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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...

Toaster-sized ventilator from India helps hospitals in virus fight

Originally created by a robot scientist and a neurosurgeon to help India's poor, a toaster-sized ventilator is offering hope in the country's fight against...

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 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...

Domestic abuse cases rise as lockdown turns into captivity for many women

Domestic violence cases in India have increased since the March 24 lockdown with husbands venting their frustration on wives, who have no escape from...

PM Modi plans staggered exit from coronavirus lockdown

India will pull out of a three-week lockdown in phases, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday, as officials battle to contain the country's...

Bollywood Singer Kanika Kapoor tests positive for COVID-19, sends political leaders into self-quarantine mode

Bollywood singer Kanika Kapoor on  Friday announced that she has tested positive for COVID-19, setting off a chain reaction with political leaders like Vasundhara...

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’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...

Opposition Congress demands law against retrenchment in private sector till August

The Congress on Monday demanded that the central government bring in a law or rule to ensure there is no retrenchment of workers in the...