07 Jan 2022

India toxic gas leak kills 6 after illegal chemical dump

After inhaling toxic gas caused by an illegal dump of waste chemicals, six workers at a dyeing and printing mill in India were killed and more than 20 others were taken to the hospital on Thursday. In the industrial city of Surat in Gujarat state at about 4 a.m, The

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29 Dec 2021

India Blocks YouTube Channels In First Deployment Of New IT Rules

In India, twenty YouTube channels and two websites have been blocked under emergency powers granted by the IT Act. This marks the first time that India has used the IT Act to take action in terms of content moderation. According to officials, the banned channels were running anti-India content from

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14 Dec 2021

Militant attack in India’s Srinagar kills three police officers, injures 11

Yesterday, a militant attack in Kashmir, India, left three police officers dead and almost a dozen others injured. A group of police officers was returning to campus when three militants opened fire on a vehicle outside of the main city of Srinagar. The police released a report regarding the situation,

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14 Dec 2021

Hackers Target India’s Prime Minister

Hackers compromised the official Twitter account of India’s prime minister, Narendra Modi. The cyberattackers were able to hack into the social media account on December 11 and tweeted messages to his more than 73 million followers. The messages falsely claimed that India would be adopting Bitcoin as its official currency

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08 Dec 2021

India’s top general dies in helicopter crash

According to the Indian Air Force, the country’s top military commander was killed in a helicopter crash that occurred in the southern state of Tamil Nadu. Chief of Defense Staff Bipin Rawat, his wife, and eleven others died after the helicopter crashed over hills in Coonoor city on Wednesday morning.

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19 Nov 2021

India’s Prime Minister Modi to repeal controversial farm laws following more than a year of protests

On Friday, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he would repeal all three of the agricultural laws that sparked over a year of protests. This decision was made ahead of pivotal state elections and will be completed in a parliamentary session later this month. The Prime Minister said this was

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15 Nov 2021

Indian police kill 26 Maoist militants, including a senior leader

Police in the western state of Maharashtra in India have killed at least 26 Maoist militants. The militants were killed in an ambush operation in a forest. The Maoists are also known as Maxals and have struggled against the government for decades. The extreme left-wing insurgent movement claim to be

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28 Oct 2021

India’s Supreme Court Orders Pegasus Probe

India’s Supreme Court has opened an investigation into the Pegasus spyware and whether Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s administration used the software to illegally snoop on opposition leaders, journalists, activists, tycoons, and judges. Modi has been accused of treason by the main opposition Congress party after several of the cell phone

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22 Oct 2021

More than 200 deaths reported in India and Nepal following heavy rainfall and flooding

Across Nepal and the Indian states of kerala and uttarakhand, at least 201 deaths have been reported as of Friday. These deaths are resultant of heaving rains leading to flooding and landslides across the areas this week. The heavy rainfall began this week on Monday in Nepal. At least 70 people

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04 Oct 2021

Lakhimpur Kheri violence: India town tense after eight die in farmers’ protests

Violence broke out in a northern Indian town on Sunday during a protest against agricultural reforms. Eight people, including four protesting farmers, died in the Lakhimpur Kheri district of Uttar Pradesh. The clashes are alleged to have erupted after a car from a federal minister’s motorcade ran over two farmers.

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