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More than 110 suspected Covid-19 bodies float in Indian river, authorities install nets to catch them

At least 110 bodies, many of them decomposed and bloated, were found floating in India’s Ganga river over the past couple of days. While 71 of the bodies have been fished out in Bihar’s Buxar district, at least 45 bodies were found in neighbouring Uttar Pradesh state. Authorities are yet to confirm if the bodies […]

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‘I would have lived had I received better treatment’: Indian actor succumbs to Covid-19 shortly after appealing for help

Indian actor and vlogger Rahul Vohra has died aged 35 from Covid-19, his wife said, shortly after he appeared in a final video criticizing the quality of his medical care. Vohra’s short comedic videos have amassed tens of millions of views on Facebook and YouTube. His wife, Jyoti Tiwari, wrote on Instagram Monday that he […]

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WHO elevates India’s coronavirus mutation to ‘variant of concern’ status

The World Health Organization (WHO) has classified India’s variant of the novel coronavirus as a “variant of global concern”. It said preliminary studies show the B.1.617 mutation spreads more easily than other variants and requires further study. The variant has already spread to more than 30 countries, the WHO says. Three other variants from the […]

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Dozens of suspected Covid-19 corpses wash up on the banks of river Ganges

At least 40 human corpses have washed up on the banks of the Ganges river in northern India, officials say. The bodies were discovered in the states of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. Some sections of the media have estimated as many as 100 bodies floating. The condition in which they have been found suggests that […]

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‘Black Fungus’: Rare disease is blinding recovered Covid-19 patients in India

A rare but serious fungal infection, known as mucormycosis and colloquially as “black fungus”, is being detected relatively frequently among Covid-19 patients in India. The disease often manifests in the skin and also affects the lungs and the brain. Multiple cases were reported in the Indian states of Delhi, Maharashtra and Gujarat. Doctors in some […]

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Modi’s $1.8 billion renovation project faces criticism amid India’s biggest public health crisis

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s administration has come under sharp focus for the $1.8 billion Central Vista Redevelopment Project amid the coronavirus crises the nation is witnessing. The Central Vista Redevelopment Project was announced in September 2019, and has been branded unduly expensive, environmentally irresponsible and a threat to cultural heritage. The project includes a […]

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Covid-19 India: Eight Asiatic lions test positive for SARS-COV2 at Hyderabad zoo

Eight Asiatic lions at an Indian zoo contracted the coronavirus, zoo officials said, adding that there was no evidence that animals could transmit the disease to humans. Zoo authorities in the southern city of Hyderabad shared samples with a government research laboratory on March 24 after the lions showed signs of respiratory distress. The test […]

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India records 412k daily infections, 3,980 deaths; Scientific advisor warns of ‘Inevitable Third Wave’

India posted yet another record of 412,000 cases in the space of 24 hours and 3,980 deaths. The western state of Maharashtra, which has had the highest caseload throughout the pandemic, reported 920 deaths. The northern states of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Punjab and Tamil Nadu and Karnataka in the south reported their highest fatalities […]

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Kangana Ranaut: Twitter permanently suspends Indian actress for repeatedly posting hateful content

Indian actress Kangana Ranaut’s Twitter account was permanently suspended for repeatedly violating Twitter policy on “hateful conduct and abusive behavior”. Ranaut, a huge supporter of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his right-wing Hindu nationalist party was unhappy after Mr Modi tasted defeat in the West Bengal State elections. In a tweet she asked Mr Modi […]

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Indian Premier League suspended after multiple players test positive for Coronavirus

Cricket administrators in India were forced to suspend the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) after multiple players tested positive for the novel coronavirus. India is currently reeling under the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic. The country has recorded more than 20 million cases, and so far reported more than 222,000 deaths from the virus. […]

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COVID19 India: Official tally of coronavirus infections surpass 20 million cases

The number of new Covid infections in India has officially passed 20 million cases. India says infections have consistently dropped since 30 April, when it recorded more than 400,000 cases. It reported 355,832 cases on Tuesday. Data released by the government said cases were dropping in the worst affected state of Delhi, Maharashtra, as well […]

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Modi’s party faces setback in key Indian states amid coronavirus crises

The incumbent chief minister’s party in India’s West Bengal state has defeated Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s party in a state election held as the country’s coronavirus pandemic surged to crisis levels. West Bengal, which is viewed as a key battleground, has never been ruled by Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), despite aggressive campaigning and massive […]