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AP PHOTOS: India's Assam state celebrates harvest festival

GAMERIMURA, India (AP) — People in India's northeastern state of Assam began celebrations Saturday for a spring festival, meant to bring in an auspicious harvest season filled with abundant crops and ...

AP Photos: Pandemic-hit theater back in India's northeast

GAUHATI, India (AP) — Traveling theater groups in India's northeastern state of Assam are reviving the local art and culture scene after the COVID-19 pandemic forced a pause in their performances for ...

AP PHOTOS: 1-horned rhinos in Indian park saved by mud, guns

GAUHATI, India (AP) — The rare one-horned rhinos that roam Kaziranga National Park in northeastern India have been increasing in numbers, thanks to stronger police efforts against poaching and artific...

AP PHOTOS: Scarf, comb show changes to Hindu cremation rites

GAUHATI, India (AP) — A comb. A toothbrush. A bangle. A cotton scarf — protection from the summer heat now used as a face mask. The personal belongings of cremated COVID-19 victims ...

AP PHOTOS: Locked shops confront buyers in Indian market

GAUHATI, India (AP) — Rows of locked shops confront bargain-hunters for most of the day in Fancy Bazar, a nearly 200-year-old market that offered cheap prices until the COVID-19 pandemic hit Gauhati, ...

Fleeing coup, Myanmar refugees in India seek asylum

MIZORAM, India (AP) — Police officers who defied the Myanmar army’s orders to shoot opponents of the coup and escaped to India are urging Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government to not send them bac...

Fleeing Myanmar policemen defy army order to kill protesters

MIZORAM, India (AP) — A group of Myanmar policemen recounted their escape to India after defying the Myanmar army's orders to shoot people who oppose the Feb. 1 coup in the southeast Asian country. Wh...

AP PHOTOS: A day in the life of an Indian child scavenger

GAUHATI, India (AP) — Once school is done for the day, 10-year-old Imradul Ali rushes home to change out of his uniform so he can start his job as a scavenger in India’s remote northeast. ...

Shunned by many, Indian man carries on cremating virus dead

GAUHATI, India (AP) — Ramananda Sarkar never wanted to burn bodies for a living, but he was deep in debt and desperate for money. The 43-year-old had fled his remote village in India...

77 dead in floods and landslides in India's Assam state

GAUHATI, India (AP) — Six more people have died in floods and mudslides in northeastern India's Assam state, officials said Tuesday, taking the death toll to 77 from more than two weeks of heavy rains...

AP Photos: Seniors join Indian citizenship law protests

GAUHATI, India (AP) — Senior citizens in India's northeastern Assam state have protested against a new citizenship law passed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government that excludes Muslims. ...

AP PHOTOS: 3 rhino calves survive Indian floods, sent to zoo

GAUHATI, India (AP) — Three rhinoceros calves, rescued during monsoon floods over the past two years at a famed wildlife preserve in India's northeast, were transported Friday to a zoo as part of a co...

AP PHOTOS: Animals decorated and sacrificed in Hindu ritual

GAUHATI, India (AP) — Hindu believers are celebrating an annual festival in northeastern India with ceremonies offering animal sacrifices to the goddess Durga. Participants, leading ...