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Five things for England to fix before the Test series against India

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England start a five-Test series against India in just over seven weeks. The return of Ben Stokes for the start and Jofra Archer, midway through, will help with balance. But, batting disaster aside, what England have ...

Coronavirus live news: Johnson expected to pause lifting restrictions; India reports lowest cases since March

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India confirms 70,421 new infections over the past 24 hours; Boris Johnson prepares to put final lifting of restrictions in England on hold; US death toll nears 600,000

Coronavirus live news: Delhi announces partial lockdown easing; India has 120,000 new cases

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Indian capital preparing to deal with peak of 37,000 cases a day in future

India Covid variant spreading in England’s schools, data shows

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The Delta Covid-19 variant has begun spreading in schools and colleges throughout England, it has been revealed, after Public Health England published new data, demanded by teachers and staff unions, on outbreaks of t...

Tongue-in-cheek tales from 19th-century India – podcasts of the week

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Raj!Meera Syal and Jennifer Saunders give standout performances in Audible’s new pod drama, spoofing life in British-controlled India. Ineffectual governor Henry arrives in a rural province, “allergic to emotions”, pa...

India Covid variant may increase risk of hospital admission, early data suggests

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The coronavirus variant of concern first discovered in India, known as Delta, is more likely to lead to hospitalisations that the Alpha variant first detected in Kent, data suggests, raising further concerns about its...

India mosque demolition: officials accused of filing false report on Muslim leaders

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A local government administration in Uttar Pradesh has been accused of filing a “false and unfounded” police report against eight Muslim leaders who had opposed the “illegal” demolition of their mosque, in a case file...

India mosque demolition: report filed on Muslim leaders false, court finds

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An Indian court has ruled that a local government administration in Uttar Pradesh filed a “false and unfounded” police report against eight Muslim leaders who had opposed the “illegal” demolition of their mosque. The ...

China jails blogger who ‘slandered’ dead in India border clash

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A Chinese court has jailed a popular blogger over posts suggesting the death toll among Chinese soldiers in a China-Indian border clash last year was higher than claimed. Qiu Ziming was among at least six people arres...

Scientists call on UK to speed up second Covid jabs as India variant spreads

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Scientists are urging the government to speed up second doses of Covid vaccines and delay a decision on easing lockdown restrictions in England on 21 June in an effort to tackle the creeping spread of new cases. Data ...

If India variant starts a third wave, England’s Covid rules may have to stay

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Heralded as “freedom day”, 21 June has been a date circled in the diary by businesses, families and communities alike – a moment when coronavirus restrictions in England are expected to finally end, hopefully in a bla...

India Covid variant spreading across England, data shows

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The coronavirus variant of concern first detected in India is continuing to spread across England, with cases emerging beyond “hotspot” areas, data suggests. The variant, known as B.1.617.2, is thought to be driving a...

Kumbh Mela: how a superspreader festival seeded Covid across India

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On 12 April, as India registered another 169,000 new Covid-19 cases to overtake Brazil as the second-worst hit country, three million people gathered on the shores of the Ganges. They were there, in the ancient city o...

Coronavirus live news: India variant found in at least 53 countries; calls grow for new inquiry into Covid origins

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WHO says it has also received reports from unofficial sources of India variant in seven more countries; United States and other countries call for more in-depth investigation into pandemic origins; South Korea to rela...

India police visit Twitter offices after BJP tweet flagged as manipulated media

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Police in India’s capital served a notice at Twitter’s offices late on Monday, seeking information for a complaint about why a tweet by the spokesperson of the ruling Hindu-nationalist party was tagged as “manipulated...

Will the India variant stop England ending lockdown?

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New data released over the weekend added to concerns about the ability of the Covid variant first detected in India – B.1.617.2 – to spread in the UK, but brought relief by suggesting that the vaccines still offer con...

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