INDIA

India meets with farmers after week-long protest

INDIAN government invited protesting farmers for talks on Tuesday(1) after rallies against agricultural reforms sparked violent clashes with police on the outskirts of the...

India to build dam in Arunachal Pradesh to reduce adverse impact of Chinese hydropower...

INDIA is considering a plan to build a 10 gigawatts (GW) hydropower project in a remote eastern state, an Indian official said on Tuesday(1),...

India probes alleged AstraZeneca shot reaction; will not stop trial

THE Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) is assisting an inquiry into an alleged adverse reaction during AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine trial, but has found...

Tough security for Kashmir’s first vote since autonomy cancelled

Voters in Jammu Kashmir went to the polls Saturday amid a heavy security presence in the first direct elections in the disputed region since...

New Delhi ambulance group grapples with surging COVID-19 quarantine deaths

Wearing a yellow turban and white overalls, Jitender Singh Shunty and three of his coworkers carefully pulled the body of a 57-year-old COVID-19 victim...

India’s Hetero to produce 100m doses of the Russian Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine

INDIAN drug firm Hetero will produce 100 million doses of the Russian Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine per year, the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF)...

Clashes erupt as police block farmers from entering India’s capital

THOUSANDS of Indian farmers were blocked by the police on Friday(27) as they tried to march to the country’s capital, Delhi. The farmers were protesting...

Cops use force to block Punjab farmers from going to Delhi

Police in Haryana used water cannons and teargas to disperse hundreds of farmers from Punjab, determined to enter the state as part of their...

Trade unions go on nationwide strike

Central trade unions began a nationwide strike on Thursday, protesting against the new farm and labour laws, among other workers-related issues. The day-long strike has...

India, Nepal share ‘very strong’ relationship: Foreign Secretary Shringla

India shares a "very strong" relationship with Nepal and is keen to further strengthen the bilateral ties, Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla said. Shringla began...