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The celebrated assassin: the play about Gandhi’s killer, still dividing India

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‘Sometimes the truth is messy and illogical,” says Anupama Chandrasekhar. “But theatre can display the truth in ways journalism or other nonfiction cannot. It’s not just the facts that people can struggle to understan...

India bans all wheat exports over food security risk

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India, the world’s second largest producer of wheat, has banned all exports with immediate effect after a heatwave affected the crop. A notice in the government gazette by the directorate of foreign trade, dated Frida...

India: 27 people killed after fire rips through Delhi office block

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At least 27 people have died and dozens more were injured in a huge fire in a commercial building in India’s capital, Delhi. The large fire broke out at the four-storey building near a railway station in the western s...

India is a huge – but elusive – trade prize for Boris Johnson

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Of all the deals that Boris Johnson could sign with countries outside the EU to lift UK trade, one with India is the among the biggest prizes. After landing in the country on Thursday morning, the prime minister must ...

Covid-19: India accused of trying to delay WHO revision of death toll

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India has been accused of attempting to delay an effort by the World Health Organization to revise the global death toll from Covid-19 after its calculations suggested that the country had undercounted its dead by an ...

‘Hatred, bigotry and untruth’: communal violence grips India

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The procession had begun peacefully. Marching through the streets of Delhi’s Jahangirpuri district on Saturday, the devotees had gathered to celebrate the Hindu festival of Hanuman Jayanti. But the peace did not last ...

Morrison government’s trade deal with India leaves workers at risk of exploitation, unions say

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Australian unions have raised fears the Morrison government’s trade deal with India will fuel the growth of temporary, employer-sponsored migration – a trend they say leaves workers “highly vulnerable to exploitation”...

Scott Morrison defends trade pact with India after its refusal to condemn Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

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Scott Morrison has said that Australia has not betrayed Ukraine despite signing an interim trade deal with India, which has refused to condemn Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and continued to trade with Russia. The inter...

India defends buying discounted Russian oil despite appeal by Truss

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India’s external affairs minister, Dr S Jaishankar, has defended his country’s right to buy discounted oil from Russia following Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine, despite an appeal from the from his UK counterpart, Liz Tr...

Liz Truss’s India visit made awkward by presence of Russian counterpart

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Liz Truss, Britain’s foreign secretary, is due to land in India on Thursday to urge Narendra Modi’s government to reduce its strategic dependency on Russia. But her arrival in New Delhi coincides with that of her spar...

England keep slim World Cup hopes alive with four-wicket win over India

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England finally got some points on the board in their World Cup title defence, bowling India out for 134 in 36.2 overs – their lowest World Cup total since 2009 – before a see-saw chase got them over the line with fou...

India court in Karnataka upholds ban on hijabs in colleges

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A court in India has ruled that wearing a hijab is not an essential principle of Islam, in a setback to Muslim students who were demanding the right to wear the headscarf in colleges in Karnataka, south India. The Kar...

India fires missile into Pakistan after ‘technical malfunction’

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India has said that it accidentally fired a missile into Pakistan this week because of a “technical malfunction” during routine maintenance, giving its version of events after Pakistan summoned India’s envoy to protes...

India: 13 women and girls die after falling down well during marriage celebrations

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Thirteen women and girls have died after accidentally falling down a well during marriage celebrations in northern India, police said. The victims were sitting on an iron slab covering the well on Wednesday when it ga...

Violent clashes over hijab ban in southern India force schools to close

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The Indian state of Karnataka has shut its schools for three days after the regional government backed schools imposing a ban on hijabs, leading to widespread protests and violence. The issue began in January, when si...

Covid live blog: India deaths pass 500,000; Canada rules out military response to vaccine protests

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Many experts say Indian toll likely to be much higher; Canadian PM Justin Trudeau says he is ‘very, very cautious’ about deploying troops

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