deep gorge Sunday in Jammu...

Indian PM Modi names Cabinet for coalition government after his party lost majority

Jun. 10, 2024 23:49 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's Narendra Modi, newly sworn in for a third straight term, named a Cabinet on Monday that retained his top ministers in crucial portfolios despite his Hindu nationalist party losing their majority in a shock election result. There was no change in the top...

Oxford University to return bronze sculpture of Hindu saint to India

Jun. 10, 2024 10:25 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Oxford University has agreed to return a 500-year-old bronze sculpture of a Hindu poet and saint to India, the university's Ashmolean Museum said. The Indian High Commission in the U.K. made a claim four years ago for the bronze figure of Tirumankai Alvar that was...

At least 9 dead after suspected militants in Kashmir fire at Hindu pilgrims, sending bus into gorge

Jun. 10, 2024 02:38 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Suspected militants in Indian-controlled Kashmir's Jammu province fired at a bus carrying Hindu pilgrims on Sunday and at least nine were killed after the vehicle fell into a deep gorge, officials said. The bus was carrying pilgrims to the base camp of the...

Relying on coalition partners, Modi is sworn in for a rare third term as India's prime minister

Jun. 09, 2024 11:04 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Narendra Modi was sworn in Sunday for a rare third consecutive term as India’s prime minister, relying on his coalition partners after his party failed to win a parliamentary majority in a surprise outcome. Modi and his Cabinet ministers took the oath of office,...

Narendra Modi's third term as India's prime minister may prove the most challenging

Jun. 09, 2024 10:19 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi took office for a third consecutive term on Sunday, but it may hold more challenges for the popular-but-polarizing leader than his past decade in power. His Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party, which won by landslides in...

India's Modi is known for charging hard. After a lackluster election, he may have to adapt his style

Jun. 05, 2024 13:16 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Since coming to power a decade ago, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been known for big, bold and often snap decisions that he’s found easy to execute thanks to the brute majority he enjoyed in India's lower house of parliament. In 2016, he yanked over 80% of...

Modi loses ground in parliament, but his Hindu nationalist policies are here to stay

Jun. 05, 2024 07:22 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — For the first time since Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party swept to power in 2014, the party did not secure a majority on its own in 2024 national election. But the prime minister’s coalition is still expected to run the country for another five years. ...

Modi claims victory in India's election but drop in support forces him to rely on coalition partners

Jun. 04, 2024 23:40 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared victory for his alliance in India’s general election, claiming a mandate to move forward with his agenda, even though his party lost seats to a stronger than expected opposition, which pushed back against his mixed economic record and...

India's popular but polarizing leader Narendra Modi is extending his decade in power. Who is he?

Jun. 04, 2024 12:54 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who claimed victory for his alliance in an election seen as a referendum on his decade in power, is a popular but polarizing leader who has presided over a fast-growing economy while advancing Hindu nationalism. Modi, 73, is...