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World May 06India hits another grim virus record as oxygen demand jumps
Infections in India have hit another grim daily record as demand for medical oxygen jumped sevenfold and the government denied reports that it was slow in distributing life-saving supplies from abroad.
World May 01Hospital fire kills 18 virus patients as India steps up jabs
A fire in a COVID-19 hospital ward in western India killed 18 patients early Saturday, as the country grappling with the worst outbreak yet stepped up a vaccination drive for all adults even as some states said they don’t have…
World Apr 23Indian hospitals plead for oxygen, country sets virus record
India's underfunded health system is tattering as the world’s worst coronavirus surge wears out the nation, which set a global record in daily infections for a second straight day with 332,730.
World Apr 22India adds 314,000 virus cases, a global record
India reported a global high of more than 314,000 new infections Thursday as a grim coronavirus surge in the world's second-most populous country sends more and more sick people into a fragile health care system.
Agents for Change Nov 28India farmers press on with protest despite offer to talk
Many farmers have camped out on highways in Punjab and Haryana states for the last two months to protest the passing of the legislation. They say the laws could cause the government to stop buying grain at guaranteed prices and…
World Oct 11India cases cross 7 million as experts warn of complacency
India’s confirmed coronavirus toll crossed 7 million on Sunday with a number of new cases dipping in recent weeks, even as health experts warn of mask and distancing fatigue setting in.
World Oct 02India’s contracting economy rebooting from coronavirus blow
Millions of distressed Indian manufacturers and traders are counting on the eagerly-awaited October-December festive season to rescue them from their coronavirus catastrophe.
World Jul 12Bollywood’s Amitabh Bachchan, 3 family members test positive
Abhishek Bachchan tweeted Sunday that his wife, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, and their 8-year-old daughter had also tested positive. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is a top Bollywood actress.
World Jun 18India cautions China over its claim to area of deadly clash
India is cautioning China against making "exaggerated and untenable claims” to the Galwan Valley area in the high Himalayas even as both nations try to end a standoff after a deadly military clash there.
World Dec 19Police detain 1,200 protesters who defied bans on assembly against citizenship law
At least three people were reported killed as protests raged around the country despite the bans as opposition increased to the law, which excludes Muslims, in a move many see as the government's push to bring India closer to a…