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Indian and Chinese soldiers patrolling Naku La clash, several injured

Indian and Chinese troops patrolling on either side clashed, leaving injuries on both sides, the Indian media has claimed. The skirmish took place at Naku La in the north-eastern state of Sikkim last Wednesday. Sikkim is an Indian state sandwiched between Bhutan and Nepal. Chinese patrol tried to enter Indian territory and was forced back, […]

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Burning tyre hurled at elephant by humans gets stuck in its ear killing it

Man-animal conflicts are increasing as humans stray into animal habitats. A wild elephant strolling on its lost land, now a resort, died after humans hurled a burning tyre, badly injuring the mammal. Forest officials found the injured elephant with ears bleeding, but it died before it was taken for treatment to a facility at the […]

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India

Truckload of dynamite explodes in India’s Shimoga city; At least 6 dead

At least six people were killed after a truckload of explosives, suspected to be meant for mining, exploded in the South Indian town of Shimoga. The sound of the blast, which was initially thought to be an earthquake, was heard in neighbouring Davangere, Chikkamagaluru and Uttara Kannada districts. In Shivamogga, the effect was severe as […]

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Indian stock exchange approves Future Group’s $3.4 billion deal with Reliance Industries

Indian regulators gave the go ahead for Future Group’s $3.4 billion deal with Reliance Industries to sell its retail assets, taking it a step closer toward closing a deal that has soured its ties with its business partner Amazon.com Inc. Future and Amazon are locked in legal tussles over the Indian group’s August deal with […]

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Modi’s home state renames dragon fruit because of its ‘association with China’

The home state of India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Gujarat, renamed the dragon fruit because of the original name’s “association with China” and this has set off a bunch of jokes and memes on the internet. Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said the fruit would now be called kamalam, Sanskrit for the lotus flower. The […]

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India

Indian government offers to put hold controversial farm laws for 18 months amid mass protests

The Indian government has offered to put three controversial farm laws, that have sparked mass protests on hold for 18 months. Farmers from all over India, but mostly from Punjab and Haryana have been camping at Delhi’s borders since 26 November 2020 to protest against these laws that brings major changes to the agriculture markets. […]

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Ancestral Indian village of Kamala Harris celebrates her inauguration

Residents of the ancestral Indian village of Kamala Harris celebrated her inauguration as U.S. vice president on Wednesday by setting off firecrackers and distributing food. Thulasendrapuram, a leafy village about 320 km (200 miles) south of the city of Chennai, is where Harris’s maternal grandfather was born more than a century ago. Calendars featuring the […]

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India begins mass Covid-19 vaccination drive targeting front line workers first

India began its mass Covid-19 inoculation drive on Saturday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the programme, which aims to vaccinate more than 1.3 billion people against Covid. India has recorded the second-highest number of Covid-19 infections in the world after the United States. Millions of doses of two approved vaccines – Covishield and Covaxin – […]

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Kumbh Mela India: Tens of thousands gather ‘to wash their sins’ amid Covid-19 concerns

Thousands of pilgrims begun to gather on the banks of India’s Ganges river at the start of the Kumbh Mela, the world’s largest human gathering amid Covid-19 concerns. The event is one among the most auspicious events in the Hindu calendar. The festival goes on for three-and-a-half months usually, but this time the event will […]

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Elon Musk’s Tesla registers itself in India, but there is ‘no clarity on what Tesla would do here’

Tesla Motors India and Energy Private Limited was incorporated last week with registered offices in Bengaluru. Tesla chief executive Elon Musk tweeted in October about a foray into India. India’s transport minister Nitin Gadkari told local media last month that Tesla would start with sales and then might look at assembly and manufacturing. However, local […]

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India slaughters thousands of birds amid deadly bird flu outbreak

Mass culling of birds have been ordered in India after an avian flu outbreak was detected in several states. Cases of bird flu have been reported in capital New Delhi, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh Kerala, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana and Gujarat. New Delhi has closed the Ghazipur wholesale poultry market, the biggest in the […]

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Australia v India: Group of spectators who hurled racial abuses removed from stadium

Australia’s cricket administration issued an apology to the visiting Indian team after they were subjected to racist abuse by spectators during the third Test. India made an official complaint after day three on Saturday that bowlers Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj had received racist abuse in Sydney. And on Sunday, play was halted for 10 […]