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Gravitas: Omicron: Why India is preparing for a big surge – WION

India has reported its biggest surge since June 2021. The Omicron fuelled surge added 10 million new cases worldwide last week. The UK is restricting testing. Lockdown in China’s Xi’an has led to chaos. Palki Sharma brings you the 10 big developments.

Delhi remains engulfed in toxic smog; schools shut, entry of trucks banned – WION

India’s capital Delhi and the surrounding areas meanwhile continue to battle the toxic smog blanket that has engulfed the region. In the latest effort to reduce air pollution, the commission for air quality management has issued a slew of orders to combat the situation.

Hundreds of thousands of Indian farmers rally against farm laws

Hundreds of thousands of farmers gathered in India’s most populous state Uttar Pradesh on Sunday, the biggest rally yet in a months-long series of demonstrations to press Narendra Modi’s government to repeal three new agricultural laws. More than 500,000 farmers attended the rally in the city of Muzaffarnagar, according to local police. The demonstration inContinue reading “Hundreds of thousands of Indian farmers rally against farm laws”

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Millions in India’s northern states sizzle in severe heatwave

Heatwave pushes temperature to a nine-year high in New Delhi as monsoon rains run behind schedule. Tens of millions of people in India are suffering under a severe heatwave that has pushed the temperature to a nine-year high in capital New Delhi as monsoon rains run behind schedule. Heatwaves have killed at least 6,500 peopleContinue reading “Millions in India’s northern states sizzle in severe heatwave”

Over 2,000 bodies found in Ganga river

New Delhi: The Union home ministry has revealed that nearly 2,000 bodies have been retrieved from the Ganga by various district administrations in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar in the last one week or so. Officials say that these bodies are most likely of Corona patients who died in remote villages along the Ganga. Since most of theContinue reading “Over 2,000 bodies found in Ganga river”

India’s capital to lock down amid explosive virus surge

New Delhi imposed a weeklong lockdown Monday night to prevent the collapse of the Indian capital’s health system, which authorities said had been pushed to its limit amid an explosive surge in coronavirus cases. In scenes familiar from surges elsewhere, ambulances catapulted from one hospital to another, trying to find an empty bed over theContinue reading “India’s capital to lock down amid explosive virus surge”