The Taj Mahal reopens to visitors on Monday in a symbolic business-as-usual gesture, even as India looks set to overtake the US as the global leader in coronavirus infections.
T Raja Singh, a regional legislator for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ruling party, has previously made headlines for reportedly saying that Muslim Rohingya refugees from Myanmar should be shot.
New Delhi’s decision to impose an abrupt lockdown caused economic damage but did little to stop the pandemic’s toll.
Mukherjee was president from 2012 to 2017, at the end of a long period when the Congress party held power. Before that, he had been minister of finance, defence and foreign affairs for three separate prime ministers.
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.
The prospect of India as an authoritarian state makes the 73rd anniversary of its independence one of the most macabre in terms of memory.
Angered by Indian belligerence, Islamabad wants Muslims countries to do more in highlighting the plight of Kashmiri Muslims. Experts say, however, its own response is lacking.
A bitter reality for India: secularism more under threat than ever, as the ruling BJP praises its Ayodhya project but polarises opinion as it pushes ever closer to the extreme Hindu-right.
India inadvertently managed to internationalise an issue that neither Pakistan nor activists were able to for decades.
From demographic change and unemployment to disenfranchisement and violence, things have gone from bad to worse one year after India's annexation of Jammu and Kashmir.
On Wednesday, the Hindu ultra nationalist Indian leader, Narendra Modi, will attend a groundbreaking ceremony in Ayodhya. The event culminates a decades-long campaign to build a temple on the site of a historic mosque destroyed by mobs in 1992.
Police ordered onto the streets of an Indian town where Hindu groups will next week begin building a temple on the site of a mosque whose destruction had sparked the bloody Ayodhya riots.
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