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Privacy fears as Indian city readies facial recognition to spot harassed women

Privacy fears as Indian city readies facial recognition to spot harassed women

A plan to monitor women's expressions with facial recognition technology to prevent street harassment in a north Indian city, will lead to intrusive policing and privacy violations, digital rights experts warned on Friday.

India, 'pharmacy of the world', starts Covid vaccine exports

India, 'pharmacy of the world', starts Covid vaccine exports

India started exporting coronavirus shots on Wednesday with a shipment to the neighbouring Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, the foreign ministry said, as the so-called pharmacy of the world looks to bolster its vaccine diplomacy.

14 migrant labourers crushed under speeding truck in India

14 migrant labourers crushed under speeding truck in India

At least 14 migrant labourers were crushed to death and six others injured on Tuesday morning by a speeding dumper truck in Western Indian state of Gujarat.

Concerns as India to roll out home-grown vaccine

Concerns as India to roll out home-grown vaccine

A homegrown coronavirus vaccine will be rolled out in India from Saturday even though clinical trials haven't been completed. But the government insists it will be safe and effective.

India's protesting farmers, government to hold new round of talk

India's protesting farmers, government to hold new round of talk

The Indian government will hold new talks with the leaders of tens of thousands of farmers camped on the outskirts of New Delhi for almost two months protesting for the repeal of new agricultural laws ...

India delivers Covid-19 shots to prepare for 'world's biggest vaccination drive'

India delivers Covid-19 shots to prepare for 'world's biggest vaccination drive'

Indian airlines started delivering batches of Covid-19 vaccines across the country on Tuesday, getting ready for the launch of a campaign to offer shots to 1.3 billion people in what officials call the world's biggest vaccination drive.

India's top court chides government over impasse with protesting farmers

India's top court chides government over impasse with protesting farmers

India's Supreme Court on Monday criticised the government for failing to break a deadlock with farmers protesting against reforms of the agricultural sector.

India readies colossal coronavirus vaccine rollout

India readies colossal coronavirus vaccine rollout

India aims to begin vaccinating its 1.3 billion people against coronavirus from Saturday, a colossal and complex task compounded by safety worries, shaky infrastructure and public scepticism.

Ten babies killed in a fire at Western India hospital

Ten babies killed in a fire at Western India hospital

Ten newborns were killed on Saturday in a massive fire at a hospital in Maharashtra, India's richest state, a doctor said, as leading politicians expressed grief at the loss of life.

Indian apex body officials elected

Indian apex body officials elected

The results of the biennial election to the three apex bodies under the Indian embassy were announced on Thursday.

India welcomes GCC reconciliation

India welcomes GCC reconciliation

India has welcomed the reconciliation and rapprochement between countries in the GCC region, the country's Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has said.

Criticism mounts of India's 'abrupt' approval of local vaccine

Criticism mounts of India's 'abrupt' approval of local vaccine

Criticism of India's approval of a local Covid-19 vaccine without proof of its efficacy grew on Wednesday after news that a regulatory panel approved the shot just one day after asking the vaccine maker for more evidence it would work.