Politics

From helping the world, India turns to seek help from the world

From helping the world, India turns to seek help f...

April 27, 2021

On Saturday, a C-17 Hercules transport aircraft of the Indian Air Force took off from Changi Airport in Singapore and barely a couple of hours later it landed at the IAF base at Panagarh in West Bengal. The aircraft had just completed a special and urgent mission of transporting ...

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Crematoriums, corpses and chaos

Crematoriums, corpses and chaos

April 24, 2021

 “First we had to run a lot to keep him alive, now after his death also we have to struggle to arrange the cremation,” says a young man as he was waiting at Delhi’s Nigambodh Ghat, for his turn to conduct the final rites of his relative who had succumbed to Covid-19. ...

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Second wave of coronavirus renders hospitals in Delhi hopeless

Second wave of coronavirus renders hospitals in De...

April 23, 2021

   Ever since the pandemic broke last year, Lok Nayak Jai Prakash hospital in Delhi has been at the forefront of the capital’s fight against Covid19, leading the charge of hospitals run by the Delhi government in the city. But while it proved effective last year, in fac...

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Le Drian visit cements preparations for Modi visit to Paris

Le Drian visit cements preparations for Modi visit...

April 17, 2021

After a pandemic-forced hiatus which put a severe limitation on high-level bilateral meetings between India and France, the two nations seem to be in a rush to catch up on the lost time and revive the momentum that has been building up in the bilateral ties over the past decade, ...

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Under Modi’s watch, India’s vaccine diplomacy turns into vaccine disaster

Under Modi’s watch, India’s vaccine diplomacy ...

April 15, 2021

With India’s daily case count rising to a new high every day for about a month, the country has once again displaced Brazil from the slot of the country with the second highest incidence of Covid-19 cases. On Tuesday, India registered over 185,000 cases, a jump of 1582 pc from ...

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Covid-19: Cost India pays for election rallies

Covid-19: Cost India pays for election rallies

April 14, 2021

“I am scared for my family’s health as I go back home every evening after election duty here. People are not following the safety protocols and many of them have been part of the election rallies that witnesses thousands of people coming together from all over the state witho...

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Mitti Satyagraha: Retracing Gandhi’s peaceful battles

Mitti Satyagraha: Retracing Gandhi’s peaceful ba...

April 7, 2021

“In 1930, when Mahatma Gandhi had decided to launch the salt satyagraha in Dandi to get the government to remove ban on domestic salt production and end its monopoly on salt, not many were convinced about the utility of a non-violent protest march passing through villages. But ...

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India donates Covid19 vaccines for UN Peacekeeping Force

India donates Covid19 vaccines for UN Peacekeeping...

March 30, 2021

We had forgotten them in pandemic pandemonium. But make no mistake, they are also front-line workers. The UN Peace Keeping Forces (UNPKF) provide most needed global security services in the areas that need them the most. In 2020, they provided security and stability in war-torn p...

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“Time for India to speak up against human rights violations in Myanmar”

“Time for India to speak up against human rights...

March 25, 2021

Ever since the military coup on February 1 that displaced the elected government of Aung San Suu Kii, Myanmar has been in the grip of widespread protests and a nationwide civil disobedience campaign that the military has tried to crush firmly. But though nearly 200 persons have b...

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Assembly Elections 2021: Where are the women?

Assembly Elections 2021: Where are the women?

March 17, 2021

Kerala Mahila Congress president Lathika Subhash shaved her head in protest against the lack of female representation in the upcoming state assembly polls. Complaining of women not getting enough recognition, Shubhash said that now she will contest in the upcoming elections as an...

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