Narendra Modi

India surpasses 24 million COVID-19 cases as mutant variant spreads across globe

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

The number of recorded COVID-19 infections in India climbed above 24 million on Friday amid reports that the highly transmissible coronavirus mutant first detected in the country was spreading across the globe. The Indian B.1.617 variant of the virus has been found in cases in eight countries of the …

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India’s COVID-19 crisis damaged PM Modi’s political image, experts say

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

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 a densely packed campaign …

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Britain announces plan for ‘quantum leap’ in relations with India amid COVID-19 surge

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Britain said Tuesday it’s agreed to increase co-operation with India in areas including trade, science and health as Indian authorities battle a surge in coronavirus infections that threatens to overwhelm the nation’s health care system. Plans for a “quantum leap” in relations between the two countries were released after …

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India’s Narendra Modi apologizes to citizens amid 3-week coronavirus lockdown – National

India’s Narendra Modi apologizes to citizens amid 3-week coronavirus lockdown - National

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi apologized to the public on Sunday for imposing a three-week national lockdown, calling it harsh but “needed to win” the battle against the coronavirus pandemic. “I apologize for taking these harsh steps that have caused difficulties in your lives, especially the poor people,” Modi said …

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Coronavirus: Indian migrant workers defying COVID-19 curfew, crowd trains – National

Coronavirus: Indian migrant workers defying COVID-19 curfew, crowd trains - National

Indian migrant workers attempting to reach their home villages crowded a railway station in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh on Sunday, defying a 14-hour “people’s curfew” that Prime Minister Narendra Modi called to stem a surge in coronavirus cases in the world’s second-most populous country. Modi asked India’s 1.3 …

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