Sunday, April 11, 2021


Mumbai in lockdown as Indian vaccines run short

Having let its guard down with mass religious festivals, political rallies and spectators at cricket matches, India is experiencing a ferocious new wave with around a million new cases in the past week.

India’s top court paves way for Rohingya refugee deportations to Myanmar

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government has been trying to send back Rohingyas, on the grounds they are a security threat.

Chinese ‘vaccine diplomacy’ on display in overtures to Taiwan allies

Taipei persuaded India to provide vaccines to Paraguay to counter Chinese pressure.

India imposes new curbs as Covid-19 cases hit record

Experts blame the country's fresh wave on people ignoring guidelines and attending huge religious and political events, as well as weddings and cricket matches.

Maoist guerrillas kill at least 22 Indian security forces

They claim to be fighting on behalf of India’s poorest, who have not benefited from the country's long economic boom.

Pakistan PM Khan desires peace with arch-rival India

He was replying to a letter from his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi which had called for peace.

India clamps down on festival fever as pandemic cases pass 12 million

Despite the restrictions, revellers still gathered in neighbourhoods across the country, banging drums and hurling coloured powder at each other.

Kes Covid-19 meningkat, India henti sementara eksport vaksin

Lebih 200 sampel dari Maharashtra dan New Delhi dikesan mempunyai varian baharu virus Covid-19.

Apple facing lawsuit by Indian engineer who claims ancestry led to discrimination

The technical engineer says she was forced to resign from her job after tolerating years of discrimination by other South Asian employees.

India temporarily halts Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine exports

Infections are surging as a new 'double mutant' variant of the coronavirus has been detected from samples collected in India.

Ripped jeans may be the undoing of Indian society, says senior lawmaker

In the past few years, ripped jeans have become hugely popular and everyone from Bollywood stars to ordinary Indians wears them.

Massive Ganges religious gathering worries India as Covid-19 cases surge

More than 150 million pilgrims are expected to bathe in the river during the gathering held once every 12 years.

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