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Indian village cheers for Harris before swearing-in as US VP

THULASENDRAPURAM, India (AP) — A tiny, lush-green Indian village surrounded by rice paddy fields was beaming with joy Wednesday hours before its descendant, Kamala Harris, takes her oath of office and...

Indian shepherd combats water scarcity by building ponds

DASANADODDI, India (AP) — Kalmane Kamegowda, a 72-year-old shepherd who lives in a nondescript village in southern India, has become something of a celebrity, winning national recognition from no less...

Indians in Harris' ancestral home wake up to her victory

THULASENDRAPURAM, India (AP) — After rooting for Kamala Harris as President-elect Joe Biden's running mate, people in her small ancestral Indian village woke up Sunday morning to the news of her makin...

AP PHOTOS: Pandemic empties India's Silicon Valley suburbs

BENGALURU, India (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic has transformed India’s Silicon Valley. The shops are emptying out fast in an upscale suburb of this bustling Indian metropolis, and...

AP PHOTOS: Indian coal mines still burning after a century

JHARIA, India (AP) — The fires started in 1916. More than a century later, coal pits in Jharia, in a remote corner of India's eastern Jharkhand state, continue to spew flames and clouds of poisonous f...

AP Photos: Celebrating south India's bull taming festivals

MADURAI, India (AP) — As drums beat and the crowd cheers, a man leaps onto the back of a large bull and hangs tightly to its hump as the animal bucks and jumps. If he can hold on to ...

Water mismanagement leaves India's Silicon Valley parched

BANGALORE, India (AP) — India's Silicon Valley is bracing for yet another thirsty summer. Faucets are running dry and the lakes that once nurtured the southern city of Bangalore and ...