The social media platform criticized what it called “intimidation tactics,” saying it would push back on new rules that it said could rein in free speech online.
The visit sent a clear message that India’s powerful ruling party is becoming increasingly upset with the company.
Infections, deaths and breakdowns that began in big cities a few weeks ago are rapidly advancing into rural areas, unleashing deep fear in places with little medical safety net.
Federal agents descended on the massive temple in Robbinsville, N.J., as a lawsuit claimed low-caste men had been lured from India to work for about $1 an hour.
West Bengal’s voters showed they won’t put up with his misogyny and divisive politics.
The prime minister’s party looked likely to gain seats but fall short of victory in West Bengal amid criticism that his mishandling of the pandemic had fueled a catastrophic surge of cases in India.
Overconfidence and missteps contributed to the country’s devastating second wave, his critics say, tarnishing the prime minister’s aura of political invulnerability.
Fatalities have been overlooked or downplayed, understating the human toll of the country’s outbreak, which accounts for nearly half of all new cases in a global surge.
The prime minister’s party is vying to dethrone a powerful politician in West Bengal. Even a close race could demonstrate the growing reach of his Hindu nationalist movement.
The Hindu nationalist government postponed plans for a national student exam on cows that critics said used specious claims and substituted religion for science.
Priya Ramani had faced up to two years in prison after making sexual harassment accusations against M.J. Akbar, once a prominent member of the Modi government.
Disha Ravi, 21, is facing sedition charges, accused of sharing a Google Doc about the farmers protest with Greta Thunberg.
Farm leaders continued to demand that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government repeal new, market-friendly laws, while trying to deflect blame for the chaos that gripped New Delhi.
Faced with boycotts and criminal complaints, the director of “Tandav” made the edits this week. But that did not appear to satisfy some of the show’s critics, who called for him to be jailed.
India’s ruling party worked to make Kashmir’s rural development council elections a showcase. But a visit by Times reporters showed a place still struggling under heavy-handed rule.
A Muslim man was held under a state law passed to address accusations by Hindu nationalists that women are being lured into marriage in order to convert them to Islam.
Nationalist leaders decry scenes in the show “A Suitable Boy” between a Hindu and a Muslim, at a time of rising interfaith conflict and government efforts to control online content.
When Prime Minister Narendra Modi makes Hindus more equal than religious minorities, Muslims seek equality from the secular Constitution, not Shariah.
The 1992 destruction of the Babri Mosque in Ayodhya by Hindu nationalists sparked sectarian violence in a country where Muslims feel increasingly oppressed.
The Indian authorities arrested dozens of people during a nationwide lockdown. Human rights groups say many of the detentions are based on scant evidence.
Beijing saw a threat in New Delhi’s steady improvement of borderland infrastructure and renewed Indian claims on disputed territory.
Worried for its economy, India loosened tough restrictions and may lift them entirely this weekend. But infection numbers are climbing fast.
The coronavirus outbreak has allowed authoritarianism and anti-Muslim sentiment to flourish.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi urges Indians to stay home at a time when hundreds of thousands of Hindus usually try to gather at Ayodhya.
More evidence emerges that the Indian police took part in violence against Muslims or stood aside during fighting in the capital last month.