Category: India

Blinken to visit India with vaccines and China in focus

WASHINGTON, July 23 – U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken will travel next week to India, an important partner in U.S. efforts to counter China and in vaccine diplomacy that is hobbled by its own COVID-19 crisis. It will be Blinken’s first visit to the world’s largest democracy […]

U.S. eases COVID-19 travel advisory for India, Pakistan

WASHINGTON, July 20 – The U.S. State Department has lowered its COVID 19-related travel advisory for India to “Level 3 – Reconsider Travel,” the department said in a statement on Tuesday. The advisory for Pakistan was similarly eased, it said. The COVID-19 advisories were previously the highest Level […]

Research: India’s deaths during pandemic 10X official toll

NEW DELHI — India’s excess deaths during the pandemic could be a staggering 10 times the official COVID-19 toll, likely making it modern India’s worst human tragedy, according to the most comprehensive research yet on the ravages of the virus in the south Asian country. Most experts believe […]

Reuters photographer Danish Siddiqui captured the people behind the story

NEW DELHI, July 16 – Danish Siddiqui, the Reuters journalist killed in crossfire on Friday covering the war in Afghanistan, was a largely self-taught photographer who scaled the heights of his profession while documenting wars, riots and human suffering. A native of New Delhi, Siddiqui, 38, is survived by his […]

Google expands India cloud services with new infrastructure push

NEW DELHI, July 15 – Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google is ramping up cloud infrastructure in India with a second cluster of data centres in and around capital New Delhi to meet increasing customer demands in a key growth market, senior company executives said. The Google cloud region in Delhi and […]

Indian billionaires face off in race to solar domination

CHENNAI, July 7 – Indian tycoon Mukesh Ambani’s $10 billion entry into renewable energy could drive solar tariffs further to the ground and ignite bidding wars with fellow billionaire Gautam Adani, industry analysts say. India’s two richest men are vying to be at the forefront of Prime Minister […]

Brazil to suspend Indian COVID-19 vaccine deal as graft claims probed

RIO DE JANEIRO, June 29 – Brazil will suspend a $324-million contract for COVID-19 vaccine from India that has mired President Jair Bolsonaro in accusations of irregularities, the health minister said on Tuesday, following guidance by the federal comptroller, the CGU. The deal to buy 20 million doses […]

Delimitation commission to visit J&K between Jul 6-9

New Delhi, Jun 30: The delimitation commission will visit Jammu and Kashmir between July 6-9 and interact with political parties, public representatives and officials of the Union Territory to gather “first hand” information of the mega exercise to carve out new constituencies, the EC said on Wednesday. A […]

Modi meets Kashmir leaders 1st time after altering region

SRINAGAR, India — India’s prime minister is holding a crucial meeting with pro-India politicians from disputed Kashmir on Thursday for the first time since New Delhi stripped the region’s semi-autonomy and jailed many of them in a crackdown. Experts say the meeting is meant to ward off mounting […]

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