Covid: Reused nose swab scam busted in Indonesia airport

May 5, 2021

Several employees of a pharmaceutical company have been arrested in Indonesia for allegedly washing and reselling used Covid nasal swab test kits. Up to 9,000 passengers at an airport in Medan may have been tested with the reused swab sticks, say police. | Read more|

PM Calls Bengal Governor, Expresses Concern Over Post-Poll Violence

May 4, 2021

Prime Minister Narendra Modi dialed the Governor of West Bengal to discuss the political violence in the state and deteriorating law and order situation following the counting of votes. At least 12 people had died in the post-poll violence -- a figure that may be higher than the number of those killed during the month- | Read more|