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    • Vikas Dubey
      Last update: 08:30 GMT 09.07.2020
      08:30 GMT 09.07.2020

      Indian Police Arrest Gang Leader who Ambushed and Killed 8 Policemen in Kanpur Raid

      New Delhi (Sputnik): On 3 July, eight policemen were killed while raiding a wanted criminal, Vikas Dubey, and his accomplices in Uttar Pradesh, India. The incident took place in a village in the industrial city of Kanpur, where his gang was said to be hiding. Soon after, State Chief Yogi Adityanath told police to prioritise Dubey's arrest.

    • After seeing head scarfs being used as face mask
      Last update: 08:16 GMT 09.07.2020
      08:16 GMT 09.07.2020

      Monkey Picks Up On Human Habit of Wearing Face Mask, Impresses Friends and Social Media - Video

      New Delhi (Sputnik): We all know the three monkeys who accompany the old adage "see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil", but in 2020, perhaps covering your face with your hands isn't enough for simians trying to play it safe.

    • Soldiers await a visit by India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Indian Himalayan desert region of Ladakh, 3 July 2020, in this still image taken from a video.
      Last update: 07:20 GMT 09.07.2020
      07:20 GMT 09.07.2020

      Indian Army Asks Soldiers to Delete Tinder, Facebook and 87 Other Apps to Plug Information Leak

      New Delhi (Sputnik): India has been tightening its noose on foreign mobile apps, citing a threat to national security. There have been incidents where soldiers have been honey trapped by foreign intelligence agencies and coaxed into divulging information. The country recently banned 59 Chinese apps following the border standoff in Ladakh.

    • A civic worker sprays disinfectant on beds at a special temporary hospital facility for COVID-19 patients in Mumbai, India, Friday, April 10, 2020
      Last update: 03:48 GMT 09.07.2020
      03:48 GMT 09.07.2020

      Between Life and Death: Sheer Luck Brings Many Back from Jaws of COVID-19


      New Delhi (Sputnik): India is undergoing the longest and harshest lockdown anywhere in the world as a containment measure to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. But still there is no sign of abatement of the pandemic, with data scientists predicting a long haul ahead for India, and the country might see 287,000 cases per day by early 2021.

    • Gold bars
      Last update: 16:23 GMT 08.07.2020
      16:23 GMT 08.07.2020

      Indian State Wants Federal Probe Into Gold Smuggling Through Diplomatic Channels

      New Delhi (Sputnik): Indian Customs arrested a former employee of the UAE Consulate for his alleged involvement in a smuggling racket after finding 30 kilograms of gold in a diplomatic bag on 5 July. The UAE mission in New Delhi has denied that any of its diplomats was involved.

    • DLF Mall of India cinema roof collapses
      Last update: 12:20 GMT 08.07.2020
      12:20 GMT 08.07.2020

      Renovation or Accident? Video of Cinema Roof Collapse in 'Mall of India' Goes Viral

      New Delhi (Sputnik): Indian cinemas have been shut for over three months now as part of measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus. Cinemas were among the first public spaces to be closed, even before the nationwide lockdown began on 25 March.

    • Hackers
      Last update: 12:08 GMT 08.07.2020
      12:08 GMT 08.07.2020

      570 E-Commerce Stores From 55 Countries Hacked, Credit Card Data Worth Over $7 Mln Sold Online

      New Delhi (Sputnik): Despite its ubiquity and utility, the internet has exposed individuals and businesses around the world to major vulnerabilities. Just days after the Indian government released a proposed set of e-commerce rules focusing on data privacy, a major hacking incident has come to light.

    • A man is consoled by his relatives as he sees the body of his father who died from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), before his burial at a graveyard in New Delhi, India, June 8, 2020.
      Last update: 11:37 GMT 08.07.2020
      11:37 GMT 08.07.2020

      Blasted For Hiding Figures, Delhi State Chief Orders Analysis of Factors Behind COVID Fatalities

      New Delhi (Sputnik): 3,165 people have died from COVID-19 in India's capital, more than in any Indian city other than Mumbai. Delhi's state government had last month come under scrutiny for hiding the number of deaths in the capital and problems facing its hospitals, which have been overwhelmed by the mounting case load.

    • A journalist makes a video of the Instagram logo using the new video feature at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, California
      Last update: 11:05 GMT 08.07.2020
      11:05 GMT 08.07.2020

      Instagram Grabs Opportunity to Push China Further Away From Social Networking in India

      New Delhi (Sputnik): India recently banned 59 Chinese apps from operating in the country, citing national security reasons, following the border faceoff with the Chinese army in the Ladakh region. The popular Chinese app TikTok also got banned in India, worrying creators who use it to reach their audience.

    • Farmers plant saplings in a rice field on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, India, July 5, 2019.
      Last update: 11:03 GMT 08.07.2020
      11:03 GMT 08.07.2020

      Farmers Accuse Modi Govt Going Back on its 'Self-Reliant India' Motto by Not Buying Their Crops

      New Delhi (Sputnik): Prime Minister Narendra Modi last month urged Indians to go 'Vocal For Local' as he claimed that the pandemic had taught the nation the importance of self-reliance. Since then, the federal government has launched its 'Atmanirbhar Bharat' (self-reliant India) campaign, encouraging Indians to buy local products.

