India pivots to rescue and recovery after epic monsoon rains
27 July 2021 | 12:07 pm
Indian rescue teams are digging through mud and sludge a day after a deluge killed at least 159 people. Goa's Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said it is the worst flooding since 1982.
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The recent announcement of a US-backed rail and shipping project linking India with the Middle East and Europe is seen as a challenge to Beijing's "Belt and Road Initiative."
Coming off what has been considered a successful G20 summit, India is building on its position as a neutral partner to countries with competing interests.
Maleesha Kharwa is a 15-year-old Indian influencer and model with more than 376,000 Instagram followers, who once lived with her family in a waterfront slum in Mumbai, in a hutment on a shoreline strewn with garbage.
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for a "global rescue plan" as precious few of the world's 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) are making progress.
India urged its citizens to "exercise extreme caution" in Canada amid a diplomatic dispute over the killing of a Sikh separatist leader. Canada suggested that Indian agents might be tied to the killing, angering Delhi.
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The Indian government is exploring the idea of holding simultaneous elections at the national, state and local levels. But the opposition has slammed it, saying it goes against the spirit of federalism.
Actor Shah Rukh Khan, known as the "King of Bollywood," happens to be a Muslim. Some analysts say his religion has become a painful thorn in the side of Narendra Modi's India, where Hindu nationalism is on the rise.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken has said that the US takes "very, very seriously" incidents of "transnational repression," adding that he wants to ensure "accountability."
European governments have a duty to rescue asylum seekers who cross the sea to escape conflict, Pope Francis said in Marseille. He called it "a duty of humanity" to save people in difficulty.
Mirwaiz Umar Farooq was taken into custody in 2019, after India revoked Kashmir's autonomous status. Farooq gave a speech at a mosque following his release, where he said he aims for peace in Kashmir.
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