New Delhi (Sputnik): Ahead of his upcoming two-day visit to the country, US President Donald Trump said that even though he happens to like Prime Minister Modi, India does not treat America very well. It seems while impressing Trump, India has a new law in place that can restrict Coronavirus-struck China's participation in many ways.
New Delhi (Sputnik): Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), considered the ideological parent of India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, calls itself a “dynamic powerhouse energising every field of national activity” in the country. Its views on Hindutva or Indian national and religious identity often come into conflict with secular credentials.
New Delhi (Sputnik): The Indian government has invited proposals for research on the benefits of cow dung and urine under its programme ‘Scientific Utilization through Research Augmentation of Prime Products from Indigenous Cows’. The government seeks to materialise utility products such as shampoo and toothpaste made out of cow dung and urine.
New Delhi (Sputnik): The Ahmadiyya Muslim community accounts for 0.22% (457,102) people in Pakistan and 1% in the world. The community was ousted by the Pakistani government in 1974. They were declared non-Muslim under Ordinance XX. The Ahmadis cannot identify themselves as Muslims or worship at mosques used by mainstream Muslims.
New Delhi (Sputnik): A student in a town in India’s northern state of Uttar Pradesh recently penned two letters threatening a Pulwama-like explosion at his school if his demands for 200,000 rupees (about 2700 dollars) were not met.
New Delhi (Sputnik): Ace photojournalist Harish Tyagi is known for his documentation of human suffering following international and civil conflicts, photos of the environment, kids, festivals, and hard news.
New Delhi (Sputnik): Schools in India’s largest state of Uttar Pradesh are known for their notorious “cheating mafias”, running rackets by providing proxies to write exams, and acquiring duplicate answer sheets amongst other means. The head of the state launched a drive to prevent mass cheating on examinations in 2019.
New Delhi (Sputnik): Flamingos are one the most beautiful migratory birds in India. These creatures fly in from faraway places like Africa during the winter, breed and then return to their home before summer sets in on the Indian subcontinent.
New Delhi (Sputnik): Elephants' love of water is no secret but this cheeky baby pachyderm took its audience by surprise as it appeared to chuckle and raise its trunk after giving itself a good wash.
New Delhi (Sputnik): India’s national capital with its rural periphery is also surrounded by two states, where several criminal gangs operate, despite fortification by police and several security-related agencies. In the 1980s, Delhi witnessed several bloody revenge killings in the southwestern part of the city.
New Delhi (Sputnik): An Indian court has for the third time issued death warrants against the four convicts in a gruesome rape and murderous attack on a 23-year-old girl in the national capital in 2012. The sentence, which has been caught up in a tangled legal web for all these years, will now be executed on 3 March.
New Delhi (Sputnik): A state-owned bus with 48 passengers was completely wrecked in a horrible collision with a truck in southern India. Preliminary reports indicate the truck driver coming from the opposite direction lost control and ran over the median ramming into the bus.
New Delhi (Sputnik): The death toll from the Coronavirus epidemic in China crossed the 2,000 mark on Wednesday as 136 more people were reported to have died, while the overall number of confirmed cases climbed to 74,185.
The US president and First Lady are heading to India for a maiden visit next week. The country is getting ready to impress the VIP guests with a rajah-like reception, which will include a special event at the world's biggest cricket field attended by Bollywood celebrities, and a 22-kilometre roadshow, with people, lined up to welcome Donald Trump.
New Delhi (Sputnik): Large scale preparations are on in India to make US President Donald Trump’s maiden visit on 24- 25 February a success. From building a wall in Modi’s home state to beautifying cities that he will be visiting, every measure is being taken to make the visit a pleasant one.
New Delhi (Sputnik): India has been put on the priority watch list in US Intellectual Property documents under a law called Special 301 that is prepared annually to identify trade barriers to United States companies and products due to intellectual property laws, such as copyright, patents, and trademarks in other countries.
New Delhi (Sputnik): With 53.1 million followers on the microblogging platform Twitter, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is one of the most followed politicians in the world. But all this fan following does not come easy. Prime Minister Modi makes it a point to keep his followers engaged and entertained with his official and “special” posts.
New Delhi (Sputnik): Pakistan declared a national emergency after the nation’s worst locust onslaught in two decades, which battered 40% of the crops in the country, which is already grappling with its highest inflation rate in 12 years.
New Delhi (Sputnik): Cricket is loved by millions of people across the globe. In India you can find cricket lovers in every nook and corner.
New Delhi (Sputnik): The US and India currently enjoy bilateral trade to the tune of more than $140 billion. But their recent disputes over trade, immigration, and technology have led to a strained relationship.