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First French fighter jets on way to India after controversial purchase

The first five of a batch of French Rafale fighter jets purchased by New Delhi in a controversial multibillion-dollar deal headed to India on Monday for rapid deployment amid rising tensions with China.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/28 16:58:40

10 dead, nearly 1.5 mln people affected by floods in India's Bihar State

At least 10 people were killed and nearly 1.5 million people were affected by floods in 11 districts in India's eastern state of Bihar, the state disaster management department said in a bulletin on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/7/27 10:01:55

India's COVID-19 testing hits record high of 420,898 tests in single day

For the first time, a record number of 420,898 COVID-19 tests in a single day have been conducted in India, federal health ministry said Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/7/26 10:06:34

Growing number of Chinese nationals in Kazakhstan infected with coronavirus: Chinese Embassy

The COVID-19 epidemic situation in Kazakhstan is very serious, and the number of Chinese nationals infected in Kazakhstan continues to increase, according to the Chinese Embassy in that country which warned Chinese nationals there to ensure personal safety.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/21 23:30:41

Chinese and South Asian NGOs oppose COVID-19 politicization

Some NGOs in South Asia and China are standing up against politicization and stigmatization of the COVID-19 pandemic and are calling for a joint effort in the virus fight, at a time when some Western politicians are utilizing the pandemic to attack other countries for political ends.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/15 0:32:05

Pandemic has silver lining for Iraq: food self-sufficiency

Unlike in years past, Iraqi farmer Ahmed Mohsen now walks past his local market with a smile on his face. The pale green melons he harvested are selling fast, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/14 18:03:40

Clashes reignite conflict

Deadly border clashes between arch-foes Armenia and Azerbaijan entered a second day on Monday, as the EU, US and regional power broker Moscow urged restraint.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/14 17:33:40

Taliban can submit new list of prisoners: Afghan official

Afghan authorities said on Thursday they have offered the Taliban a choice to submit a new list of 592 prisoners after Kabul refused to release inmates the militants demanded to be freed ahead of peace talks.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/12 18:28:40

Toddler's body dumped

Leaders of a minority Muslim sect in Bangladesh on Saturday accused “fanatics” of digging up the body of a baby girl from a cemetery grave just hours after being buried and dumping it by a roadside.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/12 17:38:41

COVID-19 cases surpass 800,000-mark in India, total deaths at 22,123

The total number of COVID-19 cases surpassed the 800,000-mark in India on Saturday, reaching 820,916, even as the total deaths stood at 22,123, said the data released by the federal health ministry a short while ago.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/7/11 22:01:34

Pakistani PM urges coordinated national response to cope with locust attack

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday urged a coordinated national response of federal and provincial governments and organizations to cope with locust attack to ensure food safety, the Prime Minister Office said.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/7/10 22:24:55

13 die in India boiler blast

NLC India said on Wednesday the death toll from a boiler blast at the lignite miner and electricity generator's plant in the southern Tamil Nadu state rose to 13.
Source: Reuters | 2020/7/8 17:18:40

Rain spotting

A woman carries a boy close to the shore as waves hit a promenade along the coast during monsoon rains in Mumbai, India on Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/6 16:48:42

Indian app users, influencers baffled, hurt by ban of China's TikTok, WeChat

The Indian government's sudden decision to ban 59 apps from China, including the widely used TikTok and WeChat, has caught millions of users across India by surprise, depriving them of one of this year's most popular tools for recreation and education, and even incurring economic losses to those who make a living on the platforms.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/3 11:11:34

4 gunmen killed in Pakistan Stock Exchange attack

Gunmen attacked the Pakistan Stock Exchange in Karachi Monday, with four of the assailants killed, police said in a statement.
Source: AFP | 2020/6/29 16:53:44

'India's George Floyds': Father-son death in police custody sparks outrage

Outrage at the death of a father-son duo in the custody of Indian police earlier this week mounted on Saturday, with thousands on social media comparing the incident to the death of George Floyd in the US.
Source: Reuters | 2020/6/28 17:48:40

GT investigation: Can India's fragile economy survive its own 'boycott China' campaign?

Since the deadly clash between Chinese and Indian troops in the Galwan Valley on June 15, hyper-nationalism appear to have taken over India, where calls for boycotting Chinese products and footage of Indian citizens destroying TV set have been dominating social media. In China, very few take those calls and actions seriously, with some saying India waging a trade war with China is like throwing an egg at a rock. Still, to help Indian nationalists and their followers better understand the potentially devastating consequences of their words and deeds on the already fragile Indian economy as well as India's poor, the following is a GT investigation into four areas of the Indian economy where Chinese involvement is simply irreplaceable.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/24 17:49:02

Ex-Indian govt advisor calls for India, China to de-escalate situation, rejects US interference in border issues

India and China should work on mutual trust using their political and civilizational wisdom to de-escalate the border situation as neither should prepare for a military conflict, a senior advisor to a former Indian Prime Minister told the Global Times on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/24 12:49:56