The government in Chhattisgarh state opted for a softer approach to weaken the Maoist insurgency, but locals allege the police is forcing civilians to surrender as insurgents.
A US-based Muslim advocacy group filed a court petition against the social media giant on Thursday, claiming the company has failed to police derogatory anti-Muslim content.
A poster boy of India's right-wing parties aims to placate the political forces by raising uninformed criticism of the holy text.
Socially conscious rap re-emerges in Kashmir after a hiatus - an inevitable fate as the region's volatility seeps into every aspect of life.
"We have confirmed our determination towards the development of military-technical cooperation," Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov tells media in New Delhi.
UK political group Tehreek-e-Kashmir says Twitter is suspending Kashmiri and Pakistani accounts without reason while organised Indian accounts and groups are openly harassing, abusing and trolling Kashmiris using bots.
The Afghan Taliban's relationship with the Tehreek e Taliban Pakistan could come to an impasse as the peace process matures in Afghanistan.
An Indian tax intelligence unit in mid-March ordered HSBC and Citibank in Mumbai to freeze bank accounts of ByteDance India as it probed some of the unit's financial dealings, a move the company is challenging in a Mumbai court.
The security forces were attacked when returning from a search operation near a forest in Chhattisgarh, a police official has said, adding that search operations are still underway for personnel missing.
India's Maharashtra state chief minister warns citizens of a lockdown if cases continue to rise at their current rate, saying the state's medical infrastructure will be inadequate in a couple of weeks.
Five groups linked to Hindu nationalist organisations in India including Vishwa Hindu Parishad America (VHPA) received $833,000 in direct payments and loans.
The changing political realities in West Bengal and Assam states are likely to push the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party to implement the controversial citizenship laws in full speed.
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