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Bipin Rawat: Sudden turn in weather downed India’s top commander’s chopper crash

A helicopter crash that killed the head of India’s armed forces and 13 others was caused by a pilot disoriented by a sudden turn in the weather. Gen Bipin Rawat was among those killed when the chopper hit a hillside and burst into flames in Tamil Nadu state in December. Conspiracy theories about the accident […]

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India’s rising coronavirus infections may peak peak next week, experts suggest

Indian cities such as capital New Delhi and Mumbai could peak next week after rising rapidly, experts say, as the country reports the highest number of daily cases since late May. The 247,417 new infections on Thursday were more than 30 times higher daily cases from a month ago, rising as the more transmissible Omicron […]

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India: More than 1,500 attend monkey funeral breaching Covid-19 public gathering rules

The residents of a village in India organised a grand funeral ceremony and an elaborate feast after pained by the demise of a monkey. A crowd of over 1,500 people gathered at Dalupura village in Rajgarh district, Madhya Pradesh. Viral mobile footage shows funeral procession with hymns being chanted as people carry the bier to […]

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India probes private laboratory for faulty Covid-19 tests on passengers arriving from Italy

Indian officials are investigating a private laboratory accused of faulty Covid-19 tests on passengers on two flights from Italy last week. At least 173 passengers from Rome, and 125 travellers from Milan tested positive on arrival in Amritsar. Thirty of them were tested again at the airport but only three people tested positive for Covid […]

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India Coronavirus: 173 out of 285 passengers test positive for Covid-19 in second Italy-India flight

For a second time in two days, the majority of passengers arriving in India on a flight from Italy have tested positive for Covid-19 according to Indian officials. On Friday, 173 out of 285 passengers aboard the flight from Rome to Amritsar tested positive on arrival. It follows more than a hundred people testing positive […]

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India: Six killed, 23 hospitalised after inhaling toxic gas at dyeing and printing mill in Surat

Six workers at a dyeing and printing mill in India were killed and more than 20 were taken to hospital on Thursday after inhaling toxic gas caused by an illegal dump of waste chemicals, officials said. The disaster took place in the industrial city of Surat in Gujarat state at about 4:00am. The workers were […]

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India records over 90,000 Covid-19 infections, first Omicron death

A 74-year-old man who died in the western state of Rajasthan was India’s first death with the Omicron variant, the health ministry said on Wednesday. Officials said the man had been suffering from diabetes and other comorbid conditions. India has reported 2,630 Omicron cases so far. It reported more than 90,000 cases on Thursday – […]

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Farmers block PM Narendra Modi’s cavalcade for not sacking junior home minister

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was trapped on a flyover for 20 minutes by protesters in Punjab in what is being dubbed as a serious security lapse. Mr Modi was on his way to a memorial in the northern state when the route was blocked by protesting farmers. They were demanding the resignation of a […]

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India: At least 12 killed, dozens injured in stampede at religious shrine in Jammu and Kashmir

At least 12 people died and more than a dozen were injured in a stampede at a Hindu shrine in India’s Jammu and Kashmir region on Saturday. “Twelve pilgrims died and 14 were injured in a stampede in the early morning today at Mata Vaishno Devi shrine,” senior police officer Mukesh Singh told Reuters. All […]

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India: Goat gives birth to an unusual offspring with ‘human like face’

A farmer in India was left stunned after one of his goats gave birth to an unusual offspring that appeared to have the “face of a human”. The “human baby-like offspring” is said to have surprised locals in Gangapur village in the Dholai Vidhan Sabha constituency of the northeastern Indian state of Assam. It was […]

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Apple places Indian iPhone factory on ‘probation’ citing poor working and living worker conditions

Apple has placed an iPhone factory in southern India “on probation” following protests over food poisoning and living conditions. An audit by Apple found that remote dining rooms and dormitories used by workers did not meet requirements. Around 250 women who worked at the Foxconn plant were affected by food poisoning, with more than 150 […]

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India to begin Covid-19 vaccination for 15 to 18-year-olds; booster for health, frontline workers and above 60s with ailments

India will start administering Covid-19 booster shots as a precautionary measure to healthcare and other front-line workers from January 10, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said, as cases of the Omicron coronavirus variant rise across the country. In a TV address to the nation on Saturday night, Modi also said those above 60 years of […]