India battles rash of "black fungus" cases hitting COVID-19 patients

By Manas Mishra    BENGALURU (Reuters) – India has ordered tighter surveillance of a rare fungal disease hitting COVID-19 patients, officials said on Thursday, piling pressure on hospitals struggling with the world's highest number of daily infections of the novel coronavirus.    Mucormycosis, or "black fungus" usually infects people whose immune system has been compromised, causing blackening or discolouration over the nose,

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India Covid-19 appeal: World Vision worker’s fight to save her brother

The Herald has joined forces with World Vision to support India in its fight against the COVID-19 outbreak. We’re bringing you stories from the front line and the opportunity to help – every story has a click-through button so you can donate direct to World Vision and help provide desperately needed supplies of oxygen, beds, medical supplies and food. Esther

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India infections top 18 million as gravediggers work round the clock

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI (Reuters) – India's total COVID-19 cases passed 18 million on Thursday after another world record number of daily infections, as gravediggers worked around the clock to bury victims and hundreds more were cremated in makeshift pyres in parks and parking lots.    India reported 379,257 new infections and 3,645 new deaths on Thursday, health ministry data showed, the highest

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Asian Doll Apologizes After Calling Indian Food ‘Nasty’

The ‘Nunnadet S**t’ raptress is deemed disrespectful after she writes on her Twitter page about not finding Indian food appetizing before defending it, asking to her followers, ‘But did I lie?’ AceShowbiz -Asian Doll (Asian Da Brat) has issued an apology over her offensive post on Twitter. The “Poppin’ ” raptress previously enraged people after she made an unpleasant comment

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India vs England cricket FREE: Live stream, TV channel, UK time, team news for today's 1st Test in Chennai

INDIA are taking on England in Chennai as Virat Kohli and Co look to get off to a winning start. The hosts are on a high following a remarkable victory in Australia, where an under-strength side ended the Aussies 33-year dominance at the Gabba. Joe Root and England meanwhile are buoyant after shaking off the cobwebs in style against Sri

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Cricket team give India a miraculous gift

When Uruguay’s Alcides Ghiggia scored the winning goal of the 1950 World Cup against Brazil, in front of 173,850 Brazilians, the commentator Luiz Mendes said: “Gol do Uruguay.” Please subscribe or log in to continue reading the full article. Get unlimited access to all stories at $0.99/month Latest headlines and exclusive stories In-depth analyses and award-winning multimedia content Get access

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Indian opposition demands repeal of farm laws after protests

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s main opposition party pressed the government on Thursday to call a special parliamentary session to withdraw new agricultural laws that farmers say will leave them at the mercy of big corporations.Slideshow ( 4 images )Rahul Gandhi, a senior leader from the opposition Congress party, handed the president a copy of a petition that he said

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