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India's Rahul Gandhi accuses PM Modi of favoring Adani Group

Mar. 25, 2023 05:45 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s top opposition leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday launched a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said he was being targeted because he has raised serious questions about Modi's relationship with the Indian business conglomerate Adani Group. ...

India expels Rahul Gandhi, Modi critic, from Parliament

Mar. 24, 2023 16:49 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's top opposition leader and fierce critic of Prime Minister Narendra Modi was expelled from Parliament Friday, a day after a court convicted him of defamation and sentenced him to two years in prison for mocking the surname Modi in an election speech. The...

Cost of India quitting coal is $900 billion, think tank says

Mar. 23, 2023 13:14 PM EDT

BENGALURU, India (AP) — If India stopped burning coal tomorrow, over five million people would lose their jobs. But for a price tag of around $900 billion over the next 30 years, the country can make sure nobody is left behind in the huge move to clean energy to curb human-caused climate change,...

India police seek Sikh leader, arrest separatist supporters

Mar. 22, 2023 21:09 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian police are searching for a separatist leader who has revived calls for an independent Sikh homeland, stirring fears of violence in northwestern Punjab state where there's a history of bloody insurgency. Police have accused Amritpal Singh, a 30-year-old...

Japan PM Kishida announces new Indo-Pacific plan in India

Mar. 20, 2023 21:06 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Monday invited his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi for the Group of Seven summit in May and announced action plans for a new Indo-Pacific initiative aimed at countering China's influence in the region. Kishida, who is on a...

Windows smashed at India consulates in London, San Francisco

Mar. 20, 2023 16:50 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Windows at India's High Commission in London and at the Consulate General of India in San Francisco were smashed during separate demonstrations by Sikh protesters, police in both cities said Monday. London’s Metropolitan Police force said a man was arrested Sunday...

Will Americans end up footing the bill for bank failures?

Mar. 17, 2023 19:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government's response to the failure of two large banks has already involved hundreds of billions of dollars. So will ordinary Americans end up paying for it, one way or another? And what will the price tag be? It could be months before the answers are fully...

US, partners stage military drills amid Japan-S. Korea talks

Mar. 16, 2023 22:38 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The United States, Canada, India, Japan and South Korea are staging joint anti-submarine warfare drills amid talks between Japanese and South Korean leaders aimed at strengthening their alliance with Washington against threats from China and North Korea. The Sea...

Garcetti confirmed as India ambassador after 20-month fight

Mar. 15, 2023 17:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti won confirmation Wednesday from a divided Senate as the nation’s next ambassador to India, more than a year and a half after he was first nominated by President Joe Biden and after weathering doubts about his truthfulness in a sexual...

Former LA Mayor Eric Garcetti confirmed as US ambassador to India, ending 20-month fight over nomination

Mar. 15, 2023 14:59 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former LA Mayor Eric Garcetti confirmed as US ambassador to India, ending 20-month fight over nomination.