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Archana Chaudhary
Japan Times
WORLD
Sep 5, 2022
The Himalayan glaciers are melting, and Pakistan is drowning
Dissolving snow and ice in the iconic mountain range is contributing to floods in Pakistan, droughts in China and changes on Mount Everest.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jul 13, 2022
India preparing to submit new climate targets to U.N. in September
The official commitment would come close to a year after countries were told to submit updated targets by the U.N. before a summit last November.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Science & Health
May 15, 2022
What it’s like to live through India’s nonstop heat wave
Extreme heat has afflicted India since March, where temperatures in a region home to over 1 billion people broke a 122-year record.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Jan 17, 2022
India’s richest more than double their fortunes during COVID crisis, Oxfam says
India, where urban unemployment climbed as high as 15% last May and food insecurity worsened, now counts more billionaires than France, Sweden and Switzerland combined.
Japan Times
WORLD / FOCUS
Dec 5, 2021
India is eager for Putin’s weapons despite U.S. sanctions risk
India is betting that U.S. President Joe Biden's focus on China will allow it to press on with defense purchases from Moscow.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics / FOCUS
Sep 8, 2021
Quiet Taliban deal-maker holds key role to Afghanistan’s future
Baradar will have to convince world leaders that this is a different Taliban, a more moderate version of a group
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / FOCUS
Apr 30, 2021
How India’s vaccine push faltered and left a country in chaos
India has fully vaccinated less than 2% of its 1.3 billion-strong population, inoculation centers say they're running short of doses and exports have all but stopped.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics / FOCUS
Apr 26, 2021
World's biggest COVID-19 crisis threatens Modi's grip on India
The political fallout of Modi's handling of the pandemic may become clear on May 2, when election results are due to be announced for the five states voting over the past month.
Japan Times
WORLD
Feb 26, 2021
India beats China at its own game in vaccine diplomacy fight
India's pharmaceutical industry had already made the South Asian nation the main supplier of essential medicines to the developing world.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jan 27, 2021
Indian farmers clash with police in Delhi as protests mount
The escalation of the farmers' protest adds to Modi's challenges amid efforts to reverse a contraction in Asia's third-largest economy due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Dec 5, 2020
Angry Indian farmers are ‘ready to die’ in showdown with Modi
The Indian prime minister has stood his ground against the protesters, saying Nov. 29 that the controversial new laws gave farmers 'new rights and new opportunities.”
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Oct 27, 2020
U.S. and India to sign defense pact amid China border standoff
Traditionally wary of both Chinese and American influence in its neighborhood, India has become more comfortable with outreach by friendly nations.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics / FOCUS
Oct 21, 2020
Why Narendra Modi is still so popular even as India fails to fight pandemic
India is battling one of the world’s highest coronavirus caseloads, its worst-ever economic slump, shuttered factories, farmer protests and the deadliest border fighting with China in decades.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / FOCUS
Sep 16, 2020
Secret Tibetan military force raises stakes in India-China clash
The rare recognition of a secretive Indian military unit with Tibetan soldiers threatened to escalate a border dispute that has killed dozens since May.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / ANALYSIS
Jun 17, 2020
China and India ties tested after border standoff takes deadly turn
The uptick in tensions comes amid a rising din of nationalism stoked by both governments as the two powers jostle for regional influence.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / ANALYSIS
Jun 5, 2020
India’s China standoff shows risks of getting too close to Trump
Indian and Chinese forces are facing off by a glacial lake in the Himalayas that traverses their fluid frontier. The standoff at 14,000 feet (4,270 meters) is the most visible theater of conflict between the world’s two most populous nations, but it’s far from the only source of friction.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Apr 29, 2020
Alcohol fight highlights battle between Indian states and Narendra Modi
In the tug-of-war between India’s states and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s federal government for cash to fight the coronavirus outbreak, liquor has become the latest battleground.

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