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Indigenous tests kits likely to be available in India in two weeks

India's Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (IGIB) director Anurag Aggarwal has said that indigenous tests kits for diagnosis of COVID-19 are likely to be available in the next two weeks

Kuakata's red crabs return to the beach

With human activity at Bangladesh's beaches grinding to a halt, nature has found ways to flourish. TV reports have shown dolphins swimming around the Cox's Bazaar seashore, and in Patuakhali, a huge number of nomadic crabs can now be seen traversing Kuakata and Gangamati points on Kuakata beach

Sri Lanka budget almost in surplus

Sri Lanka’s budget deficit for the month of February 2020 was almost in surplus with a 24 billion rupee central bank profit transfer which came as a liquidity injection, official data shows shortly before the rupee came under severe pressure

Indian hotel chain offers free rooms to medical personnel in US

US Vice President Mike Pence has said that the Indian multinational hospitality company, Oyo Hotels and Homes, is pitching in to help medical personnel on the frontlines of war on coronavirus by offering them free rooms at its hotels in the US

Kerala development model under stress

‘Lockdown' is a word that has entered the Malayalam lexicon along with ‘social distancing’. COVID-19 is impacting Kerala society in an unprecedented way never seen before

21-day lockdown will come at heavy economic costs to India: Report

As the Indian economy eagerly awaits a financial stimulus to prevent the COVID-19 pandemic from causing major harm, a new report said on that the 21-day nationwide lockdown will result in a direct output loss of nearly 4.5 percent, with further indirect effects

India may see a Covid-19 surge by mid-May, warn scientists group

While India seems to have done well so far in keeping down the number of confirmed cases compared to other countries in the early phase of the pandemic, the country may see up to 1.3 million cases by mid-May if the numbers keep growing like this, a group of scientists has warned

Nepal urges industries producing essentials to run at full capacity

The Nepalese government has called upon the industries producing daily essentials to run in full capacity


We will win, surely

Invisible virus, invading all over, at the speed of light,


Soleimani killing will lead to reprisal, increase chances of regional conflict: Dilip Hiro

After the targeted killing of Major General Qassem Soleimani, commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) Quds Force by the US, the Persian Gulf nation is not going to sit silent…

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