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India battles black market in used gloves and masks

Indian police are battling a booming black market in used face masks and surgical gloves scavenged in some cases from hospital refuse tips, as...

India passes Brazil for world’s second most virus cases

India overtook Brazil on Monday as the country with the second highest number of confirmed coronavirus cases, even as key metro train lines re-opened...

India celebrates low-key International Yoga Day during virus crisis

India marked International Yoga Day with low-key events Sunday as the nation battles coronavirus, but Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the crisis had made...

UK becomes the first country to roll out the Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine

BRITAIN began vaccinating its population with the Covid-19 shot developed by Oxford University and AstraZeneca on Monday(4), touting a scientific “triumph” that puts it...

COVID-19 likely to alter consumer behaviour permanently: survey

A survey has said that the COVID-19 pandemic is likely to alter the consumer behaviour permanently and cause lasting structural changes to the consumer...

BAPS mandirs across North America lit blue to honor COVID-19 first responders

BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS), the caretakers of six traditional stone mandirs in North America, has been lighting these landmarks blue as a gesture of...

Coronavirus: Swaminarayan sect closes all temples globally

In view of the rapid spread of the novel coronavirus, the Swaminarayan sect has announced to close all its temples globally and suspend routine...

India records 507 COVID-19 deaths in single day, 18,653 new infections

India registered the highest single-day COVID-19 deaths at 507 on Wednesday with Maharashtra, Delhi and Tamil Nadu accounting for over 70 per cent of...

‘Kung Fu nuns’ deliver aid, health advice in pandemic-hit Himalayas

Trekking for hours in the thin air of the Himalayas, hundreds of maroon-robed Buddhist nuns are carrying vital aid - and health advice -...

Insurers, drugmakers sail into unknown with COVID vaccine rollout

Speedy global delivery of COVID-19 vaccines by air and sea in ultra cold conditions will lead to a jump in cargo insurance rates and...