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  • Suspected rebels kill 3 in Indian Kashmir villages

    SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Suspected rebels in India-controlled Kashmir gunned down two village elders and one victim's son in attacks that police said were aimed at scaring off voters in the country's general election. The attacks late Monday led the ruling Congress party to cancel a nearby...

  • India struggles with rebel threats during election

    RAJNANDGAON, India (AP) — Indians cast ballots Thursday on the biggest day of voting in the country's weekslong general election, streaming into polling stations even in areas where leftist rebels threatened violence over the plight of India's marginalized and poor. Nationwide voting began...

  • Court extends NYC officer's weapons case in India

    NEW DELHI (AP) — An Indian court said Thursday it won't rule before July 1 on the case of a New York City police officer arrested in New Delhi on a weapons charge. The New York Police Department said that Manny Encarnacion was arrested in March after Indian authorities discovered three...

  • Michigan State grads to hear India IT entrepreneur

    EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University says that Indian information technology pioneer Azim Premji will speak at the school's undergraduate commencement May 2. Premji is chairman of Bangalore, India-based Wipro Ltd. He began leading the company in the late 1960s, taking it from...

  • Passenger train derails in northern India; 42 hurt

    GAUHATI, India (AP) — A passenger train derailed in northeastern India early Wednesday, and dozens of passengers suffered mostly minor injuries. The engine and nine of the train's 13 coaches jumped the track near the Jagiroad station, about 140 kilometers (85 miles) east of Gauhati, the...

  • India's Transgenders Celebrate Historic Ruling

    India's top court on Tuesday issued a landmark verdict recognizing transgender rights as human rights, saying people can identify themselves as a third gender on official documents. (April 15) SHOTLIST: AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY New Delhi - 15 Apr 2014 1. C/u of Abhina, transgender...

  • India's top court recognizes third gender category

    NEW DELHI (AP) — India's top court on Tuesday issued a landmark verdict recognizing transgender rights as human rights, saying people can identify themselves as a third gender on official documents. The Supreme Court directed the federal and state governments to include transgendered people...

  • Indian troops kill 2 rebels in Kashmir fighting

    SRINAGAR, India (AP) — A nearly 20-hour gunbattle in Indian-controlled Kashmir ended Monday after government troops killed two suspected rebels in the Himalayan region's main city, a senior police official said. The fighting began Sunday evening when troops cordoned off a neighborhood in...

  • Rebels kill 14 in anti-election campaign in India

    PATNA, India (AP) — Indian Maoist rebels killed 14 people in two separate attacks in the central state of Chhattisgarh on Saturday as they continue a campaign of violence aimed at disrupting a five-week national election. Five election officials and two bus drivers were killed when a land...

  • In rural India, women want politicians to deliver

    SARAI, India (AP) — Trudging home after a long day harvesting wheat, Veena Devi has little time for the political workers swarming her northern Indian village seeking votes for their candidates. "They come to us each time promising piped water, public toilets and factory jobs. But these...

  • Chief of India's central bank criticizes Federal Reserve's monetary-easing efforts

    India's top central banker criticized the Federal Reserve in two appearances in Washington on Thursday, saying that the U.S. central bank should take into consideration the impact of its monetary-easing programs on emerging economies like India's. Raghuram Rajan, a University of Chicago...

  • India starts voting in world's largest election

    GAUHATI, India (AP) — Voters in India's remote northeast cast ballots on the first day of the world's biggest election Monday, with the opposition heading into the polls with strong momentum on promises of a surge in economic growth. With 814 million eligible voters, India will vote in stages...

  • India kicks off world's largest election

    GAUHATI, India (AP) — Indians began voting Monday in the world's biggest election, with the opposition heading into the polls with strong momentum on promises of economic renewal. Voting began Monday morning in the remote northeastern states of Assam and Tripura, with many traveling along...

  • 3 who raped journalist in India sentenced to death

    NEW DELHI (AP) — An Indian court on Friday sentenced to death three men who raped a photojournalist inside an abandoned textile mill last year in Mumbai, India's biggest city. A fourth defendant was sentenced to life in prison, prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam said. He said he asked for the death...

  • Indian anti-graft party chief punched in capital

    NEW DELHI (AP) — A man punched the chief of India's anti-corruption party twice in the face during a campaign stop in the capital on Friday, three days before the start of national elections in the world's biggest democracy. The motive for the attack on Arvind Kejriwal, head of the Aam Admi...



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