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...

India's economy likely to grow at healthy 7%, gov't says

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's government says the economy is expected to grow at 7% in 2019-20, up from a five-year low of 6.8% in the past year. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman prese...

G-20 leaders clash over values, face calls to protect growth

OSAKA, Japan (AP) — World leaders attending a Group of 20 summit in Japan that began Friday are clashing over the values that have served for decades as the foundation of their cooperation as th...

Putin uses G-20 to strengthen alliances, soothe tensions

OSAKA, Japan (AP) — Russia's President Vladimir Putin used a series of talks with global leaders at the Group of 20 summit on Friday to strengthen old alliances and try to soothe tensions with rivals....

Pompeo meets Indian leader amid trade tensions

NEW DELHI (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has begun official meetings in India's capital amid growing tensions over trade and tariffs that has strained the partners' ties. ...

Huge tent collapses at Indian ceremony, 14 reported dead

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed his concern over the collapse of a large tent at a religious ceremony that news reports say killed at least 14 people. ...

India uses yoga diplomacy to assert rising global influence

NEW DELHI (AP) — If China has panda diplomacy, India has yoga. Prime Minister Narendra Modi successfully lobbied the United Nations to designate June 21 International Yoga Day in his first ye...

India vs Pakistan: More than just cricket at the World Cup

It's the contest for continental supremacy played on a global stage. It's the mini-title game of the World Cup group stage for more than 1 billion people in two cricket-crazed countr...

Cyclone Vayu poised to hit India as year's 2nd major storm

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian authorities evacuated tens of thousands of people on Wednesday as a severe cyclone in the Arabian Sea approached the western state of Gujarat, lashing the coast with high winds...

Cyclone Vayu poised to hit India as year's 2nd major storm

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian authorities evacuated tens of thousands of people on Wednesday as a severe cyclone in the Arabian Sea approached the western state of Gujarat, lashing the coast with high winds...

Indian theater and film personality Girish Karnad dies at 81

NEW DELHI (AP) — Girish Karnad, a top Indian playwright, actor, director and a rights activist, has died after a prolonged illness. He was 81. India's president and the prime ministe...

Modi promotes neighborhood-first policy in Sri Lanka visit

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arrived in Sri Lanka for a brief visit as part of his first overseas tour since reelection that emphasizes India's "neighborhood-first...

Indian PM arrives in Maldives in 1st trip since reelection

MALE, Maldives (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arrived in the Maldives for his first official overseas trip since being elected to office for a second term. It's the f...

India's new government signals Hindu and India-first goals

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's newly sworn-in Prime Minister Narendra Modi named a Cabinet on Friday, handing the powerful home affairs portfolio to the president of his Hindu nationalist party credited wit...

India's prime minister names Cabinet after decisive election

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's newly sworn in Prime Minister Narendra Modi has named a Cabinet of ministers, handing the powerful home affairs portfolio to the president of his Hindu nationalist party credi...