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Alasdair Pal

ILO warns Indian states on scrapping of workers' rights

14 May 2020

NEW DELHI/AHMEDABAD The U.N. labour agency urged Indian states thinking of relaxing workers' rights to help industry survive the coronavirus to consult workers first as a union linked to India's ruling party said it would protest the planned moves.

India looks to ease lockdown even as coronavirus infections jump

12 May 2020

NEW DELHI Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday the country would look to ease a nearly seven-week lockdown aimed at preventing the spread of the novel coronavirus, despite also reporting its biggest single-day jump in cases.

As Delhi families bury coronavirus victims, a gravedigger watches on

07 May 2020

NEW DELHI Belonging to the third generation in a family of Indian cemetery workers, Mohammad Shameem had little other choice in life than to dig graves.

Exclusive: India, Pakistan nuclear procurement networks larger than thought, study shows

30 Apr 2020

NEW DELHI Hundreds of foreign companies are actively procuring components for India and Pakistan’s nuclear programmes, taking advantage of gaps in the global regulation of the industry, according to a report by a U.S.-based research group.

Special Report: India's migrant workers fall through cracks in coronavirus lockdown

25 Apr 2020

JUGYAI, India Most days, you can find Dayaram Kushwaha and his wife, Gyanvati, hauling bricks for stonemasons in a booming northern suburb of New Delhi. They bring their 5-year-old son, who plays in the dirt while they work. | Video

Special Report: India's migrant workers fall through cracks in coronavirus lockdown

25 Apr 2020

JUGYAI, India Most days, you can find Dayaram Kushwaha and his wife, Gyanvati, hauling bricks for stonemasons in a booming northern suburb of New Delhi. They bring their 5-year-old son, who plays in the dirt while they work. | Video

The religious retreat that sparked India's major coronavirus manhunt

03 Apr 2020

NEW DELHI It was late on Sunday night when officials in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh received the alert. Federal authorities said they needed to track down more than 1,000 people linked to a large Muslim missionary gathering nearly 2,000 km away in the capital New Delhi.

Outrage in India as migrants sprayed with disinfectant to fight coronavirus

30 Mar 2020

NEW DELHI Indian health workers caused outrage on Monday by spraying a group of migrants with disinfectant, amid fears that a large scale movement of people from cities to the countryside risked spreading the coronavirus.

Four weddings and a pandemic: love under India's coronavirus lockdown

25 Mar 2020

NEW DELHI/CHENNAI Earlier this month, 27-year-old Rohit Kumar took an almost-unthinkable step for many Indians - he asked his parents to scale back his May 1 wedding.

Flooded toilets, dirty sheets: South Asia quarantine centers worry experts

19 Mar 2020

NEW DELHI When Mrinal Sabharwal and his wife landed in New Delhi with hundreds of other passengers from Barcelona on Monday, they expected clean coronavirus quarantine facilities.

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