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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.
World Jul 22India launches moon mission after earlier setback
The spacecraft — named Chandrayaan, the Sanskrit word for "moon craft" — is scheduled to land on the lunar south pole in September.
World May 19Indians vote in final phase of grueling national election
Indians voted Sunday in the seventh and final phase of a grueling national election that lasted more than five weeks, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist party seeks to govern for another five years.
World May 12India’s election approaches 7th, final week of voting
Indians voted Sunday in the next-to-last round of a six-week-long national election marked by a highly acrimonious campaign that has seen Prime Minister Narendra Modi blame opposition party chief Rahul Gandhi’s family for the country’s ills.