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Exclusive - Indian scientists: We didn't back doubling of vaccine dosing gap

Jun 15 2021

NEW DELHI The Indian government doubled the gap between the two doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine without the agreement of the scientific group that it said recommended the increase, three members of the advisory body told Reuters.

EXCLUSIVE-Indian scientists: We didn't back doubling of vaccine dosing gap

Jun 15 2021

NEW DELHI, June 15 The Indian government doubled the gap between the two doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine without the agreement of the scientific group that it said recommended the increase, three members of the advisory body told Reuters.

Health experts say India missed early alarm, let deadly coronavirus variant spread

Jun 15 2021

NEW DELHI A veteran public health expert warned top Indian officials in early March that a new variant of the coronavirus was spreading quickly in a rural district in the heart of the country and that the outbreak required urgent attention.

India frets as Myanmar's pro-democracy fighters cross border

Jun 10 2021

NEW DELHI Thousands of people fleeing the junta's crackdown in Myanmar have crossed into India's far-flung eastern states, leading to worries among officials there that the region could become a staging post for pro-democracy activists and stoke instability.

Indian police visit Twitter office to serve notice about inquiry

May 24 2021

NEW DELHI Indian police said on Monday they visited a Twitter office to serve notice to its country managing director about an investigation into the social media giant's tagging of a post by a ruling party spokesman as "manipulated media".

India's capital Delhi to ease COVID-19 restrictions as cases drop

May 23 2021

NEW DELHI (Reuters) -India's capital New Delhi will start relaxing its strict coronavirus lockdown next week if new cases continue to drop in the city, its chief minister said on Sunday.

PM Modi's rating falls to new low as India reels from COVID-19

May 19 2021

NEW DELHI Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's approval ratings have fallen to a new low, two surveys showed, as the country struggles to contain a devastating second wave of the coronavirus pandemic.

More than 15,000 people from Myanmar shelter in Indian border state - official

May 18 2021

NEW DELHI The number of people from Myanmar seeking shelter in India has swelled to more than 15,000, with more likely to cross over as fighting intensifies in parts Myanmar following a coup, an Indian government official said on Tuesday.

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