COVID-19 in India
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

India’s COVID-19 strategy: A story of missteps

India has third highest number of COVID-19 cases in the world and is recording close to or over 50,000 cases a day. What explains this relentless surge in cases in the country?

Why is govt. unable to control COVID-19 surge in India

More testing but weak contact tracing, and no protection to workers is causing the surge but the Indian government led by prime minister Narendra Modi is living in la-la land

Record harvest, record stocks: Yet, why are India’s people hungry?

It is beyond belief and understanding why the Indian government led by prime minister Narendra Modi is refusing to distribute the mountain of food grain stocks sitting in its warehouses

India and Bangladesh suffer brunt of annual flooding

Massive flooding has devastated parts of South Asia, especially northeastern India and Bangladesh.

What’s common to three Covid kings – US, Brazil and India?

These three countries with over a million COVID-19 cases each, led by men who came to power in a very similar manner, also followed similar stumbling paths, making the same kind of mistakes

The ‘strongmen’ have failed

Three countries, the US, Brazil and India, lead the global COVID-19 case count. What connects them are their leaders -Trump, Bolsonaro and Modi – whose policies and polarizing ways have hindered efforts to combat the disease.

Indian political prisoners, Varavara Rao and G.N. Saibaba face grave health risks

79-year-old Varavara Rao has contracted COVID-19 and G.N. Saibaba, who is 90% disabled, is in a prison where a large number of cases have been reported.

Retrenched employees stage protest at Delhi Airport, claim union members were targeted

Those retrenched were employed by Celebi Airport Services India, which handles ground operations at Delhi airport. The company recently laid off 708 of its 1,19 workers, citing a steep decline in business

Indian poet and activist Varavara Rao shifted from prison to hospital due to deteriorating health

The health of the 79-year-old poet has deteriorated alarmingly over the past few weeks. He has been in prison since late 2018 in the Elgar Parishad case which critics say is aimed at silencing dissent in India

India should not be a pawn in US imperialist efforts against China

India and China are two sovereign and independent countries with their own set of strengths and problems. They need to sit and talk to resolve their issues on their own

Unions hold coutrywide wide demonstrations against anti-people policies in India

Ten of thousands workers from different trade unions staged a countrywide protest on July 3, which also involved public sector employees, industrial workers, scheme workers and agricultural workers

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