Tag Archives: Society

  • Another police killing of a black man stokes US tension, debate

    The fatal shooting of a black man by a white police officer, this time in Atlanta, Georgia, poured more fuel Sunday on a raging US debate over racism after another round of street protests and the resignation of the city's police chief. ...

  • 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. ...

  • Obituary: Pioneer of orphanages in Tibet dies from COVID-19 in Switzerland

    Tendol Gyalzur, orphaned when fleeing with her family after the 1959 uprising in Tibet, who later went back to Tibet to establish the first orphanages for abandoned children, has died this week of COVID-19 in Switzerland. ...

  • Indians light lamps to heed Modi’s call for coronavirus comradeship

    Millions of Indians turned off their lights and lit up balconies and doorsteps with lamps, candles and flashlights on Sunday, in response to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s appeal to “challenge the darkness” spread by the coronavir ...

  • 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. ...

  • Coronavirus concern comes to Himalayas; Tibetans take action

    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. ...

  • Police arrest over 500 for Delhi sectarian violence

    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. ...

  • Death toll rises to 32 in religious violence in New Delhi

    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. ...

  • Seven killed, 150 injured as riots in New Delhi overshadow Trump visit

    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 ...

  • China virus deaths rise past 800, overtaking SARS toll

    The death toll from the novel coronavirus surged past 800 in mainland China on Sunday, overtaking global fatalities in the 2002-03 SARS epidemic, even as the World Health Organization said the outbreak appeared to be stabilising. ...