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EU, India try again to clinch trade deal, sidelining China

PORTO, Portugal — The European Union and India agreed Saturday to restart negotiations on a bilateral free trade deal, eight years after their first attempt failed and as both sides seek alternatives to China. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke via videoconference to EU leaders attending a summit […]

India seeks travel exemption for badminton team to compete in Tokyo qualifier

Indian badminton players’ hopes of qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics hang in balance, with the country’s sports ministry seeking exemption from the travel ban to compete in a qualifier in Malaysia. In the wake of an unprecedented spike in COVID-19 cases in India, Malaysia has banned travel from […]

Supply 700 MT oxygen to Delhi daily, don’t make us to go firm, SC tells Centre

New Delhi, May 7: The Supreme Court Friday made clear to the Centre that it will have to keep supplying 700 MT of oxygen to Delhi every day till its order is modified, saying it meant business and non-compliance may force it to go firm . Two days ago, […]

Orders on victory processions being flouted, restrain your workers: EC tells political parties

New Delhi, May 2: The Election Commission on Sunday told political parties that its ban on victory processions during and after counting of votes is being flouted, and asked them to restrain their workers from violating Covid-19 guidelines. The EC wrote to the heads of recognised parties about its […]

Vote count in five Indian states begin amid pandemic

India’s election officials on Sunday started counting votes in five states from elections held in March and early April at the start of a surge in COVID-19 cases that has overwhelmed the country’s healthcare system. The state election results are seen as a test of the impact the […]

India must reduce mobility and mixing to rein in pandemic-WHO

India must control mobility and mixing to reduce a surge in infections, the World Health Organization emergencies director Mike Ryan said on Friday. He called reducing transmission in India a “very difficult task”. “We’ve got to reduce mixing in whatever way we can to reduce infection. The Indian […]

Indian hospitals turn away patients in COVID-19 ‘tsunami’

Overwhelmed hospitals in India begged for oxygen supplies on Saturday as the country’s coronavirus infections soared again overnight in a “tsunami” of disease, setting a new world record for cases for the third consecutive day. Max Healthcare, which runs a network of hospitals in north India, tweeted that […]

Indian hospitals plead for oxygen, country sets virus record

NEW DELHI — India put oxygen tankers on special express trains as major hospitals in New Delhi begged on social media on Friday for more supplies to save COVID-19 patients who are struggling to breathe. More than a dozen people died when an oxygen-fed fire ripped through a […]

Another hospital, another fire: 13 die in Virar ICU blaze in Maharashtra

Virar (Maha), Apr 23: Thirteen COVID-19 patients, including five women, died in a blaze at the intensive care unit of a private hospital in Palghar district of Maharashtra on Friday, police said There were 90 patients in the hospital, 18 of them in the ICU, when the fire broke […]

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