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The Central Vista Project: Critics attack the government’s priorities during the pandemic

Over 200 billion rupees are going into the construction of a new parliamentary complex in Delhi, despite the urgent need to improved healthcare.

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World's worst pandemic leaders: 5 presidents and prime ministers who badly mishandled COVID-19

India is the new epicenter of the global pandemic, recording some 400,000 new cases per day by May 2021. However grim, this statistic fails to capture the sheer horror unfolding there.

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Indians are forced to change rituals for their dead as COVID-19 rages through cities and villages

People are paying bribes in order to get space or a furnace for cremation. There are also reports of physical fights and intimidation.

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COVID in India: how the Modi government prioritised politics over public health

The Indian Medical Association’s vice-president Dr Navjot Dahiya called the prime minister, Narendra Modi, a “super spreader” for organising and promoting such large gatherings.

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India: election loss in West Bengal may be start of a backlash against Modi's handling of COVID crisis

BJP chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath, recently issued threats to seize property of those spreading “rumours” about oxygen shortage. “There is no shortage of beds, oxygen and life-saving drugs in the state,” he said.

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As pressure builds on India's Narendra Modi, is his government trying to silence its critics?

“First in the world ‘24/7’ crematorium launched by Modi Govt in India”.

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India's staggering COVID crisis could have been avoided. But the government dropped its guard too soon

India reported 314,000 new cases of COVID-19 on April 22

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Vizag Steel is the story of Andhra Pradesh

The history of the Visakhapatnam Steel Plant, or Vizag Steel, encapsulates the chaotic development of Andhra Pradesh.

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As India's COVID crisis worsens, leaders play the blame game while the poor suffer once again

For now, the Indian government has just asked the states to focus on “stringent containment and public health measures”, including testing, tracing and inoculations.

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India today is only “partly free”: the 2020 Freedom House report

The world’s largest democracy is in danger of losing its title.

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The BJP’s war on Twitter: How the new social media laws endanger free speech

Twitter is under attack from the Indian government.

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Indian farmers are a powerful force in Indian politics, and here's why their protests matter

The government claims that the new laws are meant to raise farmers’ incomes and transform Indian agriculture.

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