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India's COVID-19 active caseload stands at 1.46 lakh

Indian News       Feb 24, 2021

  New Delhi: India's total COVID-19 active caseload currently stands at 1.46 lakh (1,46,907) on Wednesday and accounts for 1.33 per cent of the country's total coronavirus cases, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW). According to the health ministry, the country registered...

Fire at India's UPL plant kills two, injures 26

Indian News       Feb 23, 2021

BENGALURU: Agrochemical maker UPL Ltd said on Tuesday a fire that broke out at a plant in the western state of Gujarat had killed two and injured 26. Five workers were still missing. The fire may have been caused due to an electric short circuit,...

India says virus variants not behind upsurge in cases

Indian News       Feb 23, 2021

  New Delhi: India says virus variants not behind upsurge in casesIndia said on Tuesday mutated versions of coronavirus were not responsible for an upsurge in cases in two states, a potential relief for a country where mask-wearing and social distancing have largely disappeared. Maharashtra in...

Lloyd's insurer Brit says it will not insure Adani coal mine

Indian News       Feb 23, 2021

  LONDON: Major Lloyd’s of London insurer Brit will not insure Adani Enterprises’ Carmichael thermal coal mine, it said on Tuesday, adding to a growing list of Lloyd’s insurers who have made similar pledges.Carmichael has provoked controversy in Australia with its plan to open up a...

Climate change a big challenge, disaster resilient infra need

Indian News       Feb 23, 2021

  Kharagpur:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday said climate change and the resultant natural disasters posed a huge challenge to the world and asked the IITs to help develop disaster resilient infrastructure that can withstand their effects. He said India presented to the world its concept...

India's health sector overcame trial by fire during COVID-19:PM

Indian News       Feb 23, 2021

New Delhi: The prestige of India's health sector and trust in it has increased manifold across the globe after it successfully overcame the trial by fire during the COVID-19 pandemic last year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday and asserted that time has come...

India's COVID-19 active caseload falls below 1.5 lakh; no fresh deaths in 21 states, UTs

Indian News       Feb 23, 2021

  New Delhi: India's tally of active COVID-19 cases fell below the 1.5-lakh mark on Tuesday and was pegged at 1,47,306, comprising 1.34 percent of the total caseload, the Union Health Ministry said, highlighting 21 states and UTs have not reported fresh fatalities in a 24-hour-period....

US tops 500,000 virus deaths, matching the toll of 3 wars

International News       Feb 23, 2021

  Baltimore: The COVID-19 death toll in the US has topped 500,000, a staggering number that all but matches the number of Americans killed in World War II, Korea and Vietnam combined. The US recorded an estimated 405,000 deaths in World War II, 58,000 in the...

'No other option': Deadly India floods bare conflicts from hydropower boom

Indian News       Feb 22, 2021

  RAINI, Uttarakhand: Growing up in a remote tribal village high in the Indian Himalayas, Kundan Singh loved to play on a field by the sparkling Rishiganga river. The 48-year-old recalls afternoons there competing in sports tournaments, surrounded by forests of pine. Fifteen years ago, bulldozers...

UN to rich nations: Don't undermine Covax vaccination program

International News       Feb 22, 2021

  Berlin:  The head of the World Health Organization pleaded with rich countries on Monday to check before ordering additional COVID-19 vaccine shots for themselves whether that undermines efforts to get vaccine shots to poorer nations. Wealthy nations have snapped up several billion vaccine doses while...

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