The country of 1.3 billion people has become the latest hotspot of a pandemic with new coronavirus infections hitting a record peak for a fifth day.
PM Narendra Modi's right-wing BJP, accused of stoking religious polarisation and discriminating against minorities, faces stiff challenges in both West Bengal and Assam, two northeastern states with sizeable Muslim populations.
Kangana Ranaut, a staunch Bharatiya Janata Party supporter, called farmers protesting controversial agriculture laws terrorists in a tweet, which was one of two that the platform had removed.
A statement by the main opposition Congress party says 16 opposition parties boycotted the president’s address during a budget session “in full solidarity with the agitating farmers, whom the Modi government is trying to defame.”
The 57-member Organisation of Islamic Cooperation asks India to refrain from altering the demographic structure of India-administered Kashmir that India unilaterally annexed last August, Pakistani foreign office says.
Voting takes place amid heavy security presence in first direct elections in India-administered Kashmir since New Delhi annexed the region last year.
New Delhi’s decision to impose an abrupt lockdown caused economic damage but did little to stop the pandemic’s toll.
Hardline and militaristic organisation RSS slams Muslim actor for "forging friendships with those who are considered enemies of India."
Social media giant in India is facing heat after a right-wing Hindu lawmaker T Raja Singh posted comments and made speeches saying Rohingya Muslim refugees should be shot, Muslims were traitors and threatened to raze mosques.
Back-to-back problems at two large borrowers reveal that banks have a long way to go in strengthening the oversight of their loans.
The government statistics understate the number of rapes as it is still considered a taboo to report rape in some parts of India, and because rapes that end in murder are counted purely as murders.
Opposition parties in India, as well as international rights groups, have raised concerns about the growing protests and the citizenship law that is seen as anti-Muslim.
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