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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Maharashtra: Grocery stores to open only between 7-11 am

20 Apr 2021

Maharashtra: Grocery stores to open only between 7-11 am

In Maharashtra, all grocery stores, vegetable shops, dairies, bakeries, and fruit vendors will be open only between 7 am and 11 am, according to a new state government order. These shops were earlier allowed to open until 8 pm.

20 Apr 2021

Coronavirus: Huge vaccine wastage by states, especially in Tamil Nadu

Even as several Indian states report a shortage of vaccines, an RTI (Right to Information) query has indicated a huge wastage of doses since the country began its inoculation program this January.

20 Apr 2021

COVID-19: Sputnik V vaccine to arrive in India this month

The first batch of Russia's COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V will reach India within the next 10 days.

20 Apr 2021

COVID-19: First 'Oxygen Express' leaves Mumbai for Vizag

The first-ever "Oxygen Express" carrying seven empty tankers on Monday left Mumbai for Visakhapatnam, where they will be loaded with liquid medical oxygen for transportation to Maharashtra, reports said.

20 Apr 2021

US asks citizens to avoid India travel amid coronavirus surge

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has advised United States citizens to avoid traveling to India even if they are fully vaccinated, at a time when the Asian nation is struggling to contain the spread of COVID-19.

19 Apr 2021

How global part shortages could impact India's price-sensitive smartphone market

Smartphone manufacturers around the world are plagued by chip shortage that's exacerbated by Taiwan's water crisis. However, brands in India are also witnessing a pandemic-fuelled slowdown in demand while they watch the Rupee gradually depreciate against the US Dollar.

19 Apr 2021

Woman, son arrested for cheating person in Delhi

A 45-year-old woman and her son were arrested for allegedly cheating women by engaging with them in conversations and stealing their jewelry, police said on Monday.

19 Apr 2021

How is India Inc. stepping up to defeat coronavirus?

With India reeling under a deadly coronavirus wave, several companies are expanding their resources to do their bit in the battle against the disease.

18 Apr 2021

COVID-19: What leads to a false negative RT-PCR test?

India is presently in the middle of a dreadful second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic as lakhs of fresh cases are being reported daily.

18 Apr 2021

India's COVID-19 surge: Could 'double mutant' variant be blamed?

India is now reporting more coronavirus infections than any other nation, yet it continues to see a daily record rise in cases.

17 Apr 2021

Kumbh pilgrims will distribute coronavirus as 'prasad,' says Mumbai Mayor

Mumbai's Mayor Kishori Pednekar on Saturday criticized those visiting the ongoing Kumbh Mela in Uttarakhand, saying they will bring coronavirus as prasad to their respective states.

17 Apr 2021

Delhi: Water supply likely to remain affected in some parts

The Delhi Jal Board (DJB) on Saturday said water supply in parts of the capital is likely to remain affected for a week due to the reduced availability of raw water from the Upper Ganga Canal.

17 Apr 2021

Do not go outdoors unnecessarily: Noida COVID-19 officer to residents

Noting that the COVID-19 second wave is emerging out to be more severe than the first one, Gautam Buddh Nagar's COVID-19 nodal officer Narendra Bhooshan, on Friday, asked residents to avoid unnecessary outdoor activities.

17 Apr 2021

COVID-19 deluge: 2.34 lakh new cases recorded, over 1,300 die

India set yet another grim record as 2,34,692 fresh coronavirus cases were reported in the last 24 hours. This is the highest-ever daily surge since the pandemic began.

17 Apr 2021

COVID-19: List of states that have imposed restrictions

Amid an unprecedented surge in COVID-19 cases across India, several states and Union Territories have imposed partial lockdowns and night curfews to contain the spread of the pandemic.

16 Apr 2021

HC permits Jain temples to home deliver food for devotees

The Bombay High Court on Friday permitted 58 Mumbai Jain temples and three in Pune and Nashik to home deliver special food consumed by the community while fasting during the annual nine-day Ayambil Oli Tap.

16 Apr 2021

No state has asked to stop train services: Railway Chairman

No state has asked the railways to stop any train service yet, Railway Board Chairman Suneet Sharma said on Friday, adding that wherever the states have raised concerns about containment zones, passengers have undergone random tests and checks at the destinations.

16 Apr 2021

Set up helplines informing about availability of hospital beds: Baijal

In the wake of an exponential rise in coronavirus cases in Delhi, Lt. Governor Anil Baijal on Friday directed officers to set up helplines that inform the availability of beds in hospitals besides establishing help desks to assist patients and attendants, an official said.

16 Apr 2021

PSUs asked to dedicate separate hospital wards for COVID-19 management

To augment hospital infrastructure for the management of severe cases of coronavirus, the Union Health Ministry has advised all central ministries to ask hospitals under their control or PSUs to set up dedicated hospital wards or separate blocks within hospitals for COVID-19 care.

16 Apr 2021

IMD predicts a normal monsoon this year

The Southwest monsoon, which brings more than 75 percent of rainfall to the country, is expected to be normal this year, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Friday.

