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India Coronavirus: The human imprint of fraudulent files in India

Image copyright Getty Images Fake or misleading news can have a real impact on those who find themselves the targets. This has been a particular problem in India during the coronavirus pandemic, where reliable sources of news are frequently drowned out by unverified information online.False information has had serious consequences for minority communities as well…

India Coronavirus in India: ‘PM Modi, please assemble males portion housekeeping!’

Image caption Subarna Ghosh's work suffered during the lockdown, when more was expected at home Quibbles over who does the housework during the recent coronavirus lockdown have brought the gender politics of India's homes into the open, writes the BBC's Geeta Pandey in Delhi.Housework in India usually involves a lot of heavy lifting. Unlike in…

India India locusts: Swarm sweeps into Delhi suburb Gurgaon

Image copyright AFP Image caption Infestations of locusts have been reported in several Indian states Parts of the Indian capital, Delhi, have been placed on alert after a swarm of locusts invaded a suburban area.Correspondents say it is the first time the suburb city of Gurgaon (Gurugram) has seen a locust invasion. Footage on social…

India Jeyaraj and Fenix: Outrage mounts over India police custodial deaths

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Police in India sometimes use brutal methods Outrage is mounting over the deaths in custody of a father and son in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu.P Jeyaraj, 58, and his son Benicks, 38, were arrested for allegedly keeping their stores open past permitted hours - Tamil Nadu…

India Galwan Valley: China to employ martial art work trainers after India border clash

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionRos Atkins takes a close look at what happened on the India-China border China has said it is moving 20 martial art trainers to the Tibetan plateau to train its forces.No official reason for the decision has been given, but it comes after at least 20 Indian…

India The Mountainous Aged Man of India who modified into Britain’s first Asian MP

Image copyright Getty Images How was an Indian elected to the British Parliament in 1892? What relevance could this historical event have for us today?Dadabhai Naoroji (1825-1917) is an unfamiliar name these days.Yet, aside from being the first Asian to sit in the House of Commons, he was also the most important leader in India…

India India coronavirus: Officers sorry after video reveals bodies flung into pit

Image caption The video has caused outrage after being widely shared on social media platforms Officials in the south Indian state of Karnataka have apologised after footage showing officials dumping bodies of Covid -19 victims caused outrage.The videos circulated on social media showed workers in PPE kits tossing bodies wrapped in black garbage bags into…

India Google turns into most modern US tech huge to make investments in India’s Jio

Image copyright Getty Images Google has become the latest US technology giant to invest in Indian conglomerate Reliance Industries' digital business.The Alphabet-owned search engine has agreed to pay $4.5bn (£3.6bn) for a 7.7% stake in Jio Platforms.Reliance's billionaire owner Mukesh Ambani says the two companies will develop phones for 4G and 5G networks.Google joins a…

India India coronavirus: Questions over demise of man ‘turned away by 18 hospitals’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionIn India some suspected coronavirus patients are turned away from hospitals Indian officials are investigating nine hospitals in the southern city of Bangalore, amid allegations that a man died after being refused treatment at all of them, writes BBC Hindi's Imran Qureshi.Bhawarlal Sujani, 52, breathed his last…

India Coronavirus India: Streak for plasma therapy as Covid-19 conditions upward push

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Delhi government has urged recovered patients to come forward and donate their plasma It was the middle of a night in May when Adwitiya Mal's father-in-law complained of difficulty in breathing.The family doctor checked on him and advised that they wait for a few hours for him to stabilise.…

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India North Macedonia: Police discover 148 migrants in vans

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India Article 370: Curfew in Kashmir as protesters plan ‘black day

Publishedduration4 Augustimage copyrightGetty Imagesimage caption5 August is the first anniversary of the abrogation of Article 370Curfew has been imposed in Indian-administered Kashmir in anticipation of protests ahead of 5 August - the day the government stripped the region of its special status. Officials say the curfew is meant to prevent violence by groups planning to…

India The Newest: Confirmed coronavirus instances attain 20 million

BEIJING — China’s newly confirmed community transmitted cases of coronavirus fell into the single digits on Wednesday, while Hong Kong saw another 33 cases of infection.The National Health Commission said all nine new cases were found in the northwestern region of Xinjiang, whose capital Urumqi has been at the center of China’s latest major outbreak.…

India India’s financial system contracts by 24%, worst in at the least 24 years

India’s government says the country's economy contracted by 23.9% in the April-June quarter, its worst performance in at least 24 years, as the coronavirus pandemic ravaged what was once the world’s fastest growing major economyBy SHEIKH SAALIQ Associated PressAugust 31, 2020, 2:01 PM• 2 min readNEW DELHI -- India’s economy contracted by 23.9% in the…

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