India is in final talks to start exporting wheat to Egypt, reports the Economic Times, as the Russian invasion of Ukraine has disrupted the wheat supply from the leading exporters. Whilst Russia is the largest exporter of wheat worldwide, Egypt is the largest importer. Before the war Egypt imported roughly 80 per[…]
INTERNATIONAL At least five people, including a former spokesman of India’s governing right-wing party, are in police custody over anti-Muslim slogans raised in the capital. A protest, organised on Sunday by former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Supreme Court lawyer Ashwini Upadhyay, to demand the “scrapping of India’s colonial-era[…]
At least 76 people have died in multiple monsoon-related accidents, Indian officials said Saturday, as heavy rains lashed the western state of Maharashtra, triggering landslides, flooding, and a building collapse. “Torrential rainfall in various parts of the state often coinciding with high tides and also discharge from dams led to[…]
India is investigating its first documented human death from bird flu after an 11-year-old boy succumbed to the disease earlier this month, says the health ministry. The boy was admitted to New Delhi’s premier All India Institute of Medical Sciences on July 2. He died on Tuesday after a multiorgan[…]
India’s main opposition Congress party has accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of “treason” and compromising national security following revelations that dozens of Indians were potential targets of snooping by an Israeli-made spyware. More than 1,000 phone numbers in India were among nearly 50,000 selected worldwide as possibly of interest to[…]
Police in India have registered a new case against Twitter Inc for allegedly promoting child pornography, after previously lodging complaints it allegedly “hurt sentiments” in geopolitical matters, marking an escalation in the row between the United States-based firm and Indian authorities. Police in the states of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya[…]
A massive fire has destroyed a Rohingya refugee camp in the Indian capital, New Delhi, leaving hundreds of people homeless. The blaze broke out at about 11:30pm on Saturday and quickly spread through the camp, reducing 55 ramshackle shelters to ashes in the Madanpur Khadar area in the capital city’s[…]
India has reported its highest ever single-day death toll from COVID-19 – 6,148 deaths – after an eastern state sharply raised its figures to account for people who succumbed to the disease at home or in private hospitals. The health department of Bihar, one of India’s poorest states, revised its[…]
As a devastating second wave of COVID-19 ebbs with less than 100,000 new cases reported on Tuesday, India is now battling a new scare: Mucormycosis, commonly referred to as “black fungus”, is a rare fungal disease with a high mortality rate. On Monday, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said the country[…]
The Palestinian Authority’s foreign minister has expressed “concern” with India over its decision to abstain from a UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) resolution that called for a probe into alleged crimes committed during Israel’s 11-day offensive in the Gaza Strip. In a letter addressed to India’s minister of external affairs,[…]
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