New Delhi (Sputnik): Super Cyclone Amphan left a trail of destruction in India’s eastern coastal states of Odisha and West Bengal. Several coastal districts of West Bengal bore the brunt of the massive storm, which destroyed thousands of houses, damaged buildings, and uprooted trees and electric poles.
New Delhi (Sputnik): India has been on a prolonged lockdown since 25 March to contain the spread of COVID-19. The entire industrial activities in the country, apart from essential products and the pharmaceutical sector, have come to a complete standstill. The lockdown was partially lifted from 18 May, but with several restrictions.
New Delhi (Sputnik): India has entered the fourth phase of lockdown which is supposed to last until 31 May. Digital platforms have emerged as an alternative for carrying out indispensable high-profile meetings.
New Delhi (Sputnik): Messing with the king of the jungle can be dangerous, but it could turn life-threatening when it’s in its own territory. In one such video, an inquisitive lion gave a huge shock to holidaymakers after first opening the door of their car.
New Delhi (Sputnik): India and China are undergoing their longest border stand-off after Doklam in 2017. The troops of both armies were involved in skirmishes at Pangong Tso lake in eastern Ladakh on 5 May, followed by Naku La in Sikkim on 9 May.
New Delhi (Sputnik): Chinese micro-video sharing app TikTok has the highest number of users in India at 200 million. However, the app remains plagued by controversy for its content, which has been branded as culturally degrading.
New Delhi (Sputnik): The coronavirus pandemic has altered the definition of “normalcy” worldwide. Amid the lockdowns that have been enforced in several countries around the world, people’s dependency on online marketplaces has witnessed a spike.
New Delhi (Sputnik): As people are confined to their homes due to the lockdown, online food delivery platforms are booming. However, scores of people have been venting on social media about the poor quality of food on online platforms.
Sputnik (New Delhi): As many as 2.1 million migrants have been carried to their home states in 1,595 Special Trains over the last three weeks by Indian Railways. The measure was agreed on as a large number of migrant workers started hiking back to their hometowns in different states, despite the threat posed by the coronavirus.
New Delhi (Sputnik): Medical professionals are frontline fighters in the war against coronavirus. In India, they have to fight on several fronts – exposure to infection, social alienation and heavy handed management. Many state-run hospitals don't have enough protective gear for those medics handling COVID-19 patients.
New Delhi (Sputnik): Several weeks ago, Indian security forces gunned down a top commander of the Kashmir-based Hizb-ul-Mujahideen terror group.
New Delhi (Sputnik): Countries across the globe are coming together in the fight against COVID-19 and multilateral platforms on an economic, regional and global basis remain relevant. Despite this, there are growing question marks over the efficacy of such platforms to deal with the crisis.
New Delhi (Sputnik): India and China have once again become embroiled in a border stand-off over infrastructure development along the 4,000 km Line of Actual Control, which separates the two countries. The ongoing stand-off erupted after over a dozen troops from both sides were injured in clashes at Ladakh and Sikkim.
New Delhi (Sputnik): Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has repeatedly been calling the Narendra Modi government 'Nazi-inspired' and 'supremacist' for its alleged atrocities in Jammu and Kashmir.
New Delhi (Sputnik): Thousands of houses were destroyed and many more buildings damaged as a result of Super Cyclone Amphan in India’s eastern coastal states of Odisha and West Bengal, where trees and electric poles were uprooted and dozens of lorries overturned on coastal highways. According to reports, 10 people were killed in West Bengal.
New Delhi (Sputnik): As one of most celebrated couples of India, cricketer Virat Kohli and actress Anushka Shankar, enjoy a huge fandom, which runs into the millions, on social media platforms across India.
New Delhi (Sputnik): Tiktok, the buzzy platform know for showcasing talent is keeping people entertained amid the lockdown gloom. Be it a man imitating Michael Jackson’s dance or another pulling off Mike Tyson stunts, these TikTok celebs are leaving no stone unturned on the road to fame.
New Delhi (Sputnik): Internet services remain suspended in Jammu and Kashmir's capital Srinagar after the Indian army launched a strike on terrorists in the downtown area of the city on 19 May.
New Delhi (Sputnik): West Bengal is facing the impact of Cyclone Amphan. The cyclone will stay for two to three hours before moving towards northeast towards Bangladesh.
New Delhi (Sputnik): The birth and growth of novel pandemic Coronavirus has sprung mankind to be on their “most hygienic” behavior. You know the drill, washing hands regularly, keeping personal spaces clean and maintaining social distancing. It would not be an exaggeration to define the newly triggered cleaning spree worldwide, slightly obsessive.