India’s surge hits southern states, prompts more lockdowns

BENGALURU, India (AP) — Two southern states in India became the latest to declare lockdowns, as coronavirus cases surge at breakneck speed across the country and pressure mounts on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government to implement a nationwide shutdown. Policemen check the credentials of commuters during a lockdown imposed to curb the spread More...

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By Manisha Sen On Saturday, May 8th, 2021
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Record 4,187 COVID-19 deaths, 4,01,078 new cases reported in a day in India

New Delhi, May 8 (PTI): A record 4,187 COVID-19 fatalities in a day took India’s death toll to 2,38,270, while 4,01,078 new infections were reported during the period, pushing the tally of cases to 2,18,92,676, More...

By Manisha Sen On Friday, May 7th, 2021
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UK PM says need to be very careful with Indian coronavirus variant

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday the government needed to handle carefully the emergence of new coronavirus strains first found in India which have since started to spread More...

By Manisha Sen On Friday, May 7th, 2021
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Indian-American doctors urge Biden admin to release 30 mn AstraZeneca vaccines for India

Washington, May 7 (PTI) A prominent group of Indian-American doctors on Friday urged the US government to release at least 30 million AstraZeneca vaccine doses to India to help meet its “acute and severe” More...

By Manisha Sen On Friday, May 7th, 2021
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COVID-19 positivity rate above 15 per cent in 24 states at present: Health Ministry

New Delhi, May 7 (PTI) Twelve states have over one lakh active COVID-19 cases each at present, while the count is between 50,000 and one lakh in seven, the Health Ministry said on Friday as the country battles a More...

By Manisha Sen On Friday, May 7th, 2021
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Gandhi warns ‘explosive’ COVID-19 wave threatens India and the world

BENGALURU (Reuters) – ndia’s main opposition leader Rahul Gandhi warned on Friday that unless the deadly second COVID-19 wave sweeping the country was brought under control it would decimate India as More...

By Manisha Sen On Friday, May 7th, 2021
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Petrol at Rs 102-mark in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh after 4th straight day of price hike

New Delhi, May 7 (PTI): Petrol price on Friday scaled to Rs 102 per litre in some parts of Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh after rates were raised for the fourth straight day after ending of more than two-week-long More...

By Manisha Sen On Friday, May 7th, 2021
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India’s daily COVID-19 cases rise by record 414,188

Bengaluru (Reuters): India on Friday reported a record daily rise in coronavirus cases of 414,188, while deaths from COVID-19 swelled by 3,915, according to health ministry data. A man reacts before the cremation More...

By Manisha Sen On Thursday, May 6th, 2021
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Negative RT-PCR report must for arriving in Bengal by train, says Railway citing state govt order

New Delhi, May 6 (PTI) Those arriving in West Bengal by train must carry negative RT-PCR report, the Railways said on Thursday citing an order from the chief secretary of the state. On arrival, fliers from outside More...

By Manisha Sen On Thursday, May 6th, 2021
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Family members of The Sen Times that lived together, ate together and got coronavirus together

NEW DELHI — When I learned that my son Manish, the Editor of The Sen Times was developing fever, I immediately knew it was only the beginning of the novel coronavirus. Family members of The Sen Times My family More...