Suspected food poisoning kills 11 at Indian temple ceremony
NEW DELHI (AP) — Police on Saturday arrested three people after at least 11 died of suspected food poisoning following a ceremony to celebrate the construction of a new Hindu temple in southern India.
Police officer Musharraf said that more than 130 sick people were recovering from poisoning in various hospitals in Chamarajnagar district of Karnataka state. The area is 180 kilometers (110 miles) south of Bangalore, the state capital.
10 die of suspected food poisoning at Indian temple ceremony
NEW DELHI (AP) — At least 10 people in southern India died Friday of suspected food poisoning after a ceremony to celebrate the construction of a new Hindu temple, police said.
Another 32 people were hospitalized after they ate at the ceremony in Chamarajnagar district of Karnataka state, south of the state capital of Bangalore, said police officer Mahadev, who uses one name. Eight of those hospitalized were in critical condition, he said.
At least 25 dead as bus falls into canal in southern India
BANGALORE, India (AP) — At least 25 people, many of them schoolchildren, were killed when a speeding bus fell into a canal in southern India on Saturday, an official and media reports said.
The accident occurred in Mandya district as the driver lost control of the vehicle while going at a high speed, said G. Parameshwaran, the Karnataka state deputy chief minister.
BANGALORE, India (AP) — Afghanistan hit back with five wickets after Shikhar Dhawan and Murali Vijay scored centuries for India to finish day one of the one-off cricket test on 347-6 on Thursday.
India was cruising at 280-1 after two rain delays when it suddenly lost Vijay and Lokesh Rahul in the space of three deliveries and five wickets in all in the last session.
BANGALORE, India (AP) — Afghanistan will take a sense of excitement, not nerves, onto the pitch for their maiden test match on Thursday, skipper Asghar Stanikzai says.
Afghanistan will become only the 12th test nation when they face India, the world's top-ranked side. But Stanikzai doesn't expect the enormity of the occasion to affect his players.
HYDERABAD, India (AP) — Kolkata Knight Riders qualified for the Indian Premier League playoffs after beating Sunrisers Hyderabad by five wickets and Rajasthan Royals ruined Royal Challengers Bangalore's bid in a 30-run victory on Saturday.
BENGALURU, India (AP) — Kane Williamson's 81 off 42 balls proved in vain as Royal Challengers Bangalore won a run-fest against Sunrisers Hyderabad to keep its Indian Premier League playoff bid alive on Thursday.
AB de Villiers scored 69 and Moeen Ali made 65 to power Bangalore to 218-6. Hyderabad then stayed in the game until the last over before finishing on 204-3 to lose by 14 runs.
NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist party ended Congress party rule in a key southern state on Thursday, but its poll victory was marred by questions over who has the right to form the government.
BANGALORE, India (AP) — India's Silicon Valley is bracing for yet another thirsty summer.
Faucets are running dry and the lakes that once nurtured the southern city of Bangalore and its nearly 10 million residents are either parched or fetid with industrial waste and toxic effluents.
INDORE, India (AP) — Royal Challengers Bangalore crushed Kings XI Punjab by 10 wickets in a must-win Indian Premier League match on Monday and kept its hopes alive for a place in the playoffs.
Umesh Yadav's short-pitched deliveries got the big wickets of Lokesh Rahul (21) and Chris Gayle (14) as Punjab was bowled out for 88 in 15.1 overs after Bangalore won the toss and opted to field.
NEW DELHI (AP) — Half-centuries by AB de Villiers and captain Virat Kohli led Royal Challengers Bangalore past Delhi Daredevils by five wickets and in the run for the Indian Premier League playoffs on Saturday.
At Indore, Kolkata Knight Riders racked up its biggest total in the IPL and defeated Kings XI Punjab by 31 runs.
De Villiers (72 not out) and Kohli (70 off 40 balls) finally showed their class in a 118-run, third-wicket match-winning stand as Bangalore reached 187-5 with an over to spare.
HYDERABAD, India (AP) — Sunrisers Hyderabad successfully defended a low score for the fourth time in the Indian Premier League and defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore by five runs on Monday.
After being bowled out for 146, Hyderabad proved yet again it has the best bowling unit in this IPL by restricting Bangalore to 141-6.
Needing 19 off the last two overs, seamers Sidharth Kaul (1-25) and Bhuvneshwar Kumar (1-27) didn't concede a boundary by bowling Yorker-length deliveries.
