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Coronavirus

India battles supply snags in race to build affordable ventilators

Indian medical device makers, racing to churn out ventilators as domestic COVID-19 cases spike, have been beset by supply bottlenecks, cost overruns and labour...

Fearing debt trap, Indian workers demand cash aid from government

Informal workers in India urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a petition on Tuesday to grant emergency financial aid to protect them from loan...

Most Indians not comfortable travelling for at least a year: survey

Even as several states have opened their doors for tourists, a survey has showed that most people are not comfortable travelling for at least...

UK hospital death toll rises 847 as expert sees only slow decrease ahead

The United Kingdom's hospital death toll from COVID-19 rose 847 to 14,576, as of 1600 GMT on April 16, the health ministry said. In all,...

OCI card holders vent frustration against India travel restrictions

Indian-Americans holding OCI cards, mostly their parents, have voiced frustration over the Indian government's recent decision to temporarily put in abeyance their long term...

Alarm growing over potentially COVID-linked pediatric syndrome

New York's Mayor Bill de Blasio on Sunday voiced "tremendous concern" over an uptick in cases of a pediatric syndrome that scientists suspect could...

India uses massive mobile phone network to combat coronavirus

India is using its massive mobile phone network to spread coronavirus awareness messages, kicking off with coughing sounds, on how to protect against the...

West Bengal hits record daily COVID-19 cases amid Durga Puja festival

The Indian state of West Bengal reported its biggest daily tally of new COVID-19 infections as thousands of people thronged the streets for a...

India’s new COVID cases top global tally for 18th straight day

India reported on Tuesday the highest number of new coronavirus cases globally for the 18th straight day, remaining well ahead of the United States...

Ivanka Trump draws derision in India for praising migrant’s hard journey home

US presidential adviser Ivanka Trump's praise of an Indian teenager's bicycle ride home hundreds of kilometres away is drawing criticism in India for being insensitive to the...