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Cyclone Gulab: Heavy rains and strong winds hit India’s east coast, thousands evacuated

A cyclone packing strong winds and rains hit India’s east coast, as tens of thousands of people in three states were evacuated to shelters. Heavy rains and strong winds were reported along the coast on Sunday evening as the tropical storm over the Bay of Bengal began making landfall, barely four months after another cyclone […]

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Zakir Naik: Controversial Indian Islamic preacher launches ‘Halal’ version of Netflix platform

Controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik has joined the ‘streaming’ bandwagon. Naik has been a fugitive from Indian authorities, who accuse him of money laundering and links to extremism, since 2016 and moved to Malaysia. Despite India seeking his extradition, Naik has continued disseminating his teachings via social media. Naik’s Facebook channel, for instance, has 22 […]

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Indian state disables mobile internet for 12 hours to stop cheating in exam

Mobile internet services have been snapped in parts of the Indian state of Rajasthan for 12 hours on Sunday as the state holds important exams to select teachers for government schools. The move is to prevent cheating, officials said. The highly competitive Rajasthan Eligibility Examination for Teachers or REET will see some 16 lakh candidates […]

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Jitender Maan Gogi: Men posing as lawyers shoot dead dreadful gangster inside Delhi courtroom

Two men posing as lawyers shot dead a dreaded gangster inside a courtroom in India’s capital, Delhi. They opened fire at Jitender Maan Gogi inside the courtroom where a case was being heard against him. Gogi received five-six bullet injuries and was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was declared dead. Officials say police […]

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Salon ordered to pay $271,000 as damages for ‘botching’ haircare model’s haircut

A consumer court in India ordered a salon to pay ₹20 million,. approximately $271,000 in damages to a model for giving her a wrong haircut. It said the woman used to get assignments from hair product firms because of her long hair. But the salon chopped her hair short against her instructions, costing her a huge […]

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Kamala Harris reminds Narendra Modi and herself to ‘defend democratic principles and institutions’

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met US Vice-President Kamala Harris in Washington on Thursday, marking the first in-person meeting of Mr Modi and the highest-ranking Indian American in US history. Ms Harris is the first woman and first black and south Asian vice-president. Mr Modi congratulated Ms Harris on her historic position and invited her […]

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India and France vow to ‘act jointly’ in the Indo-Pacific region as France’s fallout with US, Australia

India and France have vowed to ‘act jointly’ after the fallout from Australia’s cancellation of a $40 billion French submarine order. French President Emmanuel Macron held talks with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to further strengthen cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region. A statement from Macron’s office said the two also discussed issues such as the […]

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India confiscates nearly three tonnes of heroin worth $2.7 billion from a privately operated port

Indian authorities seized nearly three tonnes of heroin reportedly worth around $2.7 billion in a major operation at a port in Gujarat state. Two people have been arrested and several others are being investigated. Forensic testing is still under way to determine the exact value of the seized drugs, officials said. The shipment originated in […]

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India to resume global Covid-19 vaccine supply from October, health minister announces

India will resume global supply of Covid-19 vaccine from October, Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya has announced. The world’s largest vaccine producer had halted exports in April to cater to domestic demand as infections shot up. The announcement comes as Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits Washington on Tuesday for a summit of the Quad leaders – […]

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India administers over 22 million Covid-19 vaccine doses to mark Narendra Modi’s 71st birthday

India administered over 22 million Covid vaccine doses in a record-breaking effort to mark PM Narendra Modi’s 71st birthday on Friday. The effort surpassed the country’s previous daily record of more than 13 million doses on 27 August. India aims to vaccinate all eligible Indians by the end of 2021 but experts say the drive […]

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Deepika Padukone: Indian actress to launch global beauty and lifestyle brand

Deepika Padukone, one of highest paid actresses in India is all set to launch her global beauty and lifestyle brand rooted in India. According to a statement, the first category of launch will focus on beauty and skincare products. This category specifically, while rooted in India and backed by science. “India, I believe, has always […]

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Ford: American car giant to shut down manufacturing plants in India

American car giant Ford will shut down manufacturing cars in India by the second quarter of 2022. The company said it would shut down both its plants — one in Tamil Nadu and another in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state of Gujarat. Ford in a statement said it would continue to manufacture car engines […]