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  • India urges millions of poor to open bank accounts

    NEW DELHI (AP) — India's state-owned banks are conducting a massive campaign to open millions of accounts for poor Indians who are off the financial grid and vulnerable to black market money lenders. Prime Minister Narendra Modi officially launched the program on Thursday, saying it would give...

  • Jewish center reopens 6 years after Mumbai attacks

    MUMBAI, India (AP) — Rabbis from across Asia on Tuesday celebrated the reopening of a Jewish center targeted by rampaging Pakistani gunmen who stormed through Mumbai on a 60-hour killing spree in 2008. The attacks on the Chabad center and other iconic locations in India's financial capital left...

  • Stampede at Hindu holy procession kills 10 Indians

    NEW DELHI (AP) — A pre-dawn stampede killed 10 people Monday as tens of thousands of Hindus were worshipping in an annual procession in central India, police said. Some 50,000 devotees had been marking the holy day of Somvati Amavasya by walking or lying down and rolling for 5 kilometers (3...

  • India blocks film on Indira Gandhi assassination

    NEW DELHI (AP) — India has blocked the release of a film on the assassination of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, saying it glorifies her killers and could trigger violent protests, officials said Friday. India's film certification board said the film glorified the Sikh bodyguards who...

  • After big win, India's new leader faces backlash

    NEW DELHI (AP) — When Prime Minister Narendra Modi swept to power in India's most resounding election victory in decades, he promised to revive the sluggish economy, rein in rising food prices, tackle corruption and overhaul his predecessor's lackluster foreign policy. Many Indians, long...

  • Climate change could cut 9 percent from South Asian economies, study says

    Climate change could cost South Asian countries nearly 9 percent in economic activity annually if fossil fuel consumption rates remain unchanged by 2100, according to the Asian Development Bank.

  • 180 dead as floods wash away homes in Nepal, India

    KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Authorities in Nepal and neighboring India sent food, medical supplies and tents Monday to areas where monsoon floods have displaced thousands of people and killed at least 180 in recent days. Four helicopters with relief supplies and medical workers were sent to cut-off...

  • Indian poachers threaten lesser-known animals

    NEW DELHI (AP) — Wildlife poachers, hindered by India's efforts to protect majestic endangered animals including tigers and rhinos, have begun to think smaller. And activists say scores of the country's lesser-known species are vanishing from the wild as a result. The Indian pangolin — a scaly...

  • Indian PM urges an end to violence against women

    NEW DELHI (AP) — Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Friday that India had been shamed by rapes and attacks against women, and called on parents in this deeply misogynistic country to treat their sons and daughters equally in his first speech marking the country's independence from colonial rule....

  • India deals a blow to climate negotiations

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, leader of the world's third-largest greenhouse gas-emitting nation, won't join his U.S. and Chinese counterparts at a United Nations climate summit next month in New York.

  • Online sites shake up hidebound retailing in India

    MUMBAI, India (AP) — Finding a way into India's vast but vexing market has long frustrated foreign retailers. Now, overseas investors are pouring billions of dollars into e-commerce ventures that are circumventing the barriers holding back retail powers such as Wal-Mart and Ikea. Some investors...

  • Life in prison for killer of India's Bandit Queen

    NEW DELHI (AP) — The upper-caste killer of India's famous "Bandit Queen" was sentenced Thursday to life in prison by a court for gunning down the outlaw-turned-legislator who was idolized as a champion of the lower castes. Phoolan Devi long roamed central India's desolate valleys, allegedly...

  • Indian leader says Pakistan is waging 'proxy war'

    SRINAGAR, India (AP) — India's prime minister on Tuesday accused Pakistan of waging a proxy, terrorist war because it was too weak to fight a conventional one, a day after India accused its traditional rival of violating cease-fire agreements in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir. Prime...

  • Nepal landslide raises fears of flooding in India

    PATNA, India (AP) — Rescue workers urgently evacuated tens of thousands of people in eastern India on Monday after a deadly landslide in neighboring Nepal blocked a river that could burst its banks and submerge scores of Indian villages. Authorities in Nepal said there is no hope that more than...

  • Indian leader warms ties during Nepal visit

    KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi wooed his country's tiny Himalayan neighbor, Nepal, during a two-day visit aimed at boosting ties with a country that India has long ignored and where China already has a strong presence. In the first visit by an Indian prime minister...



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