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Mitra the robot helps COVID-19 patients in India speak to loved ones

16 September 2020, 9:30 PM

A hospital in India has deployed a customer-service robot to patrol its wards, connecting coronavirus patients to friends and relatives.

Russia seals another deal to supply and test its coronavirus vaccine abroad

16 September 2020, 6:01 PM

Russia’s sovereign wealth fund will supply 100 million doses of its potential coronavirus vaccine to Indian drug company Dr Reddy’s Laboratories, the fund said on Wednesday, as Moscow speeds up plans to distribute its shot abroad.

Number of COVID-19 cases worldwide surpasses 28 million

11 September 2020, 6:25 AM

The number of coronavirus cases across the globe has surpassed 28-million since the start of the outbreak.

Bollywood actor’s death grips India with frenzied TV coverage

9 September 2020, 2:39 PM

The abrupt death of Sushant Singh Rajput has spurred a debate about the stigma of mental health, the rarefied insider world of Bollywood, and, more recently, condemnation of the media for the non-stop coverage of the duelling accusations between Rajput’s family and his girlfriend.

Indian firm, Bollywood’s Akshay Kumar to launch tactical mobile game after PUBG ban

4 September 2020, 9:09 PM

An Indian firm is set to launch a battle royale mobile videogame in partnership with Bollywood star Akshay Kumar, capitalising on the void left by a ban on Chinese tech firm Tencent’s popular PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG).



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