02 Apr 2020

Global Cases Approach One Million, U.S. Weighs Grounding Domestic Flights

The global number of COVID-19 cases is approaching one million as the last border crossing points are closing to combat the virus’s spread. The US, which has roughly 216,700 cases, has reportedly considered grounding domestic flights to and from cities that have a large number of cases. The US accounts

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31 Mar 2020

Migrant workers sprayed with disinfectant in one Indian state

Uttar Pradesh, a state in India, has drawn criticism for spraying migrant workers with bleach disinfectant that is used to sanitize buses after the migrant workers were returning home. India is currently under a countrywide lockdown. A video of the incident that surfaced showed three people dressed in head to

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25 Mar 2020

India’s Leader Declares Nationwide Lockdown

The Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, has ordered all nonessential government offices and private businesses to shut down in an attempt to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus throughout the country. The lockdown, which affects 1.3 billion people, will last for at least three weeks. Although the country only

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23 Mar 2020

Millions in India under coronavirus lockdown as major cities restrict daily life

India has imposed a lockdown in an attempt to control the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The lockdown, which will last the rest of the month, prohibits businesses from opening like normal and requires that citizens stay in their homes and forgo all nonessential travel. India currently has 415 cases

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14 Feb 2020

India keeps lid on Kashmir’s internet 6 months into lockdown

Six months ago, India’s government stripped Kashmir of all autonomy the region once possessed and enforced a communications blackout. It has since heralded the restoration of the internet, however, it is limited and very slow speed. The shift signifies a step in the right direction for Kashmiris. However, the region’s

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03 Feb 2020

Breach at Indian Airline Affects 1.2 Million Passengers

Indian airline SpiceJet has been hit by a cyberattack resulting in a massive data breach, exposing the personal information of over a million of its passengers. The computer system of the airline was compromised last month when a security researcher used brute force attack to gain access to an unencrypted

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12 Jan 2020

India ordered to review suspension of internet services in Kashmir

The Indian government is under scrutiny by its Supreme Court and has been ordered to undergo a review of its suspension of internet services in the regions of Jammu and Kashmir. The court concluded that the indefinite shutdown of services including the internet, mobile phone, and landline within the union

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20 Dec 2019

Indian cities deny permits for marches against citizenship law

Police in New Delhi and Bengaluru have denied requests for civil marches planned for Thursday after demonstrations against India’s new controversial citizenship law turned violent over the past week. The Police department expressed concerns over national security and traffic, stating that the march will not happen and that extra police

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18 Dec 2019

Protests of India’s citizenship law grow, along with clashes

Protests in India against a new law that provides a path to citizenship for non-Muslims entering illegally from neighboring countries have spread across the country, and demonstrators have clashed with police over the last week. Police fired tear gas at demonstrators in Seelampur, New Dehli, after they burned a police

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12 Dec 2019

India passes controversial citizenship bill that excludes Muslims

India’s parliament recently passed a bill that grants Indian citizenship to immigrants from three neighboring countries, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and Pakistan, with one exception: they can not be Muslim. The Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) implements a program to fast-track citizenship for religious minorities such as Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, and Christians. 

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