Tag Archives: India

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

    Indian PM 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. ...

  • Dalai Lama provides aid for essential supplies as India under lockdown

    Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama announced financial assistance to Himachal Pradesh to provide essential supplies such as food and medicine for the needy as India goes under complete lockdown to fight the global pandemic. ...

  • Modi puts India under lockdown for 21 days to fight coronavirus

    India's 1.3 billion people will go under "total lockdown" for 21 days to combat the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Tuesday, sparking panic buying with shoppers clearing out shelves. ...

  • Coronavirus claims first Tibetan victim; dies in Dharamshala

    A 69-year-old man became the first person in Himachal Pradesh, as well as the first Tibetan, to die of coronavirus in Dharamshala. A total lockdown of McLeod Ganj is in force, in which no one is allowed to leave their houses. ...

  • India starts 14-hour curfew to curb coronavirus spread

    India launched a 14-hour long curfew on Sunday to limit the fast-spreading coronavirus epidemic in the country, where 315 people have so far been found to have contracted the disease. ...

  • India hangs four men convicted of 2012 gang-rape in Delhi

    India executed four men on Friday for the gang-rape and murder of a woman on a Delhi bus in 2012 that sparked huge nationwide protests and international revulsion. ...

  • India political activist arrested for selling cow urine to combat virus

    An activist with India's ruling party has been arrested after a volunteer fell ill from drinking cow urine at a party to combat the novel coronavirus, police said Wednesday, as interest grows in home remedies amid the pandemic. ...

  • Tibetan Parliament-in-exile reduces budget session to one day

    The upcoming 10-day budget session of the Tibetan Parliament-in-exile has been reduced to only a day’s affair following the imposition of Section 144 of India’s Criminal Procedure Code announced by the Kangra Deputy Commissioner. ...

  • Two test positive for coronavirus infection in Ladakh

    Two people in Ladakh with travel history to Iran have tested positive for coronavirus on Saturday, taking the number of confirmed cases in India to 34. ...

  • India reports 29 coronavirus cases, all international passengers to be screened

    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. ...