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'i Am A Little Nervous,' Says Parent As Delhi Schools Reopen After Covid Break

The Government of India imposed a national lockdown on 25 March to curb the spreading of COVID-19. It involved shutting down all educational institutes and industries as well. Though the lockdown restrictions started being relaxed from 31 May last...
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From Tracking The Coronavirus To Checking Chickens, India’s Teachers Are On Every Frontline

Last Tuesday, Delhi deployed teachers from government schools to bird duty—to stand as sentries at border points and check for any illegal transportation of poultry into the city state, in the midst of a spreading outbreak of avian flu. From 8 pm...
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'don't Use App If You Don't Like Its Privacy Policy': Delhi High Court On Whatsapp Row

A public interest litigation (PIL) challenging WhatsApp’s latest policy update has reached the Delhi High Court. The filed plea has claimed that WhatsApp’s privacy policy allows full access to a user's online activity without any government...
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Punch Like A Muslim Woman: An Egyptian-danish Boxer Breaking Many Stereotypes

Nadia Helmy AhmedBy Sania FarooquiNEW DELHI, India, Jan 18 2021 (IPS) As a Muslim woman born and brought up in Denmark, Nadia Helmy Ahmed broke many stereotypes when she started boxing at the age of 15. “Back then it was not common for girls to...
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Just How Good Is The Indian-made Arjun Tank?

Kyle Mizokami Security, Asia This was a weapons platform that it took way to long to finally rollout. Key point: India has long wanted a good, domestically-made tank. However the Arjun is not all New Delhi wanted and they appear to be considering...
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New Delhi Approves $6.5 Billion Deal To Buy 83 ‘game Changer’ Tejas Fighter Jets

Even as it moves to buy locally-designed fighter jets, the Indian military has also bought dozens of French-made Rafale and Russian-made Su-30MKI fighters, as it retires a generation of older jets.
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Delhi Municipal Workers To Boycott Vaccination Drive Over Unpaid Salaries

An estimated 150,000 employees and 50,000 pensioners of all three units — East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC), North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC), and South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) have been protesting since 7 January over the...
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With Trump Hunkered Down And Time Running Out, Mike Pompeo Has Been 'laying Landmines' For Joe Biden

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at a press briefing in New Delhi, October 27, 2020. MONEY SHARMA/AFP via Getty Images In three days this month, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo unveiled several drastic changes to US foreign policy. Backlash to those...
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Early Covid-19 Lockdown In Delhi Had Less Impact On Urban Air Quality Than First Believed

The first COVID-19 lockdowns led to significant changes in urban air pollution levels around the world, but the changes were smaller than expected, a new study reveals.
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India's Apex Court Committee Created To Negotiate With Farmers Crumbles Before Talks Begin

Since 26 November 2020, thousands of farmers have blocked roads on the outskirts of Delhi to protest against new legislation they say will leave them at the mercy of big corporations.
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Indian Security Forces Find New Tunnel At Pakistani Border

NEW DELHI (Sputnik) - The Indian Border Security Force (BSF) found a new tunnel along the India-Pakistan border in the Jammu and Kashmir union territory, Indian media reported on Wednesday.
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India Is Eager To Deploy French Dassault Rafale Fighter Jets

Peter Suciu India, Asia New Delhi has confirmed that the delivery of the second batch of planes could take place in the next few weeks. Here's What You Need to Remember: New Delhi has been eager to acquire new fighters to replace the antiquated...
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Indian Army Chief Calls Pakistan-china Alliance 'major Challenge'

NEW DELHI (Sputnik) - Close ties between Pakistan and China present a "major challenge" for New Delhi to be taken into account in its strategy, Indian Army Chief Gen. Manoj Mukund Naravane said on Tuesday.
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India To Hold Large Naval Exercises Sea Vigil From January 12-13

NEW DELHI (Sputnik) - India will hold a second edition of its largest naval exercises, dubbed Sea Vigil-21, along the entire coastline of the country from January 12-13, the Indian Ministry of Defense said.
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Culture Of Misogyny And Toxic Masculinity Driving Sexual Violence In Bangladesh

Shireen HuqBy Sania FarooquiNEW DELHI, India, Jan 11 2021 (IPS) In October 2020, Bangladeshi citizens took to the streets, outraged by the reports of gruesome gang rapes and sexual violence that were taking place in the country. According to Ain O...
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Delhi's Shelter Homes – 'the Only Place Where We Feel Safe', Homeless Women Say

The number of homeless people in Delhi stands at 150,000-200,000, of which at least 10,000 are women, according to the non-profit advocacy group Housing and Land Rights Network.
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Pm Modi's Pakistan Visit Was 'uncalled For', Ex-indian President Mukherjee Claims In Memoir

Former Indian President Pranab Mukherjee, who spent decades in the Congress party, breathed his last on 31 August last year at the age of 84. He died in Delhi days after being diagnosed with coronavirus and developing a lung infection. On his death,...
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Chinese Soldiers Outfitted With Digital Combat Device That Has "self-destruction Mode"

Chinese Soldiers Outfitted With Digital Combat Device That Has "Self-Destruction Mode" New Delhi Television has revealed that Chinese soldiers in the Tibet Military Region will soon be equipped with new digital systems embedded in...
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Nepal Crisis: After China’s Attempt To Forge A Truce, Governing Party's Chief Flies To India

The visit by Nepal’s governing Communist Party chief Pushpa Kumar Dahal to India comes days after a delegation from China was in Kathmandu to try to forge unity between the party’s warring factions. While Delhi has called the ongoing crisis the...
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India's Swiggy, Zomato Apps See Record Food Orders On New Year Eve

To prevent a rise in coronavirus cases, several Indian state governments including, Delhi, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Odisha imposed restrictions and a curfew on New Year's Eve. The curfew restricted people from going out and celebrating.
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