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.
Farmers young and old headed in cars, trucks, and tractors to the highway for a five-hour roadblock to oppose three farm laws enacted in September 2020 they say hurt them by opening up the agriculture sector to private players.
No woman has been hanged in India by the justice system since 1955.
A desire for hassle-free travel is the key driver behind India’s appetite for residency-by-investment programmes.
At least 20 Indian soldiers were also killed in mid-June in a brutal, high-altitude border battle in the Galwan valley in one of the deadliest clashes between the two sides in recent decades.
Hundreds of armed police and paramilitary soldiers in riot gear patrolled as most residents stayed indoors in the disputed region’s Srinagar city. Unlike in the past, no anti-India groups, had called for this year's strike.
Kangana Ranaut, a staunch Bharatiya Janata Party supporter, called farmers protesting controversial agriculture laws terrorists in a tweet, which was one of two that the platform had removed.
The Covid-19 pandemic has infected more than 103 million people around the world, with over 2.2 million fatalities. Here are developments for February 2:
Farmers have been demanding the withdrawal of laws passed by Parliament last September, saying the legislature will favour large corporations, devastate the earnings of many farmers and leave those with small plots behind.
Indian police and bomb disposal experts took over the scene, sealing off district around the embassy in the capital.
A statement by the main opposition Congress party says 16 opposition parties boycotted the president’s address during a budget session “in full solidarity with the agitating farmers, whom the Modi government is trying to defame.”
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