Tag: India

Indian ‘corona’ shop gains selfie fame amid virus pandemic

A clothing store named "Corona" in a small town in India has become a hotspot for selfies as the deadly new coronavirus pandemic sweeps the world. The shop owner, who gave his name as Pareed, said people were flocking to his store in the southern...

India hangs four over 2012 Delhi bus gang-rape

by Jalees Andrabi and Abhaya Srivastava India executed four men on Friday for the gang-rape and murder of a woman on a Delhi bus in 2012 that sparked huge nationwide protests and international revulsion. The four were hanged before dawn at Tihar Jail in the Indian...

The gang-rape and murder that shocked India

by Glenda KWEK Four men were hanged Friday, more than seven years after a gang-rape and murder that stunned India. Here are the facts surrounding the crime. - What happened - Jyoti Singh, 23, was returning home from the cinema with a male friend when they boarded...

India political activist arrested for selling cow urine to combat virus

An activist with India's ruling party has been arrested after a volunteer fell ill from drinking cow urine at a party to combat the novel coronavirus, police said Wednesday, as interest grows in home remedies amid the pandemic. Narayan Chatterjee, a Bharatiya Janata Party activist,...

India uses massive mobile phone network to combat coronavirus

India is using its massive mobile phone network to spread coronavirus awareness messages, kicking off with coughing sounds, on how to protect against the outbreak, officials said Monday. India, the world's second-most populous nation with 1.3 billion people, has 1.1 billion mobile phone connections. The...

India’s Modi to go into virus lockdown for Holi festival

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Wednesday he will stay away from celebrations during one of the country's biggest festivals as coronavirus fears gripped the country of 1.3 billion people. India has been one of the latest countries to report a surge in cases, sparking...

Hanging of Delhi bus rapists postponed indefinitely

The execution of four men convicted of the brutal gang-rape and murder of a student on a New Delhi bus in 2012 was indefinitely postponed by a court Monday. The special court last month ruled the men were to be hanged Tuesday, but postponed the...

Superfan prays to Trump idol ahead of US President’s India visit

Die-hard Donald Trump fan Bussa Krishna is celebrating the visit of his hero to India next week the only way he knows how -- offering prayers to a life-sized idol of the US President in his home. The 33-year-old has built the statue -- where...

Wuhan virus outbreak: India now screening travelers from Singapore, Thailand, HK

New Delhi—Travellers from Singapore and Thailand are now being screened for the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), which originated in Wuhan, a city in central China late last year, and has since gone on to infect 25,000 people all over the world. Singapore has one of the...

Hangings of Delhi bus gang-rapists postponed

The hanging of four men scheduled for Saturday for a notorious gang-rape and murder on a Delhi bus in 2012 has been postponed "until further orders," a court ruled Friday. The brutal attack on Jyoti Singh sparked weeks of demonstrations and shone a spotlight on...