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.
India’s arrival as a global power is prematurely pronounced and is emblematic of a pattern replayed in recent years.
India's government is facing criticism for exacerbating the impact of Covid-19 surge, while the country's opposition parties and civil society have emerged as the main troubleshooting force.
The Hindu right’s defeat in West Bengal, Kerala and Tamil Nadu could open the door to stitch together an anti-BJP coalition. But it won’t be easy.
Police said the fire broke out in a Covid-19 ward on the ground floor of the Welfare Hospital in Bharuch, a town in Gujarat state and was extinguished within an hour.
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.
Caught unprepared, the BJP government has looked woefully unequal to the task of handling a devastating 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.
As climate crisis threats multiply, the leaders of top polluting countries gathered for an international climate summit but some still failed to pledge to ramp up their goals to reduce carbon emissions and slow global warming.
Trip was planned for next week, however, as India faces a crippling rise in cases, British PM Johnson says he will not travel to New Delhi, instead he and Narendra Modi will talk later this month.
Socially conscious rap re-emerges in Kashmir after a hiatus - an inevitable fate as the region's volatility seeps into every aspect of life.
From the US to Australia, Hindu nationalism is not only spreading in discourse, it has made its way into political circles.
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