Just weeks after India fully opened up from a harsh lockdown and began to modestly turn a corner by cutting new coronavirus infections by near half, a Hindu festival season is raising fears that a fresh surge could spoil the hard-won gains.
An Indian scientific panel said the onset of winter and upcoming festivals could lead to a significant rise of up to 2.6 million coronavirus cases a month in the country if the rules in place to check the spread of the disease are relaxed.
India has all but lost the ONGC Videsh Ltd.-discovered Farzad B gas field in the Persian Gulf after Iran decided to prefer domestic companies over foreign firms for development of the field, sources said.
Over 70 children were crammed into a bus, heading from Bihar to a sweatshop in the Indian city of Rajasthan, when the authorities pulled it over. Among the faces half hidden behind colorful masks was 12-year-old Deepak Kumar.
Over 400,000 workers on Indian tea plantations that supply the world’s largest tea companies have gone on strike over the government’s failure to implement a promised daily wage increase from £1.70 to £3.70 a day.
A matrimonial ad seeking a bride who is "not addicted to social media" has created a huge buzz online. While many matrimonial ads in the past have been criticized for being regressive and sexist, this one has gone viral for its rather unusual demand in a day and age where most people use at least one social media platform.