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Britain on Monday imposed its strictest travel curbs on India after an explosion of coronavirus cases there, hours after Prime Minister Boris Johnson called off a trip to New Delhi.

As the UAE mediates between the two rival nations of India and Pakistan, the foreign ministers of both countries have visited during the weekend.

Five shot dead in violent Bangladesh demos against <em>Modi</em>

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Five shot dead in violent Bangladesh demos against Modi

Five supporters of the hardline Islamist Hefazat-e-Islam group were shot dead in Bangladesh after taking part in anti-Modi protests.

Indian PM pens goodwill letter to Pakistani counterpart

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Indian PM pens goodwill letter to Pakistani counterpart

Narendra Modi has written to Imran Khan as relations between the two countries continue to thaw.

UAE brokering India-Pakistan talks to end diplomatic spat

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UAE brokering India-Pakistan talks to end diplomatic spat

Emirati officials have been facilitating negotiations between Pakistan and India, officials say.

Aakash Hassan

Delhi's anti-Muslim riots: ‘We have no hope for justice’

In-depth: The communal violence in 2020 was the deadliest in decades as armed Hindu mobs rampaged through Muslim neighbourhoods. A year later, the victims are still waiting for justice.

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UK minister mocked for confusing Myanmar with Kashmir

Nigel Adams, the UK's Minister for Asia, has been mocked on social media for replying to a parliamentarian's question about Kashmir with a ...

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Mia Khalifa tweets support for India's protesting farmers

India’s Hindu Nationalist government appears deeply troubled by celebrities’ expressing solidarity with protesting farmers

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Explosion outside Israeli embassy heightens New Delhi nerves

A small bomb that exploded outside the Israeli embassy in New Delhi left the Indian capital on heightened alert.

Israeli embassy in Delhi on high alert before blast

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Israeli embassy in Delhi on high alert before blast

Ambassador Ron Malka said he was not surprised by Friday's attack on the New Delhi embassy.

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Explosion outside Israeli embassy in New Delhi

A police statement described the explosive as a "very low intensity improvised device" that blew out the windows on three nearby cars.

The West's dangerous dalliance with Hindu extremists

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The West's dangerous dalliance with Hindu extremists

Comment: Power politics and the pursuit of profits are driving the West's enabling of the RSS and other Hindu extremist groups in India, writes ...

Farmers storm India's Red Fort in challenge to <em>Modi</em>

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Farmers storm India's Red Fort in challenge to Modi

Tens of thousands of Indian farmers broke stormed the New Delhi's historic Red Fort, in their most significant challenge yet to ...

<em>Narendra</em> Modi's Potemkin democracy

Shashi Tharoor

Narendra Modi's Potemkin democracy

Comment: The pandemic has given Modi's government the perfect excuse to dispense with the inconvenience of being accountable to the legislature, ...

World hopes for renewed cooperation with US under Biden

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World hopes for renewed cooperation with US under Biden

World leaders have sent messages of congratulations to President Biden, with many hoping that a change in attitudes and approach will follow his ...

Hanan Zaffar

Why India is shutting down Islamic schools in Assam

In-depth: Opposition parties say the move is an anti-Muslim political stunt to polarise voters ahead of regional elections in March.

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New Pakistan-India clashes erupt along restive Kashmir border

Two Pakistani soldiers were killed in clashes along the heavily militarised Line of Control (LoC), Pakistan’s military said.

Sabena Siddiqui

What a Biden presidency means for Kashmir

Analysis: The Biden-Harris campaign took a robust stance on Kashmir. But with burgeoning India ties and an eye on China, the new administration ...

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Biden speaks to Trump allies Netanyahu, Modi

US President-elect Joe Biden held his first talks since his victory with the prime ministers of Israel and India.

More than 10 dead after India-Pakistan Kashmir clash

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More than 10 dead after India-Pakistan Kashmir clash

Over 10 have been killed after India and Pakistan exchanged fire in occupied Kashmir.

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Saudi Arabia angers India with independent Kashmir banknote

India has requested Saudi Arabia take 'corrective steps' over the banknote showing Kashmir as an independent nation.

After outrage, Indian brand pulls ad with interfaith couple

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After outrage, Indian brand pulls ad with interfaith couple

Tanishq jewelry has pulled an ad featuring a Muslim-Hindu couple after causing outrage.

Shock, sympathy, mockery: World reacts to Trump infection

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Shock, sympathy, mockery: World reacts to Trump infection

World leaders and officials were quick to weigh in, and there was both sympathy and something approaching schadenfreude.

India court acquits Hindu nationalists over deadly mosque demolition

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India court acquits Hindu nationalists over deadly mosque demolition

An Indian court acquitted Hindu nationalist leaders over the demolition of a flashpoint mosque that sparked deadly riots.

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