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Drought and hunger drive Nepal farmers to India, defying COVID ban

As an exceptionally wet monsoon season caused floods and landslides across much of Nepal, Buddhi Prasad Chaudhary, a farmer in the west of the country,...

Trump’s description of India as filthy sets off calls for cleaner air

US President Donald Trump's description of India as a filthy place with polluted air has unleashed calls on social media for urgent clean-up action, particularly over...

India seeks health worker database for possible COVID-19 vaccination

India is urgently preparing a database of all government and private health personnel to quickly vaccinate them against the novel coronavirus once it is...

New Delhi chokes on ‘severe’ smog as farm fires soar

New Delhi was blanketed in noxious haze Friday as air pollution levels in parts of the city soared to "severe" levels, hours after US...

BJP, courting votes in Bihar, promises free COVID-19 vaccines

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party on Thursday promised free doses of any future COVID-19 vaccine for the residents of eastern Bihar state if...

Maharashtra invites Tesla after Musk hints India entry

India's richest state Maharashtra has invited US electric-car maker Tesla, weeks after its Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk suggested entering the country next year. In...

Despite coronavirus, Indian traders stock up in hopes of festive cheer

Indian businesses are stocking up more ahead of this year's big festival season than at any time in the last five years, expecting people...

West Bengal hits record daily COVID-19 cases amid Durga Puja festival

The Indian state of West Bengal reported its biggest daily tally of new COVID-19 infections as thousands of people thronged the streets for a...

India’s garment workers cover bosses’ lockdown losses

From unpaid overtime to wage cuts, Indian garment workers say they are being made to compensate their bosses for the food, shelter and salary...

India restores all existing visas, barring electronic, tourist and medical categories

The Indian government on Thursday decided to restore with immediate effect all existing visas, except electronic, tourist and medical categories, almost eight months after...