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Indian defence secretary tests positive for coronavirus

Indian defence secretary Ajay Kumar has become the first top bureaucrat of his country to test positive for the novel coronavirus, reported Indian media on Thursday. A source told the Times of India, that close to 30 people who had come into contact with Kumar have been asked to go into …

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India says it’s engaged directly with China

NEW DELHI: India said on Thursday it was engaged directly with China to peacefully resolve a border standoff that Indian experts say could set off an unintended conflict, but which Beijing has described as a broadly stable situation. The comment came from an Indian foreign ministry spokesperson in response to …

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New Indian roads, air strips triggered flare-up with China: analysts

NEW DELHI: A Himalayan border standoff between India and China was triggered by India’s construction of roads and air strips in the region, observers said on Tuesday. Soldiers from both sides have been camped out in the Galwan Valley in the high-altitude Ladakh region, accusing each other of trespassing over …

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22 killed as ‘super cyclone’ ravages Bangladesh, India

At least 22 people died as the fiercest cyclone to hit parts of Bangladesh and eastern India this century sent trees flying and flattened houses, with millions crammed into shelters despite the risk of coronavirus. Millions were left without power after Cyclone Amphan, packing winds of around 150 kilometres per …

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Indian Army blocking Chinese military along border: report

The Chinese Foreign Ministry has told the Hindustan Times newspaper, in comments regarding the recent escalation along the disputed Sino-Indian border and reported fortification on both sides, that New Delhi is preventing Chinese troops from conducting patrols along the border area.On Tuesday, Indian media reported that New Delhi and Beijing …

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India’s FILMSAAZ to host two Iranian titles

TEHRAN: Two Iranian short films directed by Zivar Hojjati, namely ‘Feng Shui Upside Down’ and ‘Bullets of Baptism’ will take part in the 13th edition of FILMSAAZ Film Festival in India.‘Feng Shui Upside Down’ is a 15-minute film about a mother’s parenting style that leads to contradictory results. ‘Bullets of …

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India’s coronavirus infections surpass China, but contagion slowing

India’s total novel coronavirus cases rose to 85,940 on Saturday, taking it past China, where the pandemic originated last year, though a strict lockdown enforced since late March has reduced the rate of contagion. State leaders, businesses and working class Indians have called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi to reopen …

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India’s coronavirus infections surpass China, but contagion slowing

India’s total novel coronavirus cases rose to 85,940 on Saturday, taking it past China, where the pandemic originated last year, though a strict lockdown enforced since late March has reduced the rate of contagion. State leaders, businesses and working class Indians have called on Prime Minister NarendraModi to reopen the …

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