India moves toward reserving 33% of the seats in Parliament and state legislatures for women
India’s Parliament has taken a major step toward reserving 33% of the seats in its powerful lower house and in state legislatures for women to ensure more equal representation, an issue that languished for nearly three decades because of a lack of consensus among political parties.
India's opposition parties team up to challenge Modi's Hindu nationalist party in 2024 elections
India’s splintered opposition parties have decided to contest the 2024 national elections in their bid to unseat Prime Minister Narendra Modi and prevent his Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party from achieving a third straight win.
The Latest: India adds nearly 15K cases as more states worry
India is the fourth hardest-hit country by the COVID-19 pandemic in the world after the U.S., Russia and Brazil. Indias health ministry said Tuesday that the nationwide tally had reached 440,215 cases, including 14,011 deaths. States remote from the capital including Assam in the northeast that initially reported few cases have plans to reimpose stringent lockdowns in certain districts. Port officials and workers earlier on Tuesday agreed to halt unloading cargo from the ship and another Russian ship at the port. South Korea reported 46 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, including 30 linked to international arrivals.