    • In Kalahandi district, Duleshwar Tandi – ‘Rapper Dule Rocker’ – a tuition teacher, construction worker and occasional migrant, expresses anguish through this song at the plight of migrants in the lockdown
      Last update: 10:56 GMT 08.07.2020
      10:56 GMT 08.07.2020

      Indian ‘Rapper Duel Rocker’ Questions Government Through Rap Song in Viral Video

      New Delhi (Sputnik): The coronavirus-induced lockdown triggered a migrant crisis in India, leaving millions of labourers displaced. In a desperate move to reach their home villages, many were forced to make long journeys on foot and more than 100 died.

    • Amidst soaring COVID19 cases in #Madurai, a restaurant chain introduces 'face mask' parotta, 'corona' rava dosa & 'corona' bonda
      Last update: 10:23 GMT 08.07.2020
      10:23 GMT 08.07.2020

      Indian Restaurant Chain Gets Innovative With COVID-19 Shaped Dishes for Awareness

      New Delhi (Sputnik) India recently became the third worst hit country in the world with the COVID-19 virus. Despite this, the government is slowly opening up certain businesses across several states in order to get the economy moving again.

    • India's Goods and Service Tax Revenue Close еo Pre-Covid Levels, June Revenue at $12 Billion
      Last update: 10:07 GMT 08.07.2020
      10:07 GMT 08.07.2020

      Indian Finance Minister Wants Public Sector Firms to Invest $11.03 Bln to Boost Economy

      New Delhi (Sputnik): On 12 May, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled a $266 billion stimulus package to help the economy and businesses overcome the challenges posed by the pandemic. Economic growth slid to a 12-year low of 3.1 percent in the first quarter of 2020.

    • Last update: 09:41 GMT 08.07.2020
      09:41 GMT 08.07.2020

      Indian Home Ministry Orders Tax Violation, Money Laundering Probe into Three Gandhi Family Trusts

      New Delhi (Sputnik): On Saturday, Bharatiya Janata President JP Nadda had accused Sonia Gandhi and family of conniving with China by receiving funds from the country for the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation. Allegations had come amidst the attack on Modi Government by Opposition over stand-off with China.

    • A red sand boa, a non-venomous snake, slithering under the rear seat of a moving Royal Enfield motorbike at Virar (east). The rider was alerted by another biker who saw the moving snake
      Last update: 08:14 GMT 08.07.2020
      08:14 GMT 08.07.2020

      'Hitchhiker' Snake Rides with Biker in India's Mumbai - Video

      New Delhi (Sputnik): A biker in the Indian financial capital of Mumbai unwittingly gave a lift to a scaly stranger on his way to work. According to reports, the rider was alerted by another biker who spotted the snake slithering under the rear seat of his Royal Enfield bike. The man had ridden several kilometres with the stowaway serpent.

    • A health worker takes a swab test at a COVID-19 testing center in New Delhi, India, Monday, April 27, 2020. India’s main medical research organization has cancelled orders to procure rapid antibody test kits from two Chinese companies after quality issues and controversies over its price.
      Last update: 06:13 GMT 08.07.2020
      06:13 GMT 08.07.2020

      Indians Can't Keep Calm Any More As WHO Admits COVID-19 Could Be Airborne

      New Delhi (Sputnik): The World Health Organisation (WHO) until recently had not admitted that the novel Coronavirus could spread through the air. COVID-19 has resulted in the death of over 546,000 people globally. It is known to latch itself to the respiratory system of humans. India recently became the world’s third most infected nation.

    • King-cobra
      Last update: 06:03 GMT 08.07.2020
      06:03 GMT 08.07.2020

      Watch Giant 10-Foot King Cobra Putting Up a Fight Before its Rescue in India

      New Delhi (Sputnik): Beware of Cobras: The deadliest serpents, king cobras are the longest of all venomous snakes and the most poisonous ones on the planet. The south Asian species can literally 'stand up', lifting a third of its body off the ground to look you in the eye. Sadly, the amazing creatures are vulnerable to extinction.

    • People wearing protective face masks ride their bicycles on Howrah bridge, after authorities eased lockdown restrictions that were imposed to slow the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Kolkata, India, June 12, 2020
      Last update: 03:54 GMT 08.07.2020
      03:54 GMT 08.07.2020

      COVID-19 Drug Could Be More Effective than Rushed Vaccine - Expert on India Setting ‘Wrong’ Deadline


      New Delhi (Sputnik): With 11.4 million COVID cases across the globe, drug manufacturers are racing against the clock to develop a vaccine and bring life and the economy back to their normal course. Among 140 companies, Bharat Biotech expressed confidence in being able to make their vaccine ready by the country's independence day on 15 Aug.

    • Indian school. (File)
      Last update: 16:41 GMT 07.07.2020
      16:41 GMT 07.07.2020

      India’s Apex School Regulatory Body Slashes Academic Curriculum Amid COVID-19 Disruption

      New Delhi (Sputnik): Schools and colleges across India have been closed since 25 March, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a national lockdown as a containment measure to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. The lockdown has also disrupted the annual examinations in schools and colleges.

    • An Indian Army convoy moves along a highway leading to Ladakh, at Gagangeer in Kashmir's Ganderbal district June 18, 2020.
      Last update: 16:19 GMT 07.07.2020
      16:19 GMT 07.07.2020

      White House Official Indicates US Military Support For India in Border Stand-off with China

      New Delhi (Sputnik): United States' Secretary of State Michael Pompeo spoke to India's External Affairs Minister (EAM) S Jaishankar at the height of border tensions between India and China following the violent face-off between Indian and Chinese soldiers in Ladakh's Galwan Valley.