US President Joe Biden attends the launch of the Global Biofuels Alliance at the G20 summit in New Delhi on September 9,.//AFP

US and Vietnam set to expand ties as China worries grow

US President Joe Biden arrives in Vietnam on Sunday set to deepen cooperation between the two nations, in the face of China’s growing ambitions in the region. Biden — who…

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iPhones are on display during a press preview of India’s first Apple Store in Mumbai, India, Monday, April 17, 2023. Apple will open its first retail store in India in Mumbai on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

Apple Inc bets big on India as it opens first flagship store

Apple Inc. opened its first flagship store in India in a much-anticipated launch Tuesday that highlights the company’s growing aspirations to expand in the country it also hopes to turn…

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Rescuers inspect the wreckage of a crashed aircraft in Rajasthan © – / Rajasthan State Disaster Response Force (SDRF)/AFP

Two Indian military jets crash, one pilot killed

Two Indian Air Force fighter jets crashed Saturday, killing one pilot and injuring two others, in an apparent mid-air collision while on exercises south of the capital New Delhi. The…

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Traffic moves along a highway shrouded in heavy smog in New Delhi, India, November 3, 2022. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

India’s capital blanketed in smog; private construction banned

India’s capital, New Delhi, was engulfed in thick smog early on Monday as cooler weather exacerbated pollution and the government banned private construction in and around the city to try to limit dust and emissions. Residents of…

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“The more of India you see, the less you know“

“We found that the more you see the less you know and, every time I travel, I see that India is always something new. I thought I had learned and…

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A medical worker takes a swab sample from a man for a reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test for the Covid-19 coronavirus at a health centre in New Delhi on January 4, 2022. Prakash SINGH / AFP

Delhi imposes weekend curfew as COVID-19 cases surge

India’s capital New Delhi will lock down over the weekend as authorities grapple with a fresh surge in coronavirus cases, partly fuelled by the fast-spreading Omicron variant. The country was battered by a devastating COVID-19 outbreak last…

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Commuters make their way amid heavy smog conditions pass an anti-smog gun (not pictured) spraying water to curb air pollution in New Delhi on November 16, 2021, as India’s capital air quality regularly plummets to the “severe” category in winter with levels of harmful particulates at dangerous levels. (Photo by Money SHARMA / AFP)

Delhi schools shut indefinitely as smog worsens

New Delhi (AFP) – Delhi shut down schools until further notice, urged people to work from home and banned non-essential trucks from entering the Indian capital due to dangerous levels of…

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COVID-19 infected Thai embassy staff repatriated from India on special RTAF flight

Three Thai officials working at the Thai Embassy in New Delhi, India, who are infected with COVID-19, and another, who is considered as to be high risk, were flown into…

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Smoke billows from a chimney of an electric crematorium as burning pyres of victims who lost their lives due to the Covid-19 coronavirus are seen at a crematorium in Bhopal on April 23, 2021. (Photo by Gagan NAYAR / AFP)

India’s crematoriums overwhelmed as virus ‘swallows people’

For the fourth straight day, India on Sunday set a global daily record of new coronavirus infections, spurred by an insidious new variant that emerged here. The surge has undermined…

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In this picture taken on April 23, 2021, relatives wait next to a Covid-19 coronavirus patient laying on a stretcher in a hospital complex for admission in New Delhi. (Photo by Maude BRULARD / AFP)

Death and despair at the doors of stricken Delhi hospital

Barely breathing, Shyam Narayan arrived at the New Delhi hospital in a red rickshaw, his feet hanging over the side, but it soon became clear to his desperate family that…

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India steps up clampdown on US social media giants

India imposed tough new rules on social media platforms Thursday as it accused US tech giants of “double standards” in taking down disputed content. New Delhi is the latest in…

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A shop burns as a mob sets it on fire during violence between two groups in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. At least 10 people were killed in two days of clashes that cast a shadow over U.S. President Donald Trump’s visit to the country. (AP Photo)

Hindu, Muslim clashes kill 13 in Delhi as Modi, Trump talk

NEW DELHI (AP) — Hindus carrying pickaxes and iron rods hurled rocks at Muslims protesting a new citizenship law Tuesday on a second day of deadly clashes that cast a…

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