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Indian PM Narendra Modi Phones Dalai Lama on His Birthday

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he phoned the Dalai Lama on Tuesday to personally greet him on his 86th birthday in a show of public support for the Buddhist leader, who has been exiled in northern India since 1959 following China’s forcible seizure of Tibet in 1950.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks at a plenary session of Eastern Economic Forum at far-eastern Russian port of Vladivostok on September 5, 2019. (Photo by Vladimir SMIRNOV / TASS Host Photo Agency / AFP) (Photo credit should read VLADIMIR SMIRNOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Report: 97% of Indian Households Lost Income Due to Coronavirus

The Center for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE), a privately owned think tank based in Mumbai, said Monday over 10 million Indians lost their jobs during the “second wave” of coronavirus infections and 97 percent of Indian households reported a decline of income since the beginning of the pandemic.

NEW DELHI, INDIA - MARCH 29: Indian migrant workers and labourers along with their families stuck in the national capital, with and without protective masks crowd to board buses to return to their native villages, as nationwide lockdown continues over the highly contagious coronavirus (COVID-19) on March 29, 2020 in …

Twitter Deletes Criticism of India’s Coronavirus Response After Request to Silence ‘Misinformation’

India’s Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITY) said on Sunday it has asked Facebook, Twitter, and other platforms to remove posts that create “panic” about the coronavirus surge in India by spreading “fake or misleading information.” Opposition politicians and international free speech advocates denounced the action as political censorship by the embattled government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Funeral pyres burn as the last rites are performed of the patients who died of the Covid-19 coronavirus at a cremation ground in Allahabad on April 27, 2021. (Photo by SANJAY KANOJIA / AFP) (Photo by SANJAY KANOJIA/AFP via Getty Images)

India Announces Development of Intranasal Coronavirus Vaccine

Indian Health Minister Ashwini Choubey told the Rajya Sabha, the national legislature’s upper chamber, on Tuesday that an intranasal coronavirus vaccine candidate Bharat Biotech is developing had reached clinical development stages, the Times of India reported.

A medical worker inoculates a colleague with a Covid-19 coronavirus vaccine at the Rajawadi Hospital in Mumbai on January 16, 2021. (Indranil Mukherjee/AFP via Getty Images)