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India didn’t prioritize mental health before Covid-19. Now it’s paying the price

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New Delhi "My heartbeats are heavy. It becomes difficult to catch my breath. My hands shake and get sweaty," said Aritri Paul of the terrifying panic attacks that strike more frequently since India went into coronavi...

Only the US has more coronavirus cases than India. But unlike Trump, its leader seems immune from criticism

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India is in crisis. Its economy has crashed, with the largest slump on record decimating millions jobs. Its already fragile healthcare system is buckling under the weight of soaring coronavirus cases. With more than...

India and China agree to stop sending troops to disputed Himalayan border

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China and India on Monday agreed to stop sending more troops to their disputed border in the Himalayas, following an escalation in tensions between the two nuclear powers. Indian and Chinese senior military commande...

A second Dalit woman has died after alleged gang rape, sparking outrage and protests across India

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A 22-year-old woman died of severe injuries in India after being allegedly gang raped on Tuesday, according to authorities -- the same day another 19-year-old woman died from a separate gang rape incident, prompting...

India tests missile that launches a torpedo hundreds of miles away

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Hong Kong India says it has successfully tested a missile armed with a torpedo that could in theory strike enemy submarines more than 400 miles (643 kilometers) away. Dubbed the SMART (Supersonic Missile Assisted Rel...

Australia to join India, US, Japan in large naval exercises

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Hong Kong Australia will join India, the United States and Japan in next month's Malabar naval exercises in the Indian Ocean, in a move that is expected to strengthen the military relationship between the four democr...

India to sign defensive agreement with US following Himalayan standoff with China

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Hong Kong The United States and India have reaffirmed their defensive and security relationship, as Washington continues to rally allies in Asia amid concerns over increased Chinese military activity in the region. I...

Rescuers fight to reach 5-year-old boy trapped in 200-foot well in India

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New Delhi Officials in India's central Madhya Pradesh state are working to rescue a five-year-old boy who fell into a 200-foot well. The incident occurred in Barahbujurg village in Niwadi district Wednesday morning l...

Robots are joining the fight against coronavirus in India

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London (CNN Business)In India, the country with the world's second-highest number of Covid-19 cases, a handful of hospitals has started to use robots to connect patients with their loved ones, and assist healthcare w...

As India prepares to celebrate Diwali, experts warn that coronavirus cases could rise

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India will celebrate its biggest festival, Diwali, this weekend, as it battles the world's second-largest coronavirus pandemic and enters its annual air pollution season. Experts fear those factors combined could le...

Satellite images appear to show China developing area along disputed border with India and Bhutan

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Hong Kong New satellite images appear to show China has built up an area in the Himalayas along a disputed border with India and Bhutan that was the site of a months-long standoff in 2017. According to US-based satel...

Patients hospitalized with mystery illness in India have excessive nickel and lead in blood, officials say

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New Delhi Health officials in India have found excessive amounts of lead and nickel in blood samples taken from patients who have been hospitalized in Andhra Pradesh, officials investigating the cases said Tuesday. M...

India begins mass bird cull in response to avian flu outbreak

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New Delhi India has begun culling tens of thousands of poultry birds after avian influenza was detected in ducks, crows and wild geese in at least a dozen locations across the country. The country's Ministry of Fis...

Cows are sacred in India. Critics say a new national exam politicizes the animal

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India has introduced a nationwide "cow science" exam to "infuse curiosity" about the bovine, according to officials, in the latest promotional push by the country's Hindu-nationalist government that critics say poli...

Three arrested after endangered Ganges river dolphin beaten to death in India

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New Delhi, India Police in India's northern Uttar Pradesh state have arrested three people allegedly involved in the killing of the endangered Ganges river dolphin after a video of the grim incident went viral on soc...

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