6/3/2021

New Delhi, 3 June: Expectations for India's economic growth are being revised sharply lower as a surge in people losing their jobs and defaulting on debt suggest a more halting recovery from the financial shock of the COVID-19 pandemic.

6/3/2021

New Delhi, 3 June: India's government said on Thursday it has inked a deal with domestic vaccine maker Biological-E for 300 million COVID-19 vaccine doses for 15 billion rupees ($205.62 million).

5/31/2021

New Delhi, 31 May: The Delhi government has extended the Covid-induced lockdown till June 7.

5/31/2021

New Delhi, 31 May: Five-year-old Pratham and his 10-month-old brother Ayush lost their father to Covid in April. Days later, at a different Delhi hospital, they lost their mother.

5/31/2021

Mumbai, 31 May: India will have nearly 120 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines available for domestic use in June, the government said.

5/30/2021

Kathmandu, 30 May: India has viewed the World Health Organization (WHO) convened global study into the origin of COVID-19 as a crucial first step.

5/30/2021

New Delhi, 30 May: Coronavirus infections in the South Asia region surpassed 30 million on Friday, according to a Reuters tally of official data, led by India which is struggling with a second COVID-19 wave and a vaccine shortage across the region.

5/30/2021

New Delhi, 28: The infection rate from the second wave of the coronavirus (COVID-19) disease has decreased in the last few days in India. There are currently 2,419,107 active cases of COVID-19 in the country.

5/30/2021

New Delhi, 27 May: Lockdown has been extended in Delhi till May 31, announced Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

5/30/2021

London, 28 May: Pfizer and AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccines are effective against the variant identified in India after two doses, according to a study.

5/30/2021

New Delhi, 27 May: Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) chief Samant Kumar Goel and Intelligence Bureau head Arvind Kumar have been given a one-year extension in their services, India’s Economic Times has reported.

5/26/2021

New Delhi, 25 May: The two major Indian cities-- Delhi and Mumbai-- that have been hit the hardest by the second wave of the coronavirus (COVID-19) disease have seen a decrease in the infection rate since the past few weeks. As many as 26.7 million people in India are infected by COVID-19 and 300,000 have died from the virus.

5/26/2021

New Delhi, 26: A powerful cyclone destroyed tens of thousands of mud houses in eastern India on Wednesday, forcing the closure of the busiest regional airport in Kolkata, as it brought storm surges to coastal areas, the second such event within a week.

5/23/2021

J&J vaccines. Jaishankar’s mission, during his visit from May 24-28, will be to “persuade the US to send as many vaccines as possible to India and its neighbours”. Recently, Bangladesh Foreign Minister A K Abdul Momen had reached out to Jaishankar for lobbying with the US in this regard. Nepal, Sri Lanka and Maldives have also been asking for vaccines.

5/23/2021

New Delhi, 23 May: Two doses of the Covid-19 vaccine are needed to provide “strong protection” against symptomatic infection from B.1.617.2, the coronavirus variant first identified in India, suggests preliminary data from the UK Department of Health and Social Care’s executive agency, Public Health England (PHE), Financial Times reported on Saturday.

5/23/2021

New Delhi, 23 May: Personal data of an unspecified number of travelers has been comprised after a company that serves India’s national carrier was hacked, Air India said.

5/21/2021

New Delhi, 21 May: A powerful cyclone roaring in the Arabian Sea was moving toward India’s western coast on Monday as authorities tried to evacuate hundreds of thousands of people and suspended Covid-19 vaccinations in one state.

5/21/2021

New Delhi, 20 May: India is unlikely to resume major exports of COVID-19 vaccines until at least October as it diverts shots for domestic use, three government sources said, a longer-than-expected delay set to worsen supply shortages from the global COVAX initiative.

5/21/2021

New Delhi, 20 May: India on Wednesday reported more coronavirus deaths in a single day than any other country at any time during the pandemic, while infections continued to spread through vast rural areas with weak health systems.

5/21/2021

New Delhi, 20 May: India has ordered tighter surveillance of a rare fungal disease hitting COVID-19 patients, officials said on Thursday, piling pressure on hospitals struggling with the world's highest number of daily infections of the novel coronavirus.

5/19/2021

Kathmandu, 19 May: The Serum Institute, the world’s largest COVID-19 vaccine manufacturer company in India, has maintained that it hopes to provide the Covishield vaccine to COVAX and other countries only by the end of 2021.

5/19/2021

New Delhi, 18 May: The Himachal Pradesh government has decided to extend the COVID-19-induced curfew in the state till May 26.

5/19/2021

Mumbai, 18 May: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan is one of the celebrities who has suffered property damages due to Cyclone Tauktae. His Janak office was flooded and the staff shelter has blown away.

5/17/2021

New Delhi, 17 May: Some Indian states said on Sunday they would extend COVID-19 lockdowns to help contain the pandemic, which has killed more than 270,000 people in the country, as the federal government pledged to bolster vaccine supplies.

5/16/2021

New Delhi, 16 May: Twenty-five more oxygen generators will reach India from Europe over the next week to ease the severe medical oxygen supply crisis in the country, particularly the national capital Delhi, people familiar with the development said.