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India India bans dozens of Chinese language apps, citing security causes

India is banning 59 apps with Chinese links, saying their activities endanger the country’s sovereignty, defense and securityJune 30, 2020, 1:01 AM2 min readNEW DELHI -- India on Monday banned 59 apps with Chinese links, saying their activities endanger the country’s sovereignty, defense and security. India’s decision comes as its troops are involved in a…

India India bans TikTok, different Chinese language apps amid border standoff

NEW DELHI -- Indian TikTok users awoke Tuesday to a notice from the popular short-video app saying the company was working to comply with an India government ban on dozens of Chinese apps amid a military standoff between the two countries. While service in India was suspended, the ban was largely symbolic since the apps…

India India bans TikTok, numerous Chinese language apps amid border standoff

NEW DELHI -- Indian TikTok users awoke Tuesday to a notice from the popular short-video app saying their data would be transferred to an Irish subsidiary, a response to India's ban on dozens of Chinese apps amid a military standoff between the two countries. The quick workaround showed the ban was largely symbolic since the…

India Google announces $10 billion ‘digitization’ fund for India

U.S. tech giant Google is investing in a $10 billion fund to help accelerate India’s transition to a digital economy in the next five to seven yearsJuly 13, 2020, 10:15 AM2 min readNEW DELHI -- U.S. tech giant Google is investing in a $10 billion fund to help accelerate India’s transition to a digital economy…

India Blast at electrical energy plant in southern India kills 5

Police say a boiler has exploded at a government-run electricity plant in southern India, killing at least five workersJuly 1, 2020, 7:22 AM1 min readNEW DELHI -- A boiler exploded at a government-run electricity plant in southern India on Wednesday, killing at least five workers, police said. Police officer Suresh Kanan said 16 workers were…

India Expert-India leader, 2 family killed in Kashmir

Police say unidentified assailants have killed a pro-India politician along with his father and brother in KashmirJuly 9, 2020, 12:33 PM4 min readSRINAGAR, India -- Unidentified assailants fatally shot a pro-India politician in Kashmir along with his father and brother, police said, in the first major attack against members of India’s ruling party in the…

India Lightning kills 23 in India amid heavy rainstorms

Lightning has killed 83 people, mostly farm workers, and injured 10 others during thunderstorms across Bihar state in eastern IndiaJune 25, 2020, 2:55 PM1 min readPATNA, India -- Lightning killed 83 people, mostly farm workers, during thunderstorms across Bihar state in eastern India on Thursday, a government official said. Many were struck as they were…

India India, China defend inconclusive talks on ending military face-off

A senior Indian army official says Indian and Chinese military commanders have met for a third time in an attempt to ease a monthlong face-off over disputed territoryBy ASHOK SHARMA Associated PressJuly 1, 2020, 5:58 PM3 min readNEW DELHI -- Indian and Chinese military commanders met for a third time in an attempt to ease…

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India North Macedonia: Police discover 148 migrants in vans

Police in North Macedonia say they have discovered 148 migrants crammed into trucks in two separate operations in central and northern parts of the country, and have arrested two men on suspicion of trafficking migrantsAugust 12, 2020, 11:36 AM• 2 min readSKOPJE, North Macedonia -- Police in North Macedonia say they have discovered 148 migrants…

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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