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Indian court upholds ban on hijab in class

NEW DELHI An Indian court on Tuesday upheld a ban on hijab in class in the southern state of Karanataka stating that wearing the headscarf was not an essential religious practice in Islam. The ruling came following petitions filed in…

India’s Modi to repeal controversial farm laws

NEW DELHI Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday (Nov 19) he had decided to repeal three controversial farm laws against which farmers have protested for more than a year. "Today I have come to tell you, the whole country,…

Modi seeks to tame social media firms

Christopher McMichael Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s right-wing government has intensified its efforts to police speech in India by trying to control social media platforms, which are critical spaces for dissenting voices. In an ironic…

Leader counts his votes, count our dead

 Insiyah Vahanvaty When Narendra Modi rose to power in 2014, it was on the mandate of development. After more than a decade of his leadership as Chief Minister of the state of Gujarat, which lies along the western coast of India, Modi was…

Can Asia reinvent global trade?

Bilahari Kausikan Let’s not believe our own propaganda. Asia reinventing global trade is a superficially attractive but problematic proposition. It assumes there once was a free international economy open to reinvention. It assumes there…

4 killed in anti-Modi protests in Bangladesh

DHAKA, Bangladesh At least four people were killed and dozens were injured when activists of a non-political Islamic group clashed with police in Bangladesh's largest port city on Friday afternoon, according to local police. Several…

India maintains surge, adds 93,300 new cases

NEW DELHI India has maintained its surge in coronavirus cases, adding 93,337 new confirmed infections in the past 24 hours. The Health Ministry on Saturday raised the nation’s caseload to more than 5.3 million out of the nearly 1.4…

India’s coronavirus cases jump by another 96K

NEW DELHI India’s coronavirus cases jumped by another 96,424 infections in the past 24 hours, showing little sign of leveling. The Health Ministry on Friday raised the nation’s total past 5.21 million, 0.37% of its nearly 1.4 billion…

What’s driving India-China military standoff

SRINAGAR, India Tensions along the disputed India-China border seem to be getting worse, three months after their deadliest confrontation in decades. The Asian giants accused each other this week of sending soldiers into the other’s…

New Delhi lifts order that limited hospital beds

NEW DELHI New Delhi has reversed orders that limited the scope of coronavirus testing and reserved hospital beds for city residents as the Indian capital’s caseload continues to surge. The city’s numbers of infected jumped to 29,943 on…

India considering lockdown extension

NEW DELHI Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke with chief ministers of all states Saturday to decide a nationwide extension of the lockdown beyond April 14 to check the spread of COVID-19. But several states appear to be in favor of…

Myanmar President U Win Myint meets PM Modi

New Delhi Myanmar President U Win Myint met Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Hyderabad House here on Thursday and discussed a wide range of bilateral issues. The visiting dignitary, earlier today, had called on External Affairs…

Trump, wife Melania land in Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad (Gujarat) India US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump landed in Ahmedabad in Gujarat on Monday, shortly before 12 pm. The US President will participate in the 'Namaste Trump' event at Motera Stadium in a short…

Trump: I’m number 1 on Facebook, Modi number 2

United States President Donald Trump on Saturday expressed happiness over the fact that he has more followers than any other political leader on Facebook, followed by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Trump made the remark in a tweet…

India launches outreach program in Kashmir Valley

SRINAGAR, Jammu, and Kashmir The Indian government on Tuesday launched its outreach program in the Kashmir Valley. Addressing a small gathering of Kashmiris, India’s Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said the scrapping the…

Imran,Modi face-to-face at SCO summit

NEW DELHI Prime Minister Imran Khan and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi are likely to come to face-to-face at the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit scheduled to be held later this year in India. SCO Secretary General…

In India women are raped every 15 minutes

NEW DELHI One woman reported a rape every 15 minutes on an average in India in 2018, according to government data released on Thursday, underlining its dismal reputation as one of the worst places in the world to be female. The highly…

India’s protesters: a cross-section of society

New Delhi Tens of thousands of Indians have taken to the streets in recent days to voice their anger over a new citizenship law that they say discriminates against the minority Muslim community. But it is not just Muslims who are…