11 May 2021

Dozens of bodies wash up on the banks of Ganges River in India

On Monday, at least 71 bodies were pulled from the banks of the Ganges River in eastern India, according to authorities. The occurrence comes amid the second wave in India that has caused destruction across the country and sent its healthcare system into desperation due to exceeding capacities and oxygen

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05 May 2021

Huawei and ZTE left out of India’s 5G trials

In its preliminary 5G trials, India has left out equipment from Chinese manufacturers Huawei and ZTE, becoming the latest country to take the firms out of its future 5G endeavors. India’s telecom ministry granted permission to a dozen firms, including Nokia and Ericsson, to conduct a six-month trial of 5G

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28 Apr 2021

India Surpasses 200,000 Covid Deaths Amid Surge

Over the past several weeks, India has been struggling with a massive surge in Covid-19 cases, with more Covid cases over the last week than any other country. India has also reported shortages in oxygen supplies, creating a healthcare system nightmare as patients in need of oxygen are not able

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21 Apr 2021

Oxygen leak leaves 22 Covid-19 patients dead in India

In Nashik city, India, at least 22 Covid patients have died in a hospital after the entity lost oxygen supply due to a leak. According to authorities, the incident occurred on Wednesday while an oxygen tanker was refilling the supply at the Zakir Hussain hospital. It is unclear how the

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19 Apr 2021

Delhi announces lockdown as Covid cases surge

Delhi, India’s capital city, has announced a return to severe lockdown measures for at least a week after a record spike in cases overwhelmed the city’s healthcare system. Government offices and essential services will remain open during the lockdown, which starts today. The city previously imposed a curfew, which was

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14 Apr 2021

‘A tsunami of cases’ creates desperation as Covid second wave batters India

In India, a new wave of cases is devastating the nation and surpassed medical professional’s worst expectations. When the cases started to drop in India and lockdown measures were partially lifted, residents took advantage and hosted large wedding parties, began to stop wearing masks, held political rallies, and other super-spreading

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29 Mar 2021

India suffers highest daily coronavirus infections in five months

On Monday, India reported its highest daily increase in Covid-19 cases in five months. The second wave within the country has been driven by surging infections in the Maharastra state, the country’s richest. On Monday, a total of 68,020 new Covid-19 cases were reported, representing the highest daily rise since

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26 Mar 2021

Anger in Bangladesh as India’s Modi attends 50th Independence Day

Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Bangladesh to celebrate its Golden Jubilee celebrations of independence. The visit has sparked violent protests that were dispersed by police intervention with tear gas and rubber bullets. Clashes broke out between groups of demonstrators on Friday at Dhaka’s main mosque.  Dhaka’s Baitul Mokarram mosque was

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12 Mar 2021

Maharashtra: Nagpur becomes first major Indian city to return to lockdown

In western India, Nagpur is the first major city in India to return to full lockdown after a spike in coronavirus cases. This lockdown begins on March 15 and will last a week, extending to other areas of the district as well. Nagpur is located in Maharashtra state, which has

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25 Feb 2021

India and Pakistan Agree to Cease-Fire Along Their Disputed Border in Kashmir

Pakistan and India have agreed to a cease-fire along their disputed border, which is regarded as one of the most dangerous frontiers in the world. The two countries released a joint statement on Thursday confirming the agreement. The border, which is referred to as the Line of Control, is a

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