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Taiwan India Friendly Association donates 180,000 masks to 14 Indian states

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A charity organized by Indians living in Taiwan has been able to donate 180,000 masks, among other medical supplies, to 14 states in India hit hard by the pandemic. The...

Heavy rains kill 18 in India, dozens feared trapped in landslides

MUMBAI, July 23 (Reuters) - At least 18 people have died in the western Indian state of Maharashtra after torrential monsoon rains caused landslides and flooding that submerged low lying areas and cut...

The Latest: Biden: Concern about unvaccinated during holiday

WASHINGTON -- President Joe Biden says he’s concerned lives will be unnecessarily lost to COVID-19 as unvaccinated people contract and transmit the coronavirus over the July 4 holiday. ...

Opinion: India doesn't respect sexual harassment survivors

In May, an Indian court in the coastal state of Goa acquitted Tarun Tejpal, the former editor of a leading news magazine, of raping a young female colleague in a high-profile case that made headlines ...

India: Do calls for reforms to respect LGBTQ rights go far enough?

Manoj (name changed), from the southern Indian state of Karnataka, was forced to undergo the "gay conversion therapy" as a teenager. Now an adult, he lives and works in Delhi, and hasn&rsquo...

The Latest: Vaccinated Canadians won’t have to quarantine

TORONTO — Fully vaccinated Canadian citizens who test negative for COVID-19 will be exempt from two weeks of quarantine when returning to the country as of July 5, officials said Monday. ...

Google apologizes to Kannadigas for insulting their language

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Google fact box suggesting the ugliest language in India is Kannada has led to Google making a humbling apology in order to calm the ire of angry Kannadigas. The tech...

COVID hits 3 of Taiwan's Apple suppliers in India

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The three electronics giants from Taiwan making products for Apple Inc. in India have all been affected by the COVID-19 wave in the South Asian country, reports said Satur...

India: Why some states do better than others in tackling COVID

India's second coronavirus wave has claimed the lives of thousands of people daily since the beginning of May, with over 75,000 COVID-19-related deaths recorded so far this month, according to Hea...

India's Gujarat state braces for most severe cyclone in over two decades

Around 150,000 people were evacuated from their homes in Gujarat state on the western coast of India on Monday, hours before a massive cyclone was set to make landfall. Authorities also closed severa...

Cyclone threatens India's west coast, leaves several dead

At least six people have been killed and large areas inundated, houses destroyed and trees and power lines uprooted by a severe cyclone that hovered off India's western coast on Sunday. Cyclone T...

India’s surge hits southern states, prompts more lockdowns

BENGALURU, India (AP) — Two southern states in India became the latest to declare lockdowns, as coronavirus cases surge at breakneck speed across the country and pressure mounts on Prime Ministe...

Taiwan’s Foxconn confirms COVID infections at India factory

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Electronics giant Foxconn Technology Group confirmed Saturday (May 8) that 10 Chinese engineers at its plant in the Indian city of Chennai have been infected with COVID-19...

India's surge hits southern states, prompts more lockdowns

BENGALURU, India (AP) — Two southern states in India became the latest to declare lockdowns, as coronavirus cases surge at breakneck speed across the country and pressure mounts on Prime Minister Nare...

Coronavirus digest: India's southern states order stricter lockdowns

India registered 4,187 deaths linked to COVID and 401,078 new cases in the past 24 hours, the government said on Saturday. This is the fourth time the country recorded over 400,000 daily new infec...