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India daily virus cases double to 200,000 in 10 days

New Delhi - India's daily coronavirus caseload has doubled in 10 days, with a record 200,000 new infections logged Thursday as authorities grapple with shortages of vaccines, treatments and hospital beds.

India's desert salt farmers feel the heat from climate change

- Roshni Thakor left school to harvest salt from a sun-baked Indian desert, a backbreaking trade practised by her ancestors for centuries but now threatened by climate change.

Over 1,000 test positive for Covid-19 at India religious festival

New Delhi - Hundreds of people have tested positive for coronavirus in India at the site of the world's biggest religious festival, officials said Wednesday, as huge crowds of mostly maskless Hindu devotees descended on the River Ganges.

India greenlights Sputnik V, will fast-track approval for other virus shots

New Delhi - India has authorised the emergency use of Russia's Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine and will fast-track approval for other shots already passed by other major countries, authorities said Tuesday, as infection rates soared to a new record high.

Huge crowds at festival as India overtakes Brazil in S. Asia virus surge

Mumbai - Hundreds of thousands of maskless devotees packed a religious festival on Monday as India overtook Brazil to become the country with the second-highest number of coronavirus infections, bearing the brunt of a new Covid wave battering South Asia.

India overtakes Brazil as second worst-hit Covid-19 country

Mumbai - India on Monday overtook Brazil as the country with the second-highest number of coronavirus infections, as it reported a new daily record of more than 168,000 cases.The vast nation of 1.

India bans export of Covid-19 treatment drug remdesivir

New Delhi - India on Sunday banned the export of remdesivir as infections soared to a new daily high and hospitals grappled with increasing demand for the coronavirus treatment drug.

China's plans for Himalayan super dam stoke fears in India

Bejing - China is planning a mega dam in Tibet able to produce triple the electricity generated by the Three Gorges -- the world's largest power station -- stoking fears among environmentalists and in neighbouring India.

Mumbai in lockdown as Indian vaccines run short

Mumbai - India's coronavirus epicentre Maharashtra went into a state-wide weekend lockdown on Saturday as the country battled exploding infection numbers and shortages of vaccines, drugs and hospital beds.

Mumbai in lockdown as Indian vaccines run short

Mumbai - India's most coronavirus-hit state Maharashtra went into a weekend lockdown on Saturday as the country battles exploding infection numbers and vaccine shortages.

India's hardest-hit state battles vaccine shortages

Mumbai - Leading hospitals in India's most coronavirus-hit state halted vaccinations Friday, citing shortages as infections across the country crossed 13 million and set a new daily record.The nation of 1.

India suffers vaccine shortages as virus surges

Mumbai - Vaccination centres in parts of India turned people away on Thursday and large parts of the country reportedly ran low on doses, just as infections rose at their fastest rate since the pandemic began.

Climate envoy Kerry praises but prods coal-hungry India

New Delhi - US climate envoy John Kerry has praised India as a "world leader" in renewable energy but said during a visit to the fossil fuel-dependent nation that the globe needs to phase out coal faster.

India imposes new curbs as Covid-19 cases hit record

New Delhi - Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home state Gujarat became the latest to tighten coronavirus curbs on Wednesday as India's infections surged to a record of almost 116,000 new cases in 24 hours.

World's biggest Covid vaccine maker seeks Indian government cash

Mumbai - The world's largest vaccine maker has appealed to the Indian government for financial help after New Delhi restricted exports of its coronavirus jabs to battle a surge in cases at home.

Kerry presses India ahead of Biden climate summit

New Delhi - US climate envoy John Kerry on Tuesday pressed India, the world's third-biggest carbon emitter, to set more ambitious green goals ahead of UN talks in late 2021 and Joe Biden's upcoming climate summit.

Fresh deadly violence as 175 million vote in Indian state polls

Kolkata - Fresh deadly violence rocked the restive state of West Bengal on Tuesday as India held its biggest democratic exercise in two years with 175 million people eligible to vote in five regional elections.

New Delhi under pandemic night curfew

New Delhi - The Indian capital on Tuesday imposed an immediate night curfew one day after the nation posted a record coronavirus surge, with financial hub Mumbai also introducing similar restrictions.

India tightens screws as Covid-19 infections hit new record

New Delhi - India's worst-hit state ramped up its coronavirus restrictions as nationwide the daily infections exceeded 100,000 for the first time on Monday.The United States is the only nation that has regularly registered so many cases in one day.

Maoist rebels kill 22 Indian security forces in gun battle: police

Achhota - Twenty-two Indian police and paramilitary forces were killed and 30 others wounded in a gun battle with Maoist rebels in a central Indian state, police said Sunday, in the deadliest ambush of its kind in four years.

Two dead as violence mars election in Indian battleground state

Connaught Place - Two people died as an Indian state notorious for political violence went to the polls Thursday with Prime Minister Narendra Modi battling to oust a bitter rival from power.

'Battle royale' in India's West Bengal amid crucial state poll

Kolkata - Indian authorities on Wednesday banned large gatherings in a violence-hit town amid crucial regional polls that have seen supporters of rival parties clash in the streets and left dozens dead in recent months.

India's forgotten African tribe seeks sporting glory

- Rohit Majgul has weathered racism and rejection in India as part of a marginalised community tracing its roots back to Africa -- but he still dreams of bringing sporting glory to his country.

Nepal to restart Covid-19 vaccinations after China donates shots

Kathmandu - Nepal was set to restart Covid-19 inoculations after receiving a donation of doses from China, resuming a campaign that was put on hold because India slowed vaccine exports.

Two die in fresh Bangladesh protest violence

Narayanganj - Two people died in fresh clashes between protesters and Bangladesh police on Sunday, raising the death toll from Islamist protests against the visit of India's Hindu-nationalist leader to 13, officials said.

One dead, bombs thrown as restive Indian state votes

Kolkata - One person was killed and bombs were thrown at a polling station Saturday as India's hotbed of political violence West Bengal held elections, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking to unseat one of his fiercest opponents.

India slows vital vaccine exports as cases soar

New Delhi - India, the "pharmacy of the world", has put the brakes on exporting Covid-19 vaccines as it battles a new wave of infections at home and a faltering inoculation drive.

Modi vies for power in bloody Indian state

- Shoubhik Dolai was riddled with bullets in West Bengal, the killing fields of Indian politics where Prime Minister Narendra Modi is pushing hard to win power for the first time in elections starting Saturday.

India detects new 'double mutant' COVID-19 variant

India has detected a "double mutant variant" of the novel coronavirus in 206 samples in the worst-hit western state of Maharashtra, a senior government official said on Wednesday.

India opens up faltering vaccine drive to all over-45s

New Delhi - India announced Tuesday it will open its vaccination drive to all over-45s from April 1 in a bid to boost its massive but flagging inoculation drive as infections rise.
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