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Indian capital New Delhi to ease COVID-19 restrictions as cases drop

NEW DELHI: India’s capital New Delhi will start relaxing its strict coronavirus lockdown next week if new cases continue to drop in the city, its chief minister said. The nation on Sunday reported 240,842 new infections nationwide over 24 hours

India records 1.5mn new COVID-19 cases in a week

NEW DELHI: India reported another record daily rise in coronavirus cases on Friday, bringing total new cases for the week to 1.57 million, India’s deadly second wave of COVID-19 continues unabated and its total number of cases now stand at

India records over 300,000 COVID-19 cases, highest in the world

NEW DELHI: India reported 314,835 new cases of the coronavirus over the previous 24 hours on Thursday, the highest daily increase recorded anywhere, as its second wave raised new fears about the virus. Hospitals across northern and western India including

India grapples with shortage of oxygen, beds in hospitals as crisis deepens

MUMBAI: India reported a record rise in coronavirus infections of 273,810, as hospitals across the country struggle with a shortage of hospital beds and oxygen supplies and capital New Delhi announced a complete curfew. India’s overall coronavirus caseload is now

Indian police block roads in Delhi to stop farmers disrupting budget day

NEW DELHI: Indian police and paramilitary dug ditches and spread razor wire across main roads into New Delhi on Monday to prevent protesting farmers from entering the capital as the finance minister delivered the government’s annual budget in parliament. Internet

Security tight at Delhi’s Red Fort after clashes with farmers

NEW DELHI: Hundreds of police guarded the historic Red Fort in the heart of the Indian capital on Wednesday following violent clashes between farmers and authorities in which one person was killed and at least 80 were injured. Tens of

Sikh flag ‘Nishan Sahib’ hoisted on New Delhi’s Red Fort

NEW DELHI: Thousands of Indian farmers fought pitched battles with police across New Delhi on Tuesday, as they took protests against agriculture reforms into the capital during a giant Republic Day military parade. Police laid on one of their biggest

Indian police fire tear gas as protesting farmers enter New Delhi’s Red Fort

NEW DELHI: Thousands of Indian farmers protesting against agricultural reforms breached barricades on Tuesday to enter the historic Red Fort complex in the capital and hoist flags after clashing with police, who fired tear gas to restrain them. Growers, angered

Indian police allow protesting farmers into New Delhi on Republic Day

NEW DELHI: Police in Indian capital New Delhi will allow thousands of protesting farmers to drive through the city after this week’s Republic Day military parade despite security concerns. The police statement comes after India’s Supreme Court on Wednesday declined

Senate condemns moving Kashmiri leader Aasiya Andrabi to Tihar jail

ISLAMABAD: The Senate on Friday unanimously passed a resolution expressing solidarity with Kashmiri resistance leader and Dukhtaran-e-Millat chairperson Aasiya Andrabi. The resolution was moved by Senator Mushahid Hussain Syed condemning moving her to the isolation punishment ward of the notorious

India-Pakistan row

A new diplomatic row has erupted between Indian and Pakistan. Amid the deteriorating conditions, India has now called on Pakistan to reduce its staff at the New Delhi embassy by half. Pakistan has rejected the decision and has asked India

Four Indian men executed for 2012 Delhi bus incident

NEW DELHI: The four men convicted for the gang-rape and murder of a woman on a Delhi bus in 2012 were executed on Friday morning. The incident sparked huge nationwide protests and international revulsion over the long history of sexual

Delhi violence: Indian police arrest over 500 people

NEW DELHI: Indian police have arrested 514 people today (Friday) for deadly Hindu-Muslim violence broke out in New Delhi, India, the government said. The police informed that the death toll from days of blood-letting was increased to 35; however local

Violent protests could boost Modi’s election test in New Delhi: report

NEW DELHI: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) are facing their first political check this week since violent anti-government demonstrations exploded nearly two months ago, with the contentious unrest likely to win them votes at

Gunman opens fire at anti-CAA protest rally in Delhi

NEW DELHI: A gunman open fire on Thursday at a protest rally against India’s contentious citizenship law near the Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) university in New Delhi. The alleged suspect, identified by the police as a 17-year-old teenager, brandished a

Internet suspension in Kashmir illegal, says Indian Supreme Court

NEW DELHI: The Indian Supreme Court on Friday has ruled that it was unconstitutional to shut down the internet in the disputed territory of Kashmir Valley in criticism against Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government. As the New Delhi earlier had

India passes ‘anti-Muslim’ citizenship bill

NEW DELHI: India’s lower House of Parliament (Lok Sabha) has passed the controversial Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB), which will grant citizenship to religious minorities from neighbouring countries, but not Muslims. The bill, which seeks to amend the 1955 citizenship law,

More than 40 killed in New Delhi factory fire

NEW DELHI: At least 40 people have died in a factory fire in India’s capital New Delhi, with the toll still expected to rise, police said on Sunday, (Today). The blaze broke out in the early hours in the city’s

Gang rape in India leads to new wave of protests

NEW DELHI: After rape and murder of a 27-year-old veterinary doctor, which spread of protest across India on Monday as people demanded tough and swift punishments, including public lynchings, to stop crimes against women. The gang rape of a veterinary

Smog in New Delhi continues to choke city for 5th consecutive day

NEW DELHI: The smog in India’s capital continues to choke citizens for the fifth-day consecutive day on Saturday. The smog in New Delhi has increased the risk of premature deaths, lung cancer and particular danger to children from the tiny

Indian politician blames China and Pakistan for New Delhi’s smog

MEERUT: An Indian politician Agarwal Sharda has blamed China and Pakistan for the smog in New Delhi and adjacent areas. In a video message, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Agarwal Sharda said, “There is a possibility that this poisonous