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India detects new ‘double mutant’ variant as Covid-19 cases spike, raising fears of a second wave

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New Delhi India has discovered a new "double mutant" variant of Covid-19, as the country struggles to contain a spike in cases that's raising fears of a second wave. "VOCs (variants of concern) and a new double mutan...

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...

Mass religious festival goes ahead in India, despite Covid fears as country enters second wave

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New Delhi Massive crowds of Hindus began arriving in the northern Indian city of Haridwar on Thursday for the largest religious pilgrimage on Earth, even as experts warned it could cause a surge in Covid-19 cases as ...

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...

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...

Salman Rushdie reflects on post-colonial India 40 years after release of ‘Midnight’s Children’

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Forty years after the publication of "Midnight's Children," author Salman Rushdie said he believes the India he was brought up in "is crumbling." His acclaimed book, which won the Booker Prize, encompasses 30 years ...

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...

India cricket captain Virat Kohli and wife Anushka Sharma announce arrival of baby girl

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India cricket captain Virat Kohli and his wife, Bollywood star Anushka Sharma, announced on Monday the arrival of their first child. "We are thrilled to share with you that we have been blessed with a baby girl this...

India reports new record of 103,558 daily Covid cases, as second wave and new lockdowns hit

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A familiar scene is taking place across India. In large cities, hospital beds are filling up with Covid-19 patients. Warehouses, unused trains and large public spaces are being converted into makeshift treatment cen...

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 achieves stunning Test victory over Australia with record-breaking run chase

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A record-breaking run chase at the Gabba saw India topple Australia to take an unlikely 2-1 series victory. India needed 328 to win on Tuesday -- the final day of the four-test series -- as Shubman Gill's 91 and an ...

India hits 100 million vaccinations as Covid-19 cases surge to record numbers

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New Delhi India has been gripped by a life or death race against Covid-19, as the country of nearly 1.4 billion people rolls out one of the fastest vaccination drives in the world while recording all-time high tallie...

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...

Scores missing and two dead as burst glacier triggers flash floods in India

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Around 157 people are missing and at least two confirmed dead after a glacier burst, triggering flash floods in India's northern Uttarakhand state on Sunday. The Rishiganga power project, in the Chamoli district of ...

India will offer Covid-19 vaccines to everyone 18+ in May

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Indian citizens 18 or older will be eligible for the Covid-19 vaccines starting May 1, according to a statement released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on the Press Information Bureau website. "In a me...

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