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Indian court allows women to apply to defense academy

Indian court allows women to apply to defense academy India’s Supreme Court has ruled that women will be able to take the entrance examination for the national defense academy in November for the first time, opening the way for them to become full-time officers By ASHOK SHARMA Associated PressSeptember 22, 2021, 3:16 PM• 2 min …

One dead, several feared missing in Indian ferry collision

One dead, several feared missing in Indian ferry collision Two passenger ferries have collided in a river in northeastern India, leaving at least one person dead and several others missing ByThe Associated PressSeptember 8, 2021, 3:01 PM• 1 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article3:19 On Location: September 8, 2021 Catch up on the …

Kashmir lockdown continues after anti-India leader’s death

Kashmir lockdown continues after anti-India leader’s death Indian authorities are enforcing a security lockdown and a near-total communications blackout for a second day in disputed Kashmir after the death of a top resistance leader By AIJAZ HUSSAIN Associated PressSeptember 3, 2021, 1:52 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressA Kashmiri …

Geelani, Kashmir’s staunchest anti-India leader, dies at 91

Geelani, Kashmir’s staunchest anti-India leader, dies at 91 Syed Ali Geelani, an icon of disputed Kashmir’s resistance against Indian rule and a top separatist leader who became the emblem of the region’s defiance against New Delhi, has died at 91 By AIJAZ HUSSAIN and SHEIKH SAALIQ Associated PressSeptember 2, 2021, 8:59 PM• 5 min readShare …

India locks down Kashmir after top separatist leader’s death

India locks down Kashmir after top separatist leader’s death Indian authorities have restricted public movement and cut communications in disputed Kashmir after the death of top separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani By AIJAZ HUSSAIN Associated PressSeptember 2, 2021, 8:31 PM• 5 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressA paramilitary soldiers stands guard …

Geelani, Kashmir’s staunchest anti-India leader, dies at 92

Geelani, Kashmir’s staunchest anti-India leader, dies at 92 Syed Ali Geelani, an icon of disputed Kashmir’s resistance against Indian rule and a top separatist leader who became the emblem of the region’s defiance against New Delhi, has died at 92 By AIJAZ HUSSAIN and SHEIKH SAALIQ Associated PressSeptember 1, 2021, 9:06 PM• 5 min readShare …

Indian economy grows by 20.1%, raising hopes of recovery

Indian economy grows by 20.1%, raising hopes of recovery India’s economy grew by 20.1% in the April-June quarter from the same period a year earlier, when it suffered a record contraction, raising hopes of an economic recovery ByThe Associated PressAugust 31, 2021, 1:54 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressPolice …

For Afghan refugees in India, hopes dim for returning home

For Afghan refugees in India, hopes dim for returning home When the Taliban shot policewoman Khatira Hashmi and gouged out her eyes, she knew Afghanistan was no longer safe By SHEIKH SAALIQ Associated PressAugust 23, 2021, 1:47 PM• 6 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article3:06 On Location: August 23, 2021 Catch up on …

Afghans in India call for refugee status after Taliban blitz

Afghans in India call for refugee status after Taliban blitz Hundreds of Afghans living in India are taking to the streets to ramp up demands for refugee status By RISHABH R. JAIN and SHONAL GANGULY Associated PressAugust 23, 2021, 12:21 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressAn Afghan refugee wearing …

Temple attacked in Pakistan returned to Hindus after repairs

Temple attacked in Pakistan returned to Hindus after repairs A government official says a Hindu temple that was badly damaged last week by an angry crowd in central Pakistan was handed over to the Hindu community following repairs to the structure ByThe Associated PressAugust 9, 2021, 4:30 PM• 1 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail …

Pakistan police arrest 50 suspected of Hindu temple attack

Pakistan police arrest 50 suspected of Hindu temple attack Police say they have arrested 50 people suspected of ransacking a Hindu temple in a remote town in eastern Pakistan and were searching for another 100 suspects ByThe Associated PressAugust 7, 2021, 8:12 AM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressRamesh Kumar, …

Pakistan sends troops after Muslim mob attacked Hindu temple

Pakistan sends troops after Muslim mob attacked Hindu temple Pakistan has deployed paramilitary troops in a conservative town in the country’s eastern Punjab province, a day after a Muslim mob attacked and badly damaged a Hindu temple there By ASIM TANVEER Associated PressAugust 5, 2021, 3:17 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this …

Muslim mob badly damages Hindu temple in central Pakistan

Muslim mob badly damages Hindu temple in central Pakistan Pakistani police say a Muslim mob stormed a Hindu temple in a remote town in eastern Punjab province, damaging statues and burning down the temple’s main door By ASIM TANVEER Associated PressAugust 4, 2021, 8:16 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article MULTAN, …

China, India miss UN deadline to update emissions targets

China, India miss UN deadline to update emissions targets China and India have missed a U.N. deadline to submit fresh targets for cutting their greenhouse gas emissions By FRANK JORDANS Associated PressJuly 31, 2021, 8:03 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressFILE – In this file photo dated Friday, July …

