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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.

COVID-19: India logs 2,202 new cases; 27 more deaths

16 May 2022

India
COVID-19: India logs 2,202 new cases; 27 more deaths

India on Monday reported over 2,200 new COVID-19 cases, a decline of over 250 cases from the previous day.

COVID-19: India logs 2,487 fresh cases, 13 more fatalities

15 May 2022

India
COVID-19: India logs 2,487 fresh cases, 13 more fatalities

India on Sunday reported nearly 2,500 new COVID-19 cases, slightly less than the previous day.

Wheat exports: Minister responds to G7 nations' criticism on ban

15 May 2022

Business
Wheat exports: Minister responds to G7 nations' criticism on ban

India's move to ban wheat exports drew criticism from the Group of Seven (G7) nations saying such steps might be unproductive and worsen the situation of rising commodity prices.

Low output estimate: India bans wheat exports in policy reversal

14 May 2022

Business
Low output estimate: India bans wheat exports in policy reversal

India has banned wheat exports with immediate effect as part of its efforts to limit hike in domestic prices.

Late Danish Siddiqui awarded 2nd Pulitzer for photographing COVID-19 deaths

10 May 2022

World
Late Danish Siddiqui awarded 2nd Pulitzer for photographing COVID-19 deaths

Late Indian Reuters photojournalist Danish Siddiqui has been posthumously awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of India's COVID-19 deaths along with his colleagues Adnan Abidi, Sanna Irshad Mattoo, and Amit Dave.

WHO report claims India underreported COVID-19 deaths; India strongly objects

06 May 2022

India
WHO report claims India underreported COVID-19 deaths; India strongly objects

India on Thursday strongly objected to a new World Health Organization report, which claims India witnessed nearly 10 times higher COVID-19 deaths in 2020-21 than the official figures.

India: Phase-2 trials of world's first one-shot pneumococcal vaccine soon

04 May 2022

India
India: Phase-2 trials of world's first one-shot pneumococcal vaccine soon

India is set to begin the phase-2 trials of the world's first one-shot pneumococcal vaccine for adults soon.

COVID-19: India reports 2,568 new cases, 20 more deaths

03 May 2022

India
COVID-19: India reports 2,568 new cases, 20 more deaths

India on Tuesday reported over 2,500 new COVID-19 cases, a decline of around 600 cases from the previous day.

Majority of India's workforce has stopped looking for jobs: Report

25 Apr 2022

India
Majority of India's workforce has stopped looking for jobs: Report

The problem of job creation and unemployment in India is becoming worse with an increasing number of people quitting to even look for jobs.

PM Modi to meet France's Emmanuel Macron during Europe tour

25 Apr 2022

India
PM Modi to meet France's Emmanuel Macron during Europe tour

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to meet the freshly re-elected French President Emmanuel Macron during his upcoming Europe tour from May 2 to 6.

Ilhan Omar on 'personal' Pakistan visit: US after India's condemnation

22 Apr 2022

World
Ilhan Omar on 'personal' Pakistan visit: US after India's condemnation

The United States on Friday clarified that American lawmaker Ilhan Omar was on an "unofficial, personal" Pakistan visit, which doesn't represent the US administration in any way.

Delhi: Masks mandatory in public places, private cars exempted

22 Apr 2022

India
Delhi: Masks mandatory in public places, private cars exempted

Amid a sudden spike in COVID-19 cases in the national capital, the Delhi government on Friday issued an official order mandating people to wear masks in public places.

Indian Air Force, Navy partner with DRDO for chaff technology

21 Apr 2022

India
Indian Air Force, Navy partner with DRDO for chaff technology

The Indian Air Force and Navy's defense systems are set to receive a significant boost soon.

Fuel price hike: Delhi auto, taxi drivers launch 2-day strike

18 Apr 2022

India
Fuel price hike: Delhi auto, taxi drivers launch 2-day strike

Auto rickshaw and taxi drivers' associations in Delhi have called for a two-day strike—starting from Monday—to protest against the rising fuel prices in the country.

Not 5L, 40L Indians died of COVID-19, claims Rahul Gandhi

17 Apr 2022

Politics
Not 5L, 40L Indians died of COVID-19, claims Rahul Gandhi

Former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Sunday alleged 40 lakh people died of COVID-19 in India and not five lakh as the Centre claims.

5 unique Indian pickles you may not know about

15 Apr 2022

Lifestyle
5 unique Indian pickles you may not know about

Pickles are pretty much a part of our everyday meals.

Celebrating and understanding Vishu and Puthandu

14 Apr 2022

Lifestyle
Celebrating and understanding Vishu and Puthandu

Just like the celebrations of Baisakhi, Bihu, and Poila Baisakh in northern and eastern India, southern states Kerala and Tamil Nadu have specific rituals to welcome the first day of the new year in spring.

India also concerned over 'human rights issues' in US: Jaishankar

14 Apr 2022

India
India also concerned over 'human rights issues' in US: Jaishankar

Reacting to the US Secretary of State Antony Blinken's recent remarks on a "rise in human rights abuses" in India, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said India, too, is entitled to have its own views and concerns over the human rights situation in the US.

Hanuman Jayanti 2022: Significance, celebrations and more

14 Apr 2022

Lifestyle
Hanuman Jayanti 2022: Significance, celebrations and more

Hanuman Jayanti is a Hindu religious festival that celebrates the birth of Hanuman, worshipped throughout India and Nepal.

Sri Lanka crisis: India to provide additional $2 billion aid

14 Apr 2022

India
Sri Lanka crisis: India to provide additional $2 billion aid

India is considering enhancing its financial assistance to crisis-hit Sri Lanka in the form of credits for essential commodities and balance-of-payment support.

