The Hindu right has brazenly launched a multi-pronged attack, simultaneously targeting Christians, Muslims and other minorities along with anyone who speaks against the BJP regime.
In addition to the Hindutva ideology, the demonisation of Muslims is a useful distraction for those in power.
India's pollution board told states and local bodies to fully get ready to close schools, impose odd-even restrictions on private cars' number plates, and stop all construction.
Fireworks during the festival and farmers setting fires for harvesting contributed to severe air pollution, measuring 456 on a scale of 500 on New Delhi's Air Quality Index.
Police in India-administered Kashmir allegedly threaten businesses of consequences if they observe a strike called by a top pro-freedom leader on August 5, the second anniversary of India's annexation of Muslim-majority region.
Indian rights groups say civil liberties and the space for dissent are under increasing attack in the world's biggest democracy under Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government.
Officials say at least 32 people are dead and some 30 others are missing after landslides in Maharashtra, with rescuers reaching affected areas as rains slowed and water levels came down.
A ‘quiet’ meeting took place earlier this month as New Delhi tries to secure its investments in Afghanistan, says analyst.
Indian authorities are keeping close watch on pro-democracy fighters who fled Myanmar to join around 16,000 refugees, to ensure they do not start training camps in Mizoram, Manipur and Nagaland.
Mucormycosis, a rare fungal disease, usually infects people whose immune system has been compromised.
WHO chief scientist Soumya Swaminathan says B 1.617 coronavirus variant has some mutations which increase transmission, and which also potentially could make it resistant to antibodies.
Government authorities and officials of Indian Premier League postpone IPL 2021 season with “immediate effect” as the country battles a massive surge in coronavirus cases.
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