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‘You take your own sweet time and people die’: Indian court pulls up Modi’s government over oxygen crisis

India is in the grip of a vicious second wave and an acute oxygen shortage is raising more fears about its overwhelmed health care system. For three days, the Delhi High Court has been hearing emergency requests for oxygen and other resources from the city government and various hospitals in the city. “This is ridiculous. […]

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India breaks Covid-19 daily infections world record with 314,835 new cases over the last 24 hours

India recorded more than 300,000 Covid-19 infections over the last 24 hours, the highest daily global total, while coronavirus related deaths also jumped by a record. India’s daily jump of 314,835 cases surpasses the previous highest one-day rise in the world of 297,430 cases posted by the United States in January. India’s total cases are […]

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Covid-19 India: Oxygen interruption kills 22 people on ventilators as infections mount

At least 22 people died at a hospital in western India after a disruption to their oxygen supply caused by a leaking tank on Wednesday. The incident in the city of Nashik, one of India’s worst-hit areas, happened after the tank of oxygen leaked, said Rajesh Tope, the health minister of Maharashtra. “Patients who were […]

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‘I don’t understand any economic logic,’ India says after United States puts it on monitoring list

India does not see logic in the United States putting it on a monitoring list of currency manipulators “I don’t understand any economic logic,” Anup Wadhawan, India’s commerce secretary told reporters. The Reserve Bank of India is following a policy that allows currency movements based on market forces, he added. Last week, the US Treasury […]

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Covid-19 India: 20 million Delhi residents put under lockdown; vaccine opens for all adults from May 1

India’s capital, Delhi, has announced a week-long lockdown after a record spike in cases overwhelmed the city’s healthcare system. Government offices and essential services, such as hospitals, pharmacies and grocers, will be open during the lockdown, which starts on Monday night. The city had imposed a weekend curfew, but reported its highest single-day spike so […]

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India posts new record of 261k daily Covid-19 infections

India once again reported a new record of daily coronavirus cases as hospitals across the country overflow with patients and experts warn the healthcare system is teetering on the brink of collapse. The health ministry revealed on Sunday that 261,500 cases were registered in the past 24 hours, the fourth consecutive day when the country […]

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Wife’s cockroach phobia makes couple shift 18 homes in 3 years; husband now seeks divorce

A Indian couple who changed 18 houses in the past three years due the wife’s crippling fear of cockroaches may end in a divorce. The couple are from Madhya Pradesh’s Bhopal city. The husband claims he had no idea about his wife’s phobia before he married her. But soon after the wedding in 2017, the […]

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India records over 217k daily Covid-19 infections; 2 million infections this month alone

India recorded 217,353 new COVID-19 infections over the last 24 hours, the eighth record daily increase in the last nine days. Deaths from COVID-19 rose by 1,185 to reach a total of 174,308, the health ministry’s data showed. With a total tally of nearly 14.3 million, India this week overtook Brazil to become the country […]

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India records over 200k daily COVID-19 cases; hospitals face oxygen and bed shortage

India recorded over 200,000 new daily COVID-19 cases on Thursday as India’s financial capital Mumbai entered a lockdown, as hospitals struggle to cope with oxygen supply and beds. The surge was the seventh record daily increase in the last eight days and comes as India battles a massive second wave of infections that has its […]

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India approves Russia’s Sputnik V for mass use amid second COVID wave and vaccine shortage

India approved Russia’s Sputnik V for use amid a deadly second wave of infections. The vaccine has been deemed to be safe, and works in a way similar to the Oxford-AstraZeneca jab which is being made in India as Covishield. Sputnik V gives around 92% protection against Covid-19, late stage trial results published in The Lancet […]

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Mumbai: 17-year-old student confesses to stealing 26 high-end bicycles worth $5,314

A 17-year-old school student in the Indian city of Mumbai confessed to having stolen 26 high-end bicycles after a woman whom he stole from lodged a complaint about her lost bike. The incident occurred in the city’s Kandivali area. After noticing that her bike was missing from the parking lot of her apartment, the woman […]

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India bans remdesivir exports amid surging Covid-19 infections

India banned the export of antiviral drug remdesivir and its active pharmaceutical ingredients as demand rocketed amid a record surge in COVID-19 infections and led to shortages in many parts of the country. New daily infections surged to 152,879 on Sunday, the sixth record rise in seven days, overwhelming hospitals in some regions. India, known […]