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China begins pulling back troops near site of India border clash, Indian sources say

NEW DELHI/BEIJING – China began pulling back troops from along its contested border with India on Monday, Indian government sources said, following a clash between the two countries last month in which 20 Indian soldiers were killed. Troops fought for hours with rods and clubs on the night […]

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Indigenous Indian COVID19 vaccines in the global race to end the pandemic –By: Dr TV Venkateswaran

open view news desk NEW DELHI, JULY 5: With the announcement of COVAXIN by Bharat Biotech and ZyCov-D Vaccine by Zydus Cadila the proverbial silver line in the dark clouds of COVID19 appears at the horizon. Now the nod given by the Drug Controller General of India CDSCO […]

India deploys helicopter, 12 drones to stop fast-spreading locusts

NEW DELHI – India on Tuesday deployed a helicopter and a dozen drones spraying insecticide to stop desert locusts that have spread to nine heartland states of the world’s second-biggest producer of rice and wheat. The move came after swarms invaded Gurugram, a satellite city of the capital […]

Indian capital’s crematoriums overwhelmed with virus dead

NEW DELHI — When Raj Singh’s 70-year-old mother died from the coronavirus in India’s capital, he took comfort in the prospect of a proper cremation, the funeral rite that Hindus believe releases the soul from the cycle of rebirth. But instead of chanting sacred Vedic hymns and sprinkling […]

Record rise in India virus cases raises fear of return of curbs

NEW DELHI/BENGALURU – India reported a record daily increase of novel coronavirus cases on Friday and became the world’s fourth worst-hit country, raising the prospect of the return of a lockdown just days after it was lifted. Anxious to revive the economy after a nearly 70-day lockdown, the […]

Mask-wearing worshippers in temples as India reopens amid rise in coronavirus cases

NEW DELHI – Shopping malls and restaurants in India reopened on Monday and people wearing masks trickled into temples and mosques in an easing of the coronavirus lockdown despite a record single-day rise in infections. After imposing the lockdown in March, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government is under […]

India makes source code of contact-tracing app public

NEW DELHI – India said on Tuesday it was making public the source code of its coronavirus contact-tracing app Aarogya Setu for Google’s (GOOGL.O) Android smartphones, a move digital rights activists said will boost the security of users. The bulk of India’s roughly 500 million smartphone users have […]

Millions batten down as ‘super cyclone’ Amphan hits Bangladesh, India

Millions of people battened down Wednesday as the strongest cyclone in decades slammed into Bangladesh and eastern India, killing at least three and leaving a trail of devastation. Authorities scrambled to evacuate more than three million people from low-lying areas, but the task was complicated by the need […]

Union Finance Minister announce details of economic package

KEY HIGHLIGHTS  ü  Rs 40,000 crore  increase in allocation for MGNREGS to provide employment boost ü  Increased investments in Public Health and other health reforms to prepare India for future pandemics ü  Technology Driven Education with Equity post-COVID ü  Further enhancement of Ease of Doing Business through IBC related measures ü  Decriminalisation of […]

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