Sumit Khanna

Non-stop cremations cast doubt on India's counting of COVID dead

Apr 19 2021

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.

India's coronavirus cases hit record as Mumbai prepares for new lockdown

Apr 14 2021

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

India's daily COVID-19 cases rise to record for fifth time this week

Apr 10 2021

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.

Modi takes home-grown vaccine as India widens immunisation drive

Mar 01 2021

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

A lotus, not a Chinese dragon: Indian PM Modi's home state changes name of fruit

Jan 20 2021

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.

Record LNG prices push South Asia nations to ration gas, seek other fuels

Jan 15 2021

* Industry users seek alternative fuels such as LPG, fuel oil

India's Serum Institute expects approval for AstraZeneca vaccine in days

Dec 28 2020

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.

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