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India says lockdown has spared it from overwhelming number of coronavirus cases

The Indian government on Thursday claimed initial success in its fight against the coronavirus epidemic, saying it would have been hit with 820,000 cases by...

India and Pakistan locked in border fighting amid coronavirus crisis

Indian and Pakistani troops in disputed Kashmir are engaged in their most frequent cross-border fighting of at least two years, official data shows, even...

Supreme Court order for free coronavirus testing may hinder fight, say business leaders, health...

A decision by the Supreme Court of India to make testing for coronavirus free places an unfair financial burden on medical firms and could see a...

India considers narrowing lockdown to coronavirus hotspots

India is considering plans to seal off coronavirus hotspots in Delhi, Mumbai and parts of the south while easing restrictions elsewhere as a way...

Donations pour in but ‘PM CARES’ coronavirus fund faces criticism

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is facing criticism for creating a new coronavirus relief fund when about $500 million was lying unspent in an...

India asks TikTok, Facebook to remove users spreading coronavirus misinformation

India has told Facebook and Chinese video app TikTok to remove users found to be spreading misinformation about the coronavirus following concern about videos intended...

India’s small businesses struggle to pay wages amid coronavirus lockdown

Hundreds of thousands of cash-starved Indian small businesses have either deferred or cut their workers' wages this month, say industrialists and union leaders, amid a...

India’s states urge extension to world’s biggest lockdown

India's 21-day lockdown is set to end next week but several state leaders have called for an extension or only a partial lifting of...

Sitting ducks: Fear stalks India’s biggest slum as virus cases inch up

Amidst the clogged drains and overflowing garbage dumps of Mumbai's Dharavi -- one of Asia's largest slums -- coronavirus fears are growing, and residents say...

Testing times for India in race to head off coronavirus epidemic

India, like a lot of countries plunged into crisis by the pandemic, is struggling to ramp up testing for the coronavirus, but in few...