16 Apr 2021

States, Opposition leaders urge Centre to start free foodgrain scheme

Amid a raging second wave of coronavirus, at least three state governments and several Opposition leaders have urged the federal government to start a free foodgrain scheme, similar to the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY), which began last year when the pandemic first unsettled India.

15 Apr 2021

Saudi Arabia: Grave of Hindu man buried as Muslim located

The Saudi Arabian government has located the grave of a Hindu man who was buried there as per Muslim rights and is considering repatriation of the remains, the Centre informed the Delhi High Court on Thursday.

15 Apr 2021

Delhi: Crematoriums, graveyards struggle as coronavirus deaths rise

The crematoriums and graveyards in Delhi are working overtime to conduct the last rites of those who died of coronavirus-linked complications.

15 Apr 2021

India logs 2+ lakh coronavirus cases; doubling in 10 days

India added more than two lakh coronavirus cases to its tally, the highest single-day spike since the beginning of the pandemic. Worryingly, the daily case count is doubling in 10 days.

14 Apr 2021

Russia-India committed to S-400 missile deal: Russian envoy

Russia and India are committed to adhering to timeline and other obligations under the S-400 missile deal, Russian ambassador Nikolay Kudashev said on Wednesday amid apprehensions of possible US sanctions against New Delhi over procurement of the weapons systems.

14 Apr 2021

Government lifts restrictions on e-visas for 156 countries, excluding China

The Union Ministry of Home Affairs has lifted restrictions on e-visas, allowing nationals from 156 countries to avail e-medical visa, e-business visa, e-medical attendant visa, and e-conference visa, according to reports.

14 Apr 2021

Congress launches YouTube channel 'INC TV' to combat "partisan" media

The Congress party today launched its own YouTube channel called INC TV on the occasion of Ambedkar Jayanti.

14 Apr 2021

Is Madhya Pradesh under-reporting its COVID-19 death toll?

Even as the dreadful second wave of COVID-19 continues unabated across India, the Madhya Pradesh government is allegedly under-reporting its daily death toll.

14 Apr 2021

Maharashtra: Can house helps go to work amid fresh restrictions?

In the wake of the stricter curbs imposed by the Maharashtra government on Tuesday, one of the biggest concerns for residents is whether house helps would be allowed to work during the period.

13 Apr 2021

Punjab woman moves court claiming Prince Harry promised marriage

UK's Prince Harry escaped legal action in India after the Punjab and Haryana High Court recently dismissed a petition filed against him by a woman advocate from Punjab.

13 Apr 2021

MP: People test themselves for COVID-19, gardener collects samples

In an instance of utter negligence amid the ravaging COVID-19 pandemic, a gardener at a government hospital in Sanchi, Madhya Pradesh was allegedly assigned to collect samples for COVID-19 tests.

13 Apr 2021

COVID-19: Bodies pile up at government hospitals in Chhattisgarh

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc across the country, dead bodies of coronavirus patients are piling up at a worrying speed at various government hospitals in Chhattisgarh, one of the worst-hit states, reports said.

13 Apr 2021

India to get limited doses of Sputnik V by April-end

Sputnik V, the Russia-made coronavirus vaccine, will be manufactured in India by five pharmaceutical firms. It is estimated that 850 million doses will be produced yearly.

12 Apr 2021

COVID-19: 61 students test positive at IIM-Calcutta, isolated on campus

As many as 61 students at the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Calcutta have tested positive for the coronavirus since April 2 and are currently in isolation on the campus, reports said today.

12 Apr 2021

Several parts of India likely to receive rainfall soon: IMD

Several parts of the country are likely to receive rainfall in next five days due to different cyclonic circulations, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Monday.

12 Apr 2021

From night guard to IIM professor: Ranjith Ramachandran's inspiring story

From working as a night watchman to being employed as a professor at the prestigious Indian Institute of Management (IIM), it has been a phenomenal journey for 28-year-old Ranjith Ramachandran.

12 Apr 2021

COVID-19: Central inspection teams flag issues in worst-hit states

The central inspection teams sent to three of the worst-hit states in the current wave of COVID-19 - Maharashtra, Punjab, and Chhattisgarh - have flagged various problems they are facing.

10 Apr 2021

In poll-bound Bengal, daily COVID-19 cases rise by 15 times

As the country grapples with a dreadful second wave of the coronavirus, West Bengal has seen its daily number of cases increasing by as much as 15 times in the last 30 days.

10 Apr 2021

Mumbai: Two Russians held for performing stunts at sea link

Two Russian nationals were arrested for allegedly performing stunts at Mumbai's Bandra-Worli Sea Link, police said on Saturday.

10 Apr 2021

Violence erupts in Bengal, 4 shot dead; EC seeks report

Four people were reportedly shot dead on Saturday when security personnel opened fire after being attacked in Sitalkuchi in West Bengal's Cooch Behar district as the state went to polls in its fourth phase of the ongoing Assembly elections.


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