COVID-19 in India
Health workers across Delhi strike against unpaid wages

Health workers pointed out that they have not been paid their salaries for the past 4 months.

Are we close to herd immunity?

In this interview with scientist Satyajit Rath, we talk about whether the world is any closer to reaching herd immunity. He also talks about the situation in India

5 million industrial Workers, 6.2 million professional employees sacked in India in one year

The latest data by the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy paints a dismal picture of the Indian employment scenario as pre-existing structural issues have been accentuated by the pandemic

Six months of pandemic: Why India lost the battle

A brief timeline of the Narendra Modi Government’s action (and inaction) in India from the time World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 a ‘pandemic’ on March 11

The Indian economy is hurtling toward disaster

To avoid a total collapse of the economy, the Indian government needs to push up demand by spending more on cash transfers to the poor and on goods and services

India’s COVID-19 Crisis Explodes

Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha analyzes both the global trajectory of COVID-19, as well as the spread of the disease in India

Worsening epidemic and a sinking economy: Modi’s mid-year balance sheet

Having surrendered before the epidemic, India’s Narendra Modi govt. is hoping that the economy will bail it out. Unfortunately, we are likely to face the worst of both: a worsening epidemic and an economy that continues to shrink

COVID-19: How and why India is losing the battle

Despite the pandemic’s late entry into the country and younger population, on several counts, India is steadily losing the battle against the coronavirus

How a communist youth organization in Kerala raised USD 1.4 million for COVID-19 relief

Cadre of the Democratic Youth Federation of India in the State of Kerala raised USD 1.4 million by running a recycling campaign where they collected scrap from across the State and sold in to recyclers

Understanding India’s low COVID-19 death rate

Contrary to the Narendra Modi government’s claims, India’s low case fatality rate in the COVID-19 pandemic is not because of any well-thought out strategy. It is rather due to a relatively young population and some statistical tricks

India’s Independence Day 2020 – distressed people, indifferent rulers

Never before has India been so besieged by crises – the pandemic, devastated economy, an eroded constitutional system. But the resistance is swelling up

Workers, farmers give the call to “Save India”

On August 9, trade unions and farmers’ organizations across India will conduct a protest against the Narendra Modi government’s anti-worker policies which have intensified during the lockdown

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