Police in India-administered Kashmir allegedly threaten businesses of consequences if they observe a strike called by a top pro-freedom leader on August 5, the second anniversary of India's annexation of Muslim-majority region.
Indian rights groups say civil liberties and the space for dissent are under increasing attack in the world's biggest democracy under Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government.
Officials say at least 32 people are dead and some 30 others are missing after landslides in Maharashtra, with rescuers reaching affected areas as rains slowed and water levels came down.
A ‘quiet’ meeting took place earlier this month as New Delhi tries to secure its investments in Afghanistan, says analyst.
Indian authorities are keeping close watch on pro-democracy fighters who fled Myanmar to join around 16,000 refugees, to ensure they do not start training camps in Mizoram, Manipur and Nagaland.
Mucormycosis, a rare fungal disease, usually infects people whose immune system has been compromised.
WHO chief scientist Soumya Swaminathan says B 1.617 coronavirus variant has some mutations which increase transmission, and which also potentially could make it resistant to antibodies.
Government authorities and officials of Indian Premier League postpone IPL 2021 season with “immediate effect” as the country battles a massive surge in coronavirus cases.
Devastating surge of new infections tears through Indian cities and rural areas, pushing healthcare systems to brink of collapse as credit agency S&P Global warns of impeded economic recovery and virus exposure of unvaccinated regions in South Asia.
Hospitals will get medical oxygen from armed forces reserves with retired medical military personnel joining Covid-19 health facilities to help the country as it tries to battle an unprecedented crisis.
Officials are investigating the cause of the fire that killed at least 10 people in a building that housed a private hospital treating Covid-19 patients in Indian financial hub of Mumbai.
US President Joe Biden’s South Asia policy could be one reason that spurred the nuclear-armed rivals to talk peace.
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