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India Confirms 9 Million Coronavirus Infections

India Confirms 9 Million Coronavirus Infections

India Confirms 9 Million Coronavirus Infections : Coronavirus Updates Only one other country — the United States — has surpassed the milestone of 9 million total cases, since the pandemic began.India's total reported coronavirus cases have surpassed 9 million – a milestone so far crossed only by the United States. But new infections appear to be declining in India, with , compared to daily tallies that were more than double that, in September. Some scientists the reliability of India's testing regime and kits. India's caseload reached 9,004,365 on Friday. That's the second-highest in the...

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Child Marriages Are Up In The Pandemic. Here's How India Tries To Stop Them

Child Marriages Are Up In The Pandemic. Here's How India Tries To Stop Them

Child Marriage On The Rise In India During The Pandemic : Goats and Soda Local sources say there's been a spike in child marriage during the pandemic. A key reason: By marrying off girls early, poor families have one less mouth to feed in desperate times.Toggle more optionsHeard onToggle more optionsSometimes the call comes from a teenage girl. She is pleading for help, "saying her parents are trying to get her married but she wants to stay in school," says Vijay Muttur. He's the child protection officer in the town of Solapur in south-central India. After India went under a coronavirus...

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Lessons Learned After 1 Million Global Coronavirus Deaths

Lessons Learned After 1 Million Global Coronavirus Deaths

Lessons Learned After 1 Million Global Coronavirus Deaths As the world marks the sad milestone of 1 million lives lost to the coronavirus, NPR's international team reviews the way nations have handled the pandemic.Toggle more optionsHeard onToggle more optionsAs the world marks the sad milestone of 1 million lives lost to the coronavirus, NPR's international team reviews the way nations have handled the pandemic.NPR thanks our sponsors

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At Site Of Razed Mosque, India's Modi Lays Foundation For Controversial Hindu Temple

At Site Of Razed Mosque, India's Modi Lays Foundation For Controversial Hindu Temple

At Site Of Razed Mosque, India's Modi Lays Foundation For Controversial Hindu Temple The 1992 destruction of the Babri mosque in Ayodhya by Hindu extremists sparked riots that killed thousands of Muslims, leaving a deep rift between the country's religious communities.Nearly 30 years ago, Hindu extremists armed with pickaxes tore down a 16th-century mosque in the northern Indian town of Ayodhya, sparking riots that killed thousands of Muslims. On Wednesday, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi fulfilled a campaign promise to his Hindu nationalist base by laying the cornerstones of a grand...

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Bollywood Star, Big B As He's Known, Contracts Coronavirus

Bollywood Star, Big B As He's Known, Contracts Coronavirus

Bollywood Star, Big B As He's Known, Contracts Coronavirus Temples in India are offering special prayers for Bollywood's most famous actor Amitabh Bachchan. The 77-year-old is hospitalized in Mumbai with COVID-19.Toggle more optionsHeard onToggle more optionsTemples in India are offering special prayers for Bollywood's most famous actor Amitabh Bachchan. The 77-year-old is hospitalized in Mumbai with COVID-19.NPR thanks our sponsors

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India Call Centers Scramble To Adapt To Working From Home

India Call Centers Scramble To Adapt To Working From Home

India Call Centers Scramble To Adapt To Working From Home India call centers provide tech support to credit card companies, airlines and even police and fire departments in the United States. They too have had to adapt under coronavirus lockdown.Toggle more optionsHeard onToggle more optionsIndia call centers provide tech support to credit card companies, airlines and even police and fire departments in the United States. They too have had to adapt under coronavirus lockdown.ARI SHAPIRO, HOST:India is often called the world's back office. Its call centers handle tech support for companies...

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For Bangladesh's Struggling Garment Workers, Hunger Is A Bigger Worry Than Pandemic

For Bangladesh's Struggling Garment Workers, Hunger Is A Bigger Worry Than Pandemic

For Bangladesh's Struggling Garment Workers, Hunger Is A Bigger Worry Than Pandemic Many garment factories have reopened, but the coronavirus still affects global demand and orders remain canceled. "I need to work," says one employee. "I'll die of hunger before I die of this virus."Toggle more optionsToggle more optionsFor more than a decade, Sampa Akter worked 12 hours a day at a garment factory in Bangladesh's capital, sewing denim jeans destined for shopping malls around the world. Earning $95 a month, she's been able to support her disabled brother, her sister and their parents. That...

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Despite The Pandemic, India Sees A Drop In Mortality Under Lockdown

Despite The Pandemic, India Sees A Drop In Mortality Under Lockdown

India Sees A Drop In Overall Deaths Amid Coronavirus Pandemic Lockdown : Coronavirus Live Updates With more residents staying indoors, fewer Indians are dying from road and train accidents, leading to a drop in overall mortality. Crime is also down.When novel coronavirus cases first emerged in India, authorities acted swiftly. They halted public transit, and . Everyone braced for the worst. The fear was that if COVID-19 were to spread through India's densely crowded cities, especially its slums, millions could die. The toll could be much worse than in Europe or the United States, where...

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Indian Police Force Tourists Violating Lockdown To Write 'I Am Very Sorry' 500 Times

Indian Police Force Tourists Violating Lockdown To Write 'I Am Very Sorry' 500 Times

Indian Police Force Tourists Who Violate Lockdown To Apologize 500 Times In Writing : Coronavirus Live Updates Violating India's strict lockdown can lead to a year in prison. Police in one Indian state instead made tourists write, "I did not follow the rules of lockdown. I am very sorry" 500 times.Indian police have the unenviable task of enforcing the . But last weekend, they handed down a punishment more common in a middle-school classroom than a police station. Ten foreign tourists caught flouting India's coronavirus restrictions Saturday were made to write the phrase "I did not follow...

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