India adds over 43,000 new coronavirus cases in 24 hours

India has reported 43,654 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare data showed. The federal government said on Wednesday that the COVID-19 death toll rose by 640 in the last 24 hours, with the total reaching 422,022 and the country's total caseload now

India reports 39,361 new coronavirus cases

India on Monday reported 39,361 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare data showed. The health ministry said in its statement that the COVID-19 death toll rose by 416 deaths in the last 24 hours, with the total reaching 420,967.   The health m

India monsoon death toll climbs to 124 as rescuers search for missing

The death toll from flooding and landslides triggered by heavy monsoon rains in India climbed to 124 Sunday, officials said, with rescuers searching for dozens more missing.The country’s western coast has been inundated by torrential rains since Thursday, with the India Meteorological Depart

Indian farmers protest near parliament over farm laws

Angry farmers on Thursday marched to the Indian parliament and held a parallel Parliament demanding the repeal of three controversial laws they believe will corporatize farm sectors and end the government’s assured price support for produce. Thousands of farmers from the mostly rural states

India’s 3,998 new COVID-19 deaths are its highest in a month

India reported its highest death toll in a month on Wednesday — at nearly 4,000 — after its richest state reconciled its death count with 3,509 previously unreported fatalities, the health ministry said. Maharashtra, home to the financial capital of Mumbai, has reported 130,753 of the

India registers 1,206 deaths, 42,766 new coronavirus cases

India on Saturday has registered 1,206 deaths and 42,766 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, taking the country's total infections to 30.71 million, according to data from the health ministry. With 1,206 new deaths, the South Asian's countries death toll has reached 4,07,145 deaths so far

Police ask Indians to be alert after thousands get fake coronavirus jabs

Police in Mumbai said on Thursday that people should be on alert after thousands of people in major cities have fallen prey to coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine scams.Scam vaccination drives have emerged in recent weeks as the demand for vaccines surged after a devastating second wave of the

India’s COVID-19 death rate hit record in June after calls for better data

India’s COVID-19 deaths relative to infections hit a record high in June after cases peaked in early May, an analysis of government data shows, amid pressure on authorities to accurately report deaths from a second wave of the virus.A big rise in infections in April and May, driven largely b

India’s death toll from coronavirus crosses 400,000 as vaccination drive falters

India’s official death toll from the coronavirus reached 400,000 on Friday, though experts say the actual number of dead could have reached one million or even higher, with a possible third wave approaching.India added 100,000 deaths in 39 days, a Reuters tally showed, as a brutal second wav

India approves Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine for emergency use

 India on Tuesday authorized the emergency use of Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine as it seeks to ramp up its vaccination drive in the wake of a record-breaking surge in infections and deaths.The vast nation of 1.3 billion people was hit by a massive spike in coronavirus cases in April and Ma

Indian farmers renew protests against new laws

Thousands of farmers in India renewed their protests across the country on Saturday, marking seven months of demonstrations demanding a repeal of three agriculture laws they say favor private businesses at the expense of the growers they buy from. Some marched toward New Delhi, while others rode

Indian state tightens curbs on fears of new virus variant

India’s richest state Maharashtra tightened restrictions Friday, citing fears of a “more severe third wave” as the country recorded its third death caused by a new coronavirus variant.The announcement came days after India’s health ministry called Delta Plus a “varian

Dhaka resumes vaccination drive with China’s Sinopharm

Bangladesh resumed its nationwide inoculation drive against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) with China’s Sinopharm vaccine on Saturday, nearly two months after halting the initiative due to a failed supply of 30 million doses from India. Starting from January, New Delhi had vowed to deli

India should brace for third COVID-19 wave by October, say health experts

A third wave of coronavirus infections is likely to hit India by October, and although it will be better controlled than the latest outbreak the pandemic will remain a public health threat for at least another year, according to a Reuters poll of medical experts.The June 3-17 snap survey of 40 hea

Alarm rises in India over COVID-19 risks as crowds return to malls and rail stations

Having barely got over a devastating second wave of coronavirus infections, India was gripped with alarm on Tuesday over risks of a resurgence as crowds thronged railway stations and shopping malls a day after major cities relaxed curbs on movement. The capital New Delhi, in the north, and tech h

India holds vaccination drive for people with disabilities

Authorities in an Indian city have organized a special drive-through vaccination camp for disabled people in a bid to address low vaccination rates, especially among more vulnerable members of society.Organizers of the weekend campaign in Ahmedabad, the biggest city in Gujarat state, aim to vaccin

India’s Bihar state revises COVID-19 death count, up by 70 percent

The Indian state of Bihar has increased its COVID-19 death toll after the discovery of thousands of unreported cases, raising concerns that many more fatalities were not officially recorded.The health department in Bihar, one of the poorest states, on Thursday revised its COVID-19 fatality count t

India records world’s highest single day COVID death toll

India reported on Thursday the highest single-day death toll from COVID-19 in the world, at 6,148, after a big eastern state revised its figures to account for people who succumbed to the disease at home or in private hospitals.The health department of Bihar, one of India’s poorest states, r