India

India, officially known as the Republic of India is the 7th largest country in the world and the 2nd most populous with a population of 1.2 billion people, and is expected to take over China’s population by 2022. Located in South Asia, India is surrounded by Indian Ocean in the South, Bay of Bengal on the southeast, and the Arabian Sea on the southwest.

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India refuses Chinese companies to conduct 5G trials, China unhappy

06 May 2021

India refuses Chinese companies to conduct 5G trials, China unhappy

India has disallowed top Chinese telecom companies from conducting 5G trials in the country even as it gave permission to over a dozen Indian and foreign service providers.

Jaishankar to join G7 meet virtually after possible COVID-19 exposure

05 May 2021

Jaishankar to join G7 meet virtually after possible COVID-19 exposure

India's External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, who is currently in London for the Group of Seven (G7) Summit, today said he will join the Summit meetings virtually after possibly being exposed to the coronavirus infection.

Foreign aid should reach people, not remain boxed up: HC

05 May 2021

Foreign aid should reach people, not remain boxed up: HC

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday said that foreign aid, in terms of medical equipment, is meant for people's benefit who are suffering from COVID-19 and not meant to be kept in boxes at some institution to become "junk."

Mamata Banerjee takes oath as West Bengal Chief Minister

05 May 2021

Mamata Banerjee takes oath as West Bengal Chief Minister

Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee today took oath as the Chief Minister of West Bengal for the third consecutive term, after winning a bitterly-fought election held under the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Salman Khan's 'Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai' gets U/A certificate

05 May 2021

Salman Khan's 'Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai' gets U/A certificate

Superstar Salman Khan-led action movie Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai has received U/A certificate from the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC).

'Genocide': UP court on COVID-19 patients' death from oxygen shortage

05 May 2021

'Genocide': UP court on COVID-19 patients' death from oxygen shortage

In a strong statement, the Allahabad High Court on Tuesday observed that the death of coronavirus patients due to oxygen shortage at hospitals is "not less than a genocide" at the hands of the authorities assigned with the task to ensure uninterrupted supply of the life-saving gas.

Website lending helping hand in fight against COVID-19

04 May 2021

Website lending helping hand in fight against COVID-19

Be it verified information on the availability of COVID-19 essentials or connecting people seeking help to those willing to support, a new website promises to do it all for its users in these difficult times of the pandemic.

In a first, 8 lions test COVID-19-positive at Hyderabad zoo

04 May 2021

In a first, 8 lions test COVID-19-positive at Hyderabad zoo

In what is being seen as the first such case in India, eight Asiatic lions have tested positive for the novel coronavirus at a zoo in Hyderabad.

Government should save lives, not build house for PM: Priyanka

04 May 2021

Government should save lives, not build house for PM: Priyanka

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Tuesday slammed the Centre over its Central Vista project.

PM Modi, Boris Johnson to boost trade during virtual summit

04 May 2021

PM Modi, Boris Johnson to boost trade during virtual summit

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his British counterpart Boris Johnson will hold a virtual summit today.

Coronavirus: Tamil Nadu imposes stricter curbs during May 6-20

04 May 2021

Coronavirus: Tamil Nadu imposes stricter curbs during May 6-20

The Tamil Nadu government has announced fresh restrictions from 4 am on May 6 to 4 am on May 20 in an attempt to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Where is India's COVID-19 aid going? Ministries offer little clarity

04 May 2021

Where is India's COVID-19 aid going? Ministries offer little clarity

India has received tonnes of medical supplies from several friendly countries as aid in its fight against the catapulting coronavirus crisis.

SII given over Rs. 1,700cr for 11cr Covishield doses: Centre

03 May 2021

SII given over Rs. 1,700cr for 11cr Covishield doses: Centre

The Health Ministry on Monday said that a 100 percent advance of Rs. 1732.50 crore was released to the Serum Institute of India on April 28 for 11 crore doses of Covishield vaccine during May, June, and July.

