Indian farmers clash with police, face tear gas amid Republic Day protests – National

Indian farmers protesting against agricultural reforms breached barricades and clashed on Tuesday with police in the capital, who fired tear gas to restrain them, shortly after a convoy of tractors trundled through the city’s outskirts. Growers, angered by laws they say help large, private buyers at the expense of producers, have camped outside New […]

Fire kills 5 at Indian coronavirus vaccine producer – National

At least five people were killed in a fire that broke out Thursday at a building under construction at Serum Institute of India, the world’s largest vaccine manufacturer, officials said. The company said the blaze would not affect production of the COVID-19 vaccine. Murlidhar Mohol, mayor of Pune city in southern Maharashtra state, said […]

Changes in Indian farm laws will ‘be good for Canada’ as well: experts – National

Changes to India’s farm laws could open up the second-most populous country to Canadian farmers, although a lot remains unknown about how a liberalized market might affect nations looking to export their produce, experts say. A freer market in India would help corporations and countries that see it as a destination to sell produce, […]

Chinese soldier apprehended by Indian army for transgressing border – National

The Indian army said Saturday that it had apprehended a Chinese soldier in the remote Ladakh region, where the two countries are locked in a monthslong military standoff along their disputed mountain border. An army statement said the Chinese soldier was taken into custody on Friday for transgressing into the Indian side in area […]

‘We feel hopeless’: Indo-Canadian Punjabis fear for families in Indian farmers’ protests

As violent clashes between farmers and police in India continue, members of Canada’s Punjabi communities say they’re growing increasingly worried about family and friends who are taking part in the protests. “Sitting in Canada, we feel helpless, we feel hopeless,” said Toronto’s Parminder Singh, whose family has owned farms in India’s Punjab region for countless […]

Halifax community rallies in support of Indian farmers amid new agriculture laws

Thursday afternoon, dozens of people gathered in downtown Halifax to protest India’s new agriculture laws in solidarity with the country’s farmers. Protesters could be seen down South Park Street, Spring Garden Road and University Avenue holding signs to raise awareness of what’s going on. India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi passed new legislation earlier this […]

At least 5 dead after fire breaks out at Indian hospital treating COVID-19 patients – National

By Staff The Associated Press Posted November 26, 2020 11:24 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ NEW DELHI — A fire broke out early Friday in a privately-run hospital treating coronavirus patients in western India, killing […]

Indian man accused of slashing pregnant wife to check baby’s ‘gender’ – National

WARNING: This story contains details some may find disturbing. Discretion is advised. Police in Bareilly, India, have arrested a man for allegedly slashing his pregnant wife across the stomach to “check the gender of the unborn child.” The attack left the mother critically injured and caused her to miscarry the fetus, police and relatives […]

5 missing Indian nationals released by China amid standoff – National

The Indian army said Saturday that China has released five Indian nationals who went missing earlier this month from the eastern state of Arunachal Pradesh amid simmering tensions between the two countries along a disputed mountain frontier. The five men were hunters and will be quarantined for 14 days as a precaution against the […]

Indian army asks China’s PLA if missing civilians in their custody – World

The Indian Army has asked its Chinese counterpart if five civilians who went missing from an eastern border state days ago were in their custody, an Indian military spokesman said on Monday. Relations between the nuclear-armed Asian giants have hit a multi-decade low since clashes at their western Himalayan border in June that killed 20 […]