Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday angrily denied the existence of surging fires in the Amazon rainforest, calling it a "lie," despite data produced by his own government showing that thousands of fires are surging across the region. Gavino Garay reports.
Hindustan Times’ National Political Editor, Sunetra Choudhury brings you the top stories you need to know. Sunetra talks about the number of Covid-19 cases in India so far, fatalities. India is one of the two worst-hit countries where cases of Covid-19 are still rising. Columbia is also seeing a rise in cases. Sunetra talks about what the government is telling the states to tackle with Covid-19. She also speaks on Russia’s vaccine which was recently announced. Meanwhile, actor Sanjay Dutt was rushed to the hospital for breathlessness and has been diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. Watch the full video for more details.
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Brazil's government announced on Thursday it planned to ban setting fires in the Amazon for 120 days, in a meeting with global investors to address their rising concerns over destruction of the rainforest. Ciara Lee reports
Brazilian health authorities are struggling to contain a coronavirus surge in the Amazon, in a country that now has both the second-highest number of cases and fatalities globally. Gavino Garay has the story.