3/18/2021

New Delhi, March 18:  India said on Wednesday its coronavirus immunization campaign would continue with “full rigour” despite some concerns in Europe about the safety of the AstraZeneca vaccine it relies heavily upon as infections hit a three month high.

3/17/2021

New Delhu, 17 March: In what will be his first overseas visit since the COVID-19 pandemic last year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will go to Bangladesh on March 26 and 27, the Ministry of External Affairs announced on Tuesday.

3/16/2021

Mumbai, 16 March: India reported 24,492 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, the sixth straight day of more than 20,000 infections, as curbs to try to stop the spread of COVID-19 were expanded in parts of the country that have recorded a surge.

3/16/2021

New Delhi, Mar 15: Around 30 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines have been administered in India, which makes it one of the countries that reached this figure the fastest, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare reported.

3/15/2021

Washington, 15 March: Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the US will speak out “forcefully” against China committing “genocide” against the Uyghur Muslims in its Xinjiang province.

3/12/2021

Islamabad [Pakistan], 12 March: Pakistan would get a total of 16 million free doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine, being manufactured in India, through the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (Gavi) for inoculating 45 million people, officials told Public Accounts Committee (PAC), according to The Express Tribune.

3/9/2021

New Delhi, 9 March: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal received the first dose of the Covishield vaccine.

3/9/2021

New Delhi, 9 March: Thousands of women joined protests by farmers on the outskirts of Delhi on Monday to mark International Women’s Day, demanding the scrapping of new laws that open up agriculture produce markets to private buyers.

3/7/2021

Kathmandu, 7 March: Police in China and South Africa have seized thousands of fake doses of COVID-19 vaccines. I

3/1/2021

New Delhi, 1 March: An al-Qaeda linked-charity group from Turkey has been working with Islamai Sangh Nepal (ISN), which is under the scanner of Indian intelligence agencies for allegedly providing sanctuary to terrorists, to expand its logistical hub for jihadist networks, according to an investigation by Nordic Monitor.

2/28/2021

New Delhi, 28 February: China on Friday welcomed India supplying more COVID-19 vaccines to a number of countries, playing down reports that New Delhi has beaten Beijing in its vaccine diplomacy around the world.

2/25/2021

New Delhi, 25 February: India and Pakistan’s militaries said on Thursday that they had agreed to stop firing along their disputed border in Kashmir, where such gunfire has been frequent in recent months, often killing or maiming people living in the area.

2/19/2021

Beijing, 19 February: China said for the first time on Friday four Chinese soldiers died during a bloody Himalayan border clash with Indian troops in June 2020, adding that the men were given posthumous awards.

2/19/2021

New Delhi: Foreign ministers of the so-called Quad grouping of countries seen as a forum to stand up to China in Asia agreed that democracy must be restored quickly in Myanmar and to strongly oppose attempts to upset the status quo by force, Japan’s foreign minister said on Thursday.

2/18/2021

New Delhi, 18 February: India is third globally, after the US and the UK, in highest cumulative vaccination numbers, the Union health ministry said on Thursday.

2/16/2021

New Delhi, 16 February: More than 200 Indian origin persons occupy leadership positions in as many as 15 countries including the United States and United Kingdom. Of these, 60 hold Cabinet ranks, according to the first of its kind-released by a US-based organisation working among Indian diaspora.

2/14/2021

Patna, 14 February: The Bihar Health Department Saturday announced the setting up of 10 teams to randomly verify Covid testing data from across all the state’s 38 districts in the wake of The Indian Express investigation that found glaring gaps in testing records.

2/14/2021

New Delhi, 14 February: India has won plaudits for gifting and selling COVID-19 vaccines around the world, but it will have to crank up the pace of immunisations at home to meet its targets.

2/12/2021

New Delhi, February 12: Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador at a news conference on Wednesday informed that the country would receive around a million doses of AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccine sent from India in the early hours of Sunday.

2/12/2021

Srinagar, 12 February: China and India have been pulling back frontline troops along disputed portions of their mountain border where they have been in a standoff for months, officials in both countries said.

2/11/2021

New Delhi, 11 February: India and China have agreed to disengage troops from a bitterly contested lake area in the western Himalayas, the Indian defence minister said on Thursday, in a breakthrough after a months-long standoff on the disputed border.

2/10/2021

Lucknow, 10 February: Rescuers raced to free around 35 Indian construction workers trapped in a tunnel, two days after the hydroelectric dam they were helping to build was swept away by a wall of water from a collapsed glacier that barrelled down a Himalayan river.

2/9/2021

New Delhi, 9 Fenruary: U.S. President Joe Biden and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi agreed in a telephone call to strengthen Indo-Pacific security through the Quad grouping of countries that is seen as a way to push back against China’s growing assertiveness in the region.

2/8/2021

Srinagar, 8 February: India ended an 18-month-long ban on high speed internet services on mobile devices in disputed Kashmir, where opposition to New Delhi has deepened after it revoked the region’s semi-autonomy.

2/8/2021

Rudraprayag, 8 February: Rescuers in northern India were working Monday to rescue more than three dozen power plant workers trapped in a tunnel after part of a Himalayan glacier broke off and sent a wall of water and debris rushing down the mountain in a disaster that has left 18 people dead and 165 missing.