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Indian defence minister hoping for a resolution to border row with China

Jul 17 2020

NEW DELHI India's defence minister said on Friday he hoped talks could bring some sort of resolution to a border standoff with China that led to a deadly clash last month, though India would not cede an inch of territory.

Bajaj Auto unions demand factory halt after 250 workers catch coronavirus

Jul 04 2020

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI Workers at Bajaj Auto, India's biggest exporter of motorbikes, are demanding the temporary closure of one of its plants after 250 employees there tested positive for coronavirus, its unions said on Saturday, as companies struggle to ramp up operations.

Health experts cast doubt on India's timeline for COVID vaccine

Jul 03 2020

NEW DELHI/BENGALURU The chief of India's top clinical research agency said in a leaked letter circulated on Friday it envisaged launching a novel coronavirus vaccine by Aug. 15, prompting scepticism from some health experts who questioned the short timeline.

Short timeline for India vaccine test raises doubts among health experts

Jul 03 2020

NEW DELHI/BENGALURU, July 3 The chief of India's top clinical research agency said in a leaked letter circulated on Friday it envisaged launching a novel coronavirus vaccine by Aug. 15, prompting derision from some health experts who questioned the timeline.

Coronavirus cases in India cross 500,000 as big cities reel from surge

Jun 27 2020

NEW DELHI India reported over 17,000 new coronavirus cases over the last 24 hours, pushing the country's total above 500,000, federal health ministry data showed on Saturday, with infections surging in major cities including the capital New Delhi.

India says China amassed troops along border in violation of agreements

Jun 25 2020

NEW DELHI China has deployed large numbers of troops and weapons along a disputed Himalayan border in violation of bilateral agreements, India's foreign ministry said on Thursday, accusing Beijing of escalating tensions and triggering a deadly clash last week.

India calls in army to run facilities in Delhi as cases surge

Jun 24 2020

NEW DELHI India reported 16,000 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, its highest daily increase since the outbreak began, and the government called in the army to manage new treatment centres with thousands of additional hospital beds in New Delhi.

Indian and Chinese military agree to disengage on disputed Himalayan border

Jun 23 2020

NEW DELHI/BEIJING Indian and Chinese military commanders have agreed to step back from a confrontation over a disputed stretch of border where a clash last week left 20 Indian soldiers dead, government officials in New Delhi and Beijing said on Tuesday.

India, China commanders meet after border clash amid calls for boycott of Chinese goods

Jun 23 2020

NEW DELHI Indian and Chinese military commanders met on Monday to try to ease tensions at their disputed Himalayan border as the public mood hardened in India for a military and economic riposte following the worst clash in more than five decades.

India's Modi says there was no border intrusion in deadly clash with China

Jun 19 2020

NEW DELHI Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi appeared to downplay a clash with Chinese troops in a disputed Himalayan region that left 20 Indian soldiers dead and more than 70 injured, saying on Friday there had been no intrusion across his country's borders. | Video

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