Top rice supplier India bans some exports

India, the world’s largest rice exporter, bans non-basmati white rice exports to ensure domestic availability and tackle rising prices amid global food crises, potentially impacting rice-dependent nations.

Modi says India ‘shamed’ after video shows mob parading women naked

Indian PM Narendra Modi condemns the video of two women paraded naked in Manipur amid ethnic clashes. The violence has claimed 120 lives, leaving 50,000 displaced, and houses destroyed. The EU and India’s Supreme Court Chief Justice express concern and call for action.

Ten killed in landslide in India, dozens missing

Ten people were killed, and dozens were feared trapped after heavy rains triggered a landslide in India’s Maharashtra state. Rescue efforts faced challenges due to ongoing rains and difficult terrain. The monsoon season has caused significant destruction and loss of life across the country. Climate change and human activities worsen the impact.

Indian tycoon Adani slams ‘malicious’ Hindenburg report

Indian tycoon Gautam Adani denies fraud accusations against his group, calling them a deliberate attempt to damage its reputation.

Sri Lankan leader seeks to disarm India’s China fears

Sri Lanka’s president visits India amidst concerns over China’s influence and economic crisis, as India aids the island nation while maintaining its own interests in the region. Debt restructuring and infrastructure projects are key topics in discussions between the two nations.

India announces new French fighter jet deal as Modi visits Paris

India announces new multi-billion-dollar deal for French fighter jets and submarines during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Paris.

10 Malaysian hikers found safe after Himachal Pradesh floods; efforts underway for their return

The Foreign Ministry of Malaysia on Thursday (13 Jul) confirmed that 10 Malaysian hikers who went missing during the Himachal Pradesh floods in Northern India have been found safe, along with a Chinese national and a British citizen. The group is expected to return to Malaysia if the evacuation plan proceeds smoothly.

Top India court to weigh legality of Kashmir direct rule

India’s Supreme Court begins reviewing the legality of the 2019 imposition of direct rule in Kashmir, which led to mass arrests and an internet blackout.

Voting resumes in West Bengal state after Indian village poll violence

Violence disrupts local polls in West Bengal, India, leaving at least 10 dead; rerun conducted at affected centers.