India weighs ban on popular online game after deaths
NEW DELHI (AP) — A boy's suicide this week in southern India after his mother scolded him for playing a popular online game has inflamed a national debate over whether the game should be...
Ikea woos India’s rising consumer class, tapping new markets
HYDERABAD, India (AP) — In Hyderabad's bustling Nampally furniture market, customers explore a crowded, dusty labyrinth of shops, haggle over prices and work with carpenters to design made-to-order housewares.
This is the competition Swedish giant Ikea faces in tackling the $40 billion Indian market for home furnishings, which is growing quickly along with the country's consumer class.
Pant, Rahane have India bossing West Indies on Day 2
HYDERABAD, India (AP) — Rishabh Pant and Ajinkya Rahane were closing on centuries as they lifted India to within three runs of West Indies' first-innings total on day two of the second test on Saturday.
India was 308-4 in reply to West Indies' first-innings total of 311, and back bossing the match.
Pant was an aggressive 85 not out and Rahane a patient 75 not out at stumps.
They have combined for 146 runs at a cracking run rate of 3.8.
Chase 98 not out as West Indies recover vs India on Day 1
HYDERABAD, India (AP) — Roston Chase was 98 not out as he led the West Indies' recovery to a respectable 295-7 against India on day one of the second test on Friday.
The West Indies was in peril again at 113-5 and 182-6, but Chase and captain Jason Holder rescued them with a 104-run stand.
It was the best passage of batting by West Indies in this brief series, especially after the hapless twin innings in the three-day first test at Rajkot.
India mob attacks police after Maoist rebels kill lawmaker
HYDERABAD, India (AP) — Supporters of a lawmaker slain by Maoist insurgents in southern India on Sunday attacked two police stations in anger over the killing, setting fire to one and vandalizing the other, police said.
Bus accident in south India kills at least 55 people
HYDERABAD, India (AP) — A bus carrying pilgrims from a Hindu temple in the hills of south India plunged off a road Tuesday, killing at least 55 people including four children, officials said. At least 33 others were injured.
The driver lost control as he hit a speed bump on a road leading from the popular Anjaneya Swamy temple in Telangana state, about 190 kilometers (118 miles) from Hyderabad, the state capital, Transport Minister P. Maneder Reddy said. The overcrowded bus pitched into a gorge.
Indian Supreme Court orders house arrest for activists
NEW DELHI (AP) — India's top court ordered Wednesday that five prominent rights activists arrested for alleged Maoist links be kept under house arrest instead of police custody until it rules next week on a petition challenging their detention.
Police, meanwhile, broke up a protest in southern India against the arrests and detained about two dozen people.
HYDERABAD, India (AP) — Band music and loud cheers greeted hundreds of customers as Swedish home furnishings giant IKEA opened its first store in India on Thursday, five years after it received approval to invest in the country's single-brand retail sector.
The store in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad, India's information technology hub, is spread over a sprawling 13 acres (5 hectares).
Blast in granite quarry kills 12 in southern India
HYDERABAD, India (AP) — A powerful explosion at a granite quarry in southern India on Friday killed at least 12 workers and injured another four, a government official said.
N. Chandrababu Naidu, the top elected official of Andhra Pradesh state, says the victims were breaking stones and loading them in trucks at the time of the blast.
Police officer J. Gopinath says the gelatine sticks used to blast granite exploded and the area was engulfed in fire, according to the Indian Express newspaper.
KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani police say a trailer truck has hit a parked passenger bus carrying wedding guests on a busy highway near the southern city of Hyderabad, killing at least 15 people.
The accident took place before dawn Monday in the town of Matiarai in southern Sindh province.
Local police official Mohammad Tahir says 17 people were injured in the crash and some were in critical condition.
HYDERABAD, India (AP) — Police say a suspected carbon monoxide gas leak has killed at least six workers at a steel mill in southern India.
