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Modi’s $1.8 billion renovation project faces criticism amid India’s biggest public health crisis

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s administration has come under sharp focus for the $1.8 billion Central Vista Redevelopment Project amid the coronavirus crises the nation is witnessing. The Central Vista Redevelopment Project was announced in September 2019, and has been branded unduly expensive, environmentally irresponsible and a threat to cultural heritage. The project includes a […]

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India posts new record of 261k daily Covid-19 infections

India once again reported a new record of daily coronavirus cases as hospitals across the country overflow with patients and experts warn the healthcare system is teetering on the brink of collapse. The health ministry revealed on Sunday that 261,500 cases were registered in the past 24 hours, the fourth consecutive day when the country […]

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Woman unable to conceive kills neighbour’s 3-year-old to please the gods

A woman killed her neighbour’s 3-year-old on the advice of a shaman, then stuffed his body in a plastic bag and dumped it on the roof of a building in capital New Delhi, the police said on Sunday. The 25-year-old woman, who has been arrested, told police that she was under a lot of pressure […]

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Muslim boy thrashed for entering Hindu temple to drink water

A 14-year-old Muslim boy who entered a Hindu temple to drink water was assaulted in Ghaziabad, about 40km from capital New Delhi. Footage of the incident sparked an outrage after it went viral. In the video a man can be seen beating and kicking the boy named Asif as a second person films it. Asif’s […]

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India: 1 dead, 3 injured in horrifying lighting strike

A man died and three others were injured 40km outside capital New Delhi after lightning struck a tree under which they had been standing to avoid getting drenched in the rain. The incident took place at a posh apartment complex in Gurgaon. The four men were part of the horticulture staff at the residential society. […]

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Unruly Indian man returning home from Paris forces Air France flight to make emergency landing in Bulgaria

An Air France flight from Paris to New Delhi made an emergency landing at Sofia Airport in Bulgaria on Friday because of a disruptive passenger aboard. The passenger, an Indian citizen, began to act up soon after take-off, quarrelling with other passengers, assaulting a flight attendant and pummelling the cockpit’s door, Ivailo Angelov, an official […]

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Nodeep Kaur: Indian court grants bail to labour rights activist

An Indian court granted bail to Nodeep Kaur, a 25-year-old labour rights activist who has been in prison for more than a month. Ms Kaur was arrested on 12 January when she was protesting outside a factory on the outskirts of the capital, New Delhi. Her arrest lead to global outrage given the circumstances in […]

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India announces rules to regulate content online posing ‘risks’ to freedom of speech

The Indian government announced new rules to regulate content on social media, making Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter and others more accountable to legal requests for the swift removal of posts and sharing information on where the messages originated from. The rules come in the backdrop after Twitter recently ignored government orders to drop content criticising PM […]

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Disha Ravi: Court grants bail to climate activist who criticised Modi’s ‘anti-farm laws’

An Indian court granted bail to 22-year-old climate activist who was arrested for sharing a document on the ongoing farmer agitation and agricultural laws passed by Modi’s administration. Police claim Disha Ravi was a “key conspirator” in the “formulation and dissemination” of a protest “toolkit”. They have accused her of sedition and conspiracy charges. Something […]

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Delhi tutor arrested for giving students memory injections

A 20-year-old tutor was arrested in India’s New Delhi for administering purified salt solution to his students through injections to improve their memory. The Delhi police arrested Sandeep, a BA 2nd year student, who gave free classes to students of classes 6 to 9 in east Delhi’s Mandawali. Police enquiry revealed that the children were […]

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Indian police arrest 22-year-old climate activist for sharing farmer protest document

A 22-year-old climate activist was arrested in India for sharing a ‘toolkit’, a document, that was intended to help farmers protest against new agricultural laws. Ms Ravi was one of the founders of the Indian branch of the Fridays for Future climate strike. Delhi police say Disha Ravi was a “key conspirator” in the “formulation […]

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Indian farmers step up agitation against farm laws, block roads for 3 hours nationwide

Thousands of farmers across India blocked highways on Saturday across the country as the United Nations called on authorities and protesters to exercise “maximum restraint”. The farmers held a three-hour “chakka jam”, or road blockade, on Saturday at about noon local time across the nation except in the capital New Delhi and a couple of […]