New Delhi (Sputnik): India’s Walmart-owned e-commerce player Flipkart, which already has a 39 percent market share in the online shopping sector in India, is expanding its supply-chain infrastructure in the country amid controversies over its business practices.
New Delhi (Sputnik): A team of international researchers has warned that the global revolution to develop green, low-carbon tech could be at risk unless countries adopt sustainable practices in the mining of critical minerals.
New Delhi (Sputnik): The International Crimes Tribunal was set up by the Bangladesh government in 2009 to investigate and prosecute suspects for the genocide committed by the Pakistan Army and its local collaborators during the war of 1971.
New Delhi (Sputnik): Relations between India and Pakistan have traditionally been tense over competing claims to parts of the Kashmir region since both nations gained independence from British colonial rule in 1947. Indian parliament passed a resolution in 1994 staking a claim over the whole of Jammu and Kashmir.
New Delhi (Sputnik): Police in New Delhi have arrested the leader of a group of “untouchables” or Dalits who were protesting a controversial citizenship law outside the historic Jama Masjid Mosque.
New Delhi (Sputnik): Two Pakistani teenagers Sajjad Haider and Mubshar Bilal entered Indian territory in February and December of 2018 respectively, and were subsequently detained in Punjab and Delhi.
New Delhi (Sputnik): The appointment of the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) Deputy Governor comes six months after the resignation of Viral Acharya from the post. He had stepped down from his position months before the end of his tenure in the wake of his differences with the Government over the institution's policies and independence.
New Delhi (Sputnik): India’s economic malaise has been deepening with growth declining and inflation rising, and the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) hitting a six-year low of 4.5 per cent in the July-September 2019 quarter against 5 per cent in April-June 2019.
New Delhi (Sputnik): India has a rich culture of traditions and festivals: every year over 30 major festivals marking significant days from diverse religions are observed across the nation.
New Delhi (Sputnik): The former Chief of India’s Uttar Pradesh state faced criticism for misbehaving with a doctor on duty, and arrogantly demanding him to leave the hospital ward as he was a government employee.
New Delhi (Sputnik): On Sunday night, clashes broke out between two groups from different communities, leaving 19 people including eight police personnel injured in India’s Telangana state. Police said 13 houses and 26 vehicles were torched in the violence, which continued on Monday as well.
New Delhi (Sputnik): As India continues to witness widespread protests over the new Citizenship law, passed by the federal government in December 2019, and granting citizenship to persecuted immigrants from three neighbouring countries; "police action" against protestors has come into question.
New Delhi (Sputnik): Relations between India and the United States have developed into a strategic partnership based on shared values and increasing convergence of interests on bilateral, regional and global issues.
New Delhi (Sputnik): Last week, an Indian court handed down death sentence to four men found guilty of the rape and grievous injury to a 23-year-old woman in 2012. India’s Supreme court has confirmed the sentence, describing the brutality of the crime committed against the girl as “humanly inconceivable”.
New Delhi (Sputnik): The Corps of Military Police has become the first in the Indian Army to recruit women to its rank and file. The training of the first batch of women Military Police commenced on January 6, 2020. From basic military training to advanced provost training, the training program for the women will span over 61 weeks.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A massive explosion took place in a chemical plant in Zhuhai in China’s southern Guangdong province on Tuesday afternoon, the Zhuhai Emergency Management Bureau said in a statement.
New Delhi (Sputnik): Sri Guru Raghavendra Cooperative Bank in India’s Karnataka state has been restricted from granting or renewing any loans and advances, making any investments, incurring any liabilities including borrowed funds and the acceptance of fresh deposits by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) from 10 January.
New Delhi (Sputnik): Multiple avalanches hit the northern part of India’s Jammu and Kashmir, including the Kupwara, Baramullah and Ganderbal sectors, which have a heavy deployment of Indian troops and border security forces. Army personnel have also been hit by avalanches in various locations in the North Kashmir region.
New Delhi (Sputnik): Three-time Parliamentarian and chief of a regional Muslim political group, Asaduddin Owaisi is known for his strident opposition to several policies of India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), including the recent controversial citizenship law.
New Delhi (Sputnik): Indian security forces have recently recovered significant amounts of drugs and weapons, including a drone, from villages along the international border with Pakistan, in the northern Indian state of Punjab.