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3 COVID-19 vaccines undergoing trials in India: PM Modi

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that as many three COVID-19 vaccines are in different stages of trials in the country, and once they are finally produced, India will ramp up infrastructure for mass production of the vaccines.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/8/15 18:59:49

India's COVID-19 tally crosses 2.3 million as deaths surge past 46,000 mark

The total number of COVID-19 cases in India rose to 2,329,638 on Wednesday as the deaths crossed the 46,000 mark, reaching 46,091, said the data released by the federal health ministry.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/8/12 13:34:05

43 killed in India's landslide

At least 43 bodies have been recovered after a massive landslide triggered by monsoon rains swept away dozens of tea estate workers in southwestern India, police said Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2020/8/10 15:43:40

India's COVID-19 cases reach 2,215,074, deaths rise to 44,386

India's COVID-19 case tally rose to 2,215,074 and the number of deaths surged to 44,386, the data issued by the federal health ministry said on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/8/10 14:19:42

India warns against plane crash rumors

India's civil aviation minister on Saturday warned against speculation over the cause of a disaster in which at least 18 people died after an Air India Express jet overshot a runway in a storm and plunged down a bank.
Source: AFP | 2020/8/9 16:53:41

India's COVID-19 cases surpass 2.1 mln, deaths rise to 43,379

India's total COVID-19 tally rose to 2,153,010 and the number of deaths surged to 43,379, according to the latest data issued by the federal health ministry on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/8/9 13:29:40

Sri Lanka's parliamentary polls end with 70 pct voter turnout

Sri Lanka's Elections Chief Mahinda Deshapriya on Wednesday said that the parliamentary elections held during the day ended peacefully as the voting concluded at 5 p.m. local time with over a 70 percent voter turnout reported from across the country.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/8/6 11:13:12

Chinese envoy calls for restraint in Kashmir: mission spokesperson

The spokesperson of China's Permanent Mission to the United Nations said Wednesday that the Chinese ambassador has called on parties concerned to exercise restraint in Kashmir.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/8/6 8:50:47

World experts slam New Delhi for 'alarming' rights free fall in Kashmir

A group of United Nations (UN) rights experts urged India to address the “alarming human rights situation” in Kashmir since it was stripped of its autonomy under new government measures in 2019 on Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2020/8/5 15:58:40

India's COVID-19 cases surpasses 1.9 million mark

India's health ministry on Wednesday announced that the country has surpassed 1.9 million COVID-19 cases, reaching 1,908,254.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/8/5 13:24:29

Indonesian people increasingly worry about COVID-19: president

Indonesian President Joko Widodo observed that people in the country have been increasingly worrying about the COVID-19 spread since the past few weeks.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/8/3 15:12:47

Kazakhstan reports first simultaneous data on COVID-19 and 'unknown pathological pneumonia'

Kazakhstan's Ministry of Healthcare reported 1,226 cases of COVID-19, 36 deaths, and 5,181 cases of "unknown pneumonia" with signs of coronavirus infection on Saturday, reportedly the first time for the department to simultaneously release data on the two infections.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/2 22:05:26

Crane collapse kills 10

Ten people died on Saturday when a crane collapsed, trapping them underneath, at a state-run shipyard in the southern Indian city of Visakhapatnam, a senior police officer said.
Source: Reuters | 2020/8/2 17:18:42

India surpasses 1.7 million COVID-19 cases

India's health ministry on Sunday announced that the country has surpassed 1.7 million COVID-19 cases.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/8/2 13:02:37

Highest single day spike takes India's COVID-19 tally to over 1.6 million

India recorded the highest ever single-day spike of 55,078 of fresh COVID-19 cases on Friday, taking the total tally to 1,638,870, according to the federal health ministry's latest data.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/7/31 15:20:49

India surpasses 1.5 million COVID-19 cases

India's COVID-19 tally crossed the 1.5 million-mark on Wednesday, reaching 1,531,669, announced the federal health ministry.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/7/30 14:10:52

Rising anxiety among Chinese in Nepal as coronavirus cases surge

Chinese nationals in Nepal say they're increasingly anxious as dozens of people have been found infected with COVID-19 in some districts that border India and the daily tally of cases remains in the hundreds.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/29 22:38:38

Singapore hopes US can stabilize relations with China

Singapore hopes the United States can stabilize its relations with China, since Asia depends on the stable U.S.-China ties to have a "secure" and "predictable" environment, said Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/7/29 13:55:07