Tag Archives: India

  • India, Nepal to start flights under air bubble arrangement

    India and Nepal have decided to start flights under a bilateral air bubble arrangement, people familiar with developments said on Thursday, marking another step by the two sides to normalise ties hit by a border row earlier this year. ...

  • Farmers reject government offer to amend laws, will intensify stir

    Talks between the government and farmers’ groups agitating against the new agri laws broke down on Wednesday with the unions rejecting the Centre’s offer to amend the legislations. ...

  • Protesting farmers call for nationwide strike on 8 December

    Thousands of farmers protesting against the Centre's new agri laws for the past 11 days here have called on people to join their 'Bharat Bandh' on Tuesday in large numbers, as police increased deployment at various Delhi border points. ...

  • India fails to end deadlock with farmers, talks to resume next week

    India’s government failed on Saturday to break a deadlock with farmers protesting over agricultural reforms and will meet again on Wednesday, the agriculture minister and union leaders said. ...

  • Coronavirus: Sikyong aspirant Kaydor Aukatsang tests positive

    One of the aspirants for the position of Sikyong, or Tibetan political leader, Kelsang Dorjee Aukatsang (aka Kaydor Aukatsang), has tested positive for Coronavirus, and is self-quarantining in Delhi. ...

  • India plans dam on Brahmaputra to offset Chinese construction upstream

    India is considering a plan to build a 10 gigawatts (GW) hydropower project in a remote eastern state, an Indian official said on Tuesday, following reports that China could construct dams on a section of the Brahmaputra river. ...

  • China eyes 60 GW of hydropower on Tibet’s Brahmaputra river

    China could build up to 60 gigawatts of hydropower capacity on a section of the Brahmaputra river, known as the Yarlung Tsangbo, which flows from Tibet into India and Bangladesh, Chinese state media reported on Monday. ...

  • Chinese scientists claim Coronavirus originated in India

    Chinese researchers have now claimed that Wuhan virus originated in India with a Chinese study hinting that the human-to-human transmission may have started in India months before the outbreak in Wuhan. ...

  • India’s economic contraction slows as vaccines boost recovery hopes

    The contraction of the Indian economy eased off in the three months to September amid signs of a pick up in manufacturing, and economists expect a steady recovery next year if progress on coronavirus vaccines feeds consumer demand. ...

  • India bans 43 more mobile apps as it takes on China

    India banned 43 mobile applications on Tuesday including Alibaba Group Holding Ltd’s e-commerce app Aliexpress in a new wave of web sanctions targeted at China with whom it has engaged in a months-long standoff at a Himalayan border site. ...