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In Mumbai's slums, over half of population probably infected with coronavirus, survey says

Jul 29 2020

MUMBAI More than half the people living in Mumbai's sprawling slums are probably infected with the novel coronavirus, which suggests the metropolis could be heading toward herd immunity, a government official and a health expert said on Wednesday, citing a recent survey.

Bollywood star Aishwarya Rai, daughter, recover from COVID-19

Jul 27 2020

MUMBAI Indian actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and her eight-year old daughter, Aaradhya, have recovered from COVID-19 and left hospital after a 10-day stay, her husband and actor Abhishek Bachchan said on Twitter.

Modi says coronavirus risk persists in India, recoveries rise

Jul 26 2020

MUMBAI India needs to be "extra vigilant" as the novel coronavirus threat persists, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in a public address on Sunday, even as the country registered a record number of patient recoveries in a day.

Netflix show on Indian matchmaker stokes debate on wedding culture

Jul 20 2020

MUMBAI A new Netflix show about an Indian matchmaker catering to the high demands of potential brides and grooms, and their parents, has stoked an online debate about arranged marriages in the country.

Three generations of Bollywood's Bachchan family hit by COVID-19

Jul 12 2020

MUMBAI Revered Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan's daughter-in-law and granddaughter have joined him and his son in testing positive for COVID-19, the family said on Sunday, in one of the highest-profile cases of the pandemic sweeping India. | Video

Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan and son test positive for COVID-19

Jul 11 2020

MUMBAI Amitabh Bachchan, one of India's best known movie stars, has tested positive for COVID-19 together with his actor son Abhishek Bachchan, they said late on Saturday.

RPT-India's TikTok stars feel pained by government app ban

Jul 01 2020

MUMBAI, July 1 Geetha Sridhar never used to enter her kitchen in Mumbai without her smartphone. The 54-year-old homemaker used to post dozens of short videos daily on the Chinese video app TikTok, mostly of herself cooking traditional recipes.

India's TikTok stars feel pained by government app ban

Jul 01 2020

MUMBAI Geetha Sridhar never used to enter her kitchen in Mumbai without her smartphone. The 54-year-old homemaker used to post dozens of short videos daily on the Chinese video app TikTok, mostly of herself cooking traditional recipes.

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