India and China have been talking ways and means to diffuse tensions along their border in Ladakh since the violent faceoff in June. The last engagement between the two countries was between Indian External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Moscow on 10 September.
Veteran actress-turned-politician Jaya Bachchan obliquely criticised actress Kangana Ranaut and BJP parliamentarian Ravi Kishan for what she believes are their continuous efforts to defame the film industry. Before becoming a parliamentarian, Jaya was a noted actress and she is married to megastar Amitabh Bachchan.
The Modi-led government has introduced three new laws as part of a reform package, saying that these “historic moves” will make farming profitable; however, agriculturalists across the country fear losing their livelihood to the private sector.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a $266 billion stimulus package on 12 May to help the nation's industrial sector and economy overcome the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
An accident involving a Pakistan Air Force jet on a training mission has occurred in Punjab province, according to local media reports. It is the fifth crash involving a PAF aircraft this year.
Remnants of the ancient Indus Valley Civilisation, dating back to 2,500-1,700 BCE, were first unearthed in Harappa in the Punjab region and Mohenjo-daro in the Sindh region of Pakistan. The vestiges of the civilisation were later found in several other regions of Pakistan, the Indian state of Punjab and the Yamuna River basin north of Delhi.
Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut returns to her hometown Manali on Monday after a five-day stay in Mumbai amid her rising political feud with Maharashtra State’s ruling party Shiv Sena. The actress slammed the government and tweeted that her “analogy about Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir was bang on”.
India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has been a strong proponent of the Hindi language in all possible formats and parts of the country. However, its efforts have been obstructed and rather strongly opposed by the non-Hindi speaking southern and northeastern states, as they view it as an imposition of a language not preferred by everyone.
The national capital witnessed one of the deadliest communal riots, which claimed over 50 lives and left more than 500 people injured, in February this year. The clashes erupted between pro and anti-Citizenship Amendment law groups in the north-eastern part of Delhi and took a violent communal turn.
The border stand-off between nuclear-armed India and China that erupted over infrastructure development in the Ladakh region along the loosely demarcated Line of Actual Control (LAC) has entered its fifth month. The tensions between the two nations spiked in mid-June, when 20 Indian soldiers were killed in a violent face-off with Chinese troops.
Exactly a year ago, in September 2019, the e-commerce giant Amazon rolled out support for the Hindi language on its voice assistant Alexa in a bid to expand the services to the interior of India. The move was made after Amazon’s Alexa-powered smart speakers performed well and led the sector in India in 2018.
Bollywood actress Rhea Chakraborty’s arrest for alleged drug abuse has ignited a debate on the rampant use of narcotics within Bollywood and among young people throughout the country. Political party leaders, who have been vocal about justice for Sushant Singh Rajput, are now highlighting the rise in drug addiction as well.
Bollywood actor Ayushmann Khurrana, an icon among India's youth, has surprised everyone with his performance in films such as Vicky Donor, Andhadhun, Article 15, and many others. He has vowed that he won't skip working out on his 36th birthday, and aims to wow his audience with his physical transformation for his next movie.
In June, research reports suggested that India saw a 300 percent spike in cyber-attacks from China against the backdrop of ongoing border tensions between the two nuclear-powered neighbours since April. While India has banned 233 Chinese apps, citing national security reasons, India's public figures are reportedly still under China’s snoop-radar.
The new missile will be used for destroying major aerial targets, while the previous versions were only capable of destroying targets on the ground or at sea.
After the Indian government announced a nationwide lockdown due to COVID-19 in March, the country's benchmark stock index, Sensex, tumbled from 42,000 points to 26,000, anticipating economic uncertainty due to the pandemic. The index is now up by more than 50 percent from its March lows.
The Indian Parliament is in session on Monday for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic started. Held under unusual circumstances, the Monsoon Session could see discussions on what India sees as Chinese "aggression" on the Ladakh border, the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the country as well as a historic 23.9 percent GDP contraction.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, India has had to delay its Monsoon Session of Parliament from July to September. Now beginning with social distancing measures in place, the 18-day Parliament session is likely to see the opposition slamming the government over border tensions with China and an uptick in coronavirus cases.
Gold prices in India have started declining, following a similar trend on the global market, after hitting a record high of INR 56,200, or about $765, for 10 grams in August. The retail price of gold in the national capital on Friday, 11 September, the last trading day, was INR 51,280, or $698, per 10 grams.
Kerala in southern India, known as “God’s Own Country”, is one of the most sought-after tourist destinations in the country. The small state on the Arabian Sea has about 5,000 hotels and 37,000 restaurants. In 2019, the state received about 20 million visitors.