Category Archives: News
Bhutan bars tourists after first coronavirus case, India total hits 31
7 March 2020 | Alasdair Pal
Bhutan said on Friday it would bar arriving tourists for two weeks after confirming its first case of the coronavirus, a tourist who spent several weeks in neighbouring India. ...
Coronavirus concern comes to Himalayas; Tibetans take action
6 March 2020 | Lobsang Wangyal
As concern over the new coronavirus reaches the Himalayas, including the village of McLeod Ganj, the capital of the Tibetan diaspora, the exile Tibetan community is taking precautionary measures. ...
India reports 29 coronavirus cases, all international passengers to be screened
4 March 2020
The number of coronavirus cases in India rose to 29, including 16 Italians touring through Rajasthan, the government said on Wednesday, adding all international passengers will now be screened at airports. ...
Indian rupee hits 15-month low after fresh coronavirus cases in country
2 March 2020
The Indian rupee weakened for the third straight session on Monday, falling to its lowest level in more than 15 months, after two fresh cases of the coronavirus were detected in the country. ...
Police arrest over 500 for Delhi sectarian violence
28 February 2020 | Aftab Ahmed
Police have arrested 514 people for deadly Hindu-Muslim violence that broke out in the capital, the government said, as it faced mounting international criticism for failing to protect minority Muslims. ...
World scrambles to curb fast-spreading coronavirus
27 February 2020 | Colin Packham and Parisa Hafezi
The coronavirus’ rapid spread in Iran, Italy, South Korea and elsewhere left alarmed governments and people across the globe rushing on Thursday to implement emergency measures. ...
Death toll rises to 32 in religious violence in New Delhi
27 February 2020
At least 32 people have been killed in the deadliest violence to engulf India’s capital New Delhi in decades as a heavy deployment of security forces brought an uneasy calm on Thursday, a police official said. ...
PM Modi appeals for calm as riot death toll rises to 20
26 February 2020 | Devjyot Ghoshal and Manoj Kumar
Prime Minister Narendra Modi appealed for calm on Wednesday after days of clashes between Hindus and minority Muslims over a controversial citizenship law in some of the worst sectarian violence in the capital in decades. ...
Nice memories but no trade deal for Trump in India
25 February 2020 | Jerome Cartillier and Abhaya Srivastava
US President Donald Trump failed Tuesday to strike a trade deal with India at the end of a visit big on photo opportunities but short on substance and overshadowed by deadly riots. ...
Seven killed, 150 injured as riots in New Delhi overshadow Trump visit
25 February 2020 | Devjyot Ghoshal and Manoj Kumar
At least seven people have been killed and around 150 injured in clashes between opposing groups in Delhi, a police official told Reuters, as riots in parts of the city overshadowed US President Donald Trump’s first visit to India ...