Transgender activists protest the Transgender Persons Bill in New Delhi on January 20, 2019. (SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP/Getty Images) At least 70 trans people were vaccinated in one day against COVID-19, as part of a successful vaccine drive in India. Trans people in India are often excluded from social safety nets and the pandemic has been no exception.
The Anfield Wrap completed a 24-mile walk on Saturday to raise vital funds to help those suffering from extreme hunger in Mumbai. Members of the popular Liverpool-supporter podcast – along with club representatives Jane Phillipson and Sophie Coan – started at Southport FC and passed Bootle FC, Marine AFC and Goodison Park before finishing at Anfield.
(Reuters) - India reported on Saturday 60,753 new COVID-19 cases and 1,647 deaths over the past 24 hours, according to a government statement. The total cases of COVID-19 in India have risen to 29.82 million and so far 385,137 have succumbed to the infections.
NEW DELHI, June 19 (Reuters) - India's central government on Saturday urged states to be careful in reopening from COVID-19 lockdowns to prevent a resurgence of infections in the hard-hit country. Indian states are easing restrictions as a second wave of coronavirus infections appears to abate.
BENGALURU (Reuters) - Health officials in India's richest state have urged authorities to step up preparations against a possible third wave of coronavirus infections, they said on Friday, as lockdowns eased less than a month after a surge that killed thousands. India's second most populous state of Maharashtra lifted many curbs this week in its cities, such as the financial capital of Mumbai, re-opening malls, movie theatres and gyms at 50% capacity and freeing offices from staff attendance limits.
After black, white and yellow fungus, now green fungus—medically known as aspergillosis—has been identified in a 34-year-old man from the state of Madhya Pradesh. The man said that he had fully recovered from COVID when suddenly he got a high fever and started to get nose bleeds.
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MUMBAI (Reuters) - The Indian rupee weakened to its lowest level since early May on Thursday while bond yields rose as the U.S. Federal reserve stunned investors by signalling it might raise interest rates as early as 2023, faster than assumed. The partially convertible rupee was trading at 73.79/80 per dollar at 0816 GMT compared with its close of 73.3225, after touching 73.83, its lowest since May 6.
The Taj Mahal reopened to visitors Wednesday, as Indian authorities loosened restrictions following an easing in the country's devastating recent coronavirus surge. Infections and deaths soared to record levels in April and May, overwhelming health services in some places and prompting lockdowns and other curbs. Cases have declined in recent weeks, with several major cities including New Delhi and Mumbai easing many restrictions.
(Reuters) - India reported on Wednesday 62,224 new COVID-19 infections over the past 24 hours, data from the health ministry showed. The South Asian country's total COVID-19 case load now stands at 29.63 million, while total fatalities are at 379,573, the data showed.
Police said the incident happened when a cement slab, used by residents of a housing complex to cover up a well, caved in Massive sinkhole engulfs Car in Mumbai A video of a car being sucked into a deep sinkhole in a matter of seconds outside a housing complex in Mumbai has gone viral as heavy rains pounded India’s wealthiest city.
Swallowed by the Earth: Unfortunate driver's vehicle vanishes into a sinkhole after he parked in spot that had been built over a well in India
Hyundai Venue parked outside of a building in Ghatkopar, Mumbai, vanishes Clip shows four-wheeler sink into hole in ground and disappear in murky water Officials pumped water from sinkhole and later recovered the four-wheeler Terrifying footage has captured the moment a car was swallowed up by a sinkhole in India after a concrete parking space suddenly caved in.
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A surgeon who has treated hundreds of women in the Bishop's Stortford area for breast cancer in almost 30 years has been awarded an MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours. Ashraf Patel, associate specialist in breast surgery with the Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust (PAHT), has been recognised for services to funding and research for breast cancer.
A new Indian takeaway is aiming to do away with greasy, unhealthy curries with the launch of bento boxes packed with authentic dishes. Swapnil Pradhan and his wife Maithily have launched Waaghoba in Colman Road, which will be selling bento box-style takeaways. Each bento box comes with a mixture of curry, rice and sides, with the aim being to reduce waste and make the products more affordable.
Rescue workers in Mumbai frantically searched for survivors beneath the rubble on the morning after a building collapse killed at least 11 people, including eight children, following the first downpour of the monsoon season. Resident Mohammed Rafiq Siddiqui said he had lost nine family members when a four-story tenement block came down on the adjoining building where he lived late on Wednesday evening.
‘No one could do anything’: Man who went out to fetch milk loses 9 members of family in Mumbai building collapse
Search and rescue is underway as authorities suspect there are more people stuck under debris A man who stepped out to buy milk had a narrow escape but lost nine members of his family when a four-storey residence came crashing down on an adjoining building, killing at least 11 people, in India’s financial capital Mumbai late on Wednesday.
Indian doctors are warning that the Delta variant that has ravaged India with millions of cases so far, is now causing gangrene and hearing loss as never-before-seen side effects from any previous strain of the coronavirus. A direct correlation? On top of being the most infectious mutation of the virus yet, medics have reported a surge in patients coming in with sudden deafness or gangrene caused by blood clots that they claim is related to COVID-19.
When Covid-19 arrived in India, few places looked as vulnerable as Mumbai. But a year on, South Asia's most crowded city has surprised many by tackling a vicious second wave with considerable success. Gaurav Awasthi even travelled hundreds of kilometres from his home on the outskirts of Delhi to get his ailing wife a hospital bed there, paying an ambulance more than a thousand dollars to drive 24 hours straight.