Category: India News

India’s coronavirus death toll hits 20,000 as infections surge

 India’s death toll from the coronavirus pandemic surpassed 20,000 on Tuesday and case numbers surged as the south Asian nation pushed ahead with relaxations to its almost two-month lockdown amid grim economic forecasts. The rate of both new virus infections and deaths are rising at the fastest pace […]


With nearly 700,000 coronavirus cases, India is third worst-hit country

NEW DELHI – India has over-taken Russia with the world’s third-highest number of novel coronavirus cases, at nearly 700,000, according to the latest data, as the outbreak shows no sign of slowing. Health ministry data on Monday showed more than 23,000 new cases reported in the previous 24 […]

India’s clinical research body defends timeline for coronavirus vaccine trials

MUMBAI – India’s leading clinical research agency said Saturday its decision to fast-track development of a potential coronavirus vaccine was in line with international standards, after health experts raised concerns about the schedule for clinical trials. The Indian Council of Medical Research issued a statement after a letter […]

Heavy rains continue in Mumbai; low-lying areas waterlogged

Mumbai, Jul 5: Heavy rains continued to lash Mumbai, Thane and other parts of Konkan Maharashtra for the third consecutive day on Sunday and caused water-logging in some low-lying areas of the metropolis. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast intermittent rains in the city and suburbs “with […]

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