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India becomes third hardest-hit country for virus cases

New Delhi - India's densely populated cities ordered new restrictions as the confirmed number of coronavirus cases neared 700,000, passing Russia with the third-highest number of infections.

India, China agree to 'complete disengagement' from deadly border flashpoint

New Delhi - Chinese troops were seen removing structures from a Himalayan valley where they fought a deadly battle with Indian soldiers last month, Indian army sources said Monday, after high-level talks between the nuclear-armed neighbours.

Taj Mahal remains shut as India reports record daily virus cases

New Delhi - India's top tourist attraction the Taj Mahal will remain shut, officials said Sunday, as the vast nation registered a record daily number of coronavirus cases and opened a sprawling treatment centre in the capital to fight the pandemic.

Climate change 'fuelling deadly India lightning strikes'

Patna - Lightning strikes killed 147 people in the north Indian state of Bihar over the last 10 days, officials said Sunday, warning of more extreme weather conditions to come, driven by climate change.

India's Modi makes surprise China border visit after clash

Srinagar - Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a surprise visit to India's northern frontier region with China on Friday in his first trip to the area since a deadly border clash last month.

Millions switch to 'local TikToks' after India bans Chinese apps

New Delhi - Millions of Indians have joined homegrown social media platforms since New Delhi banned a slew of Chinese apps, including TikTok, amid growing tensions between the giant neighbours, industry officials said Thursday.

Protests in Indian Kashmir over civilian death during attack

Srinagar - Hundreds of people in Indian-administered Kashmir staged protests on Wednesday, accusing government forces of killing a man during a rebel attack which also left a trooper dead.

Pakistan PM blames India for stock exchange attack

Islamabad - Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday blamed India for a deadly attack on the stock exchange in Karachi, saying there was "no doubt" who was responsible.

TikTok denies sharing Indian user data with China

New Delhi - TikTok on Tuesday denied sharing users' data with the Chinese government, after India banned the wildly popular app as ties with Beijing deteriorate sharply following a deadly border clash.

After deadly clash, India bans 59 Chinese mobile apps over 'security'

New Delhi - India on Monday banned 59 Chinese mobile apps, including the wildly popular TikTok and WeChat, over national security and privacy concerns two weeks after a deadly Himalayan border clash between the nuclear-armed neighbours.

'George Floyds of India': outrage mounts over police custody deaths

New Delhi - The deaths of a father and son from alleged torture at the hands of police have sparked outrage across India, with many drawing parallels with the killing of George Floyd in the United States.

China sent martial artists to India border before deadly clash: state media

Bejing - China reinforced its troops near the Indian border with mountain climbers and martial arts fighters shortly before a deadly clash this month, state media reported.

Hotels and ashrams repurposed for Delhi coronavirus surge

New Delhi - Staff at the luxury Suryaa hotel used to wear bright saris as they welcomed guests. Now they must don medical suits and handle gurneys as New Delhi desperately prepares for a predicted surge in coronavirus cases in the coming weeks.

India passes 500,000 coronavirus cases

New Delhi - India now has more than 500,000 confirmed coronavirus cases, according to government figures released Saturday that showed a record daily leap of 18,500 new infections.

India and China deployed in 'large numbers' in border showdown: foreign ministry

New Delhi - India acknowledged for the first time Thursday that it has matched China in massing troops at their contested Himalayan border region after a deadly clash this month.

Lightning kills at least 107 in India monsoon

Patna - At least 107 people died from lightning strikes in northern and eastern India Thursday, officials said, during the early stages of the annual monsoon season.

Unilever to rename skin-lightening cream in India

New Delhi - The Indian and Bangladeshi arms of consumer giant Unilever said Thursday they will rename their locally marketed "Fair & Lovely" skin-lightening cream in the face of global anti-racism protests.

Bollywood to resume shoots but virus rules dull its shine

Mumbai - Bollywood will resume film shoots immediately, industry representatives said Thursday, but strict virus rules banning "elaborate or extravagant" scenes threaten to strip the world's biggest movie-making machine of its trademark dazzle.

India tells Pakistan to cut embassy staff by half, says will do same

New Delhi - India told Pakistan on Tuesday to slash its embassy staff in New Delhi by half -- saying it would do the same in Islamabad -- as a diplomatic spat continued between the nuclear-armed rivals.

China, India agree to reduce tensions after deadly clash

New Delhi - China and India have agreed to reduce tensions a week after their deadliest clashes in over 50 years on the disputed Himalayan border left 20 Indian troops dead in brutal hand-to-hand fighting.

China, India agree to reduce tensions after deadly clash

New Delhi - China and India have agreed to reduce tensions a week after clashes on their disputed Himalayan border left 20 Indian troops dead in brutal hand-to-hand fighting.

Dozens of girls at India abuse shelter contract coronavirus

New Delhi - Dozens of girls from a state-run shelter for runaways and victims of sexual abuse -- including seven who are pregnant -- have tested positive for coronavirus, Indian officials said Monday, raising fears about its spread in institutional homes.

Indian forces kill 3 militants in Kashmir's main city: police

Srinagar - Three militants were killed in a shootout with Indian government forces in the heart of Kashmir's main city Srinagar, police said Sunday, two days after eight rebels died in another gun battle.

Fighting the elements, not the enemy, on India's China border

New Delhi - Death is a real and constant danger for the soldiers serving on India's Himalayan border with China, but until a deadly brawl on June 15 the only killers since 1975 have been the topography and the elements.

India's Modi promotes yoga against coronavirus

New Delhi - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has extolled yoga as a way of building a "protective shield" of immunity against the coronavirus, as his nation battles a surge in infections.

'Hurt and angry', India leader warns China over border clash

New Delhi - India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Friday that his country was "hurt and angry" after a border clash with China that left 20 troops dead, and warned that the army has been given free reign to respond to any new violence.

'Catastrophic': South Asia reels from virus surge

Islamabad - Early optimism that South Asia might have dodged the worst ravages of the coronavirus pandemic has disappeared as soaring infection rates turn the densely populated region into a global hot spot.

Fists, stones and clubs: China and India's brutal high altitude, low-tech battle

New Delhi - India and China's militaries have some of the world's most sophisticated modern weaponry, but their deadliest scrap in over 50 years was fought using fists, rocks wrapped in barbed wire and clubs studded with nails.

India coronavirus toll sees record jump of 2,000 dead

New Delhi - India's official coronavirus death toll leapt by more than 2,000 on Wednesday as the hard-hit country struggles to contain a ballooning health crisis that has overwhelmed hospitals.

India media fear pandemic finally brings end of the newspaper era

New Delhi - Indian newspapers, which just a few months ago had defied the global trend by gaining circulation, are now buckling under the weight of coronavirus losses that have killed some off and critically wounded other big names.
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