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UK PM Johnson cancels trip to India due to coronavirus worries

UK PM Johnson cancels trip to India due to coronavirus worries

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday cancelled a planned trip to India, scheduled to take place next week, due to the current coronavirus situation in India, Johnson's office said.

US hits vaccine milestone as NZealand, Australia open travel bubble

US hits vaccine milestone as NZealand, Australia open travel bubble

The hard-hit United States has passed a hopeful milestone as half its adults have had at least one Covid vaccine dose and from Monday all its over 18s will be eligible to get their shot.

India's new coronavirus cases hit record; Mumbai prepares for lockdown

India's new coronavirus cases hit record; Mumbai prepares for lockdown

India's new coronavirus infections reached a record on Wednesday, as crowds of pilgrims gathered for a religious festival despite oxygen shortages and strict curbs in other areas.

India approves Russia's Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine

India approves Russia's Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine

India has authorised the Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine, a leading local drugmaker said Tuesday, in a boost for the nation's inoculation drive as infection rates soar to record highs.

India overtakes Brazil, Bangladesh orders shutdown as surge hits South Asia

India overtakes Brazil, Bangladesh orders shutdown as surge hits South Asia

India on Monday overtook Brazil as the country with the second-highest number of coronavirus infections and Bangladesh halted international flights and shut offices as a new wave battered South Asia.

22 Indian security members killed in Maoist attack

22 Indian security members killed in Maoist attack

At least 22 members of Indian security forces were killed in a central Indian state by Maoist fighters, in one of the bloodiest attacks by the extreme left-wing insurgent group this year, officials said on Sunday.

Asian countries scramble for vaccine supplies after India export curbs

Asian countries scramble for vaccine supplies after India export curbs

Several Asian countries scrambled to find alternative sources for Covid-19 inoculations on Tuesday after export restrictions by manufacturer India left a World Health Organization-backed global vaccine sharing programme short of supplies.

Indian farmers block highway outside Delhi to mark 100th day of protest

Indian farmers block highway outside Delhi to mark 100th day of protest

Indian farmers began gathering on Saturday to block a six-lane expressway outside New Delhi to mark the 100th day of protests against deregulation of agriculture markets, to add pressure on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government.

Thousands demand India's top judge quit over rape remarks

Thousands demand India's top judge quit over rape remarks

India's top judge was facing calls to resign on Wednesday after telling an accused rapist to marry his schoolgirl victim to avoid jail.

Vaccine giant says told to prioritise India

Vaccine giant says told to prioritise India

The world's biggest vaccine maker, India's Serum Institute, has urged other countries to be "patient" about it supplying anti-coronavirus shots, saying it has been instructed to prioritise its home market.

HMC provides treatment to all patients irrespective of nationality

HMC provides treatment to all patients irrespective of nationality

Dr Hanadi al-Hamad, Qatar’s National Health Strategy lead for Healthy Ageing and medical director of Rumailah Hospital and Qatar Rehabilitation Institute, has recognised representatives of the embassies of Bangladesh and Nepal and the Indian Community Benevolent Forum (ICBF) ...

19 killed in firecracker factory blast in India

19 killed in firecracker factory blast in India

At least 19 people were killed and dozens hurt in a blast at a firecracker factory in India, authorities said Saturday.