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India's Modi focuses on jobs creation in first budget after winning polls

Jul. 23, 2024 05:16 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s newly formed government presented an annual budget to Parliament that raises spending to generate more jobs and spur economic growth, while aiming to appease coalition partners it needs to stay in power. In her budget speech...

India has ramped up its wind and solar energy. It now needs to expand places to store it

Jul. 21, 2024 02:54 AM EDT

BENGALURU, India (AP) — At a Coca-Cola factory on the outskirts of Chennai in southern India a giant battery powers machinery day and night, replacing a diesel-spewing generator. It's one of just a handful of sites in India powered by electricity stored in batteries, a key component to...

Humans caused climate change. Amid the suffering, now they must solve it

Jul. 19, 2024 09:48 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — For decades, scientists warned that continued burning of oil, gas, and coal would have devastating climate impacts. Those impacts are being felt around the world. Climate change is driving extreme weather By all accounts, the last few years have been...

Passenger train derails in India, killing at least 2 passengers and injuring 20 others

Jul. 19, 2024 03:29 AM EDT

LUCKNOW, India (AP) — A passenger train derailed on Thursday in northern India, killing at least two passengers and injuring 20 others, a railroad official said. The cause of the accident is being investigated. Naveen Kumar, a state relief commissioner, said dozens of rescuers, a...

Greenhouses are becoming more popular, but there's little research on how to protect workers

Jul. 18, 2024 09:44 AM EDT

From opposite ends of the world, the uncomfortable conditions Shamim Ahamed and Purvi Tiwari experienced doing separate Ph.D. research inside greenhouses inspired them to study the heat in the indoor structures. Tiwari, a researcher at Indira Gandhi Agricultural University in India,...

Extravagant wedding celebrations for the son of Asia's richest man conclude with a reception

Jul. 14, 2024 22:49 PM EDT

MUMBAI, India (AP) — A wedding reception on Sunday wrapped up the monthslong celebrations as the youngest son of Mukesh Ambani, Asia’s richest man, married his longtime girlfriend with a price tag running into the millions. The newlyweds were cheered by friends and relatives at...

An Indian billionaire’s son is married after lavish celebrations that spotlight his global clout

Jul. 13, 2024 06:42 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — It has been a wedding like no other — and the festivities have been going on for months. So where does one start? With a three-day pre-wedding celebration in March when Rihanna and Akon performed for a star-studded 1,200-person guest list? Or a four-day European...

The son of Asia’s richest man is set to marry in the year's most extravagant wedding

Jul. 12, 2024 15:07 PM EDT

MUMBAI, India (AP) — Global celebrities, business tycoons and politicians began arriving in India’s financial capital on Friday to attend the wedding of the youngest son of Mukesh Ambani, Asia’s richest man, highlighting the billionaire's staggering wealth and rising clout. ...

A look at heat records that have been broken around the world

Jul. 10, 2024 15:31 PM EDT

This year has already seen many heat records broken as the world grows hotter with more and more greenhouse gases added to the atmosphere. For many places, the highest temperatures since record-keeping began have come in just the last 10 to 15 years. That's the clearest possible...

A double-decker bus collides with a milk truck in northern India, killing at least 18 people

Jul. 10, 2024 00:26 AM EDT

LUCKNOW, India (AP) — A double-decker passenger bus collided with a milk truck in northern India on Wednesday, killing at least 18 people and injuring many others, officials said. The collision occurred on an expressway in Uttar Pradesh state, and 19 injured people were rushed to...