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India’s new coronavirus infections at lowest in almost a month

NEW DELHI – India reported its lowest daily tally of coronavirus cases in almost a month on Tuesday as it prepares for clinical trials of a potential Russian vaccine in the next few weeks. Federal health data showed 75,083 new cases in the last 24 hours, and 1,053 […]

India building collapse death toll climbs to 20, second day search underway

MUMBAI – Rescue workers and sniffer dogs scoured the ruins of a collapsed apartment building looking for any sign of life on Tuesday, as the death toll climbed to 20 a day after the disaster struck in Bhiwandi town on the northeast outskirts of Mumbai. There were no […]

PM to chair COVID review meeting with CMs of seven high-burden states

New Delhi, Sep 22: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will chair a high-level virtual meeting with chief ministers and health ministers of seven high-burden states on Wednesday to review the COVID-19 situation. These states are Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Delhi and Punjab, an official statement said, […]

Oppn to boycott RS till suspensions of 8 MPs revoked, govt says apologise first

New Delhi, Sep 22 : A number of opposition parties on Tuesday staged a walkout from Rajya Sabha and decided to boycott proceedings of the House till the suspension of eight members is revoked, even as the government insisted on their apology. Among the parties that boycotted the proceedings […]

India’s Nobel laureate fears upsurge in child labour as pandemic shrivels economy

NEW DELHI – For four decades Indian Nobel peace laureate Kailash Satyarthi rescued thousands of children from the scourge of slavery and trafficking but he fears all his efforts could reverse as the coronavirus pandemic forces children into labour. “The biggest threat is that millions of children may […]

India’s Taj Mahal gets first visitors as coronavirus infections climb

AGRA, India – India reopened the Taj Mahal after six months on Monday, with the first visitors trickling into the famous monument as authorities reported 86,961 new coronavirus infections across the country, with no signs of a peak yet. The white marble tomb in the city of Agra, […]

Explainer: Why many farmers and politicians oppose Modi’s farm laws

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI – India’s parliament has approved new farm bills that the government says will unshackle farmers from having to sell their produce only at regulated wholesale markets and make contract farming easier. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s cabinet had issued emergency executive orders in June to change the […]

86,961 new COVID-19 cases in India, tally reaches 54,87,580

New Delhi, Sep 21: India’s COVID-19 tally reached 54.88 lakh with 86,961 people being infected in the past 24 hours, while 43,96,399 people have recuperated so far pushing the national recovery rate to 80.12 per cent on Sunday, according to the Union Health Ministry data. The total coronavirus cases […]

Oppn parties hit out at govt over suspension of 8 MPs, hold protest on Parliament premises

New Delhi, Sep 21: Opposition parties hit out at the government on Monday over the suspension of eight Rajya Sabha MPs and are holding a protest on the Parliament premises against the move. Eight members from the Congress, CPI(M), Trinamool Congress and the AAP were suspended for the […]

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