Stampede on crowded Indian pedestrian bridge leaves 22 dead
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Stampede on crowded Indian pedestrian bridge leaves 22 dead

MUMBAI, India (AP) — A stampede broke out on a crowded pedestrian bridge connecting two railway stations in Mumbai during the Friday morning rush, killing at least 22 people and injuring 32 others, Indian officials said. Police were investigating what caused the stampede on the bridge, which led some commuters to leap over the railing. … Continue reading

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Indian journalist’s killing provokes outrage, anguish
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Indian journalist’s killing provokes outrage, anguish

Indian journalist’s killing provokes outrage, anguish By NIRMALA GEORGE, Associated Press NEW DELHI (AP) — The killing of an Indian journalist provoked outrage and anguish across the country on Wednesday, with thousands protesting what they saw as an effort to silence a critic of India’s ruling Hindu nationalist party. Even as police promise to hunt down … Continue reading

Visa changes could stunt budding US-India ties under Trump
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Visa changes could stunt budding US-India ties under Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. and India seem like a natural fit in the Trump era: rambunctious democracies, led by populists, focused on economic growth and fighting radical Islam. It’s a budding partnership that could be set back by a nuts-and-bolts dispute over employment visas. As President Donald Trump looks to help American workers, his … Continue reading

Ghana says it wants to remove Gandhi statue from campus
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Ghana says it wants to remove Gandhi statue from campus

ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — Ghana has expressed its intention to remove a statue of Indian independence leader Mohandas Gandhi from a university in the capital, citing a controversy over what critics call his “racist identity.” Professors at the University of Ghana launched a petition last month calling for the removal of the statue, which was … Continue reading

US, India agree to improve military cooperation
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US, India agree to improve military cooperation

NEW DELHI (AP) — The U.S and India are working to make it easier for the two countries’ militaries to coordinate during disasters or other emergencies, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Tuesday, Apr. 12. During a joint news conference with Indian Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar, Carter said the two countries have “agreed in principle” on … Continue reading

British royal couple goes on northeast India safari
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British royal couple goes on northeast India safari

KAZIRANGA NATIONAL PARK, India (AP) — After a night of traditional music and dance, The Duke and the Duchess of Cambridge, headed out in a jeep Wednesday, Apr. 13, morning into the wilds of remote northeast India for a wildlife safari to see rhinos, elephants and more. Dressed in cotton casuals and wearing local Assamese … Continue reading

Amnesty criticizes India for intolerance of dissent
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Amnesty criticizes India for intolerance of dissent

NEW DELHI (AP) — Amnesty International has joined a growing chorus accusing India of supporting a climate of intolerance by cracking down on dissent through arbitrary arrests, caste-based discrimination, extrajudicial killings and attacks on freedom of expression. The rights group said in its annual global report, published Wednesday, Feb. 24, that India’s Hindu nationalist government led … Continue reading