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.
The reopening comes as the country recorded 24,850 confirmed cases, bringing the nationwide total to 673,165, making India the fourth hardest-hit in the world.
US President Trump heaps praise on PM Modi in front of a crowd of around 100,000 in western Gujarat state. Meanwhile, fresh clashes rage in New Delhi in protests over contentious citizenship law ahead of Trump's visit to capital.
Officials estimate about 200,000 domestic and international tourists cancelled or postponed their trip to the Taj Mahal in the past two weeks, one of the world’s most popular tourist attractions.
How a group of artists turned a landfill site into an upcoming tourist attraction.
Ever since the Bharatiya Janata Party came into power in 2014, it has taken several steps that are seen as shaping the country's national identity to match their religious views, that India is a nation of and for Hindus.
India is the second-most populated country, and is home to roughly 172 million Muslims who form the third-largest Muslim population on earth. The marginalised community is among the most economically deprived sections of Indian society.
Forecasters in India are warning of more storms to come, as the death toll from the dust squall this week rose above 100.
The death toll is expected to rise after an overnight storm ravaged India’s Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan states, leaving at least 100 dead and nearly 250 injured.
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