Mahavir Jayanti: Significance, history, and more

14 Apr 2022

Lifestyle
Mahavir Jayanti: Significance, history, and more

Mahavir Jayanti or Mahavir Janma Kalyanak is an important religious festival in Jainism that celebrates the birth of Mahavir, the founder of Jainism and the last Tirthankara of the present Avasarpiṇī.

COVID-19: Students fall sick as schools reopen after 2 years

13 Apr 2022

India
COVID-19: Students fall sick as schools reopen after 2 years

As schools reopen after two years of COVID-19 lockdowns, several students across India are reportedly falling sick.

COVID-19: India reports 1,088 new cases, 26 more deaths

13 Apr 2022

India
COVID-19: India reports 1,088 new cases, 26 more deaths

India on Wednesday reported over 1,000 new COVID-19 cases, an increase of nearly 300 cases from the previous day.

Amid economic crisis, Sri Lanka defaults on $51 billion debt

12 Apr 2022

World
Amid economic crisis, Sri Lanka defaults on $51 billion debt

Sri Lanka on Tuesday announced that it was defaulting on its $51 billion external debt in anticipation of a bailout from the International Monetary Fund.

Baisakhi, Bihu, and more: Marking new year across India

12 Apr 2022

Lifestyle
Baisakhi, Bihu, and more: Marking new year across India

Different states in India observe different religious New Year festivals with unique traditions every year in the month of April based on the Hindu calendar.

Modi to hold virtual meeting with Biden today: Details here

11 Apr 2022

India
Modi to hold virtual meeting with Biden today: Details here

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold a virtual meeting with the President of the United States, Joe Biden, on Monday, the Ministry of External Affairs stated on Sunday.

COVID-19 vaccine precautionary dose available for 18+ from April 10

08 Apr 2022

India
COVID-19 vaccine precautionary dose available for 18+ from April 10

In a landmark decision, the Centre on Friday announced that precautionary doses of the COVID-19 vaccines in India will be made available to the entire adult population of the country starting Sunday (April 10).

RBI keeps key interest rates unchanged for 11th consecutive time

08 Apr 2022

Business
RBI keeps key interest rates unchanged for 11th consecutive time

The Reserve Bank of India on Friday kept the benchmark repo rate unchanged at 4% for the 11th time in a row.

Chinese hackers target India's grid near Ladakh to collect intelligence

07 Apr 2022

India
Chinese hackers target India's grid near Ladakh to collect intelligence

Chinese state-sponsored hackers are suspected to have targeted India's power sector in recent months under an apparent cyber-espionage campaign, revealed a report by threat intelligence firm Recorded Future Inc.

COVID-19 XE variant: India's first case detected in Mumbai

06 Apr 2022

India
COVID-19 XE variant: India's first case detected in Mumbai

India on Wednesday reported its first case of coronavirus variant XE in Mumbai, NDTV reported.

India firm on its neutral stance: PM on Russia-Ukraine war

06 Apr 2022

Politics
India firm on its neutral stance: PM on Russia-Ukraine war

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said that India's strong independent position in the midst of the Russia-Ukraine conflict has allowed it to prioritize its national interests without succumbing to global pressure.

India condemns Bucha killings at UNSC, seeks impartial probe

06 Apr 2022

World
India condemns Bucha killings at UNSC, seeks impartial probe

India strongly denounced the civilian killings in the Ukrainian town of Bucha at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on Tuesday.

COVID-19: India logs 1,086 new cases, 71 more deaths

06 Apr 2022

India
COVID-19: India logs 1,086 new cases, 71 more deaths

India on Wednesday reported over 1,000 new COVID-19 cases, an increase of over 200 cases than the day before.

COVID-19: China fighting worst outbreak, UK sets new high

03 Apr 2022

World
COVID-19: China fighting worst outbreak, UK sets new high

COVID-19 is showing no indications of going away anytime soon, despite a decline in cases in most countries.

'Ready to move forward on Kashmir if...': Pakistan army chief

02 Apr 2022

World
'Ready to move forward on Kashmir if...': Pakistan army chief

Pakistan's Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Saturday said that Islamabad believes in resolving all issues with India via dialogue and is ready to move ahead on the Kashmir issue if India agrees.

PM Modi meets Nepal PM SB Deuba, discusses 'boundary issues'

02 Apr 2022

World
PM Modi meets Nepal PM SB Deuba, discusses 'boundary issues'

Nepalese Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, who is on a three-day visit to India, discussed "boundary issues" with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday.

Amid protests, nation-wide curfew imposed in Sri Lanka till Monday

02 Apr 2022

World
Amid protests, nation-wide curfew imposed in Sri Lanka till Monday

The Sri Lankan government has imposed a curfew across the country from Saturday at 6:00 pm to Monday at 6:00 am in response to protests over the country's worst economic crisis in decades.

'Watershed moment': PM Modi after signing trade pact with Australia

02 Apr 2022

India
'Watershed moment': PM Modi after signing trade pact with Australia

India and Australia on Saturday inked the India-Australia Economic Cooperation and Trade Agreement or 'IndAus ECTA' in a virtual ceremony attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Australian counterpart Scott Morrison.

India recorded hottest March since 1901; what caused severe heatwave?

02 Apr 2022

India
India recorded hottest March since 1901; what caused severe heatwave?

India recorded the hottest March days in 121 years as the scorching summer arrived early this year, says an analysis by the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

Buying discounted oil from Russia in national interest: FM Sitharaman

02 Apr 2022

Business
Buying discounted oil from Russia in national interest: FM Sitharaman

India has started procuring discounted crude oil from Russia despite concerns by the US, the Centre has confirmed.

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