Gunmen in India’s restive Kashmir region have killed three local politicians from the country’s far-right ruling party with police accusing combatants fighting for independence in the disputed area bordering Pakistan.
The number of people who have been afflicted with COVID-19 has now passed 44 million around the world, and the number of related fatalities is almost 1.16 million, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu-extremist government has been introducing major changes to the laws governing the ownership of land in the Indian-administered Kashmir since its decision to abolish the disputed Himalayan region’s autonomous status last year.
An Indian newspaper says the United States has offered fresh assurances to India that its involvement in the Iranian port of Chabahar would not be affected by Washington’s sanctions on Iran.
A thick blanket of smog covered large swathes of northern India on Friday (October 23) morning, as air quality index was recorded at levels of "very poor," even bordering on "severe."
Indian opposition leaders on Wednesday called for the release of an elderly priest held on terror charges, one of 16 similar arrests rights groups say are politically motivated.
India has successfully test-fired a supersonic cruise missile amid a persisting standoff with China in eastern Ladakh region bordering the two countries.
The India-controlled Kashmir’s main political parties have formed an alliance aimed at clawing back the region’s special status that New Delhi revoked last August.
Indian and Chinese military commanders have held “positive, constructive” talks on disengaging troops at their remote contested Himalayan border.
India has become the second country after the United States to report seven million COVID-19 cases on Sunday, with the health ministry data showing a rise of 74,383 new cases in one day.