Top diplomats Antony Blinken and Subrahmanyam Jaishankar pledge to stretch their multilateral security partnership, underscoring deepening of ties between both countries concerned over China's growing influence in the 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.
More than 50 people have been killed, 42 of them in different districts of Uttar Pradesh after lightning struck several states across the south Asian country.
Indian PM Narendra Modi said the federal government would take over the vaccination programme from the states from June 21, after weeks of criticism of a bungled vaccine rollout that has covered fewer than 5 percent of the country.
India's Electronics and Information Technology Ministry sends a letter to Twitter as a "final notice", otherwise the company “shall be liable to consequences" if it does not agree to restrict content criticising PM Narendra Modi’s government.
At least 33 people are dead and more than 90 are missing after a monster Cyclone Tauktae slammed India, compounding the country's woes as it posted a new record number of Covid-19 deaths in 24 hours.
More than 150 bodies reportedly found near the banks of Ganga river in northern Bihar state, with officials saying they were bloated and decomposed, as if they had been in the river for at least five to seven days.
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.
India is in a desperate fight to deal with skyrocketing infections in a surge fast becoming bigger and deadlier across South Asia, prompting the army to open its hospitals in a bid to bring a massive humanitarian crisis under control.
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.
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.
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.
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