Recommends for the second year in a row that India be placed on a blacklist for religious freedom.
Official says oxygen supply has since been resumed to other patients; country's Covid-19 surge hits new record.
Experts have warned that religious festivals and packed state election rallies in India have become “superspreader” events.
Officially, almost 180,000 Indians have died from coronavirus, 15,000 of them this month.
NCOC briefed about new double mutant variant considered to be responsible for recent surge in cases in India.
Criticism has mounted over how Prime Minister Narendra Modi's administration has handled India's second wave of the pandemic.
Hospitals reserved for employees of ministries, public sector companies should convert some wards into Covid-19 facilities: govt.
“We arrested them by identifying them through video footage," police official says.
Spokesman says Pakistan has been consistently supporting efforts for stability in Afghanistan.
Its chief said last week that production was “very stressed” and called on Indian govt to provide it with financial assistance.
The festival has long rung alarm bells among health experts who say it could turn into a “super-spreader” as pilgrims return home.
UN rights experts voice concern new laws may change demographic composition of disputed region.
"A general war” between India and Pakistan during 2021 is unlikely, says report.
There is a reason Modi forgets his Mann ki Baat on Covid safety at rallies and Kumbh Mela — it’s poll over people.
“They might not sort of become best friends but at least we want to get it to a level where it's functional," says UAE envoy.
General Bipin Rawat says worry is “disruptors” would step into the space created by the withdrawal of foreign troops.
India is battling a massive second wave of infections that has its epicentre in the economically significant state of Maharashtra.
Defence analyst says Pakistani and Indian intelligence officials had been meeting for several months in third countries.
After reporting less than 10,000 cases per day earlier this year, India has been the world’s worst-hit country since April 2.
Bangladesh has been swept for the past month by a fresh coronavirus wave.