Indian PM Narendra Modi meets with U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris

U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris met India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday and stressed the importance of a free and open Indo-Pacific region at a time when the United States is trying to solidify its pivot toward Asia and strengthen ties with allies to take on China’s growing influence in the region. The meeting… Read More Indian PM Narendra Modi meets with U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris

Indian PM Narendra Modi to hold first talks with Kashmir political leaders since removal of region’s autonomy

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold face-to-face talks with top political leaders from Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday, the first such meeting since his government revoked the region’s autonomy in 2019, detained thousands and imposed a lockdown. India said carving its only Muslim majority state into two federally administered territories in August 2019 was… Read More Indian PM Narendra Modi to hold first talks with Kashmir political leaders since removal of region’s autonomy

Indian PM Narendra Modi announces free coronavirus vaccines for all adults

India will provide free COVID-19 vaccines to all adults, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday, in an effort to rein in a pandemic that has killed hundreds of thousands and led to the world’s second-highest tally of infections. Modi’s announcement on national television came after weeks of criticism of a bungled vaccine rollout that… Read More Indian PM Narendra Modi announces free coronavirus vaccines for all adults

Twitter bans Indian actress Kangana Ranaut for violation of hate and abuse policies

Twitter Inc on Tuesday said it has banned leading Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut, known for her ardent support of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, accusing her of violating its rules on hateful conduct and abusive behaviour. Ranaut issued a tweet on Monday in which she urged Modi to resort to gangster tactics to “tame” West… Read More Twitter bans Indian actress Kangana Ranaut for violation of hate and abuse policies

India gives 1.2 million free doses of AstraZeneca to Bangladesh

India gave 1.2 million free doses of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine to Bangladesh on Saturday, its foreign minister said, as Dhaka urged New Delhi to maintain a regular supply of shots to battle the pandemic. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi made the offering at the end of a two-day tour of Bangladesh to celebrate its… Read More India gives 1.2 million free doses of AstraZeneca to Bangladesh

Five dead as Bangladeshi police clash with protesters over visit of India’s President Narendra Modi

At least five people were killed and dozens injured in police gunfire in eastern Bangladesh on Saturday, a hospital doctor said, as security forces tried to quell protests against the visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Hundreds of students from madrasas, or Islamic religious schools, clashed with police and border troops in the eastern… Read More Five dead as Bangladeshi police clash with protesters over visit of India’s President Narendra Modi