Indian shares rise after sharp virus-led decline; drug firms jump

BENGALURU (Reuters) – Indian shares rose on Tuesday after a bruising coronavirus-led decline in the last session, as beaten-down banking stocks gained and drug companies climbed due to a vaccine approval. A broker reacts while trading at his computer terminal at a stock brokerage firm in Mumbai, India. (Photo/Reuters) The NSE Nifty 50 index was More...

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By Ila Choudhary On Tuesday, April 13th, 2021
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India’s 161,736 new coronavirus infections are world’s highest

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India reported 161,736 new coronavirus infections on Tuesday, hitting the world’s highest daily tally once again, for a total of 1,36,89,453 cases, while the national COVID-19 recovery More...

By Manisha Sen On Monday, April 12th, 2021
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Sushil Chandra appointed new Chief Election Commissioner

New Delhi [India], 12 April (ANI): Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra was on Monday appointed as the new Chief Election Commissioner. He replaces Sunil Arora who has retired. Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra More...

By Ila Choudhary On Monday, April 12th, 2021
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Indian panel gives emergency approval for Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine: sources

New Delhi (Reuters): An expert panel of India’s drugs regulator has recommended emergency use approval for Russia’s Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine, two sources said on Monday, which could make it the nation’s More...

By Ila Choudhary On Monday, April 12th, 2021
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CBI arrests MCD official in bribery case

New Delhi [India], April 12 (ANI): The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday arrested an Assistant Sanitary Inspector and a temporary staff of Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) in a bribery case. Representative More...

By Ila Choudhary On Monday, April 12th, 2021
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Huge gatherings at Kumbh Mela as virus surges

NEW DELHI (AP) — Tens of thousands of Hindu devotees gathered by the Ganges River for special prayers Monday, many of them flouting social distancing practices as the coronavirus spreads in India with record speed. Devotees More...

By Ila Choudhary On Monday, April 12th, 2021
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India’s daily virus infections are world’s highest but crowds gather for festival

NEW DELHI, (Reuters) –Hundreds of thousands of Hindu devotees flocked on Monday to take a holy bath in India’s Ganges river, even as the nation racked up the world’s highest tally of new daily coronavirus More...

By Ila Choudhary On Monday, April 12th, 2021
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3 Delhi HC judges test COVID-19 positive

New Delhi, Apr 12 (PTI): Three judges of the Delhi High Court have tested COVID-19 positive and are isolating at their residences, according to court sources. Three judges of the Delhi High Court have tested COVID-19 More...

By Ila Choudhary On Monday, April 12th, 2021
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Nearly 30 lakh COVID-19 vaccine doses given on Day 1 of Tika Utsav

New Delhi [India], April 12 (ANI): In a major achievement, nearly 30 lakh vaccine doses were administered on Day 1 of ‘Tika Utsav’, pushing the cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered More...

By Ila Choudhary On Monday, April 12th, 2021
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Lucknow civic body prepares crematoriums to cope with rise in COVID-19 fatalities

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], April 12 (ANI): Amid a spurt in the daily COVID-19 death count, the city municipal corporation has decided to procure more electric crematoriums to make sure families of COVID-19 More...

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