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India plans dam on Brahmaputra to offset Chinese construction upstream

11:26am GMT

NEW DELHI India is considering a plan to build a 10 gigawatts (GW) hydropower project in a remote eastern state, an Indian official said on Tuesday, following reports that China could construct dams on a section of the Brahmaputra river.

Delhi plans virus curbs as infections rise, critical-care beds run short

17 Nov 2020

NEW DELHI As India's capital battles its worst phase in the coronavirus pandemic, authorities drew up plans on Tuesday to reinstate some curbs, such as lockdowns of some markets, if necessary, although elsewhere in the nation new infections are falling.

India, China close in on plan to end months of military standoff

13 Nov 2020

NEW DELHI Seeking to end a dangerous military standoff in the western Himalayas, India and China are formulating a plan that involves creating no-patrol zones, pulling back tanks and artillery, and using drones to verify the withdrawal, Indian officials say.

ICU beds full as COVID surges in Indian capital, weekend festival a worry

12 Nov 2020

NEW DELHI After his 92-year-old grandmother started coughing and her blood oxygen levels plummeted, Varunn Kaushik took her to two top private hospitals in New Delhi on Monday. Neither took her in, even after one of them found her positive for COVID-19.

UPDATE 1-India's Tata launches faster COVID-19 test as cases rise

09 Nov 2020

NEW DELHI, Nov 9 India's Tata Group launched a COVID-19 test kit on Monday that it says will process results more easily and faster than the RT-PCR method considered the gold standard for detection, at a time when cases are still rising in the country.

India's top general says face-off with China could spark bigger conflict

06 Nov 2020

NEW DELHI India's top military commander said on Friday a tense border standoff with Chinese forces in the western Himalayas could spark a larger conflict, even as senior commanders from both sides met near the frontline for their eighth round of talks.

The truckers who keep India's coronavirus patients breathing

03 Nov 2020

SELAQUI, India Subhas Kumar Yadav has fought fear, deadlines and hunger to truck liquid oxygen from a factory in India's Himalayan foothills to hospitals in the northern plains during the coronavirus epidemic.

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