India’s southern Kerala State has become the first to legally challenge a new controversial citizenship law in the country that is widely considered anti-Muslim and has triggered nationwide demonstrations.
At least six people have been killed in fresh clashes between Indian police forces and people protesting against a contentious citizenship law seen as anti-Muslim, making Friday the single deadliest day of the latest unrest.
Cooler temperatures and lighter wind trapped heavy smog over the Indian capital on Wednesday, pushing pollution to “severe” levels in many places with no immediate relief in sight, government agencies said.
Since India stripped Kashmir of its autonomous status in August, not even a single prayer has been offered in mosques across the Muslim majority Kashmir. Indian officials claim these precautionary measures are taken to prevent large religious gatherings from turning into anti-India demonstrations.
Indian Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has said that the tax proposals in the Union Budget for Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) on fossil fuels and electric cars must push people to avoid polluting fuels and adopt either electric vehicles or public transport.
Five bodies were spotted high on a mountain in the Indian Himalayas on Monday (June 3) during an aerial search for eight climbers feared swept away in an avalanche last week, a government official said.