HYDERABAD, India (AP) — Sunrisers Hyderabad pulled off their highest successful chase in this Indian Premier League and shared the overall lead with Chennai Super Kings on Saturday.
Kane Williamson and Yusuf Pathan led Hyderabad to 164-3 to beat Delhi Daredevils by seven wickets with one ball remaining. The Daredevils have won just three of their 10 games.
BANGALORE, India (AP) — A good performance by the seamers led Royal Challengers Bangalore to a 14-run victory over struggling defending champions Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League on Tuesday.
Tim Southee (2-25) and Mohammed Siraj (2-28) bowled brilliantly in the final overs and Umesh Yadav (2-29) picked up two early wickets to restrict Mumbai to 153-7.
JAIPUR, India (AP) — Sunrisers Hyderabad recorded a third successive win as it beat Rajasthan Royals by 11 runs in the Indian Premier League.
In Sunday's other IPL game, Chris Lynn scored 62 not out off 52 balls as Kolkata Knight Riders beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by six wickets.
Hyderabad's bowling attack pulled off another jailbreak as it successfully defended 151-7, a third consecutive feat of defending a low total. Rajasthan ended on 140-6.
State commerce board approves millions in tax incentives
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Rhode Island Commerce Corporation has approved nearly $15 million in tax incentives for three business projects.
Infosys plans new hub with 500 design jobs in Rhode Island
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Information technology outsourcing firm Infosys is opening a design and innovation hub in Rhode Island and plans to add 500 jobs in the state in the next five years, company and state officials announced on Monday.
Indiana Gov. Holcomb headed on trade mission to India
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb is going on a trade mission to India next week.
The Republican will be joined by Indiana's First Lady Janet Holcomb and Indiana Secretary of Commerce Jim Schellinger. They are visiting Delhi, Bangalore, Mysore and Pune.
The goal of the trip is to meet with government officials and prospective businesses that may be interested in establishing a presence in Indiana.
Indian journalist’s killing provokes outrage, anguish
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 the assailants who gunned down Gauri Lankesh outside her Bangalore home Tuesday night, many said they feared the perpetrators of the attack - like so many others - would get away with impunity.
Indian journalist gunned down outside her home
BANGALORE, India (AP) — An Indian journalist was fatally shot outside her home the southern city of Bangalore, the latest in a string of deadly attacks targeting journalists or outspoken critics of religious superstition and extreme Hindu politics.
The assailants fled on a motorcycle after spraying bullets at Gauri Lankesh on Tuesday night as she was leaving her car outside her home in the Karnataka state capital.
Rising Pune Supergiant march into IPL playoffs
PUNE, India (AP) — Rising Pune Supergiant demolished Kings XI Punjab by nine wickets and stormed into the Indian Premier League playoffs while last-placed Royal Challengers Bangalore signed off with a 10-run victory over Delhi Daredevils on Sunday.
At Pune, in a must-win game for both teams to qualify for the playoffs, Kings XI were bundled out for 73 in 15.5 overs — their lowest total in the IPL.
Narine’s 15-ball 50 equals IPL record
MOHALI, India (AP) — Sunil Narine smashed a half-century off only 15 balls to equal the fastest 50 in the Indian Premier League as Kolkata Knight Riders demolished Royal Challengers Bangalore by six wickets on Sunday.
Narine hit West Indies teammate Samuel Badree for three successive sixes and a four in the fourth over which cost the leg-spinner 25 runs.
Knight Riders have 16 points and are second behind Mumbai Indians. Royal Challengers are last with only five points.
BANGALORE, India (AP) — Kings XI Punjab stayed in contention for the Indian Premier League playoffs with a convincing 19-run victory over struggling Royal Challengers Bangalore on Friday.
Royal Challengers could not recover after seamer Sandeep Sharma (3-22) struck three times in his first three overs and were dismissed for 119 in 19 overs after Kings XI had posted 138-7.
Mumbai Indians beat Gujarat Lions in Super Over
RAJKOT, India (AP) — Mumbai Indians kept their nerve in the Super Over to defeat Gujarat Lions for their seventh win in the Indian Premier League on Saturday.
Earlier, Rising Pune Supergiant cruised to a 61-run victory over Royal Challengers Bangalore as Virat Kohli's men put in another miserable performance in the 10th edition of the tournament.
BENGALURU, India (AP) — Aaron Finch blasted Gujarat Lions off the bottom of the Indian Premier League and virtually ended Royal Challengers Bangalore's playoff hopes in a seven-wicket victory on Thursday.
