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India’s virus surge exposes Modi’s incompetence

New Delhi, May 05 (KMS): India’s hospitals were packed with coronavirus patients, relatives of the sick scrambled to find supplies of oxygen, and crematoriums were running near full capacity to handle the dead. Yet despite those clear signs of an overwhelming health crisis, Prime Minister Narendra Modi pressed ahead with …

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EU urged to press India to release all HR activists

‘Indian govt continues to impose harsh restrictions in IIOJK’   Brussels, May 05 (KMS): Eight international human rights’ bodies have urged the European Union to raise the fast-deteriorating human rights situation in India during its upcoming summit with the Indian leaders in Portugal on Saturday (8th May). A news release …

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Oxygen being smuggled to India from Nepal

Kathmandu, May 05 (KMS): With the second wave of coronavirus spreading like wildfire, Banke has emerged as a COVID hotspot in Nepal now. However, as the district grapples with more cases and requires more oxygen, there are reports of smuggling of the vital commodity to India. As per reports, the …

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COVID-19: Now is time for global partnership, Pakistan tells UN members

  United Nations, May 05 (KMS): “If ever there was need for partnership, it is now,” said Pakistan’s UN envoy Munir Akram as global Covid-19 deaths crossed 3.2 million by Tuesday afternoon. The World Health Organisation (WHO), which monitors the unfolding global tragedy, confirmed 153.18m Covid-19 cases and 3.2m deaths …

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Which nationalism? Rafia Zakaria “India has been successful in saving so many lives, we saved the entire humanity from a big tragedy. India launched the world’s biggest vaccination programme and has inoculated more than 2.3 million healthcare workers in the last 12 days.” So said Prime Minister Narendra Modi in …

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Pakistan, India and Covid diplomacy – a chance for peace? Frank F Islam The World Health Organisation has reported that India is home to approximately 50 percent of all new Covid-19 cases, globally. In real terms, this means 19 million positive cases and 210,000 deaths, by May 1. As the …

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Alarm raised about Ashraf Sehrai’s worsening health condition

It will be extrajudicial murder if untoward happens to Sehrai Srinagar, May 05 (KMS): Alarm has been raised through a video message sent on social media about the deteriorating health condition of illegally detained Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Jammu and Kashmir Chairman Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai. The video sent by Dr Asif Dar, a …

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Covering India’s Covid crisis: ‘Hundreds of journalists have lost their lives’ New Delhi, May 05 (KMS): Kakoli Bhattacharya was the Guardian’s news assistant over here and had worked for us since 2009. She could find any number or contact I needed and smoothed over any and all of the bureaucratic …

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Pakistan and India rapprochement Zuhaib Anwar News reports about backdoor contacts between Pakistan and India have recently emerged and the flexibility in statements by the government officials of the two states also suggest the same. According to media, United Arab Emirates (UAE) is playing a leading role to bring the …

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Trainee Indian doctors pulled from exams to fight world’s biggest COVID surge

New Delhi/Mumbai May 05 (KMS): India postponed exams for trainee doctors and nurses on Monday, freeing them up to fight the world’s biggest surge in coronavirus infections, as the health system crumbles under the weight of new cases and hospitals run out of beds and oxygen. The total number of …

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