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Are COVID-19 cases plateauing in major Indian cities?

Immunologist Dr. Satyajit Rath and NewsClick’s Prabir Purkayastha review the COVID-19 situation in India, and also talk about the possibilities of the Corbevax vaccine

Looking back at the first all-India general strike of 1982

Every year, trade unions commemorate the all-India strike of 1982 which was also supported by farmers’ movements. This year’s events will be especially significant as they seek to cement worker-farmer unity ahead of a major strike in February

Bank privatization isn’t conducive for financial markets under capitalism

State ownership of banks not only provides for wider reach of institutional credit but also for stability of the financial system of capitalism itself

UP Elections: Double engine has left urban youth stranded

In the Indian State of Uttar Pradesh which is set to see elections soon, urban youth in the15-29 age range are facing lethal unemployment, with rates above 20% for the past three years

‘Omicron’ explosion and the beginning of an overwhelmed healthcare system?

Immunologist Dr. Satyajit Rath talks about the Omicron variant, which seems to have displaced Delta in India and could infect more people than its predecessor

Right-wing hate speech runs rampant in India’s elections

The upcoming elections in three Indian states will be a contest between the BJP’s polarizing, violent, Islamaphobic messages and efforts to create a more plural, more democratic India

In India, more families are pushed to surviving without jobs

The latest data from the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy shows that share of families with two working members has fallen drastically. This means people are surviving on much less income

After massive protests and facility shutdown, Foxconn accepts workers’ demands

Following an incident of mass food poisoning of 159 workers at the Sriperumbudur plant of Foxconn Group, massive protests were staged by women workers over the poor food quality and living conditions at worker’s accommodation.

What about jobs in cities, Mr. Modi?

With 7-8% joblessness for the past few years, urban job seekers are helpless and hopeless. An equally alarming trend is the fall of the work participation rate itself in cities and towns

Campaign calling for release of Kashmiri activist Khurram Parvez gains momentum

Following the arrest of activist Khurram Parvez in November, a number of international human rights organizations have launched a solidarity campaign demanding his immediate and unconditional release.

India’s data privacy bill: Commercializing our data and weakening our privacy

India’s government wants to club the commercial use of people’s data with the protection of personal data, and create structures that allow the commercialization of our personal data collected by the government

After year long struggle and historic victory, Indian farmers head home

These protest sites had become a home for these farmers. Now, they are returning home joyous, yet vowing to continue the fight and keep their union strong

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