India’s financial capital, Mumbai, has largely escaped a cyclone that barrelled through the country’s western coast, despite early forecasts indicating possible destruction in the dense city of 18 million. Cyclone Nisarga was initially forecast to be the first storm of its kind to batter Mumbai since 1948, prompting citizens to[…]
A storm in the Arabian Sea off India’s west coast has intensified into a severe cyclone, gathering speed as it barrels towards India’s financial capital of Mumbai, home to more than 18 million people. Cyclone Nisarga was forecast to drop heavy rains and winds gusting up to 120km (75 miles)[…]
Two Pakistani officials expelled by India over spying allegations have returned home, a Pakistan embassy spokesman said, as the nuclear-armed rivals wrangle over the claims. The two staff members of the Pakistani High Commission in New Delhi, whose names have not been disclosed, returned to Pakistan via the Wagah border[…]
India’s coronavirus death toll overtook neighbouring China’s on Friday, with 175 new deaths recorded in 24 hours taking the total to 4,706, according to data from the health ministry. The world’s second-most populous nation is emerging as a new hotspot with record jumps in new cases in recent days as[…]
At least nine people have been killed and several hundred admitted to local hospitals after a gas leak at a chemicals plant on the east coast of India, police said on Thursday. Swarupa Rani, an Assistant Commissioner of Police in Visakhapatnam, told Reuters that at least nine people had died[…]
When the beating began on March 25, Parvathi* tried the usual things first, but things were different under the nation-wide coronavirus lockdown. As her husband began beating her, she would run out into the narrow lanes of the slum she lives in to call for help from her neighbours, a[…]
In Islamic missionary group in India’s capital New Delhi is facing a torrent of right-wing abuse after accusations that its recent congregation became the main carrier of the coronavirus. Many far-right groups were trending #CoronaJihad on Tuesday and pro-government news channels demanded action against Nizamuddin Markaz, a key institution for[…]
On the morning of March 26, the third day of lockdown in India’s capital over coronavirus fears, 15-year-old Himanshu’s mother tried to board a state-run bus to collect her son’s medicines for HIV from a government-run hospital. It was her scheduled day to pick up the monthly anti-retroviral therapy (ART)[…]
Police in India’s capital has broken up the longest-running protest against a new citizenship law, citing a ban on public gatherings because of the coronavirus pandemic. Dozens of people, many of them women, have been staging a sit-in protest since early December on a street in the Shaheen Bagh neighbourhood,[…]
Authorities in India have placed more than 80 districts across the country under stringent lockdown after cases of coronavirus were detected from those areas, as the world’s second-most populous nation stepped up measures to halt the spread of the pandemic. “State governments will issue orders allowing only essential services to[…]
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