Category: India

Indian workers allege ‘shocking violations’ in building Hindu temple in New Jersey

Hundreds of marginalized workers from India were recruited to build a massive Hindu temple in New Jersey where they were forced to work long hours for low pay in violation of U.S. labor and immigration laws, according to lawsuit filed on Tuesday. The complaint, filed in U.S. District […]

Oil for oxygen: Covid-hit India welcomes Saudi medical aid, boosts oil imports

Indian oil minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Friday thanked Saudi Arabia and other Middle Eastern oil producers for supplying liquid medical oxygen (LMO) to help the country in its battle withthe COVID-19 crisis. In a series of tweets, Pradhan also welcomed offers by Saudi Arabia, UAE and Qatar to […]

Modi speaks with Aus PM; initiatives for equitable access to vaccines, medicines discussed

New Delhi, May 7: Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to his Australian counterpart Scott Morrison on Friday as the two leaders agreed on the importance of ensuring equitable access to vaccines and medicines, and discussed possible initiatives for it. Modi and Morrison also reiterated the importance of working together […]

India’s disaster hangs over countries facing COVID-19 surges

SOHAG, Egypt — Countries worldwide wrestling with new coronavirus surges are trying to ensure they aren’t hit by an India-style disaster. They face many of the same risks, including large populations that have shirked restrictions and fragile health systems shaken under the strain. In a province along the […]

Australia to reopen door to India, local COVID-19 cluster appears contained

Australia will lift a ban on its citizens returning from COVID-ravaged India next week, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Friday, as state officials reported that an outbreak in Sydney appeared to be contained. Morrison stood by his decision to impose a biosecurity order last month barring […]

New ‘very infectious’ COVID strain spreading fast among younger age group, says AP govt

Amaravati, May 6: The very infectious strains of coronavirus, B.1.617 and B.1, are currently found in the COVID-19 positives in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Telangana and spreading fast in younger age groups, apart from adults. The N440K is neither a ‘variant of interest’ nor is virulent now, the state […]

India’s foreign minister out of G-7 meeting over COVID risk

LONDON — India’s foreign minister pulled out of in-person meetings at a Group of Seven gathering in London on Wednesday and was self-isolating after members of his country’s delegation tested positive for the coronavirus. Talks centered on ways to ensure global access to COVID-19 vaccines and curb a […]

Jennifer Aniston urges fans to help India tackle COVID-19 crisis

Los Angeles, May 5: Hollywood star Jennifer Aniston has appealed to her fans on Instagram to lend a helping hand to India in its fight against the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic. The actor, popular among the Indian audience as Rachel Green from the 1990s hit sitcom “Friends”, […]

India gets 54 tonnes of oxygen from Bahrain

Mangaluru, May 5: India on Wednesday received 54 tonnes of oxygen from Bahrain as part of Operation Samudra Setu-II launched by Indian Navy to transport oxygen and associated medical supplies from friendly foreign nations. The INS Talwar docked this afternoon at the New Mangaluru port with 54 tonnes of […]

As virus engulfs India, diaspora watches with despair

LOS ANGELES — Bad news, knowing no time zones, arrives in a jarring burst of messages, calls and posts informing millions of members of India’s worldwide diaspora that yet another loved one has been sickened or lost to the coronavirus. Sometimes it comes in a barrage of WhatsApp […]

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