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© Provided by Associated Press The stands around the Central Court of the Foro Italico are empty during a match between Serbia's Novak Djokovic and Italy's Salvatore Caruso, at the Italian Open tennis tournament in Rome, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020. The tournament at the Foro Italico was rescheduled from May because of the pandemic and is being played without fans in attendance. (Alfredo Falcone/LaPresse via AP)
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India is the world's second-worst affected country.PHOTO: AFP

India’s coronavirus cases jump by daily record of 97,894

Bengaluru, September 17 (Reuters) - India reported another record jump in daily coronavirus infections with 97,894 cases in the last 24 hours, data from the health ministry showed on Thursday (Sept 17). With 5.12 million cases in all, India is the world's second-worst affected country and trails only the United States, which has a caseload of around 6.6 million. Deaths, which...

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Beyonce reference ‘Beyonce Sharma Jayegi’ cut from Bollywood song after racist lyrics storm

Mumbai, September 15 (Reuters) - A song from an upcoming Bollywood film has been rewritten after social media users criticised the original lyrics as racist for glorifying fair skin and making an inappropriate reference to Black American pop star Beyonce. The offending lyrics, which translated as 'After looking at you fair woman, Beyonce would feel shy', featured in a song...

People wait in a queue to register their names to have their nasal swab samples taken to test for COVID-19 at a government hospital in Jammu, India, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020. India confirmed more than 83,000 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, bringing its total caseload to nearly 5 million. (AP Photo/Channi Anand) THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Coronavirus cases in India surpass 5 million

New Delhi, September 16 (newsin.asia) - India surpassed the 5 million mark in coronavirus cases Wednesday as the country continues to battle the spread of the disease. India is only the second country in the world to cross the grim milestone of 5 million cumulative cases, after the United States. The Health Ministry reported 90,123 new cases in the past...

Indian lawmakers returned to the nation's Parliament for the first time since the start of the pandemic.PHOTO: REUTERS

India Parliament resumes with Modi bracing for debate over coronavirus, border stand-off with China

New Delhi, September 14 (Bloomberg) - Indian lawmakers returned to the nation's Parliament for the first time since the start of the pandemic with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government bracing for a tumultuous session as the country sets new global records in coronavirus infections, and with a tense border standoff with China dominating the headlines. The worst economic slowdown amid major economies is...

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Sushant Singh Rajput: Bollywood actor Rhea Chakraborty arrested

September 9 (BBC) - Bollywood actress Rhea Chakraborty has been arrested by India's narcotics control authority in a drugs case related to the death of her actor-boyfriend Sushant Singh Rajput. Rajput, 34, was found dead in his flat in Mumbai on 14 June. Police said he had killed himself. His family, however, registered a police complaint against Chakraborty, accusing her...

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