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India to miss end-July vaccination target as Bharat Biotech lags

Summary Govt wants to inoculate all adults by year’s end Bharat Biotech has struggled to ramp up output NEW DELHI, July 26 (Reuters) – India will miss a target to administer over a half billion COVID-19 vaccine doses by the end of the month as Bharat Biotech – […]

Blinken to visit India with vaccines and China in focus

WASHINGTON, July 23 – U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken will travel next week to India, an important partner in U.S. efforts to counter China and in vaccine diplomacy that is hobbled by its own COVID-19 crisis. It will be Blinken’s first visit to the world’s largest democracy […]

India reports 39,097 new covid-19 cases in last 24 hours – govt

India reported on Saturday 39,097 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, a government statement said. The COVID-19 death toll rose by 546, with total deaths reaching 420,016, health ministry data showed.Reporting by Manoj Kumar; Editing by Edmund Klamann REUTERS JULY 24, 2021 Our Standards: The Thomson Reuters […]

U.S. eases COVID-19 travel advisory for India, Pakistan

WASHINGTON, July 20 – The U.S. State Department has lowered its COVID 19-related travel advisory for India to “Level 3 – Reconsider Travel,” the department said in a statement on Tuesday. The advisory for Pakistan was similarly eased, it said. The COVID-19 advisories were previously the highest Level […]

Research: India’s deaths during pandemic 10X official toll

NEW DELHI — India’s excess deaths during the pandemic could be a staggering 10 times the official COVID-19 toll, likely making it modern India’s worst human tragedy, according to the most comprehensive research yet on the ravages of the virus in the south Asian country. Most experts believe […]

India seeks lower oil prices as high pump prices bite

NEW DELHI, July 19 – India is in talks with crude producers about securing more affordable oil prices after tax-laden pump prices of gasoline and gasoil surged to record highs in Asia’s third-largest economy, adding to inflation. India, the world’s third-biggest oil importer and consumer, ships in over […]

Google expands India cloud services with new infrastructure push

NEW DELHI, July 15 – Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google is ramping up cloud infrastructure in India with a second cluster of data centres in and around capital New Delhi to meet increasing customer demands in a key growth market, senior company executives said. The Google cloud region in Delhi and […]

India’s COVID-19 infection rate edges up, with second wave yet to abate

NEW DELHI, July 15 – A rise in India’s COVID-19 infection rate is worrying authorities who are concerned that pilgrimages and tourism could prove to be “superspreader” events in the battle to douse a devastating second wave of infections that has killed thousands. In a pilgrimage this month, […]

Why you aren’t repealing British era sedition law used against Gandhi, SC asks Centre

New Delhi, Jul 15:  Concerned over ?enormous misuse? of the colonial era penal law on sedition, the Supreme Court on Thursday asked the Centre as to why it was not repealing the provision used by the British to ?silence? people like Mahatma Gandhi to suppress freedom movement Agreeing […]

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