At least one person has been killed in protests against a new military hiring process that seeks to bring in recruits between the ages of 17-and-a-half and 21 for a four-year tenure at non-officer ranks.
Hindu and Sikh-origin Afghans fear persecution under the Taliban rule, whose previous version was not a reassuring example. But some of them also don’t want to go to India, a land under a Hindu nationalist government.
Indian PM Narendra Modi said the federal government would take over the vaccination programme from the states from June 21, after weeks of criticism of a bungled vaccine rollout that has covered fewer than 5 percent of the country.
The Modi government takes the politically fraught step of selling its stake in banks, which have been losing money.
Amid ongoing farmer protests and global focus on them, Twitter's refusal to comply with the Modi government's order to block hundreds of accounts puts the social media giant at the centre of a political firestorm.
New Delhi Police issue search notices for more than two dozen farmer leaders, asking them to surrender passports following a rampage at historic Red Fort on India's Republic Day. Farmers have called off their next week's march to parliament.
Hundreds of thousands of farmers are planning to drive tractors through New Delhi on Republic Day, when PM Narendra Modi will join a parade of military forces.
New Delhi says it has proposed changes to controversial farm laws and awaits farmers' response but that a complete withdrawal of all the laws is "impossible".
The report has been accepted by India's home minister despite a 'torrent of misinformation'.
India's shifting alliances means border disputes in its neighbourhood now come with higher stakes.
The time to prepare was yesterday; today may already be too late.
The muzzling of critical media and suspending labour laws are all worrying signs for Indian democracy.
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