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India

Alasdair Pal

Indian opposition, U.N. call for release of elderly priest held on terror charges

21 Oct 2020

NEW DELHI Indian opposition leaders on Wednesday called for the release of an elderly priest held on terror charges, one of 16 similar arrests rights groups say are politically motivated.

What is the Malabar exercise, and why is it significant?

20 Oct 2020

NEW DELHI Australia will join three-way naval exercises involving the United States, Japan and India, in a move that could provoke concern from China, which has criticised similar joint drills in the past.

Tata Group pulls ad featuring Hindu-Muslim family after outcry

14 Oct 2020

NEW DELHI/AHMEDABAD, India A subsidiary of India's tea-to-telecoms Tata Group has withdrawn a jewellery advertisement featuring a Hindu-Muslim family celebrating a baby shower, following threats to one of its stores and wide criticism on social media.

Tata pulls ad featuring Hindu-Muslim family after fury in India

14 Oct 2020

NEW DELHI, Oct 14 A subsidiary of India's Tata Group pulled a jewellery advertisement of a Hindu-Muslim family celebrating a baby shower after social media criticism, with some posting "Love Jihad", meaning a conspiracy by Muslims to forcibly convert Hindu women.

The faces of India's coronavirus pandemic as deaths hit 100,000

03 Oct 2020

NEW DELHI Eight months after the novel coronavirus arrived in India, the number of deaths from the disease crossed 100,000 on Saturday. Nearly 6.5 million people have been infected in total, second only to the number in the United States.

Police briefly detain politicians as unrest flares over gang rape

01 Oct 2020

LUCKNOW/DELHI, India Police briefly detained several opposition leaders on Thursday as they headed toward the site where a low-caste young woman died this week after being gang-raped, the latest such attack to whip up nationwide anger and protests.

WIDER IMAGE-The faces of India's coronavirus pandemic as deaths hit 100,000

01 Oct 2020

NEW DELHI, Oct 1 Eight months after the novel coronavirus arrived in India, the number of deaths from the disease is due to cross 100,000 imminently. Nearly 6.5 million people have been infected in total, second only to the number in the United States.

Police impose emergency law in Indian village as gang-rape victim's cremation sparks clashes

01 Oct 2020

LUCKNOW, India, Oct 1 Indian police imposed emergency laws on Thursday in a village where a woman from the lowest rung of the country's caste system was allegedly raped and killed, barring gatherings of more than five people after clashes erupted following her cremation.

Virus sows dread in India's festival season as infections cross six million

28 Sep 2020

NEW DELHI/AHMEDABAD, India India reported on Monday that novel coronavirus infections had topped 6 million, nowhere near the number required for herd immunity in country of 1.3 billion people, and raising anxiety going into the peak period for Hindu religious festivals.

Indian farmers block roads, railways as protests mount over farm bills

25 Sep 2020

SHAMBHU, India Thousands of farmers in India blocked roads and railway tracks on Friday in a protest against new legislation that they say could pave the way for the government to stop buying grain at guaranteed prices, leaving them at the mercy of private buyers.

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