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The Phony War on the Coronavirus

  0 comments   |     by Pankaj Mishra

Leaders everywhere are ramping up the martial rhetoric, in part to back their critics into a corner.  Governments around the world say they’re engaged in a war against the coronavirus. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi invoked the legend of the Mahabharata, fought over 18 days, as he declared, with little warning, a

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Migrant workers killed in latest tragedy amid India virus lockdown

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Stranded migrant labourers in Chennai, in southeastern India, prepare to board a special train to take them home after the government eased lockdown measures Five Indian migrant workers died when the mango-laden truck they hid in to evade the virus lockdown overturned, police said Sunday, adding to a rising death toll among the country's poorest labourers.

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US leverages Delhi-Kabul nexus. But what’s in it for India?

  0 comments   |     by M. K. BHADRAKUMAR

The two-hour stopover in Delhi on May 7 by the US special representative for Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad, accompanied by the White House official in charge of South Asia Lisa Curtis, raises eyebrows. The Indian media re

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Arundhati Roy slams Indian govt over almost 'genocidal'..

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Arundhati Roy slams Indian govt over almost 'genocidal' treatment of Muslims Indian author and activist Arundhati Roy said that the Indian government is trying to  fan communal rifts by exploiting the coronavirus issue against its minority Muslim community, according to a

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How Different is the “New Normal” from the Old Normal...

  0 comments   |     by Toby Dalton

How Different is the “New Normal” from the Old Normal in South Asian Crises? The summer “fighting season” in Kashmir appears to be heating up. Indian media reports suggest an increase in

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Kashmir: Freedom Fighters Kill Indian Colonel, a Major &...

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Kashmir: Freedom Fighters Kill Indian Colonel, a Major and at least 10 soldiers Several Indian security personnel and two militants were killed in a major spike in fighting in Indian held Kashmir.  when the army and police stormed a house where rebels were holding hostages, officials said. Indian counterinsurgency team led

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Over 430 Dalits convert to Islam in Coimbatore citing injustice..

  0 comments   |     by Akshaya Nath Chennai

Over 430 Dalits convert to Islam in Coimbatore citing injustice, more conversions underway Illavenil, the state secretary of the Tamil Puligal Katchi, told India Today that legally 430 people have converted to Islam and many more are in the process of the conversion. I can

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India-Lockdown leaves millions without jobs

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NEW DELHI: Indian authorities struggled on Monday to help millions left jobless by a crippling coronavirus lockdown, potentially undermining efforts to stop the virus ravaging the world’s second most-populous nation. Since the lockdown began on Wednesday, hundreds of thousands of labourers have been heading back from cities where they worked to their home vill

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India: COVID-19 Lockdown Puts Poor at Risk

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Migrant workers make the journey to their villages on foot following a lockdown amid concern of the spread of coronavirus in New Delhi, India, (New York) – Indian authorities need to urgently adopt measures to protect the country’s poorest and most vulnerable people if COV

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End Internet Shutdowns In Kashmir to Manage COVID-19

  0 comments   |     by Human Rights Watch

Blocking Access Could Cost Lives  New York) – Intentionally shutting down or restricting access to the internet violates multiple rights and can be deadly during a health crisis such as the COVID-19 pandemic, Human

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