Mumbai Allows Door-to-Door Testing as India Becomes Covid-19 Hotspot

Authorities in Mumbai are allowing people to get coronavirus tests without doctor’s prescriptions as India’s soaring virus numbers overwhelm the public health system. Health workers are conducting door to door Covid-19 testing. The move which came into effect this week is in contrast with the rules in other major Indian cities where a doctor’s prescription … Read more Mumbai Allows Door-to-Door Testing as India Becomes Covid-19 Hotspot

Kashmir Muslims fear demographic shift as thousands get residency

Tens of thousands of people in Indian-administered Kashmir are being granted residency, raising concerns it may alter the demographics of what was once India’s only Muslim-majority state. That changed last August when New Delhi revoked the region’s autonomy, allowing outsiders to settle there. But Mulims in the region say the changes discriminate against them and … Read more Kashmir Muslims fear demographic shift as thousands get residency

Galwan Valley: CCTV releases images of Indian build-up at LAC

Since April this year, the Indian border defense forces have unilaterally crossed the Line of Actual Control (LAC). On June 15, India has deliberately provoked and attacked the Chinese forces, and both sides suffered injuries and fatalities. Soon after that, some extreme anti-China groups and individuals in India have been promoting a China “boycott.” On … Read more Galwan Valley: CCTV releases images of Indian build-up at LAC

China-India ties: What’s behind Modi’s sudden visit to Ladakh?

As the world anticipates a peaceful settlement on the China-India confrontation in the Galwan Valley, New Delhi has further fueled tensions. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid a surprise visit to the Himalayan desert region of Ladakh last Friday amid border tensions with China. Earlier clashes between the two sides at a disputed site left … Read more China-India ties: What’s behind Modi’s sudden visit to Ladakh?

Court Rules Dakota Access Pipeline Must Shut Down by August 5 in Blow for Trump

The Dakota Access pipeline must shut down by Aug. 5, a district court ruled Monday in a stunning defeat for the Trump administration and the oil industry. The decision, which shuts the pipeline during a court-ordered environmental review that’s expected to extend into 2021, is a momentous win for American Indian tribes that have opposed … Read more Court Rules Dakota Access Pipeline Must Shut Down by August 5 in Blow for Trump

Climate change blamed for surge India lightning strike deaths

Subscribe to France 24 now: https://f24.my/YouTubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 https://f24.my/YTliveEN … Lightning strikes have killed 147 people in just ten days in the north Indian state of Bihar local authorities said Sunday, an unprecedented surge in deaths caused by lightning that has been blamed on climate change. Visit … Read more Climate change blamed for surge India lightning strike deaths

Are China and India heading for a trade war?

The China-India military standoff in the western section of their Himalayan border is spilling over onto their trade relations. India recently banned 59 Chinese mobile apps and has also taken measures to restrict Chinese investment in the country, sparking speculations of an imminent trade war between two Asian giants. Indian policy analyst Mohan Guruswamy rejects … Read more Are China and India heading for a trade war?

India’s Coronavirus Epidemic Overtakes Russia to Become World’s Third Biggest

India’s coronavirus epidemic became the third biggest in the world, surpassing Russia. Infections continued to spread elsewhere, as the Philippines added the most cases ever while Iran and Indonesia recorded their deadliest days yet. India has reported another record 24-hour jump in coronavirus cases as the World Health Organization cautioned against the country’s plans to … Read more India’s Coronavirus Epidemic Overtakes Russia to Become World’s Third Biggest

Former Indian Ambassador Discusses Tensions With China

Jul.06 — Gautam Bambawale, former Indian Ambassador to China and Bhutan, talks about the political tensions between India and China following the bitter border standoff in the Himalayan region. Bambawale, who was also India’s High Commissioner to Pakistan, speaks with Rishaad Salamat and Haslinda Amin on “Bloomberg Markets: Asia.”

Indian policemen arrested over custodial deaths of father and son

Five police officers in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu have been arrested in connection with the death of a man and his son in custody. The two had been detained for leaving their shop open minutes longer than allowed under coronavirus lockdown rules. And, as Al Jazeera’s Elizabeth Puranam reports, it is causing outrage … Read more Indian policemen arrested over custodial deaths of father and son

‘Fears curry houses may not reopen after lockdown’ – BBC News

Thousands of Indian restaurants in the UK could be lost due to the Covid pandemic industry groups warn, as the lockdown to stop the spread of the virus has put owners under intense financial strain. Curry houses can be found in every town in the UK and Chicken Tikka Massala is often referred to as … Read more ‘Fears curry houses may not reopen after lockdown’ – BBC News

India’s Modi visits Himalayan border where troops clashed with China

#Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a surprise visit to the country’s northern frontier region close to #China. Modi visited a military base in the Ladakh region on Friday, accompanied by several high ranking military officials. It was his first trip there, just weeks after a deadly clash between Indian and Chinese troops on the … Read more India’s Modi visits Himalayan border where troops clashed with China

Indian deaths in custody spark national debate about police brutality | The World

Henri Tiphagne from People’s Watch speaks to The World following the arrest of five Indian police officers over the deaths of a father and son in custody. For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You can watch more ABC News content on iview: https://ab.co/2OB7Mk1 Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ab.co/1svxLVE Go deeper on our … Read more Indian deaths in custody spark national debate about police brutality | The World