Tag: India

India strips British Modi critic of overseas citizenship

An Indian-origin British journalist critical of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has lost his Indian overseas citizenship, a move campaigners said underlined the government's hostility to a free press. The home ministry said Thursday that Aatish Taseer had "concealed the fact that his late father was...

Scores of Indian farmers arrested over polluting fires

More than 80 farmers have been arrested in northern India for starting fires that contributed to the recent pollution crisis in New Delhi and other cities, officials said Thursday. Each winter the post-harvest burning of crop stubble covers swaths of the region in toxic smog,...

Millions in Indian capital endure ‘eye-burning’ smog

by Glenda KWEK Millions of people in India's capital started the week Monday choking through "eye-burning" smog, with schools closed, cars taken off the road and construction halted. A poisonous haze envelops New Delhi every winter, caused by vehicle fumes, industrial emissions and smoke from agricultural burning...

CECA 101: TISG answers your FAQs on the trade agreement between Singapore and India

Singapore — In the wake of the recent story that went viral concerning the mistreatment of a security guard by a foreign worker from global investment company JP Morgan, discussions about CECA, the 2005 trade agreement between Singapore and India, have naturally come up. First...

Mahatma Gandhi’s message on peace, nonviolence, inclusion of minorities is pertinent

This year India and various world capitals observed the beginning of the fifteenth decade of the birth of Asia’s most illustrious son, Mahatma Gandhi(October 2, 1869 - January30, 1948). The commemoration took the form of films, video showings, exhibitions, cultural events, seminars and other social...

Pakistani Kashmir leader sees hope in US, China response to India

by Shaun TANDON The leader of the Pakistani side of divided Kashmir is hopeful that India's clampdown in the Himalayan territory has reached a turning point -- bringing US pressure. Sardar Masood Khan was visiting Washington to meet lawmakers, media and experts after India on August...

Assam security tight for Indian ‘citizens list’ release

by Anup Sharma Security was tightened Friday in the Indian state of Assam for the release of a citizens' list that could potentially lead to several million people becoming stateless, most of them Muslims, in a process the government wants to replicate nationwide. Those left off...

India lockdown a major blow for Kashmir tourism

by Jalees ANDRABI On Srinagar's Dal Lake, intricately decorated houseboats usually packed with tourists lie empty as Kashmir's tourism sector reels from a three-weeks-long lockdown imposed as India revoked the picturesque region's autonomy. With its breathtaking scenery, snow-capped mountains and placid lakes, temperate Kashmir is a...

Pressure piles on Malaysia to deport Zakir Naik but Mahathir says ‘they (India) will kill him’

Despite pressure from various quarters for Zakir Naik to be deported he remains in the country. Many have spoken up from the Minister of Youth and Sports to the Democratic Action Party and Parti Keadilan Rakyat ministers, yet a resolution is nowhere in sight. Malaysian...

India abolishes Kashmir’s special status, tightens grip on region

by Jalees ANDRABI The Indian government on Monday revoked Kashmir's special status, stripping the significant autonomy it has enjoyed for seven decades in a move expected to further inflame tensions in the Muslim-majority region and infuriate rival Pakistan. India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi Hindu-nationalist party rushed...