India reels from COVID ‘storm’ as Europe vows vaccine push

NEW DELHI: Oxygen supplies in Indian hospitals were running perilously low yesterday as daily COVID-19 deaths surged past 2,000 for the first time in...

Crematoriums buckle as dead pile up in India

NEW DELHI: A summer storm is buffeting New Delhi as Mohammed Shamim wearily pauses to glance at yet another ambulance arriving with a coronavirus...

India locks down capital to battle virus as US hits vaccine milestone

NEW DELHI: India has locked down its capital New Delhi for a week from yesterday night to try and control a raging coronavirus outbreak,...

Pakistan radical group releases 11 police hostages

LAHORE: Eleven Pakistani police officers seized by supporters of a radical group campaigning to get the French ambassador expelled have been released, officials said...

COVID lockdown empties Delhi streets amid surge

NEW DELHI: New Delhi led major cities across India into a weekend lockdown yesterday as the country confronts a fierce new coronavirus wave, with...

India daily virus cases double to 200,000 in 10 days

NEW DELHI: India's daily coronavirus caseload has doubled in 10 days, with a record 200,000 new infections logged yesterday as authorities grapple with shortages...

Bangladesh virus shutdown triggers exodus from capital

DHAKA: Tens of thousands of people scrambled to get the last trains, buses and ferries out of Dhaka on Tuesday before a nationwide transport...

India authorizes emergency use of Sputnik V

NEW DELHI: India has authorized the emergency use of Russia's Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine and will fast-track approval for other shots already passed by...

Lockdowns as vaccine efforts stumble

MUMBAI: Fresh lockdowns and curfews were imposed on tens of millions of people from India to Argentina yesterday, as COVID-19 infections surged again and...

Two dead whales wash up on Bangladesh beach

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh: Two dead whales have washed up on the same stretch of Bangladesh coastline in two days, officials said yesterday, raising suggestions...

Indian troops shoot dead four in fresh election bloodshed

KOLKATA: Five people were killed in fresh election bloodshed in the Indian state of West Bengal yesterday, including four shot dead by paramilitary troops...

India imposes new curbs as cases hit record

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home state Gujarat became the latest to tighten coronavirus curbs yesterday as India's infections surged to a record...

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