India

38 killed, 2 missing in Indian residential building collapse as rescue operations end

At least 38 people were killed and two persons went missing after a residential building collapsed on Monday in Bhiwandi,…

2 days ago

Olympics: Japan to require COVID-19 tests for athletes, draft shows

Organisers of next year’s delayed Olympic Games will require coronavirus tests of foreign athletes upon their arrival in Japan, draft…

3 days ago

Gov. Sule urges IFAD, World Bank to support women-small-holder farmers

Gov Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State has called on the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD),  the World Bank and…

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Indian Prime Minister stresses need for UN reform

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday called for reforms at the UN.Modi said this at a high-level meeting at…

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FG urges states to provide infrastructure for film industry devt.

The Federal Government on Monday called on states to provide necessary infrastructure for the growth of the film industry  to…

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15th Abuja Int’l trade fair to feature 500 exhibitors – ACCI

The Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) says its 15th Abuja International Trade Fair will feature not more than…

6 days ago

Why FG is investing massively in railways, seaports — Amaechi

The Federal Government’s focus on railway and seaport development is a necessity to drive the nation’s economy, according to the…

6 days ago

Vulture Day: NCF advocates Vulture Conservation

As the world marks the International Vulture Awareness Day, the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) on Saturday underscored the importance of…

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Nigeria’s COVID-19 curve is flattening -PTF

Nigeria’s COVID-19 curve is flattening, Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Mr Boss Mustapha has said.Mustapha made this…

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StudyFree to help 8 Nigerian students continue studies abroad

An Edtech startup, StudyFree, says it has finalised plans to assist eight scholars of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC)…

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India to have COVID-19 vaccine by early 2021 – Health minister

Indian Health and Family Welfare Minister Harsh Vardhan said on Thursday that India would have a vaccine against the coronavirus…

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NDLEA intercepts 1.6 kilograms of hard drugs en-route Turkey 

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Special Area Command, has intercepted 1.6 kilogramme of controlled…

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India: Covid-19 cases cross 5m amid medical oxygen shortage

India on Wednesday reported a spike of 90,123 new COVID-19 cases, taking its tally to more than 5 million as…

1 week ago

COVID-19 cases cross 5m in India amid medical oxygen shortage

India on Wednesday reported a spike of 90,123 new COVID-19 cases, taking its tally to over five million as hospitals…

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Netflix argues for free speech in court spat with Indian tycoons over ‘Bad Boy Billionaires’

An Indian court’s decision to stall the release of a Netflix Inc series on four Indian tycoons facing fraud allegations…

2 weeks ago

26 COVID-19 vaccines under development in Russia, says public health chief

Russian Public Health watchdog, Rospotrebnadzor, on Tuesday stated that no less than 26 different vaccines against coronavirus were currently being…

2 weeks ago

China, India agree troops should disengage after border standoff

China and India agreed to continue their dialogue and “quickly disengage” from a tense border standoff during a meeting of the…

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SCO foreign ministers discuss Syria, Afghanistan, United States withdrawal from JCPOA – Lavrov

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says foreign ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) are focusing their talks in Moscow…

2 weeks ago

IDB, IOM, partner NIDCOM on Diaspora Humanitarian Sukuk

The Islamic Development Bank (IDB) and the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) are set to partner the Nigerians in Diaspora…

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Norwegian lawmaker nominates Trump for Nobel Peace Prize over efforts to settle conflicts

Norwegian lawmaker Christian Tybring-Gjedde says he has submitted the nomination of United States President Donald Trump for the 2021 Nobel…

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India to reopen schools even as country sees 89,700 new virus cases

The Indian government, on Wednesday said it would reopen schools for students in upper grades after more than five months…

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Mental health expert tasks media on suicide reportage

Dr Maymunah Yusuf-Kadiri, the Medical Director, Pinnacle Medical Services, on Tuesday urged media professionals on responsible reportage of suicide related…

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India, China trade blame over shots fired at disputed border

India on Tuesday rejected Chinese allegations that its forces had crossed a disputed border and fired warning shots.It accused Chinese…

3 weeks ago

Oil prices fall on demand fears as United States summer driving season ends

Oil prices fell on Tuesday amid concerns over fuel demand as the peak United States driving season drew to a…

3 weeks ago

Chief Minister of India’s Tamil Nadu pledges to donate eyes

Chief Minister of India’s southern state of Tamil Nadu K Palaniswami on Monday pledged to donate his eyes. “An eye donation…

