World Feb 05India clamps down on free speech to fight farmer protests
Media coverage around the tens of thousands of protesting farmers at the edges of the Indian capital have prompted a furious reaction from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government.
World Jan 30Indian farmers begin hunger strike amid fury against Modi
Indian farmers taking part in more than two months of protest against new agriculture laws began a daylong hunger strike Saturday, as they sought to reaffirm the peaceful nature of their movement following recent violent clashes with police.
World Jan 26Protesting farmers storm India’s Red Fort in challenge to Modi
Tens of thousands of protesting farmers marched, rode horses and drove long lines of tractors into India's capital on Tuesday.
World Jan 16India starts world’s largest COVID-19 vaccination drive
Indian authorities hope to give shots to 300 million people, roughly the population of the U.S and several times more than its existing program, which targets 26 million infants. The recipients include 30 million doctors, nurses and other front-line workers,…
World Jan 03India OKs AstraZeneca and locally made COVID-19 vaccines
The country's drugs regulator gave emergency authorization for the vaccine developed by Oxford University and U.K.-based drugmaker AstraZeneca, and another developed by the Indian company Bharat Biotech.
World Dec 01No breakthrough in India’s talks with protesting farmers
The Indian government and protesting farmers have been unable to reach common ground in talks held Tuesday, with the farmers saying their demonstrations against new agriculture laws will continue as will their blockades of key highways.
Arts Nov 15Soumitra Chatterjee, legend of Indian cinema, dies at 85
Chatterjee had a career in Bengali-language films that spanned six decades and was best known for his work with Ray, one of the world’s most influential Indian directors, whose films garnered critical acclaim and won multiple awards worldwide, putting India…
World Sep 07India now 2nd behind U.S. in virus cases amid economic pain
India's increasing coronavirus caseload made the Asian giant the world's second-worst-hit country behind the United States on Monday, as its efforts to head off economic disaster from the pandemic gain urgency.
World Sep 01India eases virus restrictions as cases near 3.7 million
Many Indian states eased lockdown restrictions on Tuesday, even as the country's new daily infections remain the highest in the world and its confirmed cases near 3.7 million.
World Jun 12Indian capital’s crematoriums overwhelmed with virus dead
Hospital morgues are beyond capacity, and with summer temperatures reaching 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Farenheit) some bodies are being kept on thick ice slabs.