Police officer Surendra Reddy says the leak occurred on Thursday at the mill in Padipari, a town in Andhra Pradesh state. The gas was being used for reheating after repair work.
Reddy said the leak first killed three workers, then three others who tried to help them. There was no information about injuries, as the rescue work is continuing.
Watson’s century earns Chennai 3rd IPL title
MUMBAI, India (AP) — Shane Watson hit a belligerent unbeaten century as Chennai Super Kings won their third Indian Premier League title with a thumping eight-wicket win over Sunrisers Hyderabad in the final on Sunday.
It was a perfect comeback for Chennai after a two-year ban due to corruption charges.
Chennai, playing in its seventh IPL final, had previously won back-to-back titles in 2010 and 2011.
KOLKATA, India (AP) — Rashid Khan's brilliant all-round performance propelled Sunrisers Hyderabad into the Indian Premier League final with a 13-run victory over Kolkata Knight Riders in the Qualifier 2 on Friday.
The 19-year-old leg-spinner Rashid of Afghanistan took 3-19, held onto three catches and was instrumental in a run-out of Nitish Rana as Kolkata was restricted at 161-9.
KOLKATA, India (AP) — Kolkata Knight Riders ended Rajasthan Royals' run in the Indian Premier League with a 25-run victory in the Eliminator on Wednesday.
Kolkata will now host Sunrisers Hyderabad on Friday in Qualifier 2 and the winner will take on Chennai Super Kings in the final on Sunday in Mumbai.
Rajasthan had paced its chase nicely and was 87-1 by the halfway mark before it collapsed against Kolkata's seamers and spinners to be restricted at 144-4.
PUNE, India (AP) — Chennai Super Kings ended Kings XI Punjab's IPL hopes with a five-wicket win and Delhi Daredevils stopped defending champion Mumbai Indians from advancing with an 11-run victory on Sunday.
Punjab needed to restrict Chennai to 100 for a place in the Indian Premier League playoffs after it was bowled out for 153 with two balls left. But Suresh Raina's unbeaten 61 off 48 balls led Chennai to 159-5 with five balls to spare.
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.
HYDERABAD, India (AP) — Rescuers were searching for survivors Wednesday after a river ferry capsized in heavy winds in rural south India, leaving anywhere from 10 to 40 people missing.
About 20 people swam to safety Tuesday evening after the ferry flipped on the Godavari River but others, including a group traveling to a wedding, remained unaccounted for.
PUNE, India (AP) — Ambati Rayudu hit his first Twenty20 century and spearheaded Chennai Super Kings to an eight-wicket win over standings leader Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League on Sunday.
Rayudu's unbeaten 100 off 62 balls against the best bowling attack in the IPL saw Chennai cruise to 180-2 in 19 overs in reply to Hyderabad's 179-4.
Second-place Chennai is within sight of a place in the playoffs with 16 points from 12 matches.
DELHI, India (AP) — Rishabh Pant's explosive 128 not out off 63 balls couldn't prevent Sunrisers Hyderabad from beating Delhi Daredevils by nine wickets to knock them out of contention in the Indian Premier League on Thursday.
Shikhar Dhawan scored 92 not out off 50 balls for Sunrisers while Kane Williamson made 83 not out off 53 balls.
They put on 176 runs for the unbeaten second wicket to dash Delhi's hopes and secure a spot in the knockout round for Hyderabad.
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.
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.
Indian security forces kill 8 Maoist rebels
HYDERABAD, India (AP) — Indian police killed at least eight Maoist rebels in an attack Thursday on their hideout in a forested area in southern India, an officer said.
Police seized a weapons cache, including five rifles, from the insurgents after the clash in Telangana state, police officer Amber Kishore said. No police casualties were reported.
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Students stood on a truck as they head to school with Mount Agung volcano spewing smoke and ash in Karangasem, Bali, Indonesia. Mount Agung volcano on Bali erupted for the first time in more than half a century, canceling flights to and from the Indonesian tourist island's busy airport as the mountain gushed huge columns of ash.
