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Music composer booked for tweet on Jain monk

        Music composer Vishal Dadlani has been booked by Haryana police for allegedly hurting religious sentiments with his sarcastic tweet on Jain  monk Tarun Sagar,...

Indians pitch in to feed the hungry in coronavirus lockdown

Indian businessman Shishpal Singh was still stirring vegetables and rice at his Mumbai apartment block when migrant workers laid off in the coronavirus lockdown...

Light up lamps on Sunday night to display collective strength, PM Modi asks Indians

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday urged people to switch off lights of their homes at 9 pm for nine minutes on April 5 and light up...

Delhi’s push to modernise threatens iconic sites, public space

A two-mile stretch in Delhi featuring some of India's most iconic landmarks is to be redeveloped, angering historians and conservationists who say the move...

Indian ministers, lawmakers to take pay cut as PM Modi calls for plans on...

The Indian cabinet on Monday approved an ordinance to reduce the salaries, allowances and pensions of Members of Parliament (MPs) by 30 per cent for...

Testing times for India in race to head off coronavirus epidemic

India, like a lot of countries plunged into crisis by the pandemic, is struggling to ramp up testing for the coronavirus, but in few...

Indian officials warn of lockdown extensions as COVID-19 cases in South Asia near 6,000

The number of confirmed new coronavirus cases in South Asia neared 6,000 on Saturday, even as authorities in some cities tightened restrictions on movement...

Locked-down India lights up to mark virus fight

Twinkling flames from candles and traditional lamps lit up India's night sky Sunday in a nine-minute show to mark the fight against the coronavirus...

India’s states urge extension to world’s biggest lockdown

India's 21-day lockdown is set to end next week but several state leaders have called for an extension or only a partial lifting of...

Sitting ducks: Fear stalks India’s biggest slum as virus cases inch up

Amidst the clogged drains and overflowing garbage dumps of Mumbai's Dharavi -- one of Asia's largest slums -- coronavirus fears are growing, and residents say...