India


Jaswant Singh dies, PM Modi pays tribute Sunday, September 27th, 2020

NEW DELHI, (PTI):- Former Union minister Jaswant Singh, a close associate of ex-prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, died here on Sunday following a long spell of illness. He was 82. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other top BJP leaders paid rich tributes to Singh, saying that he served India..

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COVID-19 tally in India crosses 58-lakh mark Friday, September 25th, 2020

NEW DELHI, (PTI):- India's COVID-19 caseload zoomed past 58 lakh, while over 47 lakh people have recuperated from the disease, pushing the national recovery rate to 81.74 per cent, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Friday. The total coronavirus cases mounted to 58,18,570 with..

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Indian couple run street-side classes for poor students Monday, September 21st, 2020

By RISHABH R. JAIN, NEW DELHI (AP):- On a quiet road in India’s capital, tucked away on a wide, red-bricked sidewalk, kids set adrift by the country’s COVID-19 lockdown are being tutored. The children, ages 4 to 14, carry book bags more than 2 kilometers (a mile) from their thatched-roof huts..

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Taj Mahal reopens even as India cases soar Sunday, September 20th, 2020

AGRA, INDIA, (AFP):- The Taj Mahal reopens to visitors on Monday in a symbolic business-as-usual gesture, even as India looks set to overtake the US as the global leader in coronavirus infections. India, home to 1.3 billion people and some of the world's most crowded cities, has recorded more than..

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India maintains surge, adds 93,300 new cases Friday, September 18th, 2020

NEW DELHI, (AP):- India has maintained its surge in coronavirus cases, adding 93,337 new confirmed infections in the past 24 hours. The Health Ministry on Saturday raised the nation’s caseload to more than 5.3 million out of the nearly 1.4 billion people. It said 1,247 more people died in the..

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As India’s virus cases rise, so do questions over death toll Wednesday, September 16th, 2020

By ANIRUDDHA GHOSAL and SHEIKH SAALIQ, NEW DELHI (AP):- When Narayan Mitra died on July 16, a day after being admitted to the hospital for fever and breathing difficulties, his name never appeared on any of the official lists put out daily of those killed by the coronavirus. Test results later..

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India surpasses 5 million coronavirus cases, 82,066 deaths Tuesday, September 15th, 2020

NEW DELHI (AP):- India’s coronavirus confirmed cases crossed 5 million on Wednesday, still soaring and testing the country’s feeble health care system in tens of thousands of impoverished towns and villages. The Health Ministry reported 90,123 new cases in the past 24 hours, raising the..

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India adds over 83,000 cases, nears 5 million

NEW DELHI (AP):- India confirmed more than 83,000 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, bringing its total caseload to nearly 5 million. The Health Ministry also reported 1,054 new deaths, driving total fatalities up to 80,776. With 4.93 million confirmed cases, India has the second-highest total in..

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83,809 new COVID cases, 1,054 deaths in India Monday, September 14th, 2020

NEW DELHI, (PTI):- India's novel coronavirus tally crossed 49 lakh on Tuesday with 83,809 new cases, while 38.59 lakh people have recuperated so far, taking the recovery rate to 78.28 per cent, the Health Ministry said. The death toll rose to 80,776 with 1,054 more people succumbing to the..

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COVID-19 tally in India breaches 47-lakh mark Saturday, September 12th, 2020

NEW DELHI, (PTI):- India's COVID-19 tally of cases sprinted past 47 lakh with 94,372 new infections being reported in a day, while 37,02,595 people have recuperated taking the national recovery rate to 77.88 per cent on Sunday, according to the Union Health Ministry data. The total coronavirus..

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COVID-19 cases in India cross 45-lakh mark Friday, September 11th, 2020

NEW DELHI, (PTI):- India's COVID-19 caseload sprinted past 45 lakh and the death toll climbed to 76,271 with a record 96,551 infections and 1,209 fatalities being reported in a day, while the recoveries crossed 35 lakh on Friday, according to the Union Health Ministry data. The total coronavirus..

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India, China agree to disengage thousands of border troops Thursday, September 10th, 2020

By ASHOK SHARMA, NEW DELHI (AP):- The Indian and Chinese foreign ministers agreed their troops should disengage from a tense border standoff, maintain proper distance and ease tensions in the cold-desert Ladakh region where the two sides had their deadliest clash in decades in June. India’s S...

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