India

Dalai Lama marks 85th birthday with album of mantras

Dalai Lama marks 85th birthday with album of mantras

Published 06/07/2020

(Reuters) - The Dalai Lama made a bid for music chart stardom on Monday, his 85th birthday, with the release of an album of mantras [more…]

Taiwan says Dalai Lama welcome to visit, a trip that would infuriate China

Taiwan says Dalai Lama welcome to visit, a trip that would infuriate China

Published 06/07/2020

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan would welcome a visit by exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, its foreign ministry said on Monday, a trip that [more…]

TikTok distances from Beijing in response to India app ban

TikTok distances from Beijing in response to India app ban

Published 03/07/2020

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Social media app TikTok distanced itself from Beijing after India banned 59 Chinese apps in the country, according to a correspondence [more…]

Senator warns of political pressure on U.S. probe into hackers of green groups

Senator warns of political pressure on U.S. probe into hackers of green groups

Published 03/07/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Democratic U.S. senator says he has written to Attorney General William Barr outlining his concerns about potential “political interference” by the [more…]

Pakistani PM says ‘no doubt’ that India was behind stock exchange attack

Pakistani PM says ‘no doubt’ that India was behind stock exchange attack

Published 30/06/2020

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan told parliament on Tuesday he had no doubt that India was behind an attack on the stock [more…]

India’s Modi warns of coronavirus ‘negligence’ as some cities extend lockdowns

India’s Modi warns of coronavirus ‘negligence’ as some cities extend lockdowns

Published 30/06/2020

CHENNAI/NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India’s prime minister on Tuesday warned citizens against flouting rules to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, as he extended [more…]

India’s Modi extends free foodgrain program for poor battling coronavirus

India’s Modi extends free foodgrain program for poor battling coronavirus

Published 30/06/2020

MUMBAI (Reuters) - The Indian government will extend a free foodgrain distribution scheme for 800 million people amid the ongoing pandemic until the end of [more…]

Coronavirus cases in India cross 500,000 as big cities reel from surge

Coronavirus cases in India cross 500,000 as big cities reel from surge

Published 27/06/2020

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India reported over 17,000 new coronavirus cases over the last 24 hours, pushing the country’s total above 500,000, federal health ministry [more…]

Nepal arrests three men for quarantine rape, amid protests over unsafe conditions

Nepal arrests three men for quarantine rape, amid protests over unsafe conditions

Published 15/06/2020

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Police in Nepal arrested three men on suspicion of gang raping a woman quarantined alone in an empty school, a case that [more…]

Walmart partners with Shopify to expand online marketplace business

Walmart partners with Shopify to expand online marketplace business

Published 15/06/2020

(Reuters) - Walmart Inc (WMT.N) has partnered with Canadian e-commerce firm Shopify Inc (SHOP.TO) (SHOP.N), as the world’s biggest brick-and-mortar retailer ramps up its efforts [more…]