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India: China amassed troops along border in violation of agreements

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. “At

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Sizeable number of Chinese troops in eastern Ladakh, India has done what it needs to

A “sizeable number” of Chinese troops have moved into eastern Ladakh and India too has taken all necessary steps to deal with the situation, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said on Tuesday, referring to the nearly month-long high-altitude standoff between the

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India orders coronavirus tracing app for all workers

NEW DELHI: India has ordered all public and private sector employees use a government-backed contact tracing app and maintain social distancing in offices as it begins easing some of its lockdown measures in districts less affected by the coronavirus. Prime

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India reports biggest one-day coronavirus spike as lockdown eased

India has recorded its biggest single-day spike in coronavirus cases as the government eased one of the world’s strictest lockdowns to allow some manufacturing and agricultural activity to resume. An additional 1,553 cases were reported over 24 hours, raising the

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India decides to extend nationwide coronavirus lockdown

NEW DELHI : Shortages of protective health gear in India are forcing some doctors to use raincoats and motorbike helmets while fighting the coronavirus, exposing the weak state of the public health system ahead of an anticipated surge in COVID-19

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India and Pakistan locked in border fighting amid coronavirus crisis

NEW DELHI- Shortages of protective health gear in India are forcing some doctors to use raincoats and motorbike helmets while fighting the coronavirus, exposing the weak state of the public health system ahead of an anticipated surge in COVID-19 cases.

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6,749 Malaysians’ stranded in 51 countries returned home

KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 6,749 Malaysians who were stranded in 51 countries, have returned home as at 6pm today, Deputy Foreign Minister Datuk Kamarudin Jaffar said. He said the costs incurred in bringing the Malaysians home were either borne

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India and Pakistan crack down on Muslim group emerging as COVID-19 cluster

NEW DELHI/LAHORE, Pakistan: India and Pakistan sealed off centers belonging to a Muslim missionary group on Tuesday and began investigating how many coronavirus cases were linked to its activities. Tablighi Jamaat is a Deobandi Sunni Muslim missionary movement that preaches

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Modi seeks ‘forgiveness’ from India’s poor over coronavirus lockdown

MUMBAI: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked the nation’s poor for forgiveness on Sunday, as the economic and human toll from his 21-day nationwide lockdown deepens and criticism mounts about a lack of adequate planning ahead of the decision. Modi

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PM Modi’s India shutdown is an unprecedented gamble

Since 2016, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced at a prime-time television address that he was withdrawing most of India’s currency overnight, such speeches have been preceded by wild speculation. Modi’s message on Tuesday evening was even starker than most

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