Finch hit 72 runs off 34 balls to lead the Lions from slightly wobbling to the brink of victory. Captain Suresh Raina finished with a rush for the Lions to total 135-3 in the 14th over, in reply to Bangalore's dismal 134 all out.
KOLKATA, India (AP) — Kolkata Knight Riders dismissed Royal Challengers Bangalore for just 49 runs on Sunday, the lowest-ever total in the Indian Premier League.
Knight Riders comfortably won by 82 runs despite being put into bat and reaching only 131 in 19.3 overs, with opener Sunil Narine hitting 34 off 17 balls. Yuzvendra Chahai took 3-16 in four overs at Eden Gardens.
NEW DELHI (AP) — A special court in India has acquitted a former French diplomat charged with raping his 3-year-old daughter, news reports said Thursday.
The Bangalore Mirror reported that Judge B.S. Rekha said that there was no evidence to prove the charges against Pascal Mazurier, who was a consular official in the southern city of Bangalore. The ruling was made Wednesday.
RAJKOT, India (AP) — Chris Gayle became the first batsman to complete 10,000 runs in Twenty20 cricket with a blistering half-century against Gujarat Lions that earned Royal Challengers Bangalore their second victory in the Indian Premier League on Tuesday.
Gayle's explosive 77 off 38 balls, backed by captain Virat Kohli's 64 and cameos from Kedar Jadhav (38) and Travis Head (30), gave Royal Challengers a total of 213-2.
Mumbai Indians record 4th successive win in IPL
BANGALORE, India (AP) — Mumbai Indians beat Gujarat Lions by six wickets to record their fourth successive victory in the Indian Premier League, and Rising Pune Supergiant got off the bottom of the table with a 27-run win against struggling Royal Challengers Bangalore on Sunday.
Despite losing five wickets for just three runs during their innings, Supergiant managed to score 161-8 after Royal Challengers' skipper Virat Kohli won the toss and opted to field.
Kings XI demolish Royal Challengers by 8 wickets in IPL
INDORE, India (AP) — Kings XI Punjab demolished Royal Challengers Bangalore by eight wickets for their second successive victory in the Indian Premier League on Monday.
An unbeaten 58 from Hashim Amla and a belligerent 43 off just 22 balls by captain Glenn Maxwell piloted Kings XI to 150-2 in just 14.3 overs.
AB de Villiers, playing his first match after recovering from a back injury, hit an electrifying unbeaten 89 off 46 balls, but his late onslaught could lift Royal Challengers to just 148-4.
IPL victories for Royal Challengers & Kings XI
BANGALORE, India (AP) — Injury-depleted Royal Challengers Bangalore hung on to beat Delhi Daredevils by 15 runs for their first win in the Indian Premier League and Kings XI Punjab strolled past Rising Pune Supergiant by six wickets on Saturday.
Without the injured Virat Kohli, and AB de Villiers missing out for the second successive game, Royal Challengers posted a modest 157-8 and restricted Daredevils to 142-9.
HYDERABAD, India (AP) — Defending champions Hyderabad Sunrisers got the 10th edition of IPL rolling on Wednesday with a thumping 35-run victory over last year's finalists, Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Yuvraj Singh (62) and Australia's Moises Henriques (52) smashed half centuries as the home team reached an impressive total of 207-4, while Challengers lacked any real spark in the field without captain Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers, who are both injured.
HYDERABAD, India (AP) — Australian Shane Watson will lead the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League's opening match against the defending champion Sunrisers Hyderabad on Wednesday.
Bangalore's first-choice captain Virat Kohli, the Indian skipper, has already been ruled out of early stages of the tournament due to a right shoulder injury. And stand-in skipper A.B. de Villiers will be rested in the opening match because of a back injury.
Little more than a week after an acrimonious test series win over Australia, India captain Virat Kohli may have to share the locker room with some Australians at the Royal Challengers Bangalore.
India's cricket schedule switches quickly from the longest format to the shortest, with the Twenty20 Indian Premier League starting Wednesday when RCB takes on the defending champion Sunrisers Hyderabad in a rematch of the 2016 tournament decider.
India, Australia aiming to move on from DRS controversy
RANCHI, India (AP) — The week since India's dramatic, series-leveling win in Bangalore has been dominated by the rancorous debate over Australia skipper Steve Smith's "brain fade" moment that magnified a flaw with the Decision Review System, and his counterpart Virat Kohli's reaction to it.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Fast bowler Mitchell Starc won't play in the remaining two cricket tests against India due to a stress fracture in his right foot, a big blow to Australia's chances of winning the four-match series which is level at 1-1.
