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COVID-19: Top scientists explain how India can tackle a possible third wave

India has to scale up testing, isolating and sequencing along with vaccination and decentralized critical care to face large-scale future outbreaks, say experts

After over a year behind bars, three student activists are released on bail in Delhi

After being booked under the stringent anti-terror law for allegedly hatching a conspiracy that caused riots last year, the three activists, Natasha Narwal, Devangana Kalita and Asif Iqbal Tanha were granted bail by the Delhi High Court

ASHAs, India’s frontline health workers, go on indefinite strike in two states

A.R. Sindhu, National Secretary, Centre of Indian Trade Unions explains why ASHAs are important to India’s health system and why they are on strike.

Alone Again: Migrant workers in India fight for survival

The migrant crisis is almost invisible due to unpreparedness on all fronts—vaccines, hospitals, medicines. It does not mean there is no crisis this year

COVID-19 in India: A tale of crumbling health systems and political one-upmanship

India’s government had a year to ramp up its health infrastructure. Instead, crucial time was lost in denial, underestimation, political one-upmanship and blame games

In urgent UNHRC special session on Palestine, India chooses silence

In the May 27th historic special session for a commission of inquiry across historic Palestine, India abstained from voting, preferring to look away from lives brutally taken away and still more condemned to spend it in trauma in Gaza

Tens of thousands observe 6 months of farmers’ protests in India

Six months into the historic farmers’ agitation in India, organizations have reiterated that they will not back down until three contentious farms laws introduced by the Narendra Modi government are revoked.

Across India, protesters mark six months of historic farmers’ agitation

Across India, members of farmers’ groups, trade unions and women’s and students’ organizations held aloft black protest flags and burnt copies of the three controversial farm laws which have been fiercely opposed

Despite all attacks, Indian farmers’ unity and resolve remains strong: Vijoo Krishnan

Ahead of a day of action in solidarity with the farmers’ protests, Vijoo Krishnan of the All India Kisan Sabha talks about the trajectory of the agitation that is entering its seventh month, and the response of the government

India: World’s biggest producer fails to vaccinate its people

The Narendra Modi government in India chose to believe that it had defeated the pandemic, and therefore the slow pace of its vaccination program posed no problems

Stop blaming people for failure to vaccinate

Journalist Aunindyo Chakravarty busts the myths regarding vaccine hesitancy in India and talks about how it is in fact poor planning that has led to the crisis in this process

COVID-19 has unleashed death and dehumanization in India’s capital

Nitheesh Narayanan shares a first-hand account of helping a family through loss and bureacracy amid the COVID-19 crisis raging in India

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