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Third wave of Assam floods wrecks livelihood of nearly 200K in Indian state

Brew Admin   Sun 27 Sep 2020    

After over a month-and-a-half, fresh floods in five Assam districts have affected 1.79 lakh people besides killing one person, officials of Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) said on Saturday. The ASDMA official said that in the third wave of […]


Sunday Schmooze // Sunny v Virushka: Aesthetics v the ugly side

Sushmita Bose   Sun 27 Sep 2020    

The first time I got “acquainted” with Sunil Gavaskar was about four decades ago. I was in Class 3 or 4, and one of my classmates declared (during tiffin-time) she had “secretly” gotten married to “Sunny”: she took a photo […]


India registers 85,362 new COVID-19 infections in a day; single-day recoveries surpass fresh cases

Brew Admin   Sat 26 Sep 2020    

New Delhi, Sep 26 (PTI) India’s COVID-19 tally sprinted past 59 lakh on Saturday with 85,362 fresh cases being recorded in a day, while 93,420 people recuperated from the disease during the same period taking total recoveries to over 48 lakh, […]


Against the Tide // How Indian media managed to not cover the corona crisis

Mohd Asim   Thu 24 Sep 2020    

Coronavirus is the biggest crisis that the world has seen in generations. A virus like no other. It has left the world flat. 10 months since the first infection and the world is still nowhere close to defeat it. As […]


Russia boasts Sputnik-V confidence, ready to take on legal risks in case of side-effects

Brew Admin   Tue 22 Sep 2020    

Russia is so confident in its COVID-19 vaccine that it will shoulder some of the legal liability should anything go wrong, rather than requiring buyers to take on the full risk, the head of the state fund bankrolling the project […]


Eight dead, several trapped in Mumbai three-storey collapse

Brew Admin   Mon 21 Sep 2020    

At least eight people were killed in India when a three-storey residential building collapsed before dawn on Monday, media reports said, while a disaster agency official said up to 25 people were believed to be trapped in the ruins. Television […]


India loans $250m to Maldives to boost ‘Covid-battered economy’

Brew Admin   Sun 20 Sep 2020    

India, on Sunday, announced a $250 million loan to Maldives to boost its coronavirus-battered economy in a further bid to counter China’s growing financial footprint in South Asia. The Indian Ocean archipelago, renowned for its luxury resorts, has been badly […]


India records over 95K COVID recoveries in 24hrs, shoots to top rate worldwide

Brew Admin   Sat 19 Sep 2020    

Over 95,880 Covid patients showed signs of recovery in the last 24 hours, a record-figure, while 93,337 new infections added in to pitch total cases rampant at over 5.3 million.More than 4.2 million have recovered from the virus so far, […]