Mahabaleshwar club asked to shut golf course after Ambani walk

03 May 2021

Mahabaleshwar club asked to shut golf course after Ambani walk

Civic authorities at popular hill station Mahabaleshwar have asked a private club to shut down its golf course ground after a video of industrialist Anil Ambani taking a walk there went viral on social media.

COVID-19: Pune doctor returns to duty day after losing father

03 May 2021

COVID-19: Pune doctor returns to duty day after losing father

In a show of utmost grit and commitment, a Pune doctor returned to duty just a day after losing his father to the coronavirus.

Media cannot be stopped from reporting court observations, says SC

03 May 2021

Media cannot be stopped from reporting court observations, says SC

The media cannot be stopped from fully reporting any court hearings, the Supreme Court of India said today in response to the Election Commission's appeal.

Punjab: Fresh guidelines issued, only two can travel in car

03 May 2021

Punjab: Fresh guidelines issued, only two can travel in car

The Punjab government on Monday announced not more than two persons can travel in a car, 50 percent staff strength at government offices, and a negative coronavirus test report must for those entering the state as part of added curbs amid rising COVID-19 cases and fatalities.

COVID-19 vaccination for people above 18 begins in Delhi

03 May 2021

COVID-19 vaccination for people above 18 begins in Delhi

The third and largest phase of the COVID-19 vaccination drive to inoculate people in the 18-45 age group began in Delhi Monday morning.

COVID-19 crisis: Six Bollywood celebrities who are doing their bit

02 May 2021

COVID-19 crisis: Six Bollywood celebrities who are doing their bit

While several Bollywood celebrities are being mocked on social media and by their colleagues for traveling to international destinations and shamelessly showing that off, there are also many who are lending a helping hand during the pandemic.

Coronavirus: Delhi lockdown extended by one week, says CM Kejriwal

01 May 2021

Coronavirus: Delhi lockdown extended by one week, says CM Kejriwal

The lockdown in national capital Delhi in the view of the worsening COVID-19 situation has been extended by another week, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted on Saturday evening.

India to open 2021-22 FIH Pro League campaign against NZ

01 May 2021

India to open 2021-22 FIH Pro League campaign against NZ

The Indian men's hockey team will open its campaign in the third edition of FIH Pro League against New Zealand on February 5 next year as the world governing body released the schedule of the prestigious tournament.

Stressed health system could be behind rising deaths: Dr. Guleria

01 May 2021

Stressed health system could be behind rising deaths: Dr. Guleria

People failing to secure hospital beds because of an overwhelmed healthcare infrastructure may be behind the massive surge in deaths caused due to the coronavirus in the current wave of the pandemic in India, AIIMS chief Dr. Randeep Guleria said in an interview.

Boeing announces $10 million aid for India's fight against COVID-19

01 May 2021

Boeing announces $10 million aid for India's fight against COVID-19

Multinational aerospace company Boeing on Friday announced a $10 million emergency assistance package to support India's COVID-19 response.

Coronavirus: India reports over 4 lakh cases for first time

01 May 2021

Coronavirus: India reports over 4 lakh cases for first time

India, currently faced with the world's worst coronavirus outbreak, has set another grim world record by reporting more than four lakh fresh cases in the last 24 hours.

'Shut down,' suggests Dr. Anthony Fauci on India's COVID-19 crisis

01 May 2021

'Shut down,' suggests Dr. Anthony Fauci on India's COVID-19 crisis

India needs to be immediately shut down for at least a few weeks in order to stop the cycle of coronavirus transmission, Dr. Anthony S Fauci, White House Chief Medical Adviser and the US' top pandemic expert, said in an interview.

Biden restricts travel from India to the US

01 May 2021

Biden restricts travel from India to the US

US President Joe Biden on Friday issued a proclamation, restricting travel to the United States of all non-citizens who have stayed in India in the past 14 days.

Gujarat: 18 COVID-19 patients die in hospital fire in Bharuch

01 May 2021

Gujarat: 18 COVID-19 patients die in hospital fire in Bharuch

At least 18 coronavirus patients died after a fire broke out at a hospital in Bharuch, Gujarat in the wee hours of Saturday.

