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Exclusive: India considers resettling Kashmiri youth who give up arms

12 Aug 2020

NEW DELHI/SRINAGAR India is considering offering young Kashmiri militants an escape from a life of violence by temporarily resettling them in more peaceful parts of the country, according to the top military commander in the Kashmir Valley.

'I don't want to fly again': Surviving India's worst crash in 10 years

08 Aug 2020

NEW DELHI/KOCHI, India Seated on the last row of the plane, Muhammed Junaid sensed something was amiss when Air India Express flight IX 1344 from Dubai was jerked around by strong winds as it approached the southern Indian city of Kozhikode late on Friday.

Indian defence minister hoping for a resolution to border row with China

17 Jul 2020

NEW DELHI India's defence minister said on Friday he hoped talks could bring some sort of resolution to a border standoff with China that led to a deadly clash last month, though India would not cede an inch of territory.

Bajaj Auto unions demand factory halt after 250 workers catch coronavirus

04 Jul 2020

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI Workers at Bajaj Auto, India's biggest exporter of motorbikes, are demanding the temporary closure of one of its plants after 250 employees there tested positive for coronavirus, its unions said on Saturday, as companies struggle to ramp up operations.

Health experts cast doubt on India's timeline for COVID vaccine

03 Jul 2020

NEW DELHI/BENGALURU The chief of India's top clinical research agency said in a leaked letter circulated on Friday it envisaged launching a novel coronavirus vaccine by Aug. 15, prompting scepticism from some health experts who questioned the short timeline.

Short timeline for India vaccine test raises doubts among health experts

03 Jul 2020

NEW DELHI/BENGALURU, July 3 The chief of India's top clinical research agency said in a leaked letter circulated on Friday it envisaged launching a novel coronavirus vaccine by Aug. 15, prompting derision from some health experts who questioned the timeline.

Coronavirus cases in India cross 500,000 as big cities reel from surge

27 Jun 2020

NEW DELHI India reported over 17,000 new coronavirus cases over the last 24 hours, pushing the country's total above 500,000, federal health ministry data showed on Saturday, with infections surging in major cities including the capital New Delhi.

India says China amassed troops along border in violation of agreements

25 Jun 2020

NEW DELHI China has deployed large numbers of troops and weapons along a disputed Himalayan border in violation of bilateral agreements, India's foreign ministry said on Thursday, accusing Beijing of escalating tensions and triggering a deadly clash last week.

UPDATE 1-India says China amassed troops along border in violation of agreements

25 Jun 2020

NEW DELHI, June 25 China has deployed large numbers of troops and weapons along a disputed Himalayan border in violation of bilateral agreements, India's foreign ministry said on Thursday, accusing Beijing of escalating tensions and triggering a deadly clash last week.

India calls in army to run facilities in Delhi as cases surge

24 Jun 2020

NEW DELHI India reported 16,000 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, its highest daily increase since the outbreak began, and the government called in the army to manage new treatment centres with thousands of additional hospital beds in New Delhi.

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