AstraZeneca to seek US approval of COVID vaccine in 2nd half

AstraZeneca to seek US approval of COVID vaccine in 2nd half AstraZeneca said it intends to seek U.S. approval for its COVID-19 vaccine later this year, further delaying the application even as the company announced it had already delivered more than 1 billion doses to other countries By DANICA KIRKA Associated PressJuly 29, 2021, 3:01 …

Official: 4 Pakistani soldiers die in road accident

Official: 4 Pakistani soldiers die in road accident Pakistan’s army says four of its soldiers died when their vehicle plunged down a ravine off a curvy mountain road in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir ByThe Associated PressJuly 25, 2021, 4:31 PM• 1 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article ISLAMABAD — Four Pakistani soldiers died on Sunday …

113 killed in western India landslides, monsoon flooding

113 killed in western India landslides, monsoon flooding Days of landslides and flooding triggered by heavy monsoon rain have killed at least 113 people and injured 50 in India’s western Maharashtra state ByThe Associated PressJuly 25, 2021, 1:30 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressThis photograph provided by India’s National …

Landslides, monsoon flooding kill over 100 in western India

Landslides, monsoon flooding kill over 100 in western India Officials say landslides and flooding triggered by heavy monsoon rain have killed more than 100 people in western India By ASHOK SHARMA Associated PressJuly 23, 2021, 5:33 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressThis photograph provided by India’s National Disaster Response …

Climate envoy says US, China must end world’s ‘suicide pact’

Climate envoy says US, China must end world’s ‘suicide pact’ U.S. climate envoy John Kerry has called on China to join America in urgently cutting greenhouse gas emissions and described the international alliances that rebuilt Europe after World War II as a model for fighting climate change By DANICA KIRKA Associated PressJuly 20, 2021, 6:03 …

Canada to let vaccinated US citizens enter country on Aug. 9

Canada to let vaccinated US citizens enter country on Aug. 9 Canada will begin letting fully vaccinated U.S. citizens into Canada on Aug. 9, and those from the rest of the world on Sept. 7 By ROB GILLIES Associated PressJuly 19, 2021, 7:26 PM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressFILE …

Nepal’s new PM gets confidence vote in parliament

Nepal’s new PM gets confidence vote in parliament Nepal’s new prime minister got the support of more than half the members of House of Representatives, allowing him to continue in power until general elections scheduled for next year ByThe Associated PressJuly 18, 2021, 4:56 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated …

Travel firms sue UK government over its travel restrictions

Travel firms sue UK government over its travel restrictions A group of British airports and airlines is taking the U.K. government to court, demanding it disclose the evidence behind its coronavirus travel restrictions ByThe Associated PressJuly 9, 2021, 4:36 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article LONDON — A group of British …

Indian officials say 10 combatants killed in Kashmir

Indian officials say 10 combatants killed in Kashmir Officials say eight suspected rebels and two Indian soldiers have been killed in a series of counterinsurgency operations in disputed Kashmir By AIJAZ HUSSAIN Associated PressJuly 8, 2021, 4:00 PM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article SRINAGAR, India — Eight suspected rebels and two …

Indian activist Stan Swamy, jailed under terror law, dies

Indian activist Stan Swamy, jailed under terror law, dies Father Stan Swamy, a jailed Jesuit priest and longtime Indian tribal rights activist, has died at age 84 of cardiac arrest in western India By KRUTIKA PATHI Associated PressJuly 5, 2021, 1:49 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressFILE- In this …

Indians plant millions of saplings amid mass campaign

Indians plant millions of saplings amid mass campaign More than a million people have started planting 250 million saplings in India’s most populous state By BISWAJEET BANERJEE Associated PressJuly 4, 2021, 12:23 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressIndian forest department officials plant saplings as part of an annual tree …

Police: Kashmir rebel in police custody killed in gunfight

Police: Kashmir rebel in police custody killed in gunfight Indian police in disputed Kashmir say a suspected rebel commander being held in police custody was killed in a gunfight between government forces and another militant By AIJAZ HUSSAIN Associated PressJune 29, 2021, 2:19 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressKashmiris …

Indian police say bomb-laden drones hit air base in Kashmir

Indian police say bomb-laden drones hit air base in Kashmir Indian officials say they suspect explosives-laden drones were used to attack an air base in the disputed region of Kashmir By AIJAZ HUSSAIN Associated PressJune 27, 2021, 3:02 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressAn Indian army soldier stands guard …

Pakistan arrests more suspects in deadly car bomb attack

Pakistan arrests more suspects in deadly car bomb attack Pakistan’s counterterrorism police have made more arrests in connection with that car bombing earlier in the week that killed three people and wounded 25 By ASIM TANVEER Associated PressJune 26, 2021, 10:51 AM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressResidents examine their …

Fully vaccinated Canadians exempt from quarantine in July

Fully vaccinated Canadians exempt from quarantine in July Fully vaccinated Canadian citizens will be exempt from two weeks of quarantine when returning to the country in early July By ROB GILLIES Associated PressJune 21, 2021, 3:37 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article TORONTO — Fully vaccinated Canadian citizens who test negative …

AP Interview: Tibet exile leader hopes to resume China talks

AP Interview: Tibet exile leader hopes to resume China talks The new president of the Tibetan exile government says he will do his best to resume a dialogue with China after more than a decade, and that a visit by the Dalai Lama to Tibet could be the best way to move forward By ASHWINI …