Tag Archives: India

Gates Invests In $3 COVID Vax For Poorer Countries

The Wall Street Journal reports: A coronavirus vaccine will be available to poorer countries for less than $3 a dose under a new partnership between the Gates Foundation and the Serum Institute of India, the world’s largest vaccine maker. The collaboration is meant to ensure up to 100 million doses of a COVID-19 vaccine will be available for distribution quickly …

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Monkeys Escape Lab Carrying COVID Test Kits [VIDEO]

Sky News reports: A gang of monkeys attacked a laboratory assistant and escaped with a batch of coronavirus blood test samples, it has been reported. The bizarre incident saw the troop of primates launch their assault near Meerut Medical College in Delhi, India. According to local media, the animals then snatched COVID-19 blood test samples that had been taken from …

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Indian Police Beat Shoppers For Violating Lockdown

The New York Daily News reports: Dramatic photos and videos show how police across India are using extreme force against violators of the country’s coronavirus lockdown. Baton-wielding cops wearing surgical masks can be seen in the images and footage from Wednesday beating those breaking the rules. On Tuesday, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a 21-day nationwide lockdown to stem …

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Indian PM Orders Nationwide 21-Day Lockdown

India’s APB New reports: Taking a massive step to prevent further spread of the deadly Coronavirus outbreak in the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday announced that the entire country will be put under a ‘curfew-like’ lockdown from midnight today. The lockdown will be effective for 21 days, till April 14. Addressing the nation for the second time on …

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INDIA: Disney Blocks John Oliver Show Critical Of Modi

Bloomberg News reports: An episode of John Oliver’s show that criticized Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been blocked in India by Hotstar, the local platform run by Walt Disney Co. The comedian was previewing President Donald Trump’s visit to India on his Emmy-winning ‘Last Week Tonight with John Oliver,’ which typically airs at 6 a.m. each Tuesday in the Asian …

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INDIA: 110,000 Welcome “Macho Man” Trump [VIDEO]

Politico reports: There were women in glitzy Indian garb dancing, Bollywood stars singing and an eclectic mix of music blaring in time to flashing lights. And when President Donald Trump finally appeared on stage at the world’s largest cricket stadium, the sun-soaked crowd burst into a deafening, rapturous applause. It was exactly the scene the TV star-turned president wanted. “Namaste …

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Trump Hails Bollywood Gay Romance Before India Trip

Mediaite reports: President Donald Trump celebrated the release of a Bollywood gay romance movie, Friday, ahead of a trip to India. Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan, which is reportedly “hoping to win over older people, following the decriminalisation of homosexuality” in India in 2018 by featuring a romantic plot between two men, was signal-boosted by the president on Friday, who shared …

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“Monkey Menace” Could Spoil Trump’s India Visit

India Today reports: Agra will be under a security lockdown when United States President Donald Trump arrives in the city. Nobody will be allowed to venture out of their homes on the route that Donald Trump would take from the Agra airport to the Taj Mahal. However, this lockdown does not apply to the hundreds of monkeys living in and …

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INDIA: Immigration Law Spurs Violent Protests [VIDEO]

The New York Times reports: Furious protests against a new citizenship law continued to erupt across India on Monday, provoking a harsh security response and presenting the most widespread challenge to Prime Minister Narendra Modi since he came to power five years ago. On Sunday, police officers stormed a predominantly Muslim university in New Delhi, the capital, firing tear gas …

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India Sees Riots Over New Citizenship Law [VIDEO]

Reuters reports: Demonstrators in eastern India set fire to more than a dozen buses and vandalized at least six railway stations on Saturday, as violent protests against a new citizenship law continued for a fourth straight day. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government says the new law will save religious minorities such as Hindus and Christians from persecution in neighboring Bangladesh, …

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INDIA: Law Omits Muslims From Fast-Track Citizenship

The Washington Post reports: Lawmakers in India enacted a fundamental change to its citizenship law to include religion as a criterion for nationality for the first time, deepening concerns that a country founded on secular ideals is becoming a Hindu state that treats Muslims as second-class citizens. The new law creates a path to citizenship for migrants who belong to …

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Democrats Apologize To India For Trump’s Lies [VIDEO]

Roll Call reports: Democrats on the House Foreign Affairs Committee spoke with India’s ambassador to the U.S., Harsh Shringla, on Monday to apologize for President Donald Trump’s claim that he was asked by the Indian prime minister to mediate the Kashmir territorial conflict between his country and Pakistan. “Everyone who knows anything about foreign policy in South Asia knows that …

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Trump Administration Strips India Of Tariffs Exemption

The New York Times reports: The Trump administration announced on Friday that it was stripping India of a special status that exempts billions of dollars of its products from American tariffs, part of a deepening clash over India’s protections for its market. The White House said that it would terminate India’s preferential market access to the United States as of …

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Indian Police Seek Two American Evangelicals For Aiding Missionary Killed By Remote Tribe, Both Fled Country

The Christian Post reports: Indian police have said that they now believe two American evangelicals helped missionary John Allen Chau reach the North Sentinel island in the Andamans, where he was killed last month. Dependra Pathak, head of police in the Andaman and Nicobar islands, said that there are no signs of Chau’s body. “We are investigating the role of …

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Christian Group Demands Justice For Killed Missionary

Via press release: We here at International Christian Concern are extremely concerned by the reports of an American missionary being murdered in India’s Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Our thoughts and prayers go out to both John’s family and friends. A full investigation must be launched in this this murder and those responsible must be brought to justice. Every day, new …

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BREAKING: Indian Supreme Court Decriminalizes Gay Sex, Ruling Affects Tens Of Millions Of LGBTs [VIDEO]

The Indian Supreme Court has just unanimously struck down Section 377, the 1861 penal law that criminalized homosexuality. With India’s population of over 1.3 billion, the ruling finally frees (at least) tens of millions of LGBT Indians from a cursed holdover from British colonial times. The New York Times reports: In a groundbreaking victory for gay rights, India’s Supreme Court …

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INDIA: Supreme Court Considers Legalizing Gay Sex

Buzzfeed reports: India could be on the brink of repealing a 157-year-old law that criminalizes gay sex in what is one of the world’s largest and longest-running LGBT legal battles. On a sweltering Tuesday afternoon in a courtroom so full people barely had space to turn around, a bench of five judges from India’s highest court began hearing arguments against …

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Junior Denies Profiting From Presidency: Nonsense

The Associated Press reports: Donald Trump Jr. said that any talk of his family profiting from his father’s presidency is “nonsense” as he embarked on a trip to India that has raised ethical concerns about using the name of the American president to promote international business ventures. The eldest son of President Donald Trump, who is in India to meet …

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REPORT: Trump Imitates Accent Of Indian PM

Buried in a report from the Washington Post: Senior administration officials said that the president has been known to affect an Indian accent and imitate Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who in an Oval Office meeting last year told him, “Never has a country given so much away for so little in return” as the United States in Afghanistan. To …

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INDIA: Supreme Court To Review Gay Sex Ban

The Times Of India reports: Thanks to the right to privacy being deemed a fundamental right, the Supreme Court (SC) today agreed to reconsider its 2013 decision which criminalised gay sexual relations and said it will review Section 377 of Indian Penal Code that makes such relations a crime. The SC today also issued a notice to the Centre seeking …

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