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Report: India Tells States to Increase Coal Imports for Three Years

China, the world’s worst polluter, has been dramatically increasing its coal consumption without much criticism from the climate change movement. Now the Indian government is urging its states to increase coal imports for the next three years to meet rising energy demands and create an emergency stockpile.

Smoke rises from a coal-powered steel plant at Hehal village near Ranchi, in eastern state of Jharkhand, Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021. No country will see energy needs grow faster in coming decades than India, and even under the most optimistic projections part of that demand will have to be met …

China and India Ban Each Other’s Tourists over Coronavirus

The government of India on Sunday announced “tourist visas issued to nationals of China are no longer valid.” The Times of India called it a “tit-for-tat move” in retaliation for China barring over 20,000 Indian students from returning to Chinese soil after they ventured abroad.

China 's President Xi Jinping (L) and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi attend the group photo session during the BRICS Summit at the Xiamen International Conference and Exhibition Center in Xiamen, southeastern China's Fujian Province on September 4, 2017. Xi opened the annual summit of BRICS leaders that already has …

India: Police Arrest Christians After Hindu Mob Traps Them in Church

Police in the northern Indian village of Hariharganj recently arrested 26 local Christians for alleged “forced religious conversion” after the group of Christians was held against its will inside a church by a Hindu mob, the British Christian Asian Association (BCAA) reported on its website on Monday, noting that the Hindu mob faced no criminal charges in connection with the incident

Christian devotees take part in a Good Friday procession in Amritsar on April 15, 2022. (Photo by Narinder NANU / AFP) (Photo by NARINDER NANU/AFP via Getty Images)

Russia Seeks Help from India to Contain Sanctions Damage

The Russian embassy in New Delhi last week asked India for help with obtaining certain food supplies blocked by international sanctions imposed after the invasion of Ukraine. The Federation of Indian Export Organizations (FIEO) obliged by arranging a meeting between Indian food and pharmaceutical sellers and Russian buyers.

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi (L) shakes hands with Russia's President Vladimir Putin during their meeting on the sidelines of the BRICS group leaders sumit in Fortaleza, Brazil, on July 16, 2014. Leaders of the BRICS group of emerging powers ( Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) met today …

India: Botched Cable Car Helicopter Rescue Kills 2 Stranded Passengers

A cable-car accident in eastern India’s Jharkhand state on Sunday — which left dozens of frightened passengers hanging mid-air for 40 consecutive hours — turned deadly after two people fell to their deaths during subsequent helicopter rescue missions and a third person died from injuries sustained inside one of the carriages, the Indian Express reported Thursday.

Trikut Pahar is situated around 10 kms away from Deoghar on the way to Dumka in the state of Jharkhand, India. This is one of the most famous and tourist attraction in the state, A rope way is installed from bottom to top of mountain, view from top of mountain …