Day: May 29, 2020

Virus misinformation fuels panic in Asia

False alerts about a man shot dead at a coronavirus checkpoint, old footage of a supermarket stampede in reports of panic buying, and a 2015 video of a police raid on a brothel recirculated with a misleading claim. A deluge of online misinformation and hoaxes during the coronavirus […]

After gas leak tragedy, Bhopal victims fall prey to virus

Victims of a horrifying 1984 gas leak in the Indian city of Bhopal, who have long suffered the debilitating fallout of the world’s worst industrial disaster, are now dying from coronavirus, with relatives and activists accusing the government of abandoning them and withholding treatment. Toxic methyl isocyanate released […]

No call between Trump and Modi on China border tension – official source

NEW DELHI – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has not spoken with U.S. President Donald Trump about the south Asian nation’s military standoff with China, a government source said on Friday, after Trump suggested Modi was upset about border tension. The neighbours’ troops have been facing off along […]

India’s economy seen slowing rapidly in March quarter, with worse to come

NEW DELHI – Gross domestic product data out later on Friday is expected to show India’s economy grew at its slowest pace in at least two years in the March quarter as the coronavirus pandemic weakened already declining consumer demand and private investment. The median forecast from a […]

India’s Sun Pharma to conduct clinical trial of pancreatitis drug in COVID-19 patients

BENGALURU – Drugmaker Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd said on Friday that it received Indian regulatory approval to start clinical trials of pancreatitis drug nafamostat mesilate in COVID-19 patients. “Nafamostat (has been) identified as a potential candidate for COVID-19 patients by scientists at University of Tokyo and Leibniz Institute […]

Indian Railways modifies instructions for 30 Special Rajdhani type train and 200 Special Mail Exp trains

Ministry of Railways has decided to increase the advance reservation period (ARP) of all Specials notified from 30 days to 120 days Booking of Parcel and luggage shall be permitted in all these 230 trains The above changes shall be implemented with effect from 08:00 hrs of train […]

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