MUMBAI The head of an Indian company contracted to make AstraZeneca Plc's COVID vaccine said it could deliver it to health care workers and elderly Indians by January as the country's caseload of infections crossed nine million on Friday.
NEW DELHI As India's capital battles its worst phase in the coronavirus pandemic, authorities drew up plans on Tuesday to reinstate some curbs, such as lockdowns of some markets, if necessary, although elsewhere in the nation new infections are falling.
MUMBAI A court sent the lead anchor of India's fiercely nationalist and popular Republic television network to jail for 14 days for allegedly abetting a suicide in a case the channel blamed on local politicians angered by its news coverage.
MUMBAI One of India's top TV news anchors, Arnab Goswami, was arrested by police in Mumbai on Wednesday for alleged abetment of suicide in a case registered in 2018, his channel said in a statement.
MUMBAI/BHUBANESWAR, India India is urgently preparing a database of all government and private health personnel to quickly vaccinate them against the novel coronavirus once it is safe to do so, health authorities said on Friday.
KOLKATA/MUMBAI Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party on Thursday promised free doses of any future COVID-19 vaccine for the residents of eastern Bihar state if it wins local elections there, drawing accusations of playing politics with the pandemic.
MUMBAI At least half of India's 1.3 billion people are likely to have been infected with the new coronavirus by next February, helping slow the spread of the disease, a member of a federal government committee tasked with providing projections said on Monday.