The blast in the small island nation was so deafening that fleeing families could only wave at their loved ones to run. Others recall a rain of rock.
On January 20, National COVID Task Force chairman Vinod K. Paul said India had sequenced the world’s second-highest number of samples containing SARS-CoV-2.
The heads of India's COVID response effort lauded vaccines for the big difference between the number of deaths due to the disease between the two waves.
A new draft plan for the region will soon replace the old one – and could ease construction activities and mining in the hills.
Two strains of the avian influenza virus infected as many as nine people in late December 2021, according to reports.
One report suggests that Tamil Nadu, Telangana and Uttar Pradesh are also underreporting deaths due to COVID-19.
"There has been a 3.63% increase in omicron cases since Wednesday," the ministry said.
India's Sundarban region is changing, and is being forced to change, in unexpected ways due to the overwhelming effects of climate change.