HEADLINE STORY

HEADLINE STORY

Modi says government committed to farmers’ welfare

INDIAN prime minister Narendra Modi assured farmers on Saturday(12) that reforms in the agrarian sector were aimed at helping them as thousands of farmers...

India’s Serum Institute expects approval for AstraZeneca vaccine ‘very soon’

THE Serum Institute of India, the local maker of the Oxford/AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine, said on Monday(28) it expected the British and Indian governments to...

Travel agents prepare ‘UK packages’ for Indians as many wish to travel to get...

AS THE UK is all set to start the mass vaccination drive against Covid-19 next week, many Indians want to travel to the country...

India to build dam in Arunachal Pradesh to reduce adverse impact of Chinese hydropower...

INDIA is considering a plan to build a 10 gigawatts (GW) hydropower project in a remote eastern state, an Indian official said on Tuesday(1),...

India approves AstraZeneca and local Covid vaccines; roll out to start in a week

INDIA’s drugs regulator approved for emergency use two coronavirus vaccines, one developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University and the other by local company Bharat...

Clashes erupt as police block farmers from entering India’s capital

THOUSANDS of Indian farmers were blocked by the police on Friday(27) as they tried to march to the country’s capital, Delhi. The farmers were protesting...

Provincial government to pay for Pakistan Hindu temple destroyed by mob

A Hindu temple in Pakistan destroyed by a Muslim mob this week will be rebuilt using provincial government funds, its information minister said Friday. Around...

Rishi Sunak allocates funds for UK’s new Counter Terrorism Operations Centre

UK chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced to set aside millions of pounds to establish a “world-leading” Counter Terrorism Operations Centre (CTOC) based in London. As...

India’s market regulator imposes fine on Mukesh Ambani, Reliance

INDIA’s market regulator has imposed fine on Reliance Industries and its chairman Mukesh Ambani, the country’s richest man. The Securities and Exchange Board of India...

Bangladesh begins controversial transfer of Rohingya to island; rights groups raise concerns

BANGLADESH began transferring hundreds of Rohingya refugees on Thursday(3) to a low-lying island in an area prone to cyclones and floods, with rights groups...