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Indian man, head of ‘world’s biggest family’ with 38 wives, dies

A 76-year-old man believed to head the world’s largest family – with 38 wives, 89 children and 33 grandchildren – has died in India’s...
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Eleven dead in Mumbai building collapse after monsoon rains

Eleven people died when a building collapsed after heavy rains in India’s financial hub Mumbai, officials said on Thursday. The three-storey building in the Malad...
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India to give free Covid vaccines, foodgrain rations for 800 million

India is improving vaccine supplies and will provide free shots to citizens over 18 years, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Monday, detailing changes to...
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Indian pharma’s vaccine gets 300-million-dose government order

The Indian government has signed a deal with domestic vaccine manufacturer Biological-E for 300 million doses of its Covid-19 vaccine candidate which is undergoing...
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Indian government R&D agency says COVID-19 drug 2DG can be given under prescription of...

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India's Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) which recently developed the anti-COVID-19 drug, 2-deoxy-D-glucose or 2DG, on Tuesday said the medicine can be given...
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Cyclone Tauktae weakens after slamming into Covid-battered India

An “extremely severe” cyclonic storm left a trail of destruction in India’s Gujarat state, damaging structures, toppling trees and power lines and forcing huge...
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Top Indian virologist quits government’s Covid-19 advisory panel

A noted Indian virologist has resigned from a government panel advising a consortium of laboratories working on the detection of coronavirus variants, days after...
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At least six dead as cyclone moves along India’s west coast

At least six people have been killed and large areas inundated, houses destroyed and trees and electricity poles uprooted by a severe cyclonic storm...
02 May 2021, India, Prayagraj: A man grieves near a relative suffering from coronavirus complications while waiting for admission at the Swaroop Rani Neharu hospital amid shortage in hospital beds and medical oxygen. Photo: Prabhat Kumar Verma/ZUMA Wire/dpa

Indian states asked to prevent people from dumping victims’ bodies into Ganga river

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India's federal government has asked states to check the practice of dumping bodies of COVID-19 victims into the river Ganga, as the country struggles...

Delhi Police on lookout for India’s celebrated wrestler in murder case

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The Delhi Police on Monday issued a Lookout Notice in the name of Sushil Kumar, an international wrestler and two-time Olympic medallist, in a...
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Six dead in blast at limestone quarry in south India

At least six workers died in a blast at a limestone quarry in India's southern state of Andhra Pradesh on Saturday, police said. A large...
02 May 2021, India, Prayagraj: A man grieves near a relative suffering from coronavirus complications while waiting for admission at the Swaroop Rani Neharu hospital amid shortage in hospital beds and medical oxygen. Photo: Prabhat Kumar Verma/ZUMA Wire/dpa

India sees record deaths, as surge forces more lockdowns in states

India saw more than 4,000 deaths linked to Covid-19 in a day for the first time even as more states declared lockdowns to control...
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India’s COVID-19 tally crosses 21 million with over 410,000 new cases

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India's COVID-19 tally surpassed 21 million on Thursday as 412,262 new cases were registered across the country in the past 24 hours, the health...
01 May 2021, India, New Delhi: A Covid-19 patient who is suffering from breathing difficulty breaths with the help of an oxygen mask outside a Gurudwara in New Delhi. India hit record numbers of Covid-19 infections for the sixth straight day as health system buckled amid shortage of medical oxygen and hospital beds. Photo: Naveen Sharma/SOPA Images via ZUMA Wire/dpa

India’s coronavirus caseload hits 20 million

India’s overall Covid-19 caseload crossed the 20-million mark on Tuesday, making it the second country after the United States to pass the grim milestone. Some...
02 May 2021, India, Prayagraj: A man grieves near a relative suffering from coronavirus complications while waiting for admission at the Swaroop Rani Neharu hospital amid shortage in hospital beds and medical oxygen. Photo: Prabhat Kumar Verma/ZUMA Wire/dpa

