India

India’s ruling party forms coalition government in Kashmir

By Sun, Mar 01, 2015 5:59PM UTC

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — India’s ruling party has formed a coalition government in Kashmir, marking the first time the Hindu nationalist party has held a leadership position in the Muslim-majority disputed region also claimed by India’s archenemy, Pakistan.

New India budget aimed at boosting growth and infrastructure

By Sat, Feb 28, 2015 6:58PM UTC New India budget aimed at boosting growth and infrastructure

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s finance minister has announced his government’s new budget, promising a slew of measures that attempt to balance welfare spending with high economic growth and infrastructure development while vowing to keep a tight control on fiscal deficit.

Indian court acquits 6 in riot deaths of British men in 2002

By Fri, Feb 27, 2015 9:10PM UTC Indian court acquits 6 in riot deaths of British men in 2002

AHMADABAD, India (AP) — A court in western India has acquitted six men accused of killing three British tourists during religious riots in 2002.

India predicts growth over 8 percent, set for ‘big bang’ reforms

By Fri, Feb 27, 2015 6:53PM UTC India predicts growth over 8 percent, set for 'big bang' reforms

NEW DELHI (AP) — A government report says India’s economy will grow more than 8 percent in the upcoming financial year and appears to have shaken off its persistent problems of high inflation, rising budget deficits and poor domestic demand.

Champion India aiming to continue World Cup momentum

By Fri, Feb 27, 2015 2:25PM UTC Champion India aiming to continue World Cup momentum

PERTH, Australia (AP) — After high-profile wins over archrivals Pakistan and one of the tournament favorites, South Africa, India’s biggest concern ahead of Saturday’s match against second-tier side United Arab Emirates could be complacency.