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Agents for Change Nov 28India farmers press on with protest despite offer to talk
Many farmers have camped out on highways in Punjab and Haryana states for the last two months to protest the passing of the legislation. They say the laws could cause the government to stop buying grain at guaranteed prices and…
World Oct 11India cases cross 7 million as experts warn of complacency
India’s confirmed coronavirus toll crossed 7 million on Sunday with a number of new cases dipping in recent weeks, even as health experts warn of mask and distancing fatigue setting in.
World Oct 02India’s contracting economy rebooting from coronavirus blow
Millions of distressed Indian manufacturers and traders are counting on the eagerly-awaited October-December festive season to rescue them from their coronavirus catastrophe.
World Jul 12Bollywood’s Amitabh Bachchan, 3 family members test positive
Abhishek Bachchan tweeted Sunday that his wife, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, and their 8-year-old daughter had also tested positive. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is a top Bollywood actress.
World Jun 18India cautions China over its claim to area of deadly clash
India is cautioning China against making "exaggerated and untenable claims” to the Galwan Valley area in the high Himalayas even as both nations try to end a standoff after a deadly military clash there.
World Dec 19Police detain 1,200 protesters who defied bans on assembly against citizenship law
At least three people were reported killed as protests raged around the country despite the bans as opposition increased to the law, which excludes Muslims, in a move many see as the government's push to bring India closer to a…
World Dec 08Devastating factory fire kills at least 43 in Indian capital
A fire believed to be caused by an electrical short circuit engulfed a building in India’s capital on Sunday where handbags and other items were made by workers earning as little as 2 dollars per day, killing at least 43…
World Aug 17Indian authorities begin easing clampdown in Kashmir
Authorities in Indian-administered Kashmir began restoring landline phone services on Saturday after a nearly two-week security crackdown and news blackout following a decision by India's government to downgrade the Muslim-majority region's autonomy.
World Aug 16Hundreds join street protest in Kashmir, defying restrictions
The government imposed the lockdown to avoid a violent reaction to its decision on Aug. 5 to downgrade Muslim-majority Kashmir's autonomy.
World Aug 08India arrests over 500 in Kashmir as Pakistan cuts railway
Pakistan, which claims the divided Himalayan region together with India, on Thursday suspended a key train service with India over change in Kashmir's special status by New Delhi, as tensions between the rivals soared.