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Saudi Arabia sets travel curbs for India, 15 other nations amid COVID spike

Saudi Arabia has announced restrictions for those of its citizens travelling to India and 15 other countries after resurgence in COVID...

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India drops eight ranks on travel, tourism index; still in top South Asia list

India’s place dropped eight ranks to 54 from 46 in 2019 in a global travel and tourism development index, but still remained on the top...

India

Sri Lanka lifts emergency curbs after two weeks

The Sri Lankan government has removed state of emergency curbs, nearly two weeks after it was imposed amid economic and anti-government...

Global

Backlash over viral video showing minor driving near Mumbai highway

A video of a minor girl driving a Toyota Fortuner on the Eastern Express Highway near Mumbai has gone viral and prompted a backlash from...

India

WHO charts India with 4.74 million 'excess COVID deaths', highest in the world

News: World Health Organisation (WHO) has estimated there were 4.74 million COVID deaths in India in 2020 and 2021, which is the highest in...

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India’s COVID tally reaches 43,088,118 with 3,205 cases in a day

India has reported 3,205 new COVID cases, pushing the country’s cumulative tally to 43,088,118, while the number of fatalities touched...

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Kamala Harris is the latest in White House to contract Covid

USA News: United States vice-president Kamala Harris has tested positive for Covid, but is asymptomatic, the White House said.

USA

Singapore welcomes post-pandemic surge of Indian tourists

Singapore News: Singapore Tourism Board (STB) and Singapore Airlines invite Indian tourists to the island nation for the first time since...

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India's Covid tally climb to 43,057,545 with 2,593 new cases

India's COVID tally reached 43,057,545 with 2,593 fresh infections, while the active cases jumped to 15,873.

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Delhi revives mask mandates after jump in cases, violators to pay fine of INR 500

India News: COVID cases rise in New Delhi, the state government has revived the masks mandate in public places and announced that those...

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UP on toes amid fresh rise in COVID cases

India News: UP CM Yogi Adityanath has directed all the National Capital Region (NCR) district officials to be vigilant, following rise in...

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India sees 1,150 new COVID cases in a day, four deaths

India has recorded 1,150 fresh COVID cases, taking the country's total tally to 4,30,42,097, while four new deaths pushed the toll to...

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'Lockdown Liaisons', directed by Lillete Dubey, signals a revival of Singapore theatre

Singapore News: Teamwork productions is organising 'Lockdown Liaisons' - a theater play written by bestselling writer Shobhaa De and...

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India logs first Omicron sub-variant XE case in Mumbai

India has reported first case of Omicron sub-variant XE in Mumbai, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation said in a statement.

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Delhi, Maharashtra to do away with masks at public areas

Delhi and Maharashtra have decided to lift the face mask mandate amid a drop in Covid cases, but advised to put on covers at crowded places.

Covid-19

India Covid tally less than 2,000 for eighth day

COVID cases in India continued to remain below 2,000 cases for the eighth day in a row. In the last 24 hours, 1,421 new cases health...

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Pandemic restrictions led to idea of launching consolidated services provider for NRIs: Anup Bhasin

The COVID-19 pandemic left many NRIs and Indians stranded abroad because of lockdowns and visa issues, separated from their families.

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Singapore's 'Beethoven im Garten' concert returns onground after two-year hiatus

The popular Singaporean-German concert ‘Beethoven im Garten’ returns to the Singapore Botanic Gardens after a hiatus of two years.

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India charts COVID codes for 12-14 age group

The central government of India announced Covid guidelines for the children between 12 and 14 years that is set to kick off from today and...

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India set to resume regular operations of international flights from March 27

India will resume operations of scheduled international commercial flights from March 27 after a two-year hiatus. Government of India has...

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India extends ban on regular international flights till further orders

Scheduled international passenger flights in India will remain suspended till further orders, aviation regulator Directorate General of...

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Indian Home Ministry asks states, Union Territories to lift Covid curbs as cases drop

India’s Home Ministry today asked all its states and union territories to relax Covid restrictions and night curbs amid substantial slump...

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Indian Supreme Court dismisses plea seeking to scrap offline exams

The India Supreme Court plea had sought directions to the CBSE and other education boards, which have proposed to hold board examinations in...

India

Singapore eases COVID entry rules but negative report must for Indian travellers

Singapore has announced relaxation of entry and testing requirements for vaccinated travel lane (VTL) passengers, but Indian travellers have...

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India likely to allow normalisation of international flights by April

Are international flights open or still banned in India? Indian government is considering resuming international flights by March-April....

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