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COVID-19: India records 403,000 new cases, 4,092 deaths in 24 hrs

India is currently undergoing the world’s worst Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, with 403,738 fresh infections and 4,092 deaths in the past 24 hours, the government...

Dozen killed in post-election violence in India’s West Bengal

Post-poll violence has hit India’s eastern state of West Bengal within 24 hours of election results, officials said on Tuesday.

COVID-19: India records 352,000 new daily cases, 2,812 deaths

India on Monday saw a new global record of 352,991 daily new COVID-19 infections as a second wave of the pandemic overwhelmed the health systems.

COVID-19: India records 2,020 deaths in single day

India has recorded 2,020 COVID-19-related deaths in a single day, as the country continued its attempts to control the latest wave of the pandemic...

COVID-19: India’s Maharashtra state struggles with new wave

Several regions in India’s Maharashtra state are witnessing a shortfall of Intensive Care Unit, ICU, beds and oxygen cylinders for Coronavirus, COVID-19, patients.

US President Biden invites Buhari, 39 other leaders to climate summit

The United States President Joe Biden has invited President Muhammadu Buhari to a Leaders Summit on Climate holding between April 22 and 23. Mr Biden...

COVID-19: Indian president gets vaccinated today

Indian President Ram Kovind got his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday in the capital New Delhi, an official at his office said.

India’s protesting farmers block trains in many states

Thousands of Indian farmers on Thursday blocked trains in several states, holding sit-ins on tracks to demonstrate against the government’s planned agricultural laws.

16 dead, 32 injured as Fireworks factory goes aflame in India

At least 16 workers were killed in a blaze at a fireworks factory in southern India on Friday, police said.

Police block roads to stop farmers from disrupting budget day in India

Indian Police and paramilitary on Monday dug ditches, spread razor wire across roads into New Delhi.

India delivers relief materials to Fiji cyclone victims

India on Monday delivered relief supplies, including dignity kits containing hygiene and sanitary items and sleeping mats to Fiji for the cyclone-affected families., reports said.

India introduces driverless metro train

India Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday inaugurated India’s first-ever driverless train on Delhi Metro’s Magenta Line, stressing that Delhi was the capital of a major global, financial and strategic power.

19 killed in India after lorry collides with bus

A lorry, on Thursday collided with a passenger bus in India, resulting in the death of 17 passengers and two drivers, a police spokesman said.

Hundreds detained in India for defying ban on protests against citizenship law

Police on Thursday detained hundreds of people in New Delhi and the southern city of Bengaluru and shut down the internet in some places as protests entered a second week.

UN summit: World leaders to make climate pledges without Trump

World leaders on Monday said they would put forward a new plan to combat the climate crisis at a special climate summit in New York ahead of the UN General Assembly debate, without Trump.

50,000 Indians doing business in Nigeria, says envoy

The Indian High Commissioner to Nigeria, Abhay Thakur, says 50,000 Indians, comprising professionals, investors, technically skilled, medical doctors and educationists are playing various trades in Nigeria.

Indian opposition attacks Modi over alleged political use of armed forces

Indian opposition parties are launching a united attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi for what they see as his politicisation of the armed forces. The...

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