Cooperation for trade

September 20, 2020 15:13 pm

Economic and trade integration at the global and regional level has faced a strong headwind in recent years as the multilateral trade body—the World Trade Organization—is struggling to remain relevant in global trade architecture. Trade negotiations are stymied and appellate body, also the umpire of global trade rules, has been abandoned. Trump administration is continuously blocking the appointment of the judges in the appellate body and the new agendas of WTO reform are being pushed for providing the developed countries more space for maneuvering international trade rules for protection of their product and services.

MUMBAI, Sept 18: India recorded 96,424 new coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours, taking its tally to 5.2 million, data from the federal health ministry showed on Friday.

Short supply triggers single day hike in wholesale price by Rs 44 per kg

BENGALURU, Sept 16: India’s coronavirus cases surged past 5 million on Wednesday with a single-day jump of 90,123 infections in the last 24 hours, data from the federal health ministry showed.

KATHMANDU, Sept 15: The decision of Indian government to impose a ban on export of all varieties of onion is likely to hit local consumers hard as the price of onion has already seen a steady rise in the domestic market.

NEW DELHI, Sept 14: India’s parliament met for the first time in six months on Monday, as novel coronavirus cases across the country rose by more than 90,000 in the space of a day and the total number of infections neared 5 million.

NEW DELHI, Sept 13: India has registered a single-day spike of 94,372 new coronavirus cases, driving the country’s overall tally to 4.75 million.

NEW DELHI, Sept 12: India’s confirmed coronavirus tally has crossed 4.6 million after a record surge of 97,570 new cases in 24 hours.

BENGALURU, Sept 7: India’s coronavirus infections surged past 4.2 million on Monday as it overtook Brazil to become the country with the second-highest number of cases.

NEW DELHI, Sept 6: India added more than 90,000 cases of the novel coronavirus on Sunday, a global daily record, according to data from the federal health ministry.

NEW DELHI. Sept 5: India said on Saturday it has agreed with China to work towards reducing tensions along their contested border, following a meeting of the defence ministers of both countries.

NEW DELHI, Sept 5: Defense ministers of India and China met in the Russian capital as the two sides try to resolve rising tensions along their disputed border in the eastern Ladakh region, where a June clash killed 20 Indian soldiers.

NEW DELHI, Sept 5: India’s coronavirus cases crossed 4 million on Saturday, leading the world in new infections and deepening misery in the country’s vast hinterlands where surges have crippled the underfunded health care system.

MUMBAI, Sept 3: India reported another record daily jump of 83,883 coronavirus infections on Thursday, taking its tally to 3.85 million, just 100,000 behind Brazil, the world’s second most affected nation, health ministry data showed.

DELHI, Sept 2: India registered 78,357 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, raising its total over 3.7 million as the government eases pandemic restrictions nationwide to help the battered economy.

MUMBAI, Aug 31: India reported 78,512 new novel coronavirus infections on Monday, slightly fewer than its record set the previous day when it posted the biggest, single-day tally of infections of any country in the pandemic.

NEW DELHI, Aug 30: India’s single day tally of 78,761 coronavirus infections on Sunday was the highest reported by any nation since the pandemic began.

NEW DELHI, Aug 30: India will reopen underground train networks and allow sports and religious events in a limited manner from next month as part of the government’s efforts to revive the economy, even as coronavirus infections soar.

MUMBAI, Aug 29: Hundreds of masked protesters demonstrated in major Indian cities on Friday against a government plan to hold exams for millions of students during the coronavirus pandemic, as the daily tally of infections hit a record.

MUMBAI, Aug 28: India reported a record daily jump of 77,266 coronavirus infections on Friday, taking its total to 3.39 million, as cases surged across the country, data from the federal health ministry showed.

MUMBAI, Aug 27: India reported on Thursday a record daily jump of 75,760 coronavirus infections, taking its total caseload to 3.31 million as cases surged across the country, data from the federal health ministry showed.

MUMBAI, Aug 26: India recorded more than 60,000 cases of COVID-19 for the eighth day in a row on Wednesday, as total cases crossed 3.2 million, data from the federal health ministry showed

MAHAD, India, Aug 26: At least 13 people have been killed and several are still missing after a residential building collapsed in western India, where a rescue operation has been under way for more than 28 hours, officials said on Tuesday.

MUMBAI, Aug 25: Rescue workers pulled more than 60 people alive from the rubble of a collapsed building in an industrial town near India’s financial capital Mumbai, a senior official said on Tuesday, as rescue efforts continued.

KATHMANDU, Aug 25: Social media users as well as others in Nepal are taken by surprise as Indian media outlets appear to be producing and reproducing news stories about Chinese encroachment of Nepali territory on the basis of a so-called government report which the Nepali authorities have already dismissed as a fake one.

