NEW DELHI, April 29: Three days after his coronavirus symptoms appeared, Rajendra Karan struggled to breathe. Instead of waiting for an ambulance, his son drove him to a government hospital in Lucknow, the capital of India’s largest state.

NEW DELHI, April 28: India's COVID-19 death toll surged past 200,000 on Wednesday as shortages of oxygen, medical supplies and hospital staff compounded a record number of new cases of the virus.

Magnitude 6.2 earthquake strikes India's Assam - EMSC

Published On: April 28, 2021 08:55 AM NPT By: Reuters

INDIA, April 28: An earthquake of magnitude 6.2 struck Assam, India, on Wednesday, the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said.

TOKYO, April 28: Local organizers and the International Olympic Committee pushed ahead Wednesday with plans to open the postponed Tokyo Olympics in just under three months, unveiling the latest set of rule books to show how the games can be held during a pandemic.

MEXICO CITY, April 28: Mexico’s pandemic death toll passed 345,000 Tuesday, though most states have not seen any rebound in coronavirus cases, officials said.

Denmark to produce COVID-19 vaccines in 2022, PM says

Published On: April 27, 2021 01:57 PM NPT By: Reuters

DENMARK, April 27: Denmark aims to start producing coronavirus vaccines in 2022, Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said, adding that a tender would be made public in a few weeks.

NEW DELHI, April 27: Much needed medical supplies poured into India on Tuesday as overrun hospitals turned away patients due to a shortage of beds and oxygen supplies and a surge of infections pushed the COVID-19 death toll towards 200,000.

US marks slowest population growth since the Depression

Published On: April 27, 2021 10:05 AM NPT By: Associated Press

WASHINGTON, April 27: U.S. population growth has slowed to the lowest rate since the Great Depression, the Census Bureau said Monday, as Americans continued their march to the South and West and one-time engines of growth, New York and California, lost political influence.

EUROPE, April 27: The European Commission said on Monday it had launched legal action against AstraZeneca (AZN.L) for not respecting its contract for the supply of COVID-19 vaccines and for not having a "reliable" plan to ensure timely deliveries.

Indian hospitals swamped by coronavirus as countries promise aid

Published On: April 27, 2021 07:57 AM NPT By: Reuters

INDIA, April 27: India ordered its armed forces on Monday to help tackle surging new coronavirus infections, as nations including Britain, Germany and the United States pledged urgent medical aid to try to contain an emergency overwhelming the country’s hospitals.