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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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Virat Kohli quits as captain of India men’s Test team

Virat Kohli has stepped down as captain of India men’s Test team. The 33-year-old, who stopped leading India’s limited-overs sides last year, had led the Test side since 2015. He captained India in a record-breaking 68 Tests, winning 40 matches – the fourth best record of any Test captain in history. “It’s been seven years […]

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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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Asia’s biggest billionaire snaps controlling stake in Mandarin Oriental 5-star hotel in New York City

Asia’s biggest billionaire, Mukesh Ambani, has snapped up a controlling stake in the Mandarin Oriental in New York City for just over $98 million. Ambani’s conglomerate, Reliance Industries, announced Saturday the acquisition of the hotel’s parent company, a Cayman Islands-based firm controlled by the Investment Corporation of Dubai. That company indirectly holds a 73.4% stake […]

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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: At least 10 Covid-19 positive passengers escape institutional quarantine, police hunt launched

At least 10 passengers have escaped from an airport in the northern Indian city of Amritsar after testing positive for Covid-19, according to Ruhee Dugg, a senior district official. The passengers arrived aboard an international chartered flight from Italy to India on Thursday, and 125 people tested positive on arrival. After arriving from Rome on […]

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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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Indian man takes 11 doses of Covid-19 vaccine, gets caught while going for 12th

A man in India claimed to have been inoculated with 11 doses of Covid-19 vaccines and was caught while going for his 12th. According to reports, the man was identified as 89-year-old Brahmadev Mandal, a resident of Orai village of Puraini in Bihar state. Madhepura district Civil Surgeon Amarendra Pratap Shahi said that an inquiry […]

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125 passengers on Italy-India chartered flight test positive for Covid-19

A total of 125 passengers who arrived in the northern Indian city of Amritsar on a chartered flight from Italy have tested positive for Covid-19. They will be placed in isolation, health officials said. They were among 179 passengers on the flight from Milan which landed in Amritsar on Wednesday afternoon. The flight made a […]

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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 – […]