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India’s Modi says ‘feeling’ his nation’s Covid pain

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said he feels the pain of all Indians battling the pandemic, in a televised address following weeks of largely avoiding public comment on his country's devastating coronavirus wave. The Hindu nationalist leader's government has been stung by criticism of its handling of the virus, with his address coming as the country of 1.3 billion reported 4,000 deaths for a third straight day and 343,144 new infections.

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