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Resigned to a fate of constant displacement, India's river islanders return home in between floods

May. 21, 2024 21:13 PM EDT

MORIGAON, India (AP) — Yaad Ali is dreading the rainy season’s arrival this year. The 56-year-old farmer from northeastern India’s Assam state lives with his wife and son on Sandahkhaiti island on India’s Brahmaputra River. The island, like two thousand others on the river,...

Indian voters dissect Modi's politics while traversing the country by train

May. 21, 2024 00:28 AM EDT

ABOARD THE THIRUKKURAL EXPRESS, India (AP) — The 1,800-mile (2,900-kilometer) journey south from New Delhi to Kanyakumari is one of the longest train rides in India, passing through cities, villages, scrub forests and deep ravines. The 22-car Thirukkural Express is a microcosm of...

Modi's Hindu nationalist politics face a test as India holds fifth stage of national election

May. 20, 2024 06:50 AM EDT

AYODHYA, India (AP) — When Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi opened a Hindu temple on the site of a razed mosque in the holy city of Ayodhya in early 2024, he was making a bet on mixing Hindu nationalism and politics ahead of a national election in which he's seeking a rare third term. ...

Climate change impacts millions in India. But as the country votes, some politicians skirt the issue

May. 19, 2024 22:16 PM EDT

BEED, India (AP) — Almost 970 million Indians are voting in general elections amid sweltering heat and unpredictable weather extremes exacerbated by human-caused climate change, leading to loss of livelihood, forced migration and increasingly difficult living conditions for millions across the...

AP PHOTOS: For the first time India's elderly and disabled are able to vote from home

May. 17, 2024 07:25 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Vijay Lakshmi, 85, stood beaming at the entrance of her house as she welcomed a team dispatched by the Election Commission of India. They were here to collect her vote. The team visiting Vijay lakshmi’s neighbourhood comprised of 5 people in total, including a...

India's parliament has fewer Muslims as strength of Modi's party grows

May. 15, 2024 07:23 AM EDT

MALAPPURAM, India (AP) — Preventing Muslim migrants from gaining citizenship. Revoking the semi-autonomy of the country’s only Muslim-majority region. Building a Hindu temple where a violent mob razed a mosque. These were political triumphs for Prime Minister Narendra Modi over...

India PM Modi files his nomination to run for a third term in general election

May. 14, 2024 06:17 AM EDT

VARANASI, India (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was in the holy Hindu city of Varanasi on Tuesday surrounded by his party leaders and supporters as he formally filed paperwork to run in an ongoing election that is essentially a referendum on his decade in power. The...

India's mammoth election is more than halfway done as millions begin voting in fourth round

May. 13, 2024 05:26 AM EDT

SAMASTIPUR, India (AP) — Millions of Indians across 96 constituencies began casting their ballots on Monday as the country's gigantic, six-week-long election edges past its halfway mark. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is seeking a third straight term with an eye on winning a supermajority in...

Canadian police announce the arrest of a fourth Indian suspect in the killing of a Sikh activist

May. 12, 2024 07:03 AM EDT

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — A fourth Indian national living in Canada has been charged in the slaying of a Sikh separatist leader last June that became the center of a diplomatic spat with India. British Columbia’s Integrated Homicide Investigation Team said in a release...

India says Canada has shared no evidence of its involvement in killing of a Sikh separatist leader

May. 10, 2024 01:49 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India said Thursday that Canada has shared no evidence to back its allegation that the Indian government was involved in the slaying of a Sikh separatist leader in Canada last year, despite the recent arrests of three Indian men in the crime. India’s External...