Indians throng markets after COVID surge

NEW DELHI: A few weeks ago, New Delhi's crematoriums were operating around the clock dealing with COVID-19 victims. Now the Indian capital's shopping malls...

India mourns as ‘Flying Sikh’ dies of COVID

NEW DELHI: India yesterday mourned the loss of track legend Milkha Singh, who overcame childhood tragedy to seek Olympic glory, after he died aged...

Death toll rises as monsoon floods hit Bhutan, Nepal

THIMPU: At least a dozen people have been killed in Bhutan and Nepal and several others are missing as torrential monsoon rains hit the...

Taj Mahal reopens as India eases virus restrictions

AGRA: The Taj Mahal reopened to visitors yesterday as Indian authorities loosened restrictions following an easing in the country's devastating recent coronavirus surge. Infections...

Children pay heavy price in Pakistan’s mass HIV outbreak

RATO DERO, Pakistan: Since his son was diagnosed with HIV during a mass outbreak in Pakistan among babies and children, hard-up Shahzado Shar has...

India’s first COVID home test launched

LONAVLA, India: Indian start-up Mylab Discovery Solutions hopes that its inexpensive COVID-19 home test kit - the country's first - will help the massive...

Pakistani cleric detained for threatening Malala

PESHAWAR: A firebrand Pakistani scholar has been detained for making death threats against Nobel prize laureate Malala Yousafzai over her comments on marriage, officials...

How Mumbai beat the odds, and the virus

MUMBAI: When COVID-19 arrived in India, few places looked as vulnerable as Mumbai. But a year on, South Asia's most crowded city has surprised...

‘Hero’ family rushes to aid Pakistan train crash victims

DAHARKI: As an express train hurtled through farmland in Pakistan and smashed into the carriages of another service that had derailed minutes earlier, a...

No COVID-19 vaccines for India’s frightened mums-to-be

NEW DELHI: Tanya Ashnigdh is four months pregnant and frightened, one of the millions of expectant mothers excluded from India's faltering vaccination drive despite...

43 killed as Pak express trains collide

DAHARKI, Pakistan: At least 43 people were killed and dozens injured yesterday when a packed Pakistani inter-city train ploughed into another express that had...

Delhi, Mumbai loosen lockdowns as India virus crisis eases in cities

NEW DELHI: India's capital New Delhi and financial hub Mumbai began a gradual easing of restrictions yesterday as coronavirus infections in the country fell...

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20th June