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India approves Russia's Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine

Apr 12 2021

NEW DELHI/MOSCOW India has approved the use of Russian Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine, the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) said on Monday, confirming earlier reports of its imminent endorsement.

U.S. defense secretary urges India to avoid buying Russian equipment

Mar 20 2021

NEW DELHI U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin discussed India's planned purchase of Russia's S400 air defence system at a meeting with his Indian counterpart on Saturday, reiterating U.S. allies should steer clear of Russian equipment to avoid sanctions.

Indian farmers to step up protests after rejecting offer to defer controversial new laws

Jan 22 2021

NEW DELHI Indian farmers on Friday rejected an offer by the government to defer three farm reform laws for one-and-half years, warning they would step up protests as they seek a repeal of the laws and a guarantee on minimum crop prices.

India parliament panel questions Facebook on WhatsApp's privacy terms

Jan 21 2021

NEW DELHI Facebook executives on Thursday fielded questions from an Indian parliamentary panel about changes to WhatsApp's privacy policy, days after the country's technology ministry asked the messaging platform to withdraw them.

Indian government, farmers fail to break deadlock on controversial laws

Jan 08 2021

NEW DELHI The Indian government and representatives of protesting farmers failed to reach an agreement on contentious new agriculture laws on Friday and said they will meet again in a week's time.

Indian govt, farmers fail to break deadlock over new agriculture laws

Jan 08 2021

NEW DELHI, Jan 8 The Indian government and representatives of protesting farmers failed to reach an agreement on contentious new agriculture laws on Friday and said they will meet again in a week's time.

Government, farmers fail to break impasse on farm laws

Jan 04 2021

NEW DELHI The government on Monday refused to roll back farm reform laws, prompting farmers to threaten to step up their weeks-long protests, but the two sides agreed to meet again on Friday.

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