Author: Shweta Sharma

Shweta Sharma is a reporter/journalist working for the Independent UK from Delhi, India. She has worked with international media like Sputnik International, India Today, Cover Asia Press, among others. Shweta Sharma covers current events and politics.

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Support truly independent journalism Find out more Close Our mission is to deliver unbiased, fact-based reporting that holds power to account and exposes the truth. Whether $5 or $50, every contribution counts. Support us to deliver journalism without an agenda. A devastating landslide in Nepal has swept two buses with 66 people into a river, prompting a desperate search and rescue mission. The incident occurred during heavy monsoon rains, causing landslides to block the road to the disaster site, hindering rescue efforts. While some passengers managed to swim to safety, many remain missing. Authorities are working tirelessly to locate survivors…

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Support truly independent journalism Find out more Close Our mission is to deliver unbiased, fact-based reporting that holds power to account and exposes the truth. Whether $5 or $50, every contribution counts. Support us to deliver journalism without an agenda. A Taiwanese court has ordered the detention of a former vice premier who is under investigation in the island’s highest-profile corruption case in over a decade. Cheng Wen-tsan, who served in the previous administration of president Tsai Ing-wen, is being held because of the risk of collusion with the other accused, a court in Taoyuan city said on Thursday. He…

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Support truly independent journalism Find out more Close Our mission is to deliver unbiased, fact-based reporting that holds power to account and exposes the truth. Whether $5 or $50, every contribution counts. Support us to deliver journalism without an agenda. China has criticized India’s plans to develop hydroelectric power projects in disputed Himalayan territory. The Chinese foreign ministry called India’s infrastructure plans “illegal and invalid,” escalating tensions between the two countries. India’s proposed construction of 12 power stations in Arunachal Pradesh, a region claimed by China, has led to further conflict. This move is part of India’s efforts to bolster…

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Support trulyindependent journalism Find out more Close Our mission is to deliver unbiased, fact-based reporting that holds power to account and exposes the truth. Whether $5 or $50, every contribution counts. Support us to deliver journalism without an agenda. China responded to Nato’s criticism, cautioning against creating chaos in Asia after the alliance labeled Beijing a key supporter of Russia’s actions in Ukraine. The Nato summit marked its 75th anniversary with a strong stance against China’s partnership with Russia. As tensions mounted, Nato members called on China to halt support for Russia’s war efforts. The summit’s focus shifted to Asian…

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Support Independent Journalism Find out more Close Support independent journalism with unbiased, fact-based reporting that holds power to account and exposes the truth. Your contribution, no matter how small, helps deliver journalism without an agenda. Join us in promoting truly independent journalism. Summarized Content: The US expressed concerns over India’s relationship with Russia as leaders met amid outrage over Russia’s actions in Ukraine. India maintained neutrality but pledged to increase trade with Russia. Despite concerns raised, the two leaders reaffirmed their strong ties. The summit focused on increasing bilateral trade and cooperation. India is urged to use its relationship with…

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Support trulyindependent journalism Find out more Close Our mission is to deliver unbiased, fact-based reporting that holds power to account and exposes the truth. Whether $5 or $50, every contribution counts. Support us to deliver journalism without an agenda. Narendra Modi Meets Putin in Russia Amid Ukraine Crisis Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Russia for talks with Vladimir Putin amid the Ukraine crisis is a significant departure from tradition. The meeting symbolizes India’s growing confidence in navigating global geopolitical challenges. Both leaders are expected to discuss various issues during their summit, including the evolving East-West divide. Modi’s visit…

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Support trulyindependent journalism Find out more Close Our mission is to deliver unbiased, fact-based reporting that holds power to account and exposes the truth. Whether $5 or $50, every contribution counts. Support us to deliver journalism without an agenda. Indian PM Narendra Modi faced criticism for warmly greeting Putin with a bear hug during their Moscow summit, amidst Russia’s missile attacks on Ukraine. Despite criticism, Modi’s visit to Moscow highlighted India’s balanced policy on the Ukraine conflict, focusing on increased trade relations with Russia and stronger ties with the West. The hug shared between Modi and Putin stirred controversy, especially…

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Support truly independent journalism Find out more Close Our mission is to deliver unbiased, fact-based reporting that holds power to account and exposes the truth. Whether $5 or $50, every contribution counts. Support us to deliver journalism without an agenda. Indian prime minister Narendra Modi has arrived in Russia for his first one-to-one summit with Vladimir Putin since the Russian leader launched his full-scale invasion of Ukraine. Modi’s visit is highly symbolic, marking a significant departure from the norm by choosing Russia as his first destination, especially amidst the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. The visit signifies India’s strategic move to…

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Support trulyindependent journalism Find out more Close Our mission is to deliver unbiased, fact-based reporting that holds power to account and exposes the truth. Whether $5 or $50, every contribution counts. Support us to deliver journalism without an agenda. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi faces criticism for hugging Vladimir Putin at a Moscow summit while also expressing concern about Russia’s attack on Ukraine. Analysts questioned how warmly the two leaders would interact due to India’s balanced policy on the Ukraine war. Despite the hug, Modi did offer veiled criticism of the attacks in Ukraine, sparking mixed reactions globally. Modi’s visit…

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Support truly independent journalism Find out more Close Our mission is to deliver unbiased, fact-based reporting that holds power to account and exposes the truth. Whether $5 or $50, every contribution counts. Support us to deliver journalism without an agenda. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Russia for a summit with Vladimir Putin amid the backdrop of the Ukraine conflict holds significant symbolic and geopolitical importance. This unconventional choice of destination highlights India’s delicate balancing act on the global stage. Modi’s visit signifies India’s evolving foreign policy strategy, moving away from tradition to assert its independent stance amidst a…

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