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India clears purchase of Russian combat jets worth $2.4 billion

Jul 02 2020

NEW DELHI India's government on Thursday approved the purchase of 33 Russian fighter jets and upgrades to another 59 planes, acting to beef up its air force at a time when the military is locked in a border stand-off with China.

India denies visas to U.S. panel on religious freedom, says it has no standing

Jun 11 2020

NEW DELHI India has turned down a travel request for members of a U.S. government panel seeking to review its religious freedom, saying such foreign agencies had no standing to assess the constitutional rights of citizens.

India's top bureaucrats hit by coronavirus as cases spike

Jun 04 2020

NEW DELHI A top Indian civilian defence official has tested positive for coronavirus and is in home quarantine, government officials said on Thursday, as the daily rise in infections hits a new high.

India extends lockdown to May 31, to relax rules in some areas

May 17 2020

NEW DELHI/AHMEDABAD India on Sunday extended a nationwide lockdown to May 31, as cases exceeded 90,000 and further clashes erupted between police and stranded migrants.

India extends nationwide lockdown, to allow relaxations in lower-risk zones

May 01 2020

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI India said on Friday it would extend its nationwide coronavirus lockdown for another two weeks after May 4, but would allow "considerable relaxations" in lower-risk districts marked as green and orange zones.

India to keep restrictions in big cities under staggered exit from lockdown

May 01 2020

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI, May 1 India's big cities will stay under tight restrictions after a nationwide lockdown ends on Sunday, while areas less hard-hit by the coronavirus will be allowed to resume some activity, according to a government letter and state-level officials.

Coronavirus case detected at workers' quarters in India's presidential palace

Apr 21 2020

NEW DELHI, April 21 About 500 people entered self-isolation at the Presidential House in the Indian capital on Tuesday after a worker's relative tested positive for coronavirus, officials said, as the number of cases nationwide neared 18,000 despite a strict lockdown.

State minister says India set to extend nationwide lockdown to tackle coronavirus

Apr 11 2020

NEW DELHI/DHAKA The chief minister of Delhi state said on Saturday that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has decided to extend a nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus, but the federal government did not confirm this decision. | Video

Bangladesh extends coronavirus lockdown, India's Modi mulls longer restrictions

Apr 11 2020

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Hundreds arrested in India during days of protests over citizenship law

Dec 21 2019

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI More than 1,500 protesters have been arrested across India in the past 10 days, officials said, as police try to quell sometimes violent demonstrations against a citizenship law that critics say undermines the country's secular constitution. | Video

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