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Indian cricketers gets Covid jabs ahead of England tour

Getty Images NEW DELHI: India captain Virat Kohli and several of his teammates have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccines before departing for a tour of England next month. India face New Zealand in the final of the inaugural World Test Championship at Southampton in June before playing a ...

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Pakistan imposes Eid holiday shutdown as Covid cases soar

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan starts a 9-day shutdown affecting travel and tourist hotspots in a bid to prevent a surge in Covid-19 cases during the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr.Already battling a third wave of infections and increasingly nervous about the crisis across the border in India, the government has imposed ...

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New Zealanders stranded in India

AFP Photo New Zealanders are desperate to leave as Covid-19 infections soar, but have not been able to because of a lack of commercial flights. New Zealand’s cricketers are today flying back home on two private jets, paid for by the Indian Cricket Board. Multicultural New Zealand, an umbrella organisation ...

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Hosting IPL not a mistake, insists Sourav Ganguly

Image Source : AP India’s cricket chief Sourav Ganguly has defended the attempt to hold the Indian Premier League during the country’s coronavirus emergency, insisting it was not a mistake. The IPL was only called off because the number of cases “has just gone through the roof”, the Board of ...

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IPL’s foreign cricket stars scramble to escape Covid-hit India

IPL SYDNEY – Cricket authorities in Australia, New Zealand and England rushed to evacuate top players from Covid-hit India on Wednesday, after the lucrative Indian Premier League was abandoned following a number of positive tests. Cricket Australia said plans were under way to fly 38 players and staff – including ...

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Corona scare at G7 after Indian delegates test positive

G7 Flags LONDON – The Group of Seven foreign ministers’ meeting in London was hit by a Covid-19 scare on Wednesday when India’s foreign minister and his entire team said they were self-isolating after two delegation members tested positive. Britain is hosting the three-day meeting – the first such G7 ...

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UK PM announces 1 billion pounds trade deals with India

PTI LONDON/NEW DELHI – Ahead of the virtual summit with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday (May 4, 2021), British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced one billion pounds of trade deals that include an investment of 240 million pounds by the Pune-based Serum Institute of India (SII).  Boris Johnson said, ...

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India grieves 200,000 dead with many more probably uncounted

AP Photo NEW DELHI – Three days after his coronavirus symptoms appeared, Rajendra Karan struggled to breathe. Instead of waiting for an ambulance, his son drove him to a government hospital in Lucknow, the capital of India’s largest state. But the hospital wouldn’t let him in without a registration slip ...

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