AHMEDABAD, India Gas and firewood furnaces at a crematorium in Gujarat have been running so long without a break during the COVID-19 pandemic that metal parts have begun to melt.
MUMBAI/AHMEDABAD, India (Reuters) -India's new coronavirus infections hit a record level on Wednesday with Mumbai set to be locked down at midnight, but hundreds of thousands of pilgrims still thronged to a religious festival in the north of the country. | Video
NEW DELHI (Reuters) -India's daily coronavirus cases on Saturday rose by a record for the fifth time this week and deaths surged to the highest in more than five months, with hospitals and crematoriums overflowing in parts of the country.
BHUBANESWAR, India Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was inoculated with the first dose of a home-grown coronavirus vaccine on Monday, kicking off an expansion of the country's immunisation campaign as infections rise in some big states. | Video
AHMEDABAD, India The government in Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state of Gujarat has decided to change the name of dragon fruit as it feels the original name is associated with China, drawing derision from the country's opposition on Wednesday.
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KOLKATA/AHMEDABAD, India The Serum Institute of India, the local maker of the Oxford/AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine, said on Monday it expected the British and Indian governments to approve shots for emergency use within a few days.