India


Record jump in COVID-19 cases, 137 more deaths Saturday, May 23rd, 2020

NEW DELHI, (PTI):- The COVID-19 cases in India saw the biggest spike for the second consecutive day on Saturday with 6,654 new infections in the last 24 hours, taking the tally to over 1.25 lakh, while the toll rose to 3,720 after 137 more deaths, the Union Health Ministry said. The active cases..

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Death and destruction after cyclone hits India, Bangladesh Thursday, May 21st, 2020

By SHEIKH SAALIQ and JULHAS ALAM, NEW DELHI (AP):- Wide swathes of the coasts of India and Bangladesh were flooded and millions of people remained without power Thursday, after the most powerful cyclone to hit the region in more than decade left dozens dead and a trail of destruction. In the..

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Floods, rain hit India, Bangladesh in wake of storm; 22 dead Wednesday, May 20th, 2020

By ANIRUDDHA GHOSAL and JULHAS ALAM, NEW DELHI (AP):- A powerful cyclone ripped through densely populated coastal India and Bangladesh, blowing off roofs and whipping up waves that swallowed embankments and bridges and left entire villages without access to fresh water, electricity and..

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‘Super cyclone’ Amphan batters Bangladesh, India

NEW DELHI, (AFP):- The strongest cyclone in decades slammed into Bangladesh and eastern India on Wednesday, sending water surging inland and leaving a trail of destruction as the death toll rose to at least nine. High winds and torrid rains pounded coastal villages and cities, bringing down power..

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Cyclone batters coast of India, Bangladesh, millions flee

By ANIRUDDHA GHOSAL and JULHAS ALAM, NEW DELHI (AP):- A powerful cyclone slammed ashore Wednesday along the coastline of India and Bangladesh, where more than 2.6 million people fled to shelters in a frantic evacuation made all the more challenging by the coronavirus pandemic. Cyclone Amphan, the..

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COVID-19 cases reach 1,01,139; death toll touches 3,163 Tuesday, May 19th, 2020

NEW DELHI, (PTI):- The number of coronavirus cases crossed the one lakh mark in the country on Tuesday, while the death toll due to the infection touched 3,163, according to the Union Health Ministry. A total of 134 deaths and 4,970 COVID-19 cases were reported in the country in the past 24 hours..

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No beds, packed morgues: Mumbai hospitals near collapse Saturday, May 16th, 2020

MUMBAI, (AFP):- Packed morgues, bodies in wards, patients forced to share beds and medical workers run ragged: Mumbai's war against coronavirus has pushed the Indian city's hospitals to breaking point. Ravi, 26, had to change his mother's diapers himself as she lay dying from the disease in the..

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30 migrant workers killed in India lockdown crashes

NEW DELHI, (AFP):- At least 30 Indian migrant workers were killed Saturday in road accidents as they tried to return to their home villages during a nationwide coronavirus lockdown, officials said. The accidents, in central and northern India, were the latest involving some of the millions of..

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COVID-19 death toll rises to 2,415; cases climb to 67,152 Wednesday, May 13th, 2020

NEW dELHI, (PTI):- The death toll due to COVID-19 rose to 2,415 and the number of cases climbed to 67,152 in the country on Monday, registering an increase of 97 deaths and a record jump of 4,213 cases in the last 24 hours, according to the Union health ministry. The number of active COVID-19..

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COVID-19 death toll rises to 2,206; cases climb to 67,152 Monday, May 11th, 2020

NEW DELHI, (PTI):- The death toll due to COVID-19 rose to 2,206 and the number of cases climbed to 67,152 in the country on Monday, registering an increase of 97 deaths and a record jump of 4,213 cases in the last 24 hours, according to the Union health ministry. The number of active COVID-19..

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Battle to prevent fresh gas leak at Indian plant Friday, May 8th, 2020

Visakhapatnam (India) (AFP):- Engineers battled Friday to prevent more toxic gas escaping at a chemical plant on India's east coast, a day after a pre-dawn leak killed 12 people and knocked locals unconscious in the street. Although the death toll was lower than feared, the accident which left..

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Gas leak at Indian chemical plant kills 11 Thursday, May 7th, 2020

HYDERABAD, INDIA, (AFP):- Eleven people were killed and hundreds hospitalised after a pre-dawn gas leak at a chemical plant in eastern India on Thursday that left unconscious victims lying in the streets, authorities said. Fears that the death toll from the incident on the outskirts of the..

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Maha to ramp up ICU beds, seeks Central facilities in state Wednesday, May 6th, 2020

MUMBAI, (PTI):- Maharashtra, which is battling surge in COVID-19 cases, has requested the hospitals under the Railways, the Army and other Central undertakings to make their facilities in the state available to the government which is planning to ramp up the number of ICU beds. A statement issued..

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