BENGALURU, Dec 3: India reported its first two cases of the Omicron coronavirus variant on Thursday but the government said it had no immediate plan to authorise booster vaccine shots despite demands from lawmakers.
India reported 9,283 new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry said on Wednesday. With this, the active caseload of the infection stands at 1,11,481, which is the lowest in 537 days.
NEW DELHI, Nov 24: An alarming fall in testing for COVID-19 threatens to undermine India's efforts to contain the pandemic, the federal health ministry said on Wednesday in a letter to state governments, as worries grew over fresh waves of infection abroad.
NEW DELHI, Nov 19: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday he would repeal controversial farm laws that farmers have protested for more than a year, a significant climbdown for the combative leader.
NEW DELHI, Nov 18: Authorities closed schools indefinitely and shut down some coal-burning power plants Wednesday to reduce air pollution in India’s smog-shrouded capital and neighboring states, as the country weighs an unprecedented and more far-reaching step: a lockdown in New Delhi.
NEW DELHI, Nov 9: India could resume deliveries of COVID-19 shots to global vaccine-sharing platform COVAX in a few weeks for the first time since April, two health industry sources said, ending a suspension of supplies that has hurt poor countries.
KATHMANDU, Nov 8: Former Minister for Peace and Reconstruction as well as special Envoy of the World Summit, Ek Nath Dhakal addressed the 6th International Dharma-Dhamma Conference on the theme "Dharma-Dhamma Traditions in Building a Post-Covid World Order" at Nalanda University, Bihar, India on Monday.
NEW DELHI, Nov 7: Fire swept through the intensive care unit (ICU) of a government hospital in India's western city of Ahmednagar on Saturday, killing at least 10 people and injuring several, a health official said.
KATHMANDU, Nov 3: After years-long efforts made by the Government of Nepal, the doors have now been opened to sell electricity produced in Nepal to the Indian market. Earlier, India used to take only the surplus electricity from Nepal. Now, electricity generated in Nepal has been allowed to be sold at competitive rates in the Indian market.
NEW DELHI, Oct 28: India on Wednesday rejected calls to announce a net zero carbon emissions target and said it was more important for the world to lay out a pathway to reduce such emissions and avert a dangerous rise in global temperatures.
KATHMANDU, Oct 23: With the financial support of the Government of India, the 35-km long Jayanagar-Kurta border narrow gauge railway has been converted into broad gauge and India has handed over the railway to the Government of Nepal after completion of the construction.
SRINAGAR, Oct 10: Security forces in Indian Kashmir have detained more than 300 people for questioning in recent days as they try to stem a wave of targeted killings that has spread panic among minority groups, two police officials said on Saturday.
KATHMANDU, Sept 27: Foreign Minister Dr. Narayan Khadka held a meeting with Indian External Affairs Minister Dr. S Jaishankar in New York on Sunday on the sidelines of the 76th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).
NEW DELHI, Sept 22: All Indian children aged 12 or older will become eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations from next month, when drug maker Cadila Healthcare (CADI.NS) launches its ZyCoV-D product, two sources with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters.
KATHMANDU, Sept 7: The government has sent a diplomatic note to India regarding the disappearance of Jaya Singh Dhami of Darchula in the Mahakali River. Dhami, a Nepali national went missing after falling into the Mahakali River on July 30 when the SSB personnel cut the cable bridge, also known as Tuin.
KATHMANDU, September 5: The second leg of the friendly matches between Nepal and India’s national men’s football team is scheduled for today at 5:30PM at Dashrath Stadium. Nepal drew 1-1 against India in the first friendly match which was held on Thursday.
NEW DELHI, Sept 2: India has dramatically increased COVID-19 vaccination rates in its vast rural hinterland, where around 65% of the country’s nearly 1.4 billion people live. But supply constraints remain for the world’s largest maker of vaccines and experts say it’s unlikely India will reach its target of vaccinating all adults by the end of the year.
KATHMANDU, August 26: Ambassador of India to Nepal, Vinay Mohan Kwatra handed over a 960 LPM Medical Oxygen Plant to Minister of State for Health and Population, Umesh Shrestha at a ceremony organized at the Ministry of Health and Population on Thursday.
NEW DELHI, August 12: A landslide in the mountainous Indian state of Himachal Pradesh has killed at least 10, injured 14 and left dozens trapped after boulders tumbled on to a major highway on Wednesday, smashing and burying several vehicles, Indian officials said.
NEW DELHI, July 30: India reported 44,230 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, the most in three weeks, the latest evidence of a worrying trend of rising cases that has forced one state to lock down amid fears of another wave of infections.
NEW DELHI, July 21: India’s excess deaths during the pandemic could be a staggering 10 times the official COVID-19 toll, likely making it modern India’s worst human tragedy, according to the most comprehensive research yet on the ravages of the virus in the South Asian country.
MUMBAI, July 14: The failure of China and India to resolve the standoff over their disputed border in the western Himalayas, despite an agreement last year, is not in the interest of either side, India's foreign minister told his Chinese counterpart on Wednesday.
KATHMANDU, July 12: The Investment Board Nepal (IBN) on Sunday signed a memorandum of understanding with SJVN Limited, India, to conduct a detailed project study of the 679 MW Lower Arun Hydroelectric Project.
MUMBAI, July 11: Twitter Inc's (TWTR.N) India unit appointed a resident grievance officer, days after designating a chief compliance officer, to meet new IT rules in the country, amid tensions with the government.
With the entering into force of the LoE, all authorized cargo train operators which includes public and private container train operators, automobile freight train operators, special freight train operators or any other operator authorized by Indian Railways will be able to utilize the Indian railway network to carry Nepal's containers and other freight – both bilateral between India and Nepal or third country from the Indian ports to Nepal.
INDIA, July 3: Phase-III trials of a vaccine made by India's Bharat Biotech showed it was 93.4% effective against severe symptomatic COVID-19, the firm said on Saturday, a finding that could boost people's acceptance of Covaxin.
MUMBAI/AHMEDABAD July 3: India's official death toll from the coronavirus topped 400,000 on Friday, though experts say the actual number of dead could have reached one million or even higher, with a possible third wave of infections looming.
NEW DELHI, June 27, June 27: India's daily COVID-19 infections rose by 50,040 on Sunday, official data showed, as concerns grew about the detection of the highly infectious Delta variant of the coronavirus in some states.
BENGALURU, June 26: India's richest state on Friday ordered malls and cinema halls to close as it scrambles to control a more transmissible variant of the coronavirus that has scuppered plans to ease lockdown measures.