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Five dead in India vaccine plant fire; Covid drug unaffected

Mumbai - Five people died as a fire tore through a building in the world's biggest vaccine manufacturing hub in India Thursday, but the company insisted the production of drugs to counter the coronavirus pandemic would continue.

Kamala Harris's Indian family count on her becoming president

New Delhi - Kamala Harris's Indian family huddled around a television to watch her inauguration as US vice-president, but they plan on being there in person in four years if she becomes America's number one.

India villagers celebrate Kamala Harris ahead of US inauguration

Connaught Place - Villagers from Kamala Harris's ancestral home in southern India made offerings of fruit, lit firecrackers and prepared hundreds of snacks in celebration of her swearing-in Wednesday as US vice president.

Amazon Prime show agrees to changes after India Hindu outcry

Mumbai - The cast and crew of a popular streaming series starring Bollywood megastar Saif Ali Khan have agreed to "implement changes" to the show after ruling party politicians accused it of insulting Hindu gods.

Out-of-control truck kills 15 on Indian roadside

Ahmedabad - An out-of-control dumper truck crushed fifteen people to death as they slept by the roadside early Tuesday in western India, authorities said.

India hails 'life saving' Covid-19 vaccine rollout

New Delhi - India's Covid-19 vaccination drive had a successful start with more than 224,000 people receiving their first jabs and just three people hospitalised for experiencing side effects, the health ministry said Sunday, as reports emerged about concerns over...

India's jumbo-sized vaccine rollout in numbers

New Delhi - India began one of the world's biggest coronavirus vaccination programmes on Saturday, hoping to end a pandemic that has killed 150,000 people in the country and torpedoed the economy.

Flowers, hope and consent forms for India's huge vaccine rollout

New Delhi - Hospitals were decked out with flowers and one politician planted a tree as India began Saturday its colossal coronavirus vaccine drive, desperately hoping to end a pandemic that has killed 150,000 of its people.

Concerns as India to roll out home-grown vaccine

Bhopal - A homegrown coronavirus vaccine will be rolled out in India from Saturday even though clinical trials haven't been completed. But the government insists it will be safe and effective.

Coronavirus fails to deter India's massive Ganges pilgrimage

Haridwar - Hundreds of thousands of Hindu pilgrims descended on the banks of the Ganges river Thursday trusting in faith rather than masks to shield them against the coronavirus pandemic during the giant Kumbh Mela festival.

Coronavirus fails to deter India's massive Ganges pilgrimage

Haridwar - Hundreds of thousands of Hindu pilgrims descended on the banks of the Ganges river Thursday trusting in faith rather than masks to shield them against the coronavirus pandemic during the giant Kumbh Mela festival.

Brazil, Bolivia get AstraZeneca Covid jabs from India

Bras - Amid the global scramble for coronavirus vaccines, Brazil said Wednesday it would import two million doses of AstraZeneca's Covishield jab from India.

Coronavirus fails to deter massive Hindu Ganges pilgrimage

Haridwar - Hindu pilgrims flocked to the Ganges river in India Wednesday, shrugging off the risk of coronavirus a day before the start of the Kumbh Mela -- a religious festival that attracts millions each time it is held.

Women cultivate a new voice in Indian farm protests

- India's rural landscape is notoriously male-dominated, but thousands of women have become a pillar of the farmer protests blocking roads into New Delhi that have become a huge challenge to the government.

Supreme Court suspends India's contentious farming laws

New Delhi - India's top court suspended on Tuesday the implementation of new agriculture laws that have sparked weeks of demonstrations by tens of thousands of farmers outside New Delhi.

Supreme Court suspends India's contentious farming laws

New Delhi - India's top court suspended on Tuesday the implementation of new agriculture laws that have sparked weeks of demonstrations by tens of thousands of farmers outside New Delhi.

