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Amazon refuses to appear before Indian parliamentary panel on data privacy - MP

23 Oct 2020

NEW DELHI Representatives of Amazon.com Inc in India have refused to appear before a parliamentary panel reviewing the country's privacy bill, an Indian lawmaker said on Friday, an allegation the U.S. commerce giant said was a result of a misunderstanding.

India passes farm bills amid protest from opposition parties

20 Sep 2020

NEW DELHI India's parliament on Sunday passed new bills the government says will make it easier for farmers to sell their produce directly to big buyers, despite growing protest from opposition parties and a long-time ally of the ruling party.

India parliament session may be cut short as COVID-19 cases among lawmakers rise - sources

19 Sep 2020

NEW DELHI India's parliament session that began this week is likely to be cut short after 30 lawmakers were found infected with the coronavirus, two senior parliament officials said, as the number of cases in the country rose to 5.3 million.

At least 17 Indian MPs infected with coronavirus as cases near 5 million

15 Sep 2020

NEW DELHI At least 17 members of the Indian parliament have tested positive for the coronavirus, government officials said on Tuesday, underlining the widening spread of infections set to cross five million cases soon.

India's parliament meets after six months as COVID cases surge

14 Sep 2020

NEW DELHI India's parliament met for the first time in six months on Monday, as novel coronavirus cases across the country rose by more than 90,000 in the space of a day and the total number of infections neared 5 million.

Indian and Chinese defence ministers set for meeting in Moscow over border row

04 Sep 2020

NEW DELHI The defence ministers of India and China are expected to hold talks in Moscow later on Friday, government officials said, the highest level face-to-face political contact since tensions flared along their disputed mountain border in May.

India's opposition parties quiz Facebook over political bias

02 Sep 2020

NEW DELHI Opposition lawmakers from an Indian parliamentary panel accused Facebook on Wednesday of favouring the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) during a meeting to quiz the social media giant on its content regulation.

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