Australian varsity shows solidarity with India’s fight against COVID-19, library illuminated with tricolour

Sydney: The University of New South Wales` (UNSW) library building in Sydney lit up with Indian tricolour on Friday in solidarity with India, Indian students, faculty and staff, as the country fights against the unprecedented COVID-19 situation. “UNSW library building, Sydney, lit up in solidarity with India, Indian students, faculty and staff,” said Australian High […]

COVID-19: UK to speed up vaccinations, PM Boris Johnson warns ‘Indian variant’ is more transmissible

New Delhi: United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday (May 14, 2021) announced to speed up the COVID-19 vaccination drive and warned that the ‘Indian variant’ is more transmissible. In a press briefing, Johnson said that since Monday, the UK has seen further clusters of the B.1.617.2, the COVID-19 variant first observed in India. […]

COVID-19: South Korea delivers first batch of medical assistance to India

Incheon: The first batch of medical assistance from South Korea departed from the city of Incheon on Sunday to help India combat the COVID-19 pandemic that has put a strain on the medical infrastructure of the country. “A friend in need is a friend indeed. India and ROK as special strategic partners are such friends […]

COVID-19 scare: Nepal closes 22 border points with India

New Delhi: The Nepal government announced the closure of 22 border points with India in view of the prevailing COVID-19 situation. In a meeting on Friday (April 30), the COVID Crisis Management Coordination Committee (CCMC) recommended to the Council of Ministers to shut down 22 out of the total 35 border points between Nepal and […]

COVID-19: Chinese President Xi Jinping extends sympathies to PM Narendra Modi, says ‘very concerned’

New Delhi: Chinese President Xi Jinping wrote to Prime Minister Narendra on Friday (April 30) and extended sympathies over the ongoing second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic which has created havoc in the nation. In a letter to his counterpart, the Chinese President said that he is “very concerned about the recent situation of the COVID-19 […]

Pakistan PM Imran Khan shows solidarity with India amid COVID-19 crisis says, ‘Must fight this global challenge together’

New Delhi: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday expressed his solidarity with the people of India amid the “dangerous” second wave of COVID-19, adding that “we must fight this global challenge confronting humanity together”. “I want to express our solidarity with people of India as they battle a dangerous wave of #COVID19. Our prayers […]

Global COVID-19 deaths surpass 3 million, India remains second worst-hit country after US

Washington: The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 140.6 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University. In its latest update on Sunday morning, the University`s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed that the current global caseload and death toll stood at 140,433,831 and […]

India’s shift from mass COVID-19 vaccine exporter to importer, worries the world

New Delhi: After gifting and selling tens of millions of COVID-19 vaccine doses abroad, India suddenly finds itself short of shots as new infections surge in the world’s second-most populous country. India breached 200,000 daily infections for the first time on Thursday (April 15), and is trying to inoculate more of its population using domestically […]