Tag: India


WHO Sees Record One-day Increase In Global COVID-19 Cases

The World Health Organization (WHO) reported a record one-day increase in global COVID-19 cases on Sunday, with the total rising by 307,930 in 24 hours. According to the agency’s website, the most significant increases were from India, the United States, and Brazil. Deaths rose by 5,537 to a total of 917,417. India reported 94,372 new cases, followed by the United […]


India Now The World’s Epicenter For COVID-19

India registered 78,357 new coronavirus cases over the past 24 hours, bringing its total to more than 3.7 million as the government eases pandemic restrictions nationwide to help the battered economy. Additionally, the country has seen 66,333 people dying from the COVID-19 disease. India, a nation of 1.4 billion people, is fast becoming the world’s coronavirus epicenter. The country has […]


COVID-19 Takes Millions Down With No End In Sight

The U.S. continues to be ravaged by COVID-19, setting records in some states and countrywide. The number of people affected by the disease is now nearly 4 million, with over 137,000 deaths, thus making the U.S. the nation with most coronavirus cases in the world. Following next is India with a recent surge of 32,695, taking the nation closer to […]


‘Chasing the virus’: How India’s Largest slum Overcame A Pandemic

Mumbai’s Dharavi offers a glimmer of hope with new cases shrinking. Thanks to an aggressive plan adopted by authorities. When coronavirus claimed its first victim in India’s largest slum in April, many feared the disease would turn its narrow, congested streets into a graveyard, with physical distancing or contact tracing all but impossible. But three months on, Mumbai’s Dharavi offers […]


China And India At Odds Over Galwan Valley

The worst violence on the India-China border since 1967 claimed the lives of 20 Indian soldiers. The clash occurred in the Galwan Valley, which has not been a site of conflict since 1962. Following the recent aftermath, the Chinese Foreign Ministry in a statement claimed that the entire valley is located “on the Chinese side of the Line of Actual […]


Windies’ IPL Players May Soon Smile Again

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), like other sporting bodies, is seeking to resume sports activities after the COVID-19 pandemic put a halt to most global events around the world. The Indian cricketing authority has set September and October as a possible startup date for the Indian Premier League (IPL). Initially, the IPL had expressed doubt about […]


China/India Hold Talks

Top Chinese and Indian generals are holding high-level talks in a Himalayan outpost in a bid to end the latest border standoff between the world’s two most populous nations that has seen thousands of troops sent to both sides of the disputed border. The talks are being held in the border outpost of Maldo on the Chinese side of the […]


Coronavirus Takes Toll

India has overtaken Italy and is now the sixth worst hit country by the coronavirus pandemic after another record single-day spike in confirmed infections, bringing the total to 236,657 cases. Global death toll from the coronavirus surged past 400,000, according to Johns Hopkins University. About 30 percent of those cases, or two million infections, are in the US. Latin America […]


India — Mass Exodus Breeds Death and Misery

“There is no work and government has not helped us at all” was the cry of one mother as she made the journey back home on foot to her village. She shared the fate of millions of migrant workers who have been left without jobs or incomes as India seeks to impose strict rules to avert the spread of COVID-19. […]


India Pushes Ahead With Population Survey Despite Protests

The Indian Government has approved funds for a population survey despite weeks of protest over the citizenship law that critics have described as anti-Muslim. According to the Indian authorities, the updated National Population Register (NPR) will be a comprehensive list of all residents. However, critics say it will be a list from which “doubtful citizens” will be asked to prove […]