Category: India

India bans 43 more mobile apps as it takes on China

NEW DELHI – India banned 43 mobile applications on Tuesday including Alibaba Group Holding Ltd’s e-commerce app Aliexpress in a new wave of web sanctions targeted at China with whom it has engaged in a months-long standoff at a Himalayan border site. The 43 mostly Chinese origin apps, […]

Unilever to introduce mouthwash formulation in India, claims to reduce 99.9 pc corona after rinsing

New Delhi, Nov 21: Global FMCG major Unilever on Saturday said it will bring to India its mouthwash formulation, which, it claims, will reduce 99.9 per cent of coronavirus after 30 seconds of rinsing. “Unilever has confirmed that preliminary lab test results show that mouthwash formulation containing CPC Technology […]

Modi calls Biden to advance strategic ties

NEW DELHI – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has spoken to U.S. President-elect Joe Biden by telephone to congratulate him on his election victory, which he said showed the strength of U.S. democracy, and he vowed to deepen strategic ties. Modi initially sent his congratulations to Biden in […]

India records 30,548 fresh COVID-19 cases, 435 deaths

New Delhi, Nov 16:  India’s COVID-19 caseload mounted to 88,45,127 with 30,548 infections being reported in a day, while the number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 82,49,579, according to data updated by the Union health ministry on Monday. The coronavirus death toll climbed […]

India denies Pakistan’s allegations over funding of militant groups

By Alasdair Pal NEW DELHI – India on Sunday denied allegations by its arch-rival Pakistan that New Delhi had helped fund militant groups on Pakistani soil, with a foreign ministry spokesman dismissing them as “fabricated” and “figments of imagination”. Pakistan’s foreign minister said on Saturday the country would present […]

Indian and Pakistani troops exchange fire, at least 15 dead

By Fayaz Bukhari, Abu Arqam Naqash SRINAGAR, India/MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan – At least 10 civilians and five security personnel were killed in cross-border shelling between India and Pakistan on Friday, in one of this year’s deadliest days along the heavily militarised frontier separating the nuclear-armed rivals, officials said. Indian officials said […]

Moody’s expects India’s GDP to shrink by 8.9% in 2020

BENGALURU – Moody’s Investors Service said on Thursday it expects India’s economy to shrink by 8.9% in the 2020 calendar year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, compared to an earlier forecast of a 9.6% contraction. The revision comes as a rise in novel coronavirus cases slows in the […]

Court rejects police’s plea for Arnab’s custody, sends him in judicial remand

Mumbai, Nov 4: A court at Alibaug in Maharashtra’s Raigad district on Wednesday evening remanded Republic TV Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami and two other accused in judicial custody till November 18 in a 2018 abetment to suicide case. The police had sought Goswami’s custody for 14 days, but the court […]

Fall in mortality rate, high recovery keep active COVID-19 cases in India below 6 lakh

New Delhi, Nov 4:  Active COVID-19 cases in India have been witnessing a steady decline and remained below six lakh for the sixth consecutive day on Wednesday due to a sustained fall in the mortality rate and a large number of patients recuperating from the disease daily, the […]

Militants kill three more BJP members in Kashmir

SRINAGAR – Militants shot dead three young workers of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s party in Kashmir late on Thursday, days after his government changed laws allowing people from the rest of the country to buy land in the disputed region. Many Kashmiris have been simmering with anger […]

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