Tag Archives: India

  • Coronavirus cases in India pass one lakh, over 3,000 dead

    India coronavirus cases surpassed one lakh (100,000) on Monday, and over 3,000 people have died, despite the world's biggest lockdown for its 1.3 billion people imposed since 25 March by Prime Minister Modi. ...

  • India extends lockdown to 31 May, to relax rules in some areas

    India on Sunday extended a nationwide lockdown to 31 May, as cases exceeded 90,000 and further clashes erupted between police and stranded migrants. Public places will remain mostly closed, though rules will be relaxed where cases are low. ...

  • India’s coronavirus infections surpass China, but contagion slowing

    India’s total novel coronavirus cases rose to 85,940 on Saturday, taking it past China, where the pandemic originated last year, though a strict lockdown enforced since late March has reduced the rate of contagion. ...

  • India to provide free food grains to millions of migrant workers

    India will provide free food grains to millions of migrant workers hardest hit by a weeks-long lockdown as well as offer employment under a rural jobs program, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Thursday. ...

  • PM Modi announces $266 billion to boost pandemic-hit economy

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday that India would provide 20 trillion rupees ($266 billion) in fiscal and monetary measures to support an economy battered by a sweeping weeks-long lockdown to fight the novel coronavirus. ...

  • India looks to ease lockdown even as coronavirus infections jump

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday the country would look to ease a nearly seven-week lockdown aimed at preventing the spread of the novel coronavirus, despite also reporting its biggest single-day jump in cases. ...

  • Indian and Chinese troops clash at border in Sikkim

    Several Indian and Chinese soldiers were injured in a high-altitude cross-border clash involving fistfights and stone-throwing at a remote but strategically important mountain pass near Tibet, the Indian Army said Sunday. ...

  • Tibetan settlements and schools in India to remain in lockdown till 5 June

    President of CTA Lobsang Sangay has ordered lockdown of the Tibetan settlements, schools, and monasteries across India till 5 June to prevent infection, while Prime Minister Modi has extended India's curfew to remain home to 17 May. ...

  • India extends lockdown for two weeks, with some easing

    The world's biggest coronavirus lockdown will be extended for two weeks beyond 4 May, the Indian government said Friday but with some easing of restrictions -- including for alcohol. ...

  • US panel wants India on religious freedom blacklist

    A US government panel on Tuesday called for India to be put on a religious freedom blacklist over a "drastic" downturn under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, triggering a sharp rebuttal from New Delhi. ...