India hits new record as Covid deaths top 3,000 for fourth day in row

India saw its deadliest day of the pandemic yet with 3,689 deaths reported in the last 24 hours, as the caseload surged to 19.5...
Workers refill medical oxygen cylinders at a charging station during the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic. Photo: Naveen Sharma/SOPA Images via ZUMA Wire/dpa

India logs new global record in cases and deaths amid oxygen crisis

India on Friday logged over 332,730 new Covid-19 infections - once again the highest-ever daily infection count worldwide - as a major hospital in...
Workers refill medical oxygen cylinders at a charging station during the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic. Photo: Naveen Sharma/SOPA Images via ZUMA Wire/dpa

India’s hospitals report dire oxygen shortages as Covid cases spiral

India on Friday logged over 332,730 new Covid-19 infections - once again the highest-ever daily infection count worldwide - as a major hospital in...
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India hits global record with more than 314,000 new coronavirus cases

India on Thursday saw an unprecedented surge in Covid-19 infections, with 314,835 new infections, the world’s biggest-ever daily spike in cases, as the second...
A health worker collects a swab sample from a man for Coronavirus (Covid-19) PCR test. Photo: Prabhat Kumar Verma/ZUMA Wire/dpa

India posts another record as Covid deaths cross 2,000 in single day

New coronavirus infections and deaths set fresh records in India on Wednesday as the country continued its attempts to control the latest wave of...
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Health systems overburdened as India sees yet another virus record

India registered 273,810 fresh coronavirus infections and 1,619 death on Monday, a new daily record amid a second wave of the pandemic overburdening health...
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India logs over 200,000 new virus cases in record daily high

(dpa) – India on Thursday reported a single-day rise of over 200,000 Covid-19 cases for the first time, pushing the total number of infections...
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Indian government has no plan for countrywide lockdown amid spike in COVID-19 cases

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India's federal finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the Indian government has no plan to impose a nationwide lockdown amid the recent spike in COVID-19...
FILED - A German doctor prepares a dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine for injection on Wednesday. Multiple countries are suspending use of the Covid-19 vaccine from the British/Swedish company out of fears that its use is linked to internal blood clots. Photo: Ronny Hartmann/dpa

India clears Sputnik V, to allow more foreign vaccines to fight virus

India has granted emergency use approval for Russia’s Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine and has fast-tracked the clearance of foreign-made vaccines as the country battles...
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India overtakes Brazil as country with second-largest Covid caseload

(dpa) – The coronavirus pandemic continued its second, steep spike in India on Monday, with the country overtaking Brazil as the country with the...
FILED - Juna Akhara Sadhus take part in a Peshwai procession as part of the Kumbh Mela mass Hindu pilgrimage in this file shot from February 27, 2019. Photo: CHANDAN RUPANI/PTI/dpa

Huge crowds at India’s Kumbh festival as coronavirus pandemic surges

(dpa) – As India counted another record rise in coronavirus cases on Monday, tens of thousands of Hindu pilgrims joined a river-bathing ritual during...
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Indian state of Maharashtra struggles with new coronavirus wave

(dpa) – Several regions in India’s Maharashtra state were seeing a shortfall of intensive care (ICU) beds and oxygen cylinders for Covid-19 patients on...
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Indian coronavirus cases surge, experts see critical four weeks ahead

(dpa) - India reported 115,736 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday – a record spike for a second day this week – as a new...
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India logs more than 100,000 virus cases in biggest spike so far

(dpa) – India on Monday reported its biggest-ever daily surge in coronavirus cases since the pandemic began, with the country crossing 100,000 infections for...
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United States-India defence ties a priority of Biden administration – Austin

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dpa/GNA – Elevating the United States-India defence partnership - especially in the context of strategic challenges in the Indo-Pacific region - is a...
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US Defense Secretary Austin to begin India visit

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dpa/GNA – US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin is set to open his India visit on Friday as the two allies look to strengthen...