BANGALORE, India (AP) — No action will be taken against India captain Virat Kohli or Australia skipper Steve Smith after they were involved in a disputed DRS referral during the second test, the International Cricket Council announced Wednesday.
India won the test by 75 runs on Tuesday, but the day's action was marred after Indian bowler Umesh Yadav trapped Smith leg before wicket with a delivery that failed to rise.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Allrounder Mitchell Marsh has been ruled out of the remainder of Australia's tour of India with a recurrence of a right shoulder injury.
Marsh scored 48 runs in four innings in the opening two tests and bowled just five overs in the Bangalore test, which Australia lost by 75 runs on Tuesday. The four-test series is tied 1-1.
BANGALORE, India (AP) — Ravichandran Ashwin's 25th five-wicket haul and a cracked and uneven pitch propelled India to a series-leveling, 75-run win on Tuesday, when Australia's batting lineup capitulated chasing a victory target of 188 in the second test.
On momentum-swinging day that favored the bowlers, 16 wickets tumbled on the deteriorating Bangalore pitch.
Ashwin snared a match-winning 6-41 and Australia lost its last six wickets for 11 runs to be all out for 112.
BANGALORE, India (AP) — Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane combined in a 93-run stand for the fifth wicket to help India reach 213-4 at stumps Monday, giving the hosts a 126-run lead and the momentum in the second test against Australia.
Pujara was unbeaten on 79 and Rahane was not out 40 at the end of the third day.
BANGALORE, India (AP) — Ravindra Jadeja took three wickets in two overs to hasten the end of Australia's first innings in the second cricket test on Monday, restricting the visitors' total to 276 runs and India's first-innings deficit to 87.
The Australians resumed at 237-6 on day three and lifted the tally to 269 before the dismissal of Mitchell Starc (26) in the 118th over triggered a lower-order collapse.
BANGALORE, India (AP) — Spinner Nathan Lyon put in the best ever performance by a visiting bowler to India as Australia gained early control of the second test on Saturday.
Lyon ended the first day with 8-50 off 22.2 overs with Australia dismissing India for 189 despite Lokesh Rahul scoring his third test half-century.
Australia, which won the first test by 333 runs, finished on 40-0 in 16 overs after India chose to bat. David Warner is 23 not out and Matt Renshaw is undefeated on 15.
BANGALORE, India (AP) — After two batting collapses in a shocking, series-opening loss to Australia, it is little wonder the Indian batsmen such as Murali Vijay want to start all over again.
England win toss and opt to bowl in 3rd T20
BANGALORE, India (AP) — England won the toss and opted to bowl in the third and final Twenty20 against India in Bangalore.
This was a third-successive win of the coin toss for visiting skipper Eoin Morgan in this short series, and he followed the script from first two matches by asking the home team to bat first again.
The series is pegged at 1-1. England won the first T20 in Kanpur by seven wickets. India won the second T20 in Nagpur by five runs.
India wins by 5 runs to level T20 series vs England
NAGPUR, India (AP) — India won the second Twenty20 international by five runs to stay alive in the three-match series after choking England's chase on Sunday and restricting the tourists to 139-6 in reply to India's 144-8.
Joe Root and Ben Stokes scored 38 runs each but their efforts went in vain as the hosts leveled the series at 1-1.
Ashish Nehra (3-28) and Jasprit Bumrah (2-20) did the damage for India, which survived the last over with England needing eight runs to overtake India's total.
Nonprofits closing doors as India cuts access to funds
NEW DELHI (AP) — A nonprofit running schools for children from India's lowest caste may run out of money to pay teachers in just months. A health institute in Bangalore is taking the government to court so it can continue its work, including anti-tobacco campaigns. A lawyers' group wanted to know why it lost its license to receive foreign donations, only to be told the government wasn't obliged to explain why.
Indian police detain 6 for New Year’s Eve molestations
NEW DELHI (AP) — Police in the southern Indian city of Bangalore detained at least six suspects Wednesday after several women said they were groped and molested during New Year's Eve celebrations in the city that is the country's information technology hub.
AP PHOTOS: Elephant breaks leg, dies after 3 months of care
BANGALORE, India (AP) — After an elephant broke his leg and was left to hobble around the backwaters of a reservoir in southern India, villagers and veterinarians brought him food and tried to soothe his agony through treatment. But he died Friday after efforts lasting more than three months.
Sidda, the name given to the elephant by forest guards, was estimated to be 35 years old.