Thailand records six new COVID-19 cases among returnees from abroad

Thailand’s new COVID-19 infections surged to six today. All are in state quarantine after their return from Saudi Arabia and India. CCSA assistant spokesperson Dr. Pannapha Yongtrakul told a news…

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People stand in a queue to buy liquor outside a wine shop during an extended nationwide lockdown to slow the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in New Delhi, India, May 4, 2020. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Indians queue for liquor as capital eases some coronavirus curbs

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Hundreds of people queued outside liquor stores in New Delhi on Monday as the Indian capital began easing some curbs after a 40-day lockdown against the…

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Health workers wearing protective gear walk on a railway track as they arrive in a slum area for a door-to-door verification of people to find out if they have developed any of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) symptoms, in Kolkata, India, April 24, 2020. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

India, Pakistan ease restrictions for some small businesses amid lockdown

NEW DELHI/ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – The Indian government allowed a limited reopening of shops in neighborhoods and residential areas from Saturday, more than a month after the nation went into a…

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India needs at least 38 million masks to fight coronavirus

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India needs at least 38 million masks and 6.2 million pieces of personal protective equipment as it confronts the spread of coronavirus, and has approached hundreds…

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An Indian health worker speaks next to a banner durign a Corona virus information camp for travellers at an India-Nepal border crossing some 32 kms from Siliguri on January 26, 2020. – Health authorities in Nepal on January 24 confirmed that a student who returned from Wuhan, China tested positive for the new coronavirus, becoming the first South Asian country to report the deadly disease. (Photo by DIPTENDU DUTTA / AFP)

India imposes 21-day lockdown to curb coronavirus

NEW DELHI (AP) — India will begin the world’s largest lockdown on Wednesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced in a TV address, warning citizens to stay inside or risk inviting…

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India imposes 14-hour curfew to curb coronavirus spread

MUMBAI (Reuters) – India launched a 14-hour long curfew on Sunday to limit the fast-spreading coronavirus epidemic in the country, where 315 people have so far been found to have…

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Men ride a motorcycle past security forces patrolling a street in a riot affected area after clashes erupted between people demonstrating for and against a new citizenship law in New Delhi, India, February 26, 2020. © Reuters / Adnan Abidi

At least 30 killed, 250 wounded in Delhi riots as UN chief urges restraint

Violent unrest in India’s capital has left at least 30 people dead, with more than 250 injured. After days of intense clashes between rival protesters over a citizenship law, the…

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A shop burns as a mob sets it on fire during violence between two groups in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. At least 10 people were killed in two days of clashes that cast a shadow over U.S. President Donald Trump’s visit to the country. (AP Photo)

Hindu, Muslim clashes kill 13 in Delhi as Modi, Trump talk

NEW DELHI (AP) — Hindus carrying pickaxes and iron rods hurled rocks at Muslims protesting a new citizenship law Tuesday on a second day of deadly clashes that cast a…

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US President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi attend the ‘Namaste Trump’ event at the Sardar Patel Gujarat Stadium, in Ahmedabad, India on Monday. US First Lady Melania Trump also attended the event.

Trump’s India visit prioritizes pageantry over policy

AHMEDABAD, INDIA (AP) — Prioritizing pageantry over policy, President Donald Trump basked in India’s welcoming embrace on a day that featured a mega-rally with cheering crowds, a mutual admiration show…

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Travellers to Vietnam and India warned of tropical storm and severe cyclone

Tropical storm Nakri, packed with wind speeds of up to 95kph, is rapidly approaching Vietnam and is forecast to make landfall along the central Vietnamese coast on Sunday or Monday,…

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Modi tells Xi summit will launch ‘new era’ for India and China

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Saturday that his summit with Chinese leader Xi Xinping would launch a “new era” between the neighbours who are seeking to overcome troublesome differences….

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1 year free visa for Chinese and Indian tourists to be proposed to cabinet

Thailand’s Ministry of Tourism and Sports will propose, to the economic cabinet meeting on Friday, a waiver of visa fees for tourists from China and India, who plan to stay…

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India hails ‘historic’ Kashmir rule as Pakistan, China slam move

India’s Hindu nationalist government on Tuesday hailed “historic” legislation to bring Kashmir under its direct control but Pakistan and China challenged the divisive move, sending tensions soaring between the nuclear…

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Jurin to attend RCEP in a bid to form world’s biggest trading bloc

Thailand’s Deputy Prime Minister and Commerce Minister Jurin Laksanawisit is scheduled to attend a ministerial conference on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) in Beijing later this week, in a…

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PM Modi stuns opposition with ‘massive’ election win

NEW DELHI/KOLKATA (Reuters) – Prime Minister Narendra Modi swept to a huge election victory on Thursday, on course to increase his majority and give his party the mandate to pursue…

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India’s epic election ends as Modi meditates

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is showered with petals during a campaign stop Voting in India’s election, the world’s biggest ever, ends on Sunday after an acrimonious and at times…

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Two dead as monster cyclone batters eastern India

Two people died Friday after Cyclone Fani slammed into eastern India, officials said, as the storm sent coconut trees flying, blew away food stands and cut off power and water….

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780,000 evacuated in India ahead of major cyclone

Nearly 800,000 people in India’s eastern coastal districts have been evacuated ahead of the expected arrival of a major cyclone packing winds of up to 200 kilometres (125 miles) per…

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Saved from Pakistani mob, downed Indian pilot becomes face of Kashmir crisis

ISLAMABAD/NEW DELHI (Reuters) – A downed Indian fighter pilot who was attacked by a mob and then paraded on video by Pakistan’s army has become a social media sensation and…

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India seeks to operate more direct flights to Phuket

India is to begin operating a daily direct flight between New Delhi and Phuket from Thursday and more direct flights between other Indian major cities and Phuket international airport will…

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