‘It went very well’, says US president Joe Biden after meeting India, Japan, Australia at first-ever Quad summit

US President Joe Biden on Sunday (March 14) said that the Quad virtual summit, which was attended by the leaders of India, Japan, US and Australia, went very well. US president Biden and leaders from the other three countries pledged in the first virtual summit…

China releases footage of ‘medieval’ fight to the death with Indian troops on Himalayan border after four of its soldiers were killed in brutal fighting with fists, stones and sticks

China has released a video which reportedly shows its border clash with Indian troops last June after Beijing admitted that four of its soldiers were killed in the fatal high-mountain fight.  The footage, aired by Beijing’s state broadcaster CCTV, is said to capture the bloody hand-to-hand…

What the crackdown on farmers’ protests says about the future of democracy in India

On this week’s episode of Worldly,we discuss how a real policy debate in India turned ugly. The farmers’ protests in India had already turned ugly — and then global celebrities like Rihanna and Greta Thunberg stepped in. In this week’s episode of Worldly, Vox’s foreign affairs podcast, co-hosts Zack Beauchamp, Jennifer…

Greta Thunberg Accidentally Posts Doc with Talking Points on India Protests, Faces Criminal Probe

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg drew the ire of police prosecutors in India on Thursday after she used social media to offer running commentary and advice on violent protests by the country’s farmers. The 18-year-old left-wing eco-activist shared — and then quickly deleted — a…

Twitter Temporarily Blocked Accounts Critical Of The Indian Government

The government order to block included a movie star, a political commentator, and a prominent magazine. Their accounts have all been restored. On Monday, Twitter temporarily blocked people in India from viewing several accounts belonging to activists, political commentators, a popular movie star, and a…

India cuts Internet, farmers start hunger strike

Watch This Hundreds of Indian farmers gathered in New Delhi on Saturday (January 30) to begin a one-day hunger strike. Authorities have blocked mobile internet services in several areas around the capital, after a week of violent clashes. The farmers are angry about new agricultural…

Terror group claims responsibility for attack on Israeli embassy in India

Letter found at the scene allegedly promises: This is just the beginning A terror organization called Jaish-ul-Hind, believed to be affiliated with Iran, has taken responsibility for Friday’s attack near the Israeli embassy in New Delhi, according to Indian media.   An explosion occurred near…

Live Updates: Farmers’ Rallies in New Delhi Turn Violent During India’s Republic Day Celebrations

The Delhi Police had earlier given permission to protesting farmers to carry out their proposed tractor rally against new farm reforms by the Narendra Modi government. Indian farmer rallies during Republic Day have turned violent, with protesters and police filmed clashing, and officers reportedly using…

India: Axe-wielding tribal animists attack Christians during worship service, destroy church

Six Christian families worshiping in India’s Odisha state were attacked by axe-wielding tribal animists who destroyed the believers’ church structure amid escalating religious persecution in the country.  Morning Star News reports that in December, the Christians, who had converted from tribal animism to Christianity, were worshiping…

Police ban Indian Christian families from worship, accuse them of false conversion

Police in the southern Indian state of Karnataka have banned 15 Christian families from gathering for worship services based on the presumption that they must have been coercively or fraudulently converted to Christianity as they are not Christian by birth. The deputy superintendent of police…