India prepares to land rover on moon in global space race

NEW DELHI (AP) — India is looking to take a giant leap in its space program and solidify its place among the world's spacefaring nations with its second unmanned mission to the moon, this one aimed at...

Indian election reveals role of money, questionable morality

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's recent national election delivered a historic victory to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist party, but also exposed the influence of money, power and questionabl...

India PM Modi to visit Maldives in 1st trip after elections

NEW DELHI (AP) — An Indian official says Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit the Maldives next week in his first trip abroad following his party's victory in national elections. ...

Analysis: India's Modi faces foreign pressures in 2nd term

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi won a second term in office after responding to a suicide attack on Indian paramilitary forces in troubled Kashmir with an airstrike inside Pakista...

Jobs, caste and giveaways: Indian voters go to the polls

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to power in 2014 promising big-ticket economic reforms. But with unemployment rising and signature policies getting panned, Modi's Bharatiya J...

Pakistan standoff helps India's Modi shift focus from jobs

NEW DELHI (AP) — A standoff with nuclear rival Pakistan appears to have given Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi a boost ahead of national elections set to begin in April. After a s...

AP Explains: What are India's options after Kashmir attack

NEW DELHI (AP) — With India's national elections barely months away, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is under heavy pressure from his supporters to punish nuclear-rival Pakistan for a suicide attack on a...

Foreign aid groups accuse Indian government of impeding work

NEW DELHI (AP) — International rights groups and foreign aid organizations with deep roots in India say they are struggling to operate under the administration of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, whose H...

India cautious as it looks to recover American body

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian authorities have traveled repeatedly in recent days near the remote island where an American missionary was killed by people who have long resisted the outside world. But they ...

American on deadly trip to Indian island: 'God sheltered me'

NEW DELHI (AP) — The young American, paddling his kayak toward a remote Indian island whose people have resisted the outside world for thousands of years, believed God was helping him dodge the author...

American on deadly trip to Indian island: 'God sheltered me'

NEW DELHI (AP) — The young American, paddling his kayak toward the remote Indian island whose people who have long resisted the outside world, believed God was helping him dodge the authorities. ...

Indian authorities brace for worst air pollution season

NEW DELHI (AP) — With the air quality reduced to "very severe" in the Indian capital region, authorities have braced Friday for a major Hindu festival featuring massive fireworks that threatens to clo...

Train mows down crowd at India festival, at least 58 dead

NEW DELHI (AP) — A speeding train ran over a crowd watching fireworks during a religious festival in northern India on Friday evening, killing at least 58 people and injuring dozens more, police said....

Observers: India temple protest support a bid for votes

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's ruling party and the main opposition are both supporting a protest to keep females of menstruating age from entering one of the world's largest Hindu pilgrimage sites, in what...

Outrage grows over attacks on Muslim cattle traders in India

NEW DELHI (AP) — When a mob of Hindu villagers thrashed a Muslim cattle trader last week in western India, police rushed to the scene. First, they took his two cows to an animal shed, then kept him fo...