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Modi defends new law as critics warn of risks to Indian farmers

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi defended new laws aimed at lifting restrictions on farmers on Friday after protests by opposition parties, some farming bodies and even an ally of his...

  Asia / South Asia

Modi defends new law as critics warn of risks to Indian farmers

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi defended new laws aimed at lifting restrictions on farmers on Friday after protests by opposition parties, some farming bodies and even an ally of his Bharatiya Janata Party. India’s lower house of parliament on Thursday passed three emergency executive orders issued in June by Modi’s cabinet which were targeted at reforming the antiquated Agriculture Produce...

Why Thai protesters are challenging the monarchy

Since a longstanding taboo on criticising Thailand's monarchy was broken by protesters in early August, their rallies in Bangkok have got increasingly bold in criticising King Maha Vajiralongkorn and demanding change. HOW DID THE PROTESTS START? Anti-government protests emerged last year after courts banned the most vocal party opposing the government of former junta leader Prayuth Chan-ocha. After a pause...

  Americas

US Covid-19 deaths to cross 200,000 mark

The death toll from the spread of coronavirus in the United States was approaching over 200,000 lives on Monday, more than double the number of fatalities in India, the country reporting the second-highest number of cases in the world. The United States, on a weekly average, is now losing about 800 lives each day to...

  Europe

  Europe