COVID-19: Bhopal autorickshaw driver turns his vehicle into free ambulance

30 Apr 2021

COVID-19: Bhopal autorickshaw driver turns his vehicle into free ambulance

In a heart-warming story that restores our faith in humanity, an autorickshaw driver from Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh has converted his three-wheeler vehicle into an ambulance, complete with oxygen support.

TV news anchor Rohit Sardana dies during coronavirus treatment

30 Apr 2021

TV news anchor Rohit Sardana dies during coronavirus treatment

Rohit Sardana, popular television journalist and Hindi news anchor, passed away on Friday after suffering a heart attack. He had tested positive for COVID-19.

'Stand with India': US' first COVID-19 relief supplies reach India

30 Apr 2021

'Stand with India': US' first COVID-19 relief supplies reach India

The first shipment of COVID-19 aid supplies from the United States arrived in India this morning as the country battles the world's worst coronavirus outbreak that has made a dent in its healthcare infrastructure.

Tripura government to probe conduct of DM who raided weddings

29 Apr 2021

Tripura government to probe conduct of DM who raided weddings

The Tripura government on Wednesday set up a panel to probe the conduct of a District Magistrate, who harassed guests at two wedding ceremonies for allegedly flouting COVID-19 restrictions.

COVID-19: Bangladesh offers emergency medical supplies to India

29 Apr 2021

COVID-19: Bangladesh offers emergency medical supplies to India

Bangladesh on Thursday said it stands in solidarity with its close neighbor India at this "critical moment" and offered to send emergency medicines and medical equipment supplies to combat the surge in coronavirus cases.

China working 'overtime' to supply 25,000 oxygen concentrators to India

29 Apr 2021

China working 'overtime' to supply 25,000 oxygen concentrators to India

China on Wednesday said that its medical suppliers are working "overtime" to supply at least 25,000 oxygen concentrators ordered by traders in India, which has been hit hard by a second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Daughter lights father's funeral pyre, police helps after neighbors refuse

29 Apr 2021

Daughter lights father's funeral pyre, police helps after neighbors refuse

A 15-year-old girl lit the funeral pyre of his 52-year-old father, who passed away battling the deadly COVID-19 in Noida, Uttar Pradesh, with support from the policemen who made arrangements for the cremation after the locals refused to help the teenager and her mother.

Coronavirus: New B.1.617 strain found in 17 countries, says WHO

29 Apr 2021

Coronavirus: New B.1.617 strain found in 17 countries, says WHO

The new B.1.617 or the "double mutant" strain of the coronavirus has been found in at least 17 countries, the World Health Organization (WHO) said.

Access to medical care limited, leave India: US tells citizens

29 Apr 2021

Access to medical care limited, leave India: US tells citizens

As apocalyptic scenes emerge from across India owing to a raging coronavirus wave, the United States has advised its citizens to leave the country as soon as possible.

Nearly 1.33cr apply for coronavirus vaccine, but couldn't find slots

29 Apr 2021

Nearly 1.33cr apply for coronavirus vaccine, but couldn't find slots

A staggering 1.33 crore people registered themselves for the coronavirus vaccine on the Indian government's Co-WIN portal on Wednesday after registrations opened for those aged between 18 and 44 at 4 pm.

US senators ask Pfizer, Moderna for global access to vaccines

29 Apr 2021

US senators ask Pfizer, Moderna for global access to vaccines

As India faces the world's worst COVID-19 outbreak, five top Democratic senators in the United States wrote to leading vaccine manufacturers - Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson - seeking better global access to vaccines.

Man strangles student who refused to share his phone's password

29 Apr 2021

Man strangles student who refused to share his phone's password

A Class 12 student was strangled to death by his 20-year-old friend in northwest Delhi's Pitampura after he refused to share his iPhone's password, police said on Wednesday.

85-year-old gives up hospital bed for 40-year-old, dies at home

28 Apr 2021

85-year-old gives up hospital bed for 40-year-old, dies at home

Sending out a message of courage and sacrifice during a grim health crisis, an 85-year-old man voluntarily walked out of a Nagpur hospital asking doctors to offer his bed to a younger patient.