World May 23India battles fatal fungal threat as virus deaths near 300K
Doctors in India are fighting a fatal fungal infection affecting COVID-19 patients or those who have recovered from the disease amid a coronavirus surge that has driven the country’s fatalities to nearly 300,000.
World Apr 29India cases set new global record as millions vote in West Bengal state
India set another global record in new virus cases Thursday, as millions of people in one state cast votes despite rising infections and the country geared up to open its vaccination rollout to all adults amid snags.
World Apr 25Virus ‘swallowing’ people in India; crematoriums overwhelmed
The stories are told on social media and in television footage, showing desperate relatives pleading for oxygen outside hospitals or weeping in the street for loved ones who died waiting for treatment.
World Feb 05India clamps down on free speech to fight farmer protests
Media coverage around the tens of thousands of protesting farmers at the edges of the Indian capital have prompted a furious reaction from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government.
World Jan 30Indian farmers begin hunger strike amid fury against Modi
Indian farmers taking part in more than two months of protest against new agriculture laws began a daylong hunger strike Saturday, as they sought to reaffirm the peaceful nature of their movement following recent violent clashes with police.
World Jan 26Protesting farmers storm India’s Red Fort in challenge to Modi
Tens of thousands of protesting farmers marched, rode horses and drove long lines of tractors into India's capital on Tuesday.
World Jan 16India starts world’s largest COVID-19 vaccination drive
Indian authorities hope to give shots to 300 million people, roughly the population of the U.S and several times more than its existing program, which targets 26 million infants. The recipients include 30 million doctors, nurses and other front-line workers,…
World Jan 03India OKs AstraZeneca and locally made COVID-19 vaccines
The country's drugs regulator gave emergency authorization for the vaccine developed by Oxford University and U.K.-based drugmaker AstraZeneca, and another developed by the Indian company Bharat Biotech.
World Dec 01No breakthrough in India’s talks with protesting farmers
The Indian government and protesting farmers have been unable to reach common ground in talks held Tuesday, with the farmers saying their demonstrations against new agriculture laws will continue as will their blockades of key highways.
Arts Nov 15Soumitra Chatterjee, legend of Indian cinema, dies at 85
Chatterjee had a career in Bengali-language films that spanned six decades and was best known for his work with Ray, one of the world’s most influential Indian directors, whose films garnered critical acclaim and won multiple awards worldwide, putting India…