‘Like a queen’: In India, Ivanka Trump embodies US glamour
HYDERABAD, India (AP) — Ivanka Trump came to India to talk about empowering female entrepreneurs. But for many in Hyderabad, a centuries-old southern city that has emerged as a technology hub, her trip has been a chance to savor the glamour of the American president's family.
On Wednesday, locals strained behind security barricades near a medieval fort hoping for a glimpse of their VIP visitor.
Ivanka Trump’s India visit raises questions about her brand
HYDERABAD, India (AP) — Ivanka Trump described the hurdles faced by women during a speech at a business conference in India, which is treating her trip like a royal visit.
But her solo outing also highlighted questions about whether her message of empowering poor women matches her actions.
Ivanka Trump to promote female entrepreneurship in India
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ivanka Trump says she looks forward to promoting female entrepreneurship at a conference in India next week.
Speaking to reporters Tuesday, the first daughter and senior White House adviser discussed her plans to attend the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Hyderabad. The event — co-hosted by the United States and India — runs from Nov. 28-30 and will also be attended by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Indian city rounds up beggars ahead of visit by Ivanka Trump
HYDERABAD, India (AP) — Authorities in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad are rounding up beggars ahead of a visit by Ivanka Trump for an international conference.
Over the past week, more than 200 beggars have been transported to separate male and female shelter homes located on the grounds of two city prisons. Authorities have been strictly enforcing a begging ban on the city's streets and in other public places.
India-Australia T20 series drawn after 3rd match washout
HYDERABAD, India (AP) — The India-Australia Twenty20 series was drawn after the third match was abandoned because of a wet outfield on Friday.
The umpires decided the outfield at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium was unfit for play within an hour of the scheduled start of play, much to the disappointment of the 30,000-strong crowd.
Australia crushes India in 2nd T20, levels series
GUWAHATI, India (AP) — Australia swept to a crushing eight-wicket victory over India in their second Twenty20 on Tuesday, after Moises Henriques and Travis Head piled on an unbeaten 109-run partnership for the second wicket to level the three-match series.
Australia needed only 15.3 overs to reach 122-2 in reply, after Jason Behrendorff had taken a career-best 4-21 to bowl out the hosts for a paltry 118 runs. Adam Zampa chipped in with two wickets for 19 runs.
BANGALORE, India (AP) — Kolkata Knight Riders stayed in contention for their third Indian Premier League title after beating defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad by seven wickets using the Duckworth/Lewis method in a rain-hit eliminator on Wednesday.
Knight Riders captain Gautam Gambhir hit a brisk unbeaten 32 off 19 balls and carried his team to 48-3 with four balls to spare after their target was revised to 48 runs off six overs.
HYDERABAD, India (AP) — Defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad moved closer to the Indian Premier League playoffs after defeating leaders Mumbai Indians by seven wickets on Monday.
Sunrisers cruised to 140-3 with 10 balls to spare after Mumbai Indians were restricted to 138-7 on a slow pitch at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium.
"Everything went to plan," Sunrisers captain David Warner said. "Credit to the bowlers, they gave us a small total to chase."
NEW DELHI (AP) — Delhi Daredevils broke their five-match losing streak in style on Tuesday with a six-wicket win against defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League.
Daredevils' third victory in the tournament lifted them from the bottom of the eight-team table to the No. 6 spot with six points after nine matches.
Sunrisers, with 13 points from 11 matches, still occupy third spot behind leader Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders.
HYDERABAD, India (AP) — A blistering 126 off 59 balls from David Warner carried defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad to an emphatic 48-run victory over Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League on Sunday.
The Sunrisers captain hit 10 fours and eight sixes in his team's imposing total of 209-3, after Knight Riders skipper Gautam Gambhir had won the toss and opted to field first.
