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Pakistan to open border crossing for India Sikhs in November

Sep. 16, 2019 11:32 AM EDT

KARTARPUR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani officials said Monday that a much-awaited visa-free border crossing for Sikh pilgrims from India will be ready by early November, allowing thousands of pilgrims to easily visit a Sikh shrine just inside Pakistan each day. The Pakistani project director, Atif Majid, told...

India's economy slows, stalling once thriving manufacturing

Sep. 16, 2019 3:10 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Anuj Kapoor took over his father's booming auto parts business in 2012, hoping to elevate the company from selling to suppliers to selling directly to carmakers. Seven years later, he's had to lay off half his workers as drooping sales caused his profit to plummet by at least 80%....

Kashmiris allege night terror by Indian troops in crackdown

Sep. 14, 2019 4:32 AM EDT

HEFF SHIRMAL, India (AP) — The Indian soldiers descended on Bashir Ahmed Dar's house in southern Kashmir on Aug. 10, a few days after the government in New Delhi stripped the disputed Himalayan region of its statehood and launched a crackdown. Over the next 48 hours, the 50-year-old plumber said he...

India capital to temporarily restrict cars to curb pollution

Sep. 13, 2019 6:04 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian authorities on Friday announced a plan to restrict the movement of private cars in the capital for nearly two weeks after a major Hindu festival that features fireworks that cloak the area with toxic smog and dust. Private cars running on petrol and diesel will be allowed in New...

India, Nepal open cross border oil pipeline

Sep. 10, 2019 5:34 AM EDT

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — The leaders of India and Nepal inaugurated South Asia's first cross country oil pipeline Tuesday, allowing the Himalayan nation of Nepal to receive an uninterrupted supply of oil from its large southern neighbor. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Nepalese counterpart,...

Saudi, UAE diplomats arrive in Pakistan to discuss Kashmir

Sep. 4, 2019 12:09 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates sent their top diplomats to Pakistan on Wednesday to help Islamabad defuse tensions with India over the disputed Kashmir region. Anti-India sentiment has grown in Pakistan since New Delhi moved to strip the Indian-administered portion of Kashmir of...

Explosion at Indian fireworks factory kills at least 22

Sep. 4, 2019 11:43 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — A large explosion at a fireworks factory in northern India on Wednesday killed at least 22 people and caused the building to catch fire and collapse, officials said. Police officer Mukhtiar Singh said 15 other people were injured in the blast in Batala, a town in Punjab state about 460...

Decades after fleeing, Kashmiri Hindus still fear going back

Sep. 3, 2019 8:40 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Dr. L.N. Dhar vividly remembers the cold morning in Kashmir nearly 30 years ago. He left behind his plush bungalow and a prestigious job at a government hospital, becoming a refugee on the run almost overnight, with nothing but a small bag hurriedly stuffed with whatever clothes and cash...

Pakistan grants consular aid to Indian facing death penalty

Sep. 2, 2019 11:10 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan on Monday granted rare consular access to an Indian man facing the deal penalty after being convicted of spying. The case has been a source of friction between the nuclear-armed neighbors as tensions have escalated in recent weeks over the disputed Kashmir region. The foreign...

India accuses Pakistan of trying to infiltrate terrorists

Aug. 29, 2019 9:56 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India on Thursday said it has information that Pakistan is trying to infiltrate terrorists into the country to carry out attacks amid rising tensions over New Delhi's decision to abrogate the autonomy of Indian-administered Kashmir. External Affairs Ministry spokesman Raveesh Kumar told...