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Bangladesh schools reopen after 18-month Covid shutdown

Children in Bangladesh flooded back into classrooms on Sunday as schools reopened after 18 months, one of the world's longest coronavirus shutdowns.

India restricts religious festivals over new Covid surge fears

Indian authorities are restricting major religious festivals that start this week and attract huge crowds, warning that a new Covid-19 wave had...

Tens of thousands of farmers vow defiance over India laws

Tens of thousands of farmers rallied near India's capital on Sunday, vowing to remain defiant against the government over controversial agriculture...

India to investigate late Kashmir leader’s family under anti-terror law

The family of a separatist icon from Indian-administered Kashmir have been booked for police investigation under a sweeping anti-terrorism law...

Kashmir tensions spike after separatist icon’s death

Thousands of Indian security forces maintained a lockdown across Kashmir on Friday after the death of a separatist political leader sparked clashes...

Climate crisis triggers spike in lightning strike deaths in India

Faizuddin is still traumatised from the lightning strike that killed his three friends as they took selfies atop a 400-year-old fort in India,...

Indian Kashmir separatist leader buried in night-time funeral

Kashmiri separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani was buried in a tightly controlled pre-dawn ceremony Thursday as Indian authorities imposed a lockdown...

Security clampdown in Indian Kashmir after death of separatist icon Geelani

Indian authorities imposed a security clampdown in disputed Kashmir late Wednesday after the death of separatist icon Syed Ali Geelani at the...

Fears of worsening India floods as torrential rains wreak havoc

More than three million people have been affected by the annual monsoon deluge as torrential rains pummel eastern India, officials said Wednesday,...

India vaccinates 10 million in one day

India has given more than 10 million Covid-19 jabs in a single day for the first time, authorities said Saturday, as the South Asian giant bolsters...

Indian capital opens first ‘smog tower’

India's capital New Delhi opened its first "smog tower" on Monday aimed at reducing the air pollution blamed for thousands of premature deaths...

India approves emergency use of 2nd locally-made Covid-19 shot

India on Friday authorised the emergency use of a second homegrown Covid-19 vaccine, which is also the first approved for children older than...

In Indian Kashmir, few now dare to speak out

Public protests in Indian-controlled Kashmir were once an almost weekly occurrence but two years after New Delhi imposed direct rule on the region,...

Escorted by Taliban : India’s midnight evacuation from Afghanistan

Outside the main iron gate of the Indian embassy in Kabul, a group of Taliban fighters waited -- armed with machine guns and rocket-propelled...

After 60 years of Indian rule, Goa’s disappearing Portuguese legacy

As Lorraine Alberto begins her Portuguese class at Goa University, students from the former colony are in short supply.

Felix makes US Olympic history as India win first athletics gold

Allyson Felix became the most decorated American track and field Olympian in history on Saturday as India won their first-ever athletics gold...

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