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Coronavirus

Industry ‘leveraging pandemic’ to peddle unhealthy products: NGOs

Food and drink producers are leveraging the coronavirus pandemic to push unhealthy products such as alcohol, sugar-laden soft drinks and fatty fast food on...

India’s tourist industry sees crisis looming from coronavirus visa ban

Indian hotels and travel operators said on Thursday their industry would be hurt by the government's decision not to issue visas for visitors in...

Light up lamps on Sunday night to display collective strength, PM Modi asks Indians

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday urged people to switch off lights of their homes at 9 pm for nine minutes on April 5 and light up...

India’s coronavirus tally crosses three million mark

India reported 61,408 coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours, taking its total caseload past 3.1 million, data from the federal health ministry showed. India crossed...

India halts key policy plans as coronavirus hits revenues

India has dropped at least three crucial policy initiatives, including lowering import taxes on vegetable oils, as the outbreak of the coronavirus hits government...

Lakme Fashion Week to launch ‘Virtual Showroom’ to support fashion industry

Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) on Thursday announced the launch of 'Virtual Showroom' to support designers, artisans and the business of fashion amid the coronavirus...

AstraZeneca starts UK covid-19 drug trial

Pharma giant AstraZeneca said Tuesday it had begun a clinical trial of a drug designed to both prevent infection and treat people with COVID-19,...

UK worried about second wave in Europe, more quarantine measures possible

The British authorities are worried about a second wave of coronavirus infections in Europe and will not hesitate to bring back more quarantine measures,...

Privacy debate heats up over India contact tracing app

Indian authorities plan to make a contact-tracing mobile app mandatory for everything from taking public transit to going to work, raising concerns among digital...

106-year-old woman beats COVID-19 in Britain

A 106-year-old woman, thought to be the oldest patient in Britain to beat the novel coronavirus, has been discharged from hospital. Connie Titchen, a great grandmother from...