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Sri Lanka's Rajapaksa family cements power with ministerial picks

12:18pm BST

NEW DELHI Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa appointed five members of his own family to cabinet and ministerial roles following his resounding parliamentary election win earlier this month.

Factbox: What is a 'table-top runway', the site of deadly Air India plane crash?

08 Aug 2020

NEW DELHI At least 18 people died and 16 were severely injured in Kerala on Friday after a Boeing-737 overshot a runway known as a "table-top" in the aviation industry.

Indian food delivery company introduces 'period leave' for employees

08 Aug 2020

NEW DELHI Indian food delivery company Zomato said on Saturday it would give female employees up to 10 days of "period leave" per year, as part of an effort to combat what it said was stigma around the issue.

Factbox: What is a 'table-top runway', the site of deadly Air India plane crash?

08 Aug 2020

NEW DELHI At least 18 people died and 16 were severely injured in southern India on Friday after a Boeing-737 overshot a runway known as a "table-top" in the aviation industry.

FACTBOX-What is a 'table-top runway', the site of deadly Air India plane crash?

08 Aug 2020

NEW DELHI, Aug 8 At least 18 people died and 16 were severely injured in southern India on Friday after a Boeing-737 overshot a runway known as a "table-top" in the aviation industry.

Coronavirus spikes in Asia spur warnings against complacency

30 Jul 2020

SYDNEY/NEW DELHI Spikes in novel coronavirus infections in Asia have dispelled any notion the region may be over the worst, with Australia, India and Hong Kong reporting record daily cases, Vietnam testing thousands and North Korea urging vigilance. | Video

Daily coronavirus cases in India top 50,000 for first time

30 Jul 2020

NEW DELHI India on Thursday reported more than 50,000 daily coronavirus cases for the first time, driven by a surge in infections in rural areas at a time when the government is further easing curbs on movement and commerce.

India tallies third-highest coronavirus cases but death rate low

06 Jul 2020

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI India on Monday overtook Russia to record the world's third-highest number of coronavirus infections at nearly 700,000, even as its hardest-hit state said it will allow hotels to reopen this week.

With nearly 700,000 coronavirus cases, India is third worst-hit country

06 Jul 2020

NEW DELHI, July 6 India has over-taken Russia with the world's third-highest number of novel coronavirus cases, at nearly 700,000, according to the latest data, as the outbreak shows no sign of slowing.

India's Modi warns of coronavirus 'negligence' as some cities extend lockdowns

30 Jun 2020

CHENNAI/NEW DELHI India's prime minister on Tuesday warned citizens against flouting rules to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, as he extended a vast social security scheme until November.

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