Knight Riders & Sunrisers record easy wins in IPL
MOHALI, India (AP) — Three blistering half-centuries by Shikhar Dhawan, skipper David Warner, and Kane Williamson led defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad to a strong 207-3 before beating Kings XI Punjab by 26 runs in the Indian Premier League on Friday.
Beforehand, Kolkata Knight Riders rode on captain Gautam Gambhir's fourth half-century in beating Delhi Daredevils by seven wickets.
Mumbai defends 142, Dhoni hits last-ball winner in IPL
MUMBAI, India (AP) — Mumbai Indians successfully defended 142 in beating Delhi Daredevils by 14 runs in the Indian Premier League on Saturday.
Also, Rising Pune Supergiant rose from last place to fourth after beating 2016 finalist Sunriser Hyderabad with a Mahendra Singh Dhoni boundary on the last ball.
Mumbai didn't appear to have done enough after making only 142-8, spearheaded by 28 by opener Jos Buttler, one of three run-outs.
HYDERABAD, India (AP) — Kane Williamson hammered 89 runs off just 51 balls to lead defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad to a 15-run victory over Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier League on Wednesday.
The New Zealand batsman's 136-run stand with opener Shikhar Dhawan (70) helped propel Sunrisers to a commanding total of 191-4, with Daredevils being restricted to 176-5 in reply.
Daredevils, Knight Riders enjoy easy victories in IPL
NEW DELHI (AP) — Delhi Daredevils defeated Kings XI Punjab by 51 runs in their first Indian Premier League home match on Saturday, and Kolkata Knight Riders went top of the table with a 17-run victory over defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad.
England's Sam Billings (55) hit his second IPL half century and New Zealand left-hander Corey Anderson's brisk 39 off 22 balls gave Daredevils a strong total of 188-6.
Billings hit nine fours before departing in the 13th over.
MUMBAI, India (AP) — The chasing team at Wankhede Stadium won for the sixth straight Indian Premier League game as Mumbai Indians beat defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad by four wickets on Wednesday.
MUMBAI, India (AP) — Mumbai Indians edged Kolkata Knight Riders in a cliff-hanger with a ball to spare, while defending champions Hyderabad Sunrisers notched their second successive victory in the Indian Premier League on Sunday.
Hardik Pandya blazed an unbeaten 29 off just 11 balls to get Mumbai to 180-6 for a four-wicket victory, after Knight Riders had posted 178-7.
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.
HYDERABAD, India (AP) — Dozens of people held a candlelight vigil in southern India on Thursday to mark the birthday of an Indian engineer shot dead last month in Kansas in an attack the FBI is investigating as a possible hate crime.
In addition to marking Srinivas Kuchibhotla's 33rd birthday, the people in technology hub Hyderabad also protested what they say is a rising wave of hate crimes in America.
Mother of slain Indian man told him to leave US if in danger
HYDERABAD, India (AP) — The mother of an Indian engineer who was killed in an apparently racially motivated shooting in an American bar said she asked her son to come back to India if he felt threatened in the United States, but he said he was not in any danger.
Srinivas Kuchibhotla's mother wailed Tuesday as her son's body was cremated in his hometown of Hyderabad.
Shooting of 2 Indians in US bar sends shock waves in India
HYDERABAD, India (AP) — The shooting of two Indians in a crowded suburban Kansas City bar has sent shock waves through their hometowns, and India's government is rushing diplomats to monitor progress in the investigation into the crime.
Jaganmohan Reddy, father of Alok Madasani, an engineer who was injured in the shooting Wednesday night, said he thought it was a hate crime. He said such incidents have increased after the recent political changes in the United States.
Library grounds in southern India turn into quiet study area
HYDERABAD, India (AP) — Nowhere is the search for jobs more desperate than in India, where around 13 million young people enter the job market every year. High levels of unemployment, even among the educated, create immense pressure on young people to find work, and more so for a secure government job.