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Why Kerala is still in the grip of India’s second wave of Covid

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As Covid-19 swept through India last year, there was one state that was always seen to stand out in its handling of the pandemic. The “Kerala model” became a byword for success in containing the virus, named after a s...

England have ‘fingers crossed’ fifth Test goes ahead after India’s Covid scare

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Jos Buttler said England have “fingers crossed” that the fifth Test goes ahead on Friday after India cancelled their final pre-match training session amid reports of a new coronavirus scare. India head coach Ravi Shas...

‘I feel more secure’: how a holistic approach helps India’s beggars build a better life

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Pandit Tulsidas, 52, was resting under a tree by a road junction in Jaipur, Rajasthan, where he had begged for years. When an official approached him about a government scheme that would teach him job skills, he rejec...

Rohit Sharma finds the way to be India’s cornerstone as Kohli goes for the kill

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The one word Rohit Sharma hated more than any other through the initial part of his international career was talent. As heir apparent to the batting greats of the generation before him, the next big thing from the sto...

India’s win at Lord’s was a triumph of channelled aggression over red mist

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It is said that you cannot win a Test match in one hour but that you can certainly lose one in the same period. If that is true, England proved that you cannot win a Test match with aggression alone but you can certai...

Born to be wild: India’s first captive-bred endangered vultures are set free

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In Februarie, the doors of an aviary in West Bengal’s Buxa tiger reserve were flung open. Eight critically endangered captive-bred white-rumped vultures cautiously emerged and within minutes were mingling with wild vul...

The unravelling of a conspiracy: were the 16 charged with plotting to kill India’s prime minister framed?

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In April 2018, a large group of policemen arrived at the Delhi flat of Rona Wilson, a 47-year-old human rights activist. They had travelled from Pune in the western state of Maharashtra, and appeared, accompanied by D...

India’s police stations are human rights threat, says chief justice

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In an extraordinary rebuke over police brutality, India’s chief justice has said the most dangerous places in the country for threats to human rights are police stations. Nuthalapati Ramana said that rather than being...

How India’s armed forces have become Bollywood’s new poster boys

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India’s military will take a starring role this summer. Aan 12 Augustus, in time for Independence day on the 15th, Amazon Prime’s big Hindi release is Shershaah, the biopic of the revered figure of Captain Vikram Batra, ...

Neeraj Chopra’s javelin gold medal seals India’s greatest ever Olympics

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Army officer Neeraj Chopra has achieved Indian sporting immortality after winning the country’s first ever athletics gold medal with victory in the men’s javelin in Tokyo. Chopra’s historic triumph means India has rac...

‘Stop patronising me and give me an interview’: the female journalists speaking up for India’s poor

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A woman explains how a group of four men repeatedly broke into her house and raped her; six times so far. Did she go to the police? Yes, but officers refused to investigate. In plaas daarvan, they threatened her and her husban...

Covid-19 antibodies detected in 67% of India’s population

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Covid-19 antibodies have been detected in 67% of the population of India, according to a new survey, indicating how widely the virus spread through communities during the second wave. India’s fourth national sero-surv...

India’s excess deaths during Covid ‘could be 10 times official toll’

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The number of excess deaths in India during the Covid-19 pandemic could be 10 times higher than the official death toll, according to a study that estimates that between 3 million and 4.7 million more people died than...

India’s Covid vaccine rollout hit by hesitancy and supply snags

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India’s Covid vaccination rollout has continued to falter due to supply shortages and vaccine hesitancy, casting doubt on the government’s pledge to vaccinate the entire population by December. A number of states, inc...

Dilip Kumar was a Bollywood great who epitomised India’s emotional struggles

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Rarely do Narendra Modi and Imran Khan agree, but the death of Indian film great Dilip Kumar united the prime ministers of India and Pakistan in grief as each expressed their admiration and affection for the actor who...

India’s Covid gender gap: women left behind in vaccination drive

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Deep-rooted structural inequalities and patriarchal values are to blame for India’s worrying Covid vaccine gender gap, campaigners and academics have warned. As of 25 Junie, of the 309m Covid vaccine doses delivered si...

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