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Indian Health Minister Harsh Vardhan takes charge as Chairman of WHO Executive Board

The chairman's post is held on a rotational basis for a period of one year among regional groups.

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Indian government announces easing of certain visa, travel restrictions for OCI card holders

On March 18 the government had suspended the visa-free entry facility granted to OCI card holders due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

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In Pics: Returning on the repatriation flight from Newark to New Delhi

After a three-week trip turned into a 65-day sojourn in the United States for my family due to the COVID-19 travel ban, we finally managed...

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Indian Health Minister Harsh Vardhan to become Chairman of WHO Executive Board: Reports

The chairman's post is held on a rotational basis for a period of one year among regional groups.

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Over 160 illegal immigrants to arrive in India from USA tomorrow

Around 160 illegal Indian immigrants, including 132 from Haryana and Punjab, will be arriving in India tomorrow after they were deported...

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Vande Bharat Mission: The Road Home

A firsthand account of the journey back to India as part of the Indian government's massive repatriation effort, the Vande Bharat Mission.

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30,000 Indians to return in Vande Bharat Mission Phase 2, says civil aviation minister

Phase 2, which will take place from May 16-22, will see flights being sent to countries such as Armenia, Australia, Belarus, Canada, France,...

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In Pics: Vande Bharat Mission brings home stranded Indians from across the world

India is planning to send repatriation flights to various countries over the next few days.

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Punjab, Kerala CMs warns Centre government about risks posed by returning Indians

Amidst quarantine preparations by various state governments for Indian citizens who will be returning from abroad, the chief ministers of...

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Indian government bars travel of all OCI card holders, suspends all visas

The government also announced the suspension of all existing visas granted to foreign nationals, barring a few categories, till...

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India releases SOP for ‘Vande Bharat Mission’ - the biggest repatriation mission in country's history

India releases SOP for ‘Vande Bharat Mission’ - the biggest repatriation mission in country's history , bringing back approximately...

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India prepares to operate 64 flights over one week to bring home stranded citizens

All 64 flights will be operated by Air India till May 13, after which private airlines can join the evacuation effort.

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India Inc. response to COVID-19: Rising to the occasion

Through the amalgamation of technology and innovation, the business community is serving the society and also creating new business...

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ASEAN and India: Reinforcing an important partnership amid rare disruption

India attaches great importance to her partnership with ASEAN countries, giving the highest importance to ‘ASEAN centrality’ as an...

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India extends lockdown to May 3; Fight against COVID-19 very strong, says PM Modi

The Prime Minister emphasised that it was India’s quick reaction to the virus, which included a 21-day lockdown when the country had only...

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Senior diplomat Anurag Srivastava takes over as Indian External Affairs Ministry spokesperson

Srivastava is a 1999-batch Indian Foreign Service officer and previously served as India's Ambassador to Ethiopia.

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WHO praises PM Narendra Modi’s effort to help poor amid COVID-19 outbreak

World Health Organisation chief Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus took to Twitter to praise PM Modi's relief measures.

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PM Modi convenes first ever video conference with Indian Missions worldwide on COVID-19

Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with the heads of Indian Embassies and High Commissions - in a first such event for Indian Missions...

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Indian government announces economic package of INR 1.70 lakh crore amid COVID-19 outbreak

Among other measures, the FM announced INR 50 lakh per person insurance cover for doctors, paramedic, healthcare workers dealing with the...

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Decisive Modi locks India down for 21 days

“One step outside can make way for coronavirus into your house,” said Modi, adding that central and state government will take all steps...

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India’s COVID-19 task force recommends hydroxychloroquine for health care workers and those caring for infected

ICMR has recommended the medicine for asymptomatic health care workers and others who are caring for suspected or confirmed COVID-19 cases.

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India goes into lockdown as it hunkers down to fight COVID-19

Many states have also imposed Section 144, which bans gatherings of more than four people.

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#5baje5minute trends as celebrities all over India applaud frontline workers

Sports personalites and Bollywood celebrities applauded during '5baje5minute', which translates to 'For 5 minutes at 5 o'clock' to express...

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PM Modi appeals to each Indian to help fight COVID-19, says “Humanity must win. India must win.”

"Coronavirus has endangered humanity. It has affected more nations than the World War," said PM Modi.

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India battles COVID-19 - bans all international flights, advises work from home and imposes other measures

India remains in Stage 2 of the COVID-19 outbreak with no evidence yet of local transmission but the Indian government is leaving no stone...

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