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India Tries to Ban “Indian Variant” From Social Media

The BBC reports: India’s government has instructed social media companies to remove any content that refers to the “Indian variant” of Covid-19. The IT ministry said the World Health Organization (WHO) listed the variant as B.1.617 and any reference to “Indian” was false. Geographical terms have been used to describe a number of other variants, including the UK and Brazil. …

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India Reports Record 400K New Cases In One Day

The Washington Post reports: India shattered the record for daily cases in the pandemic, reporting more than 400,000 coronavirus cases on Saturday as a devastating surge of infections worsened. The soaring number of cases prompted the United States to restrict travel from India on Friday. Dozens of countries have begun sending aid to bolster hospitals overwhelmed by patients and short …

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Biden Admin To Restrict Travel From India To US

USA Today reports: President Joe Biden’s administration plans to restrict travel from India to the US beginning Tuesday due to a surge in COVID cases. The move follows a recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said. “The policy will be implemented in light of extraordinarily high COVID-19 caseloads and multiple variants …

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State Dept: Americans Should Leave India At Once

Fortune reports: The U.S. government told its citizens to leave India as soon as possible because of the country’s escalating COVID-19 crisis. In a Level 4 travel advisory — the highest issued by the Department of State — U.S. citizens were told “not to travel to India or to leave as soon as it is safe to do so.” There …

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India’s COVID Crisis Deepens As Nations Pledge Aid

The New York Times reports: As a second wave of the pandemic rages in India, which logged more than 300,000 new coronavirus cases for the sixth consecutive day on Tuesday, countries around the world are trying to help. But their efforts to send oxygen and other critical aid are unlikely to plug enough holes in India’s sinking health care system …

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Biden Admin To Send 60M AstraZeneca Doses Abroad

The New York Times reports: The Biden administration, under intense pressure to address the devastating coronavirus crisis in India, intends to share up to 60 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine with other nations, so long as the doses clear a safety review conducted by the Food and Drug Administration, officials said Monday. The announcement came after President Biden spoke …

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India Breaks Global Record: 314K Cases In One Day

The Washington Post reports: India on Thursday recorded the world’s highest number of new coronavirus infections in a 24-hour period since the beginning of the pandemic, reporting a staggering 314,835 cases, as a surge tears through communities and inundates the nation’s hospital infrastructure. The single-day case count surpasses a previous record set by the United States, when more than 313,000 …

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India Breaks Global Daily Record For COVID Cases

Reuters reports: India added more than 90,000 cases of the novel coronavirus on Sunday, a global daily record, according to data from the federal health ministry. There were 90,632 new cases in the 24 hours to Sunday, according to the data from the Ministry of Health and Famlily Welfare, while the number of deaths rose by 1,065 to 70,626. The …

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Gates Invests In $3 COVID Vax For Poorer Countries

The Wall Street Journal reports: A coronavirus vaccine will be available to poorer countries for less than $3 a dose under a new partnership between the Gates Foundation and the Serum Institute of India, the world’s largest vaccine maker. The collaboration is meant to ensure up to 100 million doses of a COVID-19 vaccine will be available for distribution quickly …

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Monkeys Escape Lab Carrying COVID Test Kits [VIDEO]

Sky News reports: A gang of monkeys attacked a laboratory assistant and escaped with a batch of coronavirus blood test samples, it has been reported. The bizarre incident saw the troop of primates launch their assault near Meerut Medical College in Delhi, India. According to local media, the animals then snatched COVID-19 blood test samples that had been taken from …

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Indian Police Beat Shoppers For Violating Lockdown

The New York Daily News reports: Dramatic photos and videos show how police across India are using extreme force against violators of the country’s coronavirus lockdown. Baton-wielding cops wearing surgical masks can be seen in the images and footage from Wednesday beating those breaking the rules. On Tuesday, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a 21-day nationwide lockdown to stem …

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Indian PM Orders Nationwide 21-Day Lockdown

India’s APB New reports: Taking a massive step to prevent further spread of the deadly Coronavirus outbreak in the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday announced that the entire country will be put under a ‘curfew-like’ lockdown from midnight today. The lockdown will be effective for 21 days, till April 14. Addressing the nation for the second time on …

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INDIA: Disney Blocks John Oliver Show Critical Of Modi

Bloomberg News reports: An episode of John Oliver’s show that criticized Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been blocked in India by Hotstar, the local platform run by Walt Disney Co. The comedian was previewing President Donald Trump’s visit to India on his Emmy-winning ‘Last Week Tonight with John Oliver,’ which typically airs at 6 a.m. each Tuesday in the Asian …

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INDIA: 110,000 Welcome “Macho Man” Trump [VIDEO]

Politico reports: There were women in glitzy Indian garb dancing, Bollywood stars singing and an eclectic mix of music blaring in time to flashing lights. And when President Donald Trump finally appeared on stage at the world’s largest cricket stadium, the sun-soaked crowd burst into a deafening, rapturous applause. It was exactly the scene the TV star-turned president wanted. “Namaste …

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Trump Hails Bollywood Gay Romance Before India Trip

Mediaite reports: President Donald Trump celebrated the release of a Bollywood gay romance movie, Friday, ahead of a trip to India. Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan, which is reportedly “hoping to win over older people, following the decriminalisation of homosexuality” in India in 2018 by featuring a romantic plot between two men, was signal-boosted by the president on Friday, who shared …

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“Monkey Menace” Could Spoil Trump’s India Visit

India Today reports: Agra will be under a security lockdown when United States President Donald Trump arrives in the city. Nobody will be allowed to venture out of their homes on the route that Donald Trump would take from the Agra airport to the Taj Mahal. However, this lockdown does not apply to the hundreds of monkeys living in and …

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INDIA: Immigration Law Spurs Violent Protests [VIDEO]

The New York Times reports: Furious protests against a new citizenship law continued to erupt across India on Monday, provoking a harsh security response and presenting the most widespread challenge to Prime Minister Narendra Modi since he came to power five years ago. On Sunday, police officers stormed a predominantly Muslim university in New Delhi, the capital, firing tear gas …

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India Sees Riots Over New Citizenship Law [VIDEO]

Reuters reports: Demonstrators in eastern India set fire to more than a dozen buses and vandalized at least six railway stations on Saturday, as violent protests against a new citizenship law continued for a fourth straight day. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government says the new law will save religious minorities such as Hindus and Christians from persecution in neighboring Bangladesh, …

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INDIA: Law Omits Muslims From Fast-Track Citizenship

The Washington Post reports: Lawmakers in India enacted a fundamental change to its citizenship law to include religion as a criterion for nationality for the first time, deepening concerns that a country founded on secular ideals is becoming a Hindu state that treats Muslims as second-class citizens. The new law creates a path to citizenship for migrants who belong to …

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Democrats Apologize To India For Trump’s Lies [VIDEO]

Roll Call reports: Democrats on the House Foreign Affairs Committee spoke with India’s ambassador to the U.S., Harsh Shringla, on Monday to apologize for President Donald Trump’s claim that he was asked by the Indian prime minister to mediate the Kashmir territorial conflict between his country and Pakistan. “Everyone who knows anything about foreign policy in South Asia knows that …

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