More than 150 bodies reportedly found near the banks of Ganga river in northern Bihar state, with officials saying they were bloated and decomposed, as if they had been in the river for at least five to seven days.
WHO chief scientist Soumya Swaminathan says B 1.617 coronavirus variant has some mutations which increase transmission, and which also potentially could make it resistant to antibodies.
Indian opposition leaders and commentators say defeat of PM Modi's right-wing party in crucial state of West Bengal and elsewhere shows his populist sway might be containable.
Indian PM Narendra Modi's Hindu right-wing party BJP fails to strengthen its stranglehold in several eastern and southern states where elections were held in the shadow of coronavirus crisis.
India is in a desperate fight to deal with skyrocketing infections in a surge fast becoming bigger and deadlier across South Asia, prompting the army to open its hospitals in a bid to bring a massive humanitarian crisis under control.
With mammoth workloads, lack of pay and exposure to the virus, thousands of medical apprentices have been placed on the frontline after Modi government ignored calls to prepare for deadly second wave.
Hospitals will get medical oxygen from armed forces reserves with retired medical military personnel joining Covid-19 health facilities to help the country as it tries to battle an unprecedented crisis.
The Indian government has ordered Twitter to remove over 50 tweets regarding its handling of a brutal wave of coronavirus. The platform is facing criticism for being ‘complicit’ in the tragedy.
Pakistan seems to be making a holistic policy shift from geopolitics to geoconomics.
It's the anti-incumbency factor against Sheikh Hasina coupled with BJP's dehumanising language targeting Bangladeshis, which has triggered both the left-leaning and conservative Bangladeshis against Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Protesters occupy railway tracks, bringing several passenger and freight trains to a halt in northern India, seeking to revoke three controversial farm laws that PM Modi's government passed last year.
Hundreds of student protesters rally in Bangladesh's capital to denounce the upcoming visit of Indian PM Narendra Modi to join the celebration of the country's 50th anniversary of independence.
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