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Modi reshuffles cabinet ahead of crucial elections, sacks health minister

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced his biggest cabinet reshuffle since he came to power in 2014. He indicated 36 new ministers into his government. At least 12 cabinet members, including IT and health ministers, resigned ahead of the reshuffle to make way for their colleagues. The new cabinet will have 77 ministers, up from […]

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Singapore rebuts an Indian chief minister who sounded alarm over possible new ‘Singapore Variant’

Singapore’s government has said there is “no truth” to an assertion by Delhi’s chief minister that a new variant of the coronavirus has been detected in the city state. Delhi’s chief minister Arvind Kejriwal had called for a halt to flights, saying a new “Singapore strain” was “extremely dangerous for children”. He added that it […]

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RARE fungal infection HITS recovered Covid-19 patients causing blindness, death in India

Mucormycosis, a fatal fungal disease outbreak has been making news in the Indian cities of Delhi, Mumbai and Ahmedabad even as the nation battles the novel coronavirus. The rare infection has also resulted in eyesight loss for some people. This month ENT surgeons at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital (SGRH) in the national capital have seen […]

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Delhi is clearing space to bury the dead as death toll from coronavirus grows

Delhi is clearing dense growth of shrubs and other plants from wastelands to add 400 graves to the Indian capital’s oldest functioning cemetery beside the ruins of historic city walls, as the death toll from the coronavirus grows. With more than 105,500 deaths nationwide, India’s tally of infections has crossed 6.83 million. Since its first […]

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23-year-old man applies poop on his body to evade police arrest

A man involved in four criminal cases, applied faeces on his body to avoid being arrested, but was held by police. A police team patrolling Nitya Nand Marg near Kashmere Gate metro station in Indian capital New Delhi noticed two bike-borne men behaving suspiciously. They were signalled to stop, but the suspects approached aggressively towards […]

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Nearly one in four in Delhi had coronavirus, random antibody study suggests

One in four residents in the Indian capital, Delhi, have been exposed to coronavirus infection, a random sample antibody test suggests. The survey¬†said 23.48% of the 21,387 people whose blood samples were tested had Covid-19 antibodies. It suggests that infections in the city are much more widespread than the number of confirmed cases indicates. Delhi […]

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Private jet hired for $11,980 to ferry stranded pets amid global lockdown

A private chartered jet is all set to fly six pets from Delhi to Mumbai in mid-June. The coronavirus-induced lockdown left a number of people stuck in different parts of the country. Several pets were also left stranded away from their owners due to travel restrictions imposed to curb the spread of the virus. According […]

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India expels two Pakistani embassy staff for spying and anti-India activities

Two Pakistani embassy staff accused of spying have been expelled from India, Indian officials revealed on Sunday. “Two officials of the High Commission of Pakistan in New Delhi were apprehended today by Indian law enforcement authorities for indulging in espionage activities,” a statement from the Indian external affairs ministry said. The statement added that the […]

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Worldwide lockdown left German national stranded at Delhi airport for 55 days

A German national who was stranded at the transit area of the Delhi for the last 55 days due to the lockdown, left for Amsterdam on May 12. The German national Edgard Ziebat had been living in the international transit area of the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport¬†since the coronavirus induced lockdown was announced. He […]

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CCTV captures monkey breaking into ATM and trashing it

When cops responded to reports of a damaged ATM in Delhi recently they were surprised to check CCTV footage and discover that the felon was actually a monkey. Surveillance footage, captured inside the ATM located in the national capital’s South Avenue area, shows the primate pulling off what some on social media have described as […]

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Delhi’s Tihar jail to release 3,000 prisoners amid coronavirus fears

Tihar Jail authorities have said that they will try to release about 3,000 prisoners in the next few days to contain the spread of the coronavirus infection as the number of positive cases rises across the country. At least 1,500 convicts will be released under parole or furlough and 1,500 under trial prisoners on interim […]

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Modi announces 14-hour lockdown drill on March 22

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday appealed to citizens to observe a self-curfew on March 22 as part of a trial-run to test social isolation to curb the spread of the coronavirus. In his address to the nation, Modi said the growing challenge posed by the coronavirus was not normal, and urged everyone to […]