Category Archives: News
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 ...
‘Namaste Trump’: Modi holds huge rally for US president’s India visit
24 February 2020 | Steve Holland and Alasdair Pal
Donald Trump was cheered by more than 100,000 Indians at the opening of the world’s largest cricket stadium on Monday, promising “an incredible trade deal” and “the most feared military equipment on the planet”. ...
Indian authorities scramble to give Trump a mega-rally
23 February 2020 | Sheikh Saaliq
The sun-baked city of Ahmedabad was jostling with activity Sunday as workers cleaned roads, planted flowers and hoisted hundreds of billboards featuring President Donald Trump, a day ahead of his maiden two-day visit to India. ...
Exiled Dalai Lama marks 80 years as Tibet’s spiritual leader
22 February 2020
The Dalai Lama on Saturday marked the 80th anniversary of his enthronement as the spiritual leader of Tibet, a position held almost entirely in exile and as a target of constant vilification by the Chinese state. ...
Mentseekhang asked to stop selling “coronavirus prevention pills”
21 February 2020 | HT Correspondent
On directions from the state health authorities, the sale of a traditional Tibetan medicine that supposedly prevents the spread of infectious diseases, including coronavirus, has been stopped. ...