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India mourns as ‘Flying Sikh’ Milkha Singh dies of Covid aged 91

India on Saturday mourned the loss of track legend Milkha Singh, who overcame childhood tragedy to seek Olympic glory, after he died aged 91...

Police summon Twitter’s India head over assault video

Indian police have summoned Twitter's top local executive over a viral video on the site of a Muslim man being assaulted, with authorities accusing...

India accuses Twitter of ignoring new rules as row festers

India's battle with Twitter escalated on Wednesday with the government accusing the US firm of deliberately ignoring new IT rules, as reports...

Taj Mahal reopens as India eases pandemic restrictions

The Taj Mahal reopened to visitors Wednesday, as Indian authorities loosened restrictions following an easing in the country's devastating recent...

Twelve dead in Mumbai building collapse

At least 12 people, including eight children, were killed when heavy monsoon rains caused a residential building to collapse in a Mumbai slum,...

India posts record new Covid deaths after data revision

India on Thursday recorded a global record of more than 6,000 coronavirus deaths in 24 hours after one state dramatically revised upwards its...

Elephants in India tested for coronavirus after rare lion’s death

Twenty-eight elephants have been tested for Covid-19 at a forest reserve in southern India, officials said Wednesday, after the reported death...

How India’s most crowded city beat the odds, and the virus

When Covid-19 arrived in India, few places looked as vulnerable as Mumbai. But a year on, South Asia's most crowded city has surprised many by...

India revises vaccination policy as Delhi, Mumbai eases virus lockdowns

India's government will provide free Covid-19 vaccinations for all adults, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Monday, as the capital New Delhi...

Steam rises as India and Pakistan take basmati battle to EU

From biryani to pilau, Pakistan and India's shared culinary landscape is defined by basmati, a distinctive long-grain rice now at the centre...

India warns Twitter to comply with new IT rules

India on Saturday issued "one last notice" to Twitter to comply with new IT regulations that the social media giant says threaten privacy guarantees.

Delhi, Mumbai ease lockdown as India Covid numbers fall

Markets and shopping malls in New Delhi will be allowed to reopen from Monday in a further easing of the Covid-19 lockdown, the chief minister...

In rural India, fear of testing and vaccines hampers Covid-19 fight

When health worker Neelam Kumari knocks on doors in Indian villages the occupants sometimes run out the back, terrified that she wants to vaccinate...

The Indian who took the Beatles home for tea

Ajit Singh, the Indian music shop owner who befriended the Beatles during their magical mystery trip in Rishikesh over half a century ago, has...

India’s scammers profit from Covid misery

From fake medicines to fire extinguishers disguised as oxygen cylinders and recycled personal protective equipment, India's coronavirus hell...

US suspends tariffs on UK, India, EU nations in digital tax dispute : USTR

The US government announced Wednesday it is suspending for six months any punitive tariffs on Britain, India and four European nations while...

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