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Global COVID-19 caseload surpasses 27m – Johns Hopkins

The global COVID-19 caseload surpassed the milestone of 27 million, with the dead toll more than 882,000, according to United…

3 weeks ago

India’s coronavirus infections overtake Brazil as some rail services resume

India displaced Brazil, on Monday, to take second place after the United States in terms of coronavirus infections, with 90,082…

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Babalade was patriotic, professional — Adepoju

Ex-international Mutiu Adepoju, has described the death of his former Super Eagles colleague, Ajibade Babalade, as shocking and a great…

3 weeks ago

Birthday boy Thiem dominates Nagal to breeze into third round

Second seed Dominic Thiem celebrated his 27th birthday with a commanding 6-3 6-3 6-2 victory over India’s Sumit Nagal on…

3 weeks ago

COVID-19: Nigeria not ready for full-scale re-opening of economy — PTF

The Federal Government said on Thursday that the country “is not ready for full-scale re-opening of the economy.”The Secretary to…

3 weeks ago

French club ESTAC Troyes acquired by Manchester City’s City Football Group

French Ligue 2 club ESTAC Troyes were on Thursday added to the portfolio of acquisitions by the City Football Group…

3 weeks ago

Facebook bans India’s ruling party leader over hate speech violations

Facebook has banned a politician from India’s Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) at the centre of allegations that the…

3 weeks ago

Malaysia bans arrivals from countries with more than 150,000 virus cases

Malaysia said on Thursday that it would deny entry to people from countries that had reported more than 150,000 cases…

3 weeks ago

Rotary tasks FG on Polio-free certification sustainability

Rotarian Lovina Okorn-Ntui, the President, Rotary Club of Abuja, Kubwa (District 9125), has urged the Federal Government and rotarians nationwide…

3 weeks ago

Indian Oil Corp’s VLCC catches fire off Colombo: sources

A very large crude carrier, ‘New Diamond’, chartered by India’s top refiner Indian Oil Corp, caught fire in the morning…

3 weeks ago

India’s sugar crop faces delays with COVID-19 raging throughout nation

India is facing potential delays in the harvest of its massive sugarcane crop, threatening supply worldwide.This is as millions of…

3 weeks ago

Singapore’s prime minister concedes ‘errors’ in pandemic response

In spite having one of the world’s lowest coronavirus-related death tolls, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Loong said on Wednesday that…

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India begins college entrance examinations in spite Covid-19 fears

India’s highly competitive engineering and medical college entrance examinations – in which some 2.5 million students are participating, began on…

4 weeks ago

Global coronavirus cases top 25 million – Johns Hopkins tally

The number of coronavirus cases recorded worldwide has topped 25 million, according to data compiled by United States researchers.In the…

4 weeks ago

India records 77,266 new COVID-19 cases, 1,057 deaths in single day

India’s COVID-19 tally reached 3,387,500 and deaths reached 61,529 on Friday, showed the latest data released by the Federal Health…

4 weeks ago

Recovery hopes dashed for India’s recession-hit economy: Reuters poll

India’s deepest recession on record will linger through the rest of this year and begin to lift only in early…

4 weeks ago

India reports 75,760 highest single-day spike in COVID-19 infections

India’s COVID-19 infections on Thursday surged by a record 75,760 over 24 hours, taking the total to past 3.3 million,…

1 month ago

Sri Lanka aims for turmeric self-sufficiency amid import ban

Sri Lankan officials said an import ban on turmeric is set to continue as the government aims to encourage local…

1 month ago

BMO lauds Nigeria’s ranking with China, India as most improved countries

The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) has lauded Nigeria’s rating alongside China and India as one of the ten countries with…

1 month ago

Health condition of India’s former President Pranab Mukherjee unchanged

India’s former President Pranab Mukherjee’s health continues to remain unchanged and he continues to be on ventilator support, officials said…

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2 dead, 16 missing after India building collapse

Two people were reported dead and 16 others feared trapped on Tuesday after a residential building collapsed in Western India,…

1 month ago

At least 100 feared trapped in building collapse south of Mumbai

At least 100 people are feared trapped in the debris of a five-storey building that collapsed on Monday in an…

1 month ago

NABDA boss wants more awareness creation on genetically modified crops

Prof. Alex Akpa, Director-General, National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA), says more awareness creation will help in disabusing the minds of people…

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