India's finance ministry announced a $22 billion economic stimulus package that will include delivering monthly grains and lentil rations to an astonishing 800 million people.
India launched a 14-hour long curfew on Sunday to limit the fast-spreading coronavirus epidemic in the country, where 315 people have so far been found to have contracted the disease.
Neither the leaders of India, Pakistan nor Afghanistan have shown the domestic urgency or the regional diplomacy required to tackle the spread of Covid-19.
Narayan Chatterjee, a Bharatiya Janata Party activist, was arrested by West Bengal state police late Tuesday for "organising the cow urine consumption event and compelling a civic volunteer to drink cow urine", Kolkata police chief says.
Any attempts to revive this long-planned alliance will be ineffective in trying to counter China, and instead will simply be viewed as an alliance of Islamophobes.
The creation of Jammu and Kashmir Apni Party (Our Party) is the first major political development since August 5, when India scrapped the region of its semi-autonomous status.
Indian Muslims have been subjected to numerous hate-driven attacks and in most cases, the aggressors are from the country's Hindu majority.
An exclusionary right-wing populism has gripped the world for years now, but recently, a more inclusionary populism is pushing back.
The special court last month ruled the men were to be hanged Tuesday, but postponed the execution after one of them filed a mercy plea – the last remedy for death row convicts in India – to the president.
Mosques, targeted by far-right Hindu mobs in riot-hit neighbourhoods of capital New Delhi, opened for weekly Friday prayers, as police arrested over 500 in connection with religious violence.
Thousands of riot police and paramilitaries patrol streets littered with the debris from days of religious riots in capital New Delhi as families mourn deaths and property destruction.
With at least 23 people dead and more than 180 wounded, the rioters aren't even sparing journalists who are being attacked or confronted and asked whether they are Hindus or Muslims, as they report on the Delhi riots.
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