Counting the Cost

India under lockdown: A threat to workers' rights?

India rushes through labour reforms while China tightens its grip on Hong Kong. Plus, the rise of virtual jobs.

Asia

India and Australia sign deal to use each other's military bases

Deal being seen as part of security cooperation to balance China's growing economic and military weight in the region.

India and Australia sign deal to use each other's military bases

G7

Trump invites India's Modi to attend G7 summit in US

In phone call with Modi, Trump conveys desire to expand the ambit of G7 grouping beyond the existing membership.

Trump invites India's Modi to attend G7 summit in US

Inside Story

Could the China-India border dispute trigger a military conflict?

India and China blame each other for confrontations along the Himalayas.

India

India should be placed on religious freedom blacklist: US panel

India protests as US Commission on International Religious Freedom puts it on 'countries of particular concern' list.

India should be placed on religious freedom blacklist: US panel

India

Modi's 'PM CARES' coronavirus fund slammed as donations pour in

Indian leader faces backlash for creating a new relief fund when about $500m is lying unspent in an old one.

Modi's 'PM CARES' coronavirus fund slammed as donations pour in

Coronavirus pandemic

Coronavirus: India lights up to heed Modi's call for unity

Twinkling flames from candles and traditional lamps light up night sky to mark fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus: India lights up to heed Modi's call for unity

Inside Story

What are the challenges of battling coronavirus in India?

Some 1.3 billion people in India are entering the second week of the largest lockdown the world has ever seen.

Coronavirus pandemic

Modi seeks 'forgiveness' from India's poor over COVID-19 lockdown

Modi apologises as 21-day lockdown stings millions, leaving the poor hungry and forcing migrant workers to flee cities.

Opinion

India's majoritarian turn will not damage its ties with the US

The US's burgeoning partnership with India is based not on democracy but common interests.

Ahsan I Butt

by Ahsan I Butt

Ahsan I Butt

India

Cities deserted as India launches curfew to stem coronavirus

Most businesses closed as government-imposed curfew comes into force, leaving only hospitals, other vital services open.

Cities deserted as India launches curfew to stem coronavirus

India

India's PM Modi orders one-day nationwide curfew to combat virus

Narendra Modi said the curfew amid the coronavirus pandemic would take place on Sunday from 7am to 9pm.

India's PM Modi orders one-day nationwide curfew to combat virus

India

A spirit of protest: How Indians are uniting in Punjab

In a Punjabi town, known as an 'oasis of tolerance', demonstrators use history to give substance to solidarity.

A spirit of protest: How Indians are uniting in Punjab

Asia

Coronavirus: Bangladesh founder's birth centenary event postponed

Dhaka postpones event marking Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's birth anniversary in which India's Modi was the chief guest.

Coronavirus: Bangladesh founder's birth centenary event postponed

India

India defends CAA after UN rights chief approaches Supreme Court

UN Commissioner for Human Rights files application with Indian top court to join plea challenging the controversial law.

India defends CAA after UN rights chief approaches Supreme Court