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India is churning out wealthy tech elites. Now they need to start making money

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New Delhi (CNN Business)This time last year, Indian entrepreneurs were in panic mode. The government had locked down the country's entire population in a dramatic step to fight the coronavirus pandemic. Company foun...

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...

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 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...

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 ...

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 ...

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...

An American doctor went to India last year to care for protesting farmers. The conditions on the ground convinced him to stay

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When Dr. Swaiman Singh boarded a flight to India last December, he thought he would be there for a week, tops. Back home in New Jersey, life for the 34-year-old was "literally perfect." His career was taking off, w...

Father arrested in India for beheading his 17-year-old daughter

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New Delhi Police in India's northern Uttar Pradesh state have arrested a man who confessed to beheading his teenage daughter. Sarvesh Kumar was arrested as he was walking toward a police station in Hardoi district on...

India exits recession but rapid growth is still a long way off

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New Delhi (CNN Business)India's economy is out of recession but still a long way from returning to rates of growth seen before the pandemic. Asia's third biggest economy recorded a rise in gross domestic product of ...

New satellite images show Chinese troops have dismantled camps on disputed India border

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China has withdrawn troops, dismantled infrastructure and vacated camps along its disputed border with India, according to new satellite images -- just a week after both countries agreed to a mutual disengagement. S...

Climate activist Disha Ravi arrested in India over farmers’ protest ‘toolkit’

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New Delhi Supporters of a young climate activist arrested in India over a farmers' protest "toolkit," later shared by Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, have called for her release. Delhi police confirmed the ...

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 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 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...

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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