India readies colossal coronavirus vaccine rollout

New Delhi - India aims to begin vaccinating its 1.3 billion people against coronavirus from Saturday, a colossal and complex task compounded by safety worries, shaky infrastructure and public scepticism.

India to start mammoth vaccination drive on January 16

New Delhi - India will launch one of the world's most ambitious coronavirus vaccination drives next Saturday, aiming to reach 300 million people by July, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced.The vaccine is to be free for the country's population of 1.

India detains Chinese soldier at flashpoint border

New Delhi - Indian forces have detained a Chinese soldier on the disputed Himalayan frontier where the world's two most populous countries fought a deadly battle last year, the military said Saturday.

10 babies killed in India hospital fire

Mumbai - Ten babies were killed in a maternity unit in the Indian state of Maharashtra early Saturday when fire tore through a major hospital, a doctor said.

Three arrested in India for beating endangered dolphin to death

New Delhi - Police arrested three people in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh on Friday for beating an endangered dolphin to death with an axe.

Pakistan jails leader of group linked to Mumbai attacks

Lahore - A Pakistani court on Friday sentenced a militant leader accused of plotting the 2008 Mumbai attacks to five years in jail for terror financing.

India IT giant TCS sees profits jump on pandemic demand

Mumbai - India's largest software exporter Tata Consultancy Services saw its quarterly profits climb more than seven percent Friday, citing strong demand for its cloud services as the pandemic boosts remote working.

Indian sari pioneer Satya Paul dies at 78

Mumbai - Indian fashion designer Satya Paul, whose eponymous brand breathed life into the traditional sari, modernising the garment with funky prints, has died at 78, his family said.

The out-of-control line between India and Pakistan

- Shells and bullets are hurtling thicker and faster than ever between Indian and Pakistani forces across Kashmir's ceasefire line, killing and maiming at a rate not seen in the entrenched conflict for two decades.

Women cultivate a new voice in Indian farm protests

- India's rural landscape is notoriously male-dominated, but thousands of women have become a pillar of the farmer protests blocking roads into New Delhi that have become a huge challenge to the government.

Brazil private clinics seek deal for Indian Covid vaccine

Rio De Janeiro - A Brazilian association of private health clinics said Sunday it was negotiating with Indian pharmaceutical firm Bharat Biotech to buy five million doses of its Covid-19 vaccine, which India has just authorized for emergency use.

India approves two Covid-19 vaccines for emergency use

New Delhi - India on Sunday authorised the emergency use of two coronavirus vaccines developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University and by local pharmaceutical firm Bharat Biotech, the country's drug regulator said, paving the way for one of the world's biggest in...

India approves two Covid-19 vaccines for emergency use

New Delhi - India has authorised the emergency use of two coronavirus vaccines developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University and by local pharmaceutical firm Bharat Biotech, the country's drug regulator said Sunday."The...

India holds vaccine drills ahead of mass inoculation drive

New Delhi - India on Saturday staged nationwide drills to start one of the world's biggest coronavirus vaccination programmes as the drug regulator prepared to approve the first vaccine.
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Near the Chandi Chawk metro. If you make only a rupee from the lemon water you sell, you work hard for a living.
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Outlet of a tube well to a temporary reservoir. There were about 5 million wells in 1950-51 and their number has now increased to about 12 million in India.
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View of the Raneh falls of the Ken River.
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Infosys has the largest corporate university in the world, located on its Mysore campus.
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Rainbow: Photo is taken from a rooftop of a sub division town of Tripura, India
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Cyclone Thane affecting the India region, as seen here
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Dhakuria Railway Colony. Kolkata, India.
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Durgapur Steel Plant in India.
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Rural women of Tripura, India are collecting leafy vegetables (creepers) from road side. Often children too join in collecting such vegetables. These vegetables grow naturally along the road side, wasted land etc. Many of these naturally grown (without human interference) have medicinal value too.
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A farm worker plowing his cotton field at Chinawal village, India.
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