India reports record 27,114 Covid-19 cases in a day

INDIA’s Covid-19 tally increased to 820,916 on Saturday (11) with record 27,114 new cases reported in the last 24 hours. There are 283,407 active cases and 515,386 coronavirus cases have been cured or discharged from the hospital. The death toll due to the pandemic stands at 22,123. The new cases have crossed the previous record […]

India’s Covid-19 cases near 800,000

INDIA’s Covid-19 tally reached 793,802 on Friday (10) with record 26,506 new cases reported in a day. The country registered its first case on January 30. The country reported 475 fresh deaths due to the pandemic in a day. The disease claimed 21,604 lives so far. The tally of active cases in the country stands at […]

Indian gangster accused of killing eight policemen shot dead

INDIAN police shot dead on Friday (10) a man who had been accused of ordering the killing of eight policemen when he tried to flee from officers who had taken him into custody after he surrendered, officials said. Vikas Dubey, who was on the run for over a week after he allegedly ordered the eight […]

Diamond city of India sees exodus of workers due to Covid-19 crisis

THOUSANDS of workers at the famed diamond units of Surat in Gujarat are leaving the city as the pandemic has left them in penury. Over 600,000 people were employed in more than 9,000 stone-cutting and polishing units in Surat, known worldwide for its $24 billion diamond industry. With the national lockdown imposed from March-end to […]

India reports highest single-day spike of 24,879 Covid-19 cases

THE total confirmed cases of Covid-19 in India have reached 767,296 on Thursday (9) with 24,879 new cases reported in the last 24 hours. Out of the total number of cases, 269,789 are still active. The death toll has also increased to 21,129, with 487 deaths reported in the past 24 hours. The recoveries, however, […]

Pompeo denounces China ‘aggression’ toward India

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo on Wednesday (8)  denounced China’s “aggression” toward India and said that a fresh dispute over Bhutan showed Beijing’s plan of “bullying.” The remarks were the most extensive by the top US diplomat since a deadly clash between the world’s two most populous nations on June 15, which killed 20 […]

Former India navy officer refuses to appeal spying death sentence

A former Indian naval officer on death row in Pakistan for alleged spying has refused to lodge an appeal against his conviction and will try instead for a military pardon, an official said on Wednesday. Kulbhushan Sudhir Jadhav was arrested in 2016 in Pakistan’s restive southwestern province of Balochistan — a region where Islamabad has […]

E-tailers in India begin work to list ‘country of origin’ labels on products

E-commerce companies in India like Amazon.com’s local unit and Walmart’s Flipkart have begun to update their back-end systems to allow sellers to identify the country of origin on all new product listings on their platforms, two sources aware of the matter said on Wednesday (8). The Indian trade ministry’s Department for Promotion of Industry and […]

India arrests South Korean CEO, 11 others for gas leak at LG Polymers

INDIAN police have arrested 12 LG Polymers officials, including its South Korean Chief Executive Sunkey Jeong, an officer said on Wednesday (8), two months after a gas leak at the company’s south Indian chemical plant killed 12. The arrests were made under a case of culpable homicide filed against the company, a unit of South […]

India’s coronavirus death toll hits 20,000 as infections surge

INDIA’s death toll from the coronavirus pandemic surpassed 20,000 on Tuesday (7) and case numbers surged as the south Asian nation pushed ahead with relaxations to its almost two-month lockdown amid grim economic forecasts. The rate of both new virus infections and deaths are rising at the fastest pace in three months, as officials lift […]

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