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'Delta as infectious as chickenpox'

Washington, July 31 -- The Delta variant of the coronavirus spreads as easily as chickenpox and it can be passed on by vaccinated people as readily as it is spread by unvaccinated people, according to... Read More


US evacuates first group of Afghan interpreters

Washington, July 31 -- The first group of Afghan interpreters who had worked with US-led coalition forces and feared retaliation from the Taliban that have taken over a large part of the country, arri... Read More


A civilised conversation on values

India, July 30 -- American leaders are known to lecture the world on everything from democratic values to human rights to religious freedom, no matter how much of their own baggage they bring to the t... Read More


Covid-19: US brings back face masks to control spread of Delta variant

India, July 28 -- The top US health agency has reversed its earlier mask protocol for those who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19, issuing a new guidance issued on Tuesday that recommends the use ... Read More


US calls India 'leading global power' and Indo-Pacific 'front and centre'

India, July 27 -- As Antony Blinken reached New Delhi on Tuesday evening on his maiden visit to India as US secretary of state, the state department reiterated America's support for the country's "eme... Read More


IMF downgrades India's growth projection due to second wave of Covid-19 pandemic

India, July 27 -- The second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic has set back the Indian economy severely, according to the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) projections for the world economy released on ... Read More


Blinken to deepen ties with India: US

NEW DELHI, July 25 -- The United States said Friday it expects to discuss ways to "further deepen" bilateral ties, the Quad, Afghanistan and the Covid-19 pandemic during Secretary of State Antony Blin... Read More


Blinken's visit to deepen ties with India: US

Washington, July 25 -- The US said on Friday it expects to discuss ways to "further deepen" bilateral ties and issues related to the Quad, Afghanistan and the Covid-19 pandemic during secretary of sta... Read More


Blinken to discuss ways to 'deepen' ties with India during visit, says US

India, July 24 -- The United States said Friday it expects to discuss ways to "further deepen" bilateral ties, the Quad, Afghanistan and the Covid-19 pandemic during Secretary of State Antony Blinken'... Read More


'Taliban's victory not foregone conclusion'

Washington, July 23 -- The top US military leader on Wednesday expressed doubts if a Taliban victory is imminent in Afghanistan, contrary to a reported intelligence assessment. "There are a range of ... Read More