MUMBAI, Aug 24: India reported 61,408 coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours, taking its total caseload past 3.1 million, data from the federal health ministry showed.

NEW DELHI, Aug 23: India’s coronavirus caseload topped 3 million on Sunday, with the country leading the world in new infections as the disease marched through impoverished rural areas in the north and the wealthier but older populations of the south.

MUMBAI, India 22: A jump in coronavirus infections on Friday pushed India closer to the 3 million mark, piling pressure on authorities to prevent huge gatherings this weekend as Mumbai celebrates the Hindu elephant-headed god Ganesh.

MUMBAI, Aug 21: India hurtled toward the 3 million mark for coronavirus cases on Friday, reporting 68,898 new infections in the last 24 hours, data from the federal health ministry showed.

MUMBAI, Aug 21: Almost 30% of the population in India’s capital of New Delhi likely have been infected by the novel coronavirus, according to a serological survey of 15,000 people conducted by the local government, a figure that indicates infection numbers are much higher than those recorded.

BENGALURU, Aug 20: India reported a record daily jump of 69,652 coronavirus infections on Thursday, taking the total number of cases to 2.84 million, data from the federal health ministry showed.

NEW DELHI, Aug 15: India is ready to mass produce COVID-19 vaccines when scientists give the go-ahead, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in his Independence Day speech on Saturday, also launching a national project to roll out health identities for each citizen.

India hits 2.5 Million COVID-19 cases

August 15, 2020 12:00 pm

DELHI, Aug 15: India’s confirmed coronavirus cases have crossed 2.5 million with another biggest single-day spike of 65,002 in the past 24 hours.

BENGALURU, Aug 13: India reported another record daily rise in novel coronavirus infections on Thursday, while the death toll from COVID-19 surpassed 47,000.

India adds 53,000 new cases

August 11, 2020 15:35 pm

NEW DELHI, Aug 11: India reported 53,601 new cases of coronavirus Tuesday as its total infections neared 2.3 million.

NEW DELHI, Aug 9: The Indian Medical Association says 196 doctors have died of COVID-19 so far and, in an open letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, requested adequate care for physicians and their families.

KOZHIKODE,INDIA, Aug 8: At least 17 people were killed and more than 100 injured when an Air India Express passenger plane repatriating Indians stranded by the COVID-19 pandemic overshot the runway in heavy rain near the southern city of Kozhikode on Friday, officials said.

NEW DELHI, Aug 7: India hit another grim milestone in the coronavirus pandemic on Friday, crossing 2 million cases of infection and more than 41,000 deaths.

AYODHYA, India, Aug 5: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday launched the construction of a Hindu temple on a site that has been contested by Muslims for decades in a dispute that has sparked some of India’s most bloody communal violence.

BENGALURU, Aug 3: India reported 52,972 new coronavirus infections in the past 24 hours, taking the total to 1.8 million, data from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare showed on Monday.

MELBOURNE, July 31: Australia batsman Matthew Wade expects India’s pacemen to make use of the short ball when they tour Down Under but says none will be as effective as New Zealand’s Neil Wagner with the bouncer.

DELHI, July 30: China warned on Thursday that a “forced decoupling” of its economy with India, following a Himalayan border clash last month that killed 20 Indian soldiers, would hurt both countries.

MUMBAI, July 23: India reported a record jump of 45,720 in coronavirus infections on Wednesday taking its total number of cases to 1.24 million, the health ministry said on Thursday.

NEW DELHI, July 21: A surge of 37,140 new cases in the past 24 hours has taken India’s number of coronavirus infections to 1,155,191.

NEW DELHI, July 20: India reported more than 40,000 new cases of the coronavirus on Monday, a record high for the country.

KATHMANDU, July 18: Uttar Pradesh (UP) Police on Friday arrested one of the accused who tortured a Nepali national living in Varanasi and forced him to chant anti-Nepal slogans on Wednesday.

MUMBAI, July 17: India on Friday became the third country in the world to record more than one million cases of the new coronavirus, behind only the United States and Brazil, as infections spread further into the countryside and smaller towns.

MUMBAI, July 17: India on Friday became the third country in the world to record more than one million coronavirus cases, behind only the United States and Brazil, as infections spread further out into the countryside and smaller towns.

NEW DELHI, July 15: India’s coronavirus caseload is approaching 1 million with a surge of 29,429 in the past 24 hours, prompting authorities to reimpose lockdowns in high-risk areas in nearly a dozen states.

KATHMANDU, July 13: While taking a strong exception to the blasphemous materials about Nepal and Nepal’s political leadership, Nepal has sent a ‘diplomatic note’ to India, urging New Delhi to take steps against the broadcast of such obscene materials disseminated by a section of Indian media.