Category: India

India celebrates 1B vaccine doses, hopes to speed 2nd shots

NEW DELHI — India celebrated giving its billionth COVID-19 vaccine dose on Thursday, a hopeful milestone for the South Asian country where the delta variant fueled a crushing surge earlier this year and missteps initially held back its inoculation campaign. About half of India’s nearly 1.4 billion people […]

Explainer: What is behind the recent surge in violence in Indian Kashmir?

NEW DELHI, Oct 18 – A surge in violence in Indian Kashmir in recent weeks, including a spate of militant attacks on civilians and a widespread crackdown by security forces, has left 33 people dead in the heavily militarised region since early October. Kashmir, which is claimed in […]

No shortage of anything; reports of coal crisis baseless: FM Sitharaman

By Yoshita Singh Boston, Oct 13: Amid reports of the ongoing coal shortage in the country, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman stressed that there is no shortage and termed these as absolutely baseless , saying India is a power surplus country. Sitharaman said that Power Minister R K Singh went […]

India, China army talks to defuse border tensions fail

NEW DELHI — Talks between Indian and Chinese army commanders to disengage troops from key friction areas along their border have ended in a stalemate and failed to ease a 17-month standoff that has sometimes led to deadly clashes, the two sides said Monday. The continuing standoff means […]

PM Modi holds talks with Danish counterpart

New Delhi, Oct 9: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday held talks with his Danish counterpart Mette Frederiksen with a focus on expanding overall bilateral cooperation in a range of areas including renewable energy and trade and investment Frederiksen arrived here early this morning on a three-day state visit […]

Assailants fatally shoot 3 men in disputed Kashmir

SRINAGAR, India — Assailants shot and killed three men in Indian-controlled Kashmir in separate attacks blamed by police on militants fighting against Indian rule in the disputed region. In the first incident Tuesday, police said militants fired at a prominent pharmacist, Makhan Lal Bindroo, at his drug store […]

Jallianwala Bagh-like situation in UP: Pawar on Lakhimpur Kheri violence

New Delhi, Oct 5: NCP supremo Sharad Pawar on Tuesday drew parallel between the Lakhimpur Kheri incident and the Jallianwala Bagh massacre, and said people will show the BJP its place and the party will have to pay a heavy price for the violence in the Uttar Pradesh district. […]

India coal crisis brews as power demand surges, record global prices bite

Summary Power demand growth moves to industries from residences High global coal prices drag on Indian coal imports Coal stocks at power plants hit multi-year lows CHENNAI, Oct – Indian utilities are scrambling to secure coal supplies as inventories hit critical lows after a surge in power demand […]

Delhi HC allows medical termination of pregnancy at 22 weeks

New Delhi, Sep 25: The Delhi High Court has allowed a woman to medically terminate her 22-week pregnancy as a certain congenital anomaly was detected in the foetus, saying psychological harm is likely to be caused to her when the child is born. Justice Rekha Palli considered that the […]

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