Society

More children forced to work as coronavirus batters India

His hands caked with paint and dust, Aakash looks right at home working at an auto repair shop — except that he is a minor, one of millions forced into the Indian labour market. More than 10 million Indian children between five and 14 toil in farms and factories, or…
Society

Indian low-caste woman dies after gang-rape, second in a week

A woman from India’s marginalised Dalit community has died after being gang-raped, police said Thursday, days after the death of a teenager from the same low-caste group at the hands of a group of high-caste men sparked outrage. The 22-year-old, a member of…
CultureSociety

Taj Mahal reopens even as India coronavirus cases soar

India’s famed Taj Mahal and some schools reopened on Monday as authorities pressed ahead with kickstarting the nation’s coronavirus-battered economy despite soaring infection numbers. India, home to 1.3 billion people and some of the world’s most crowded…
ChinaPolitics

Military tension returns to the border

Tension between India and China on Ladakh’s border in the Himalayas has increased again this week. PLATAFORMA spoke to Wong Tong, commentator on military affairs in Macau. Pessimistic about the current situation, the expert said he believes both sides can move towards…