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Alasdair Pal

Indian parliamentary panel slams Twitter in China map dispute

Oct 28 2020

NEW DELHI The head of an Indian parliamentary panel accused Twitter of disrespecting New Delhi's sovereignty on Wednesday, after mapping data showed Indian-ruled territory as part of China in what the social network said was a quickly resolved mistake.

Pompeo says China has brought lawlessness to Sri Lanka and the Maldives

Oct 28 2020

NEW DELHI/MALE U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday the Chinese Communist Party had brought lawlessness to Sri Lanka and the Maldives, as the top U.S. diplomat kept up tough criticism of China during a trip to Asia.

U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo in India on first leg of Asia trip

Oct 26 2020

NEW DELHI, Oct 26 U.S. Secretary of State of Mike Pompeo landed in India on Monday, the first leg of a five-day Asian trip aimed at strengthening strategic ties in the face of growing Chinese influence across the region.

Indian opposition, U.N. call for release of elderly priest held on terror charges

Oct 21 2020

NEW DELHI Indian opposition leaders on Wednesday called for the release of an elderly priest held on terror charges, one of 16 similar arrests rights groups say are politically motivated.

Factbox: What is the Malabar exercise, and why is it significant?

Oct 20 2020

NEW DELHI Australia will join three-way naval exercises involving the United States, Japan and India, in a move that could provoke concern from China, which has criticised similar joint drills in the past.

Tata Group pulls ad featuring Hindu-Muslim family after outcry

Oct 14 2020

NEW DELHI/AHMEDABAD, India A subsidiary of India's tea-to-telecoms Tata Group has withdrawn a jewellery advertisement featuring a Hindu-Muslim family celebrating a baby shower, following threats to one of its stores and wide criticism on social media.

Tata pulls ad featuring Hindu-Muslim family after fury in India

Oct 14 2020

NEW DELHI, Oct 14 A subsidiary of India's Tata Group pulled a jewellery advertisement of a Hindu-Muslim family celebrating a baby shower after social media criticism, with some posting "Love Jihad", meaning a conspiracy by Muslims to forcibly convert Hindu women.

The faces of India's coronavirus pandemic as deaths hit 100,000

Oct 03 2020

NEW DELHI Eight months after the novel coronavirus arrived in India, the number of deaths from the disease crossed 100,000 on Saturday. Nearly 6.5 million people have been infected in total, second only to the number in the United States.

Indian police briefly detain politicians as unrest flares over gang rape

Oct 01 2020

LUCKNOW/DELHI, India Indian police briefly detained several opposition leaders on Thursday as they headed toward the site where a low-caste young woman died this week after being gang-raped, the latest such attack to whip up nationwide anger and protests. | Video

WIDER IMAGE-The faces of India's coronavirus pandemic as deaths hit 100,000

Oct 01 2020

NEW DELHI, Oct 1 Eight months after the novel coronavirus arrived in India, the number of deaths from the disease is due to cross 100,000 imminently. Nearly 6.5 million people have been infected in total, second only to the number in the United States.

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