New Delhi (Sputnik): A 26-year-old veterinary doctor was found dead after being raped and her body burned while she was alive in the Indian state of Telangana’s Ranga Reddy district on 27 November. The crime left the entire country fuming, including actress-turned-Parliamentarian Jaya Bachchan, the wife of superstar Amitabh Bachchan.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping inaugurated on Monday the delivery of Russian gas to China via the Power of Siberia (Sila Sibiri) pipeline.
While the $400 billion gas contract was signed in 2014, the project had to overcome the Siberian landscape to provide gas for China.
New Delhi (Sputnik): Amid the ongoing trade tensions between two of the world’s biggest economies – America and China, India has emerged as one of the top beneficiaries.
New Delhi (Sputnik): A debate about intolerance in the Indian government started on Saturday when ace Indian industrialist Rahul Bajaj raised the issue about the government’s attitude towards political or economic criticism in the presence of the country’s Home Minister Amit Shah.
This comes as President Trump introduced amendments to existing US policy on Hong Kong allowing Washington to impose sanctions on officials in the special administrative region.
New Delhi (Sputnik): Under the second phase of the China-Pakistan Free Trade Agreement (CPFTA), China will not charge any kind of duties on 313 new Pakistani products including textiles and meat products. Beijing's import bill for these 313 products is around $64 billion.
Attacks by mammals have drastically increased in India in recent years. In one case a monkey snuck into a house, stole a pile of money, climbed a nearby tree, and started throwing cash on passers-by. However most of encounters do not end well.
New Delhi (Sputnik): India and Sweden are scheduled to sign several significant agreements to boost bilateral ties, as the Swedish King and Queen arrived in New Delhi on Monday. This is the Swedish King's third visit to India and will last five days. His earlier visits were in 1993 and 2005.
Following the signing of the major 30-year gas contract worth of $400 billion between the two countries, Russia started building a pipeline that will not only connect its gas fields with refineries, but also allow for the supply of billions of cubic metres of gas to cover the energy needs of its south-eastern neighbour.
New Delhi (Sputnik): India’s national weather agency warned of heavy rainfall in the southern state of Tamil Nadu due to low pressure over the Arabian Sea on Monday. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said that heavy rainfall is also expected in the neighbouring states of Kerala, Karnataka, and the archipelago of Lakshadweep.
A storm with heavy rains and a strong wind, blowing at a speed of up to 185 kilometres (115 miles) per hour, is expected to sweep the eastern coast of the country late Monday or early Tuesday, forecasters said.
The new gas pipeline of 4,000 kilometers in length will be transmitting gas from the Russian Yakutia to Primorsky Krai in the Far East and also to China.
TOKYO (Sputnik) - Former residents of what Japan calls its "occupied northern territories" rallied in Tokyo on 1 December to demand that Russia give back the four disputed islands it calls Southern Kurils, the NHK broadcaster reported.
New Delhi (Sputnik): Students in Pakistan held a country-wide Students Solidarity March on Friday, 29 November, demanding the revocation of a 35-year-old ban on student unions.
BEIJING (Sputnik) - Hong Kong police have warned it would begin dispersing and arresting protesters after rioters vandalised stores and erected barricades on the harbour front.
BEIJING (Sputnik) - Opposition candidates won a majority in the Chinese autonomous city’s legislature last weekend, underscoring the protesters’ demands for justice for those hurt by police during six months of rallies.
New Delhi (Sputnik): India’s top court delivered its judgment in one of the most contentious and long-drawn litigations in the country’s history, the Ayodhya land dispute case, on 9 November.
New Delhi (Sputnik): Jammu and Kashmir has been the scene of separatist violence for the last three decades, thousands of people – security forces, civilians, and secessionists have been killed – in attacks and encounters.
BEIJING (Sputnik) - Several hundred of Hong Kong citizens have peacefully marched to protest the use of tear gas by the city's police force, RTHK broadcasting service reported on Sunday.