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Indian lawmakers repeal farm reforms after year of protests

Nov. 29, 2021 05:22 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian lawmakers on Monday repealed agricultural legislation that provoked a year of nationwide protests from farmers, in a move that was seen as a major reversal and rare climbdown for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government, which had ardently defended the controversial...

Interfaith love a risk amid India's Hindu nationalist surge

Nov. 29, 2021 01:23 AM EST

BELAGAVI, India (AP) — Arbaz Mullah’s love story began, as romances often do, when he first laid eyes on the woman of his dreams, Shweta Kumbhar. Over nearly three years, their courtship in many ways resembled that of any other couple: They went on dates and to...

Interfaith love a risk amid India's Hindu nationalist surge

Nov. 29, 2021 01:21 AM EST

BELAGAVI, India (AP) — Arbaz Mullah’s love story began, as romances often do, when he first laid eyes on the woman of his dreams, Shweta Kumbhar. Over nearly three years, their courtship in many ways resembled that of any other couple and they made each other promises...

Thousands of Indian farmers celebrate 1 year of key protests

Nov. 26, 2021 06:05 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Thousands of jubilant Indian farmers waving green and white flags on Friday marked the anniversary of their movement by celebrating a victory that forced Prime Minister Narendra Modi to withdraw three agriculture laws the farmers feared would drastically reduce their...

Pakistan disputes India's claim that pilot downed F-16 jet

Nov. 23, 2021 07:18 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan on Tuesday rejected India's claim that an Indian pilot shot down the Islamic nation’s F-16 fighter plane in 2019. The statement from Pakistan came a day after Indian President Ram Nath Kovind awarded pilot Abhinandan Varthaman India's...

Bowing to protests, India's Modi agrees to repeal farm laws

Nov. 19, 2021 09:36 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — In a major reversal, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced Friday that he would repeal the controversial agriculture laws that sparked yearlong protests from tens of thousands of farmers and posed a significant challenge to his administration. ...

EXPLAINER: Why did Modi repeal India farm laws after a year?

Nov. 19, 2021 06:38 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a surprise announcement Friday that he will withdraw agriculture laws that triggered a year of farmer protests, in what is seen as a major climbdown by his government. The nationwide demonstrations were the biggest challenge faced to...

India PM Narendra Modi says his government will withdraw controversial farm laws that were met with year-long protests

Nov. 18, 2021 23:11 PM EST
NEW DELHI (AP) — India PM Narendra Modi says his government will withdraw controversial farm laws that were met with year-long protests.

Smog chokes Indian capital as air pollution levels soar

Nov. 14, 2021 03:59 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Sky obscured by thick, gray smog. Monuments and high-rise buildings swallowed by a blanket of haze. People struggling to breathe. In the Indian capital, it is that time of the year again. The city’s air quality index fell into the...

Can world's climate target and India's development coexist?

Nov. 12, 2021 03:12 AM EST

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — India faces a difficult choice that will have consequences for the world. No country’s energy needs are expected to grow faster in coming decades than India's. Even under the most optimistic projections, a part of the demand must be met by...