The Hindu right’s defeat in West Bengal, Kerala and Tamil Nadu could open the door to stitch together an anti-BJP coalition. But it won’t be easy.
Indian PM Narendra Modi's Hindu right-wing party BJP fails to strengthen its stranglehold in several eastern and southern states where elections were held in the shadow of coronavirus crisis.
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.
The heavy monsoon resulted in low visibility and a wet landing conditions, which now complicate rescue efforts.
The United Arab Emirates wants foreigners to fly out as soon as possible but their home countries might have trouble accepting them.
Citing India's animal protection laws and the government's inclusion of animal feed as essential items permitted under the lockdown, the judges ruled in favour of a cat owner and said he should be allowed to buy biscuits for his cats.
Training doctors and investing in health care was key to suppressing previous lethal outbreaks in the Kerala state of India, Sierra Leone and Nigeria.
Heavy rains in parts of four Indian states – Kerala, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Gujarat – have forced more than 1.2 million people to leave their homes, mostly for government-run relief camps.
A joint rescue operation was carried out by the Indian Air Force, Indian Navy, and National Disaster Response Force at the flood-ravaged parts of western and southern India.
If Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party, the BJP, doesn't win the election, there are still no guarantees that society will be able to moderate itself.
The polls are taking place in seven stages and will end on May 19. The third phase is the largest and be closely watched for the governing BJP's performance in Modi's home state Gujrat, although the prime minister is not on the ticket.
Twenty warmest years "all in the last 22," scientists say in a UN report, with weather extremes in 2018 including wildfires in California and Greece, drought in South Africa and floods in Kerala, India.
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