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Indian police clear out anti-government protest citing coronavirus

NEW DELHI: Police in India’s capital broke up the longest-running protest against Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s citizenship law on Tuesday, citing a ban on public gatherings because of the coronavirus outbreak. Dozens of people, many of them women, have been staging a sit-in protest since early December on a street …

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Coronavirus outbreak: India seals border with Pakistan

India on Saturday decided to suspend movements of all types of passengers through the international border points with Pakistan from March 16 midnight to curb the coronavirus outbreak. According to a notification from the Indian Union Home Ministry, all types of passenger movement would be suspended from March 15 midnight. …

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Hindu group touts cow urine as elixir for coronavirus

NEW DELHI: Dozens of Hindu activists held a cow urine party in the Indian capital on Saturday to protect themselves from the new coronavirus, as countries around the world struggle to control the deadly pandemic. Members and supporters of All India Hindu Mahasabha staged fire rituals and drank from earthen …

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India sets free veteran Kashmiri politician Farooq Abdullah

SRINAGAR: Indian authorities on Friday released an influential Kashmiri lawmaker who had been held for seven months after New Delhi stripped India-held Jammu and Kashmir of its semi-autonomy and detained thousands of politicians and activists. Farooq Abdullah, 82, had been confined to his residence in Srinagar since August 5 when …

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Social media restrictions lifted in occupied Kashmir

NEW DELHI: Authorities in occupied Kashmir lifted the ban on access to social media websites, India Today reported on Wednesday. According to the publication, people in the region will now be allowed unrestricted 2G internet access. In addition, internet services will also be available on landline connections. However, this permission …

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Indian police arrest over 500 for Delhi communal violence

NEW DLEHI: Indian police have arrested 514 people for deadly Hindu-Muslim violence that broke out in the capital, the government said, as it faced mounting international criticism for failing to protect minority Muslims. Police said the toll from days of blood-letting stood at 35, but local media, citing unnamed sources, …

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