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Modi’s Folly

“At a cost of $2 billion to the national purse, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is building a monument to himself in Delhi,” the New York Review of Books reports. “This revamp of the Central Vista, an architecturally imposing two-mile stretch...
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India Offers $2.46b Incentive To Boost Domestic Production Of Batteries

India’s cabinet on Wednesday approved Department of Heavy Industry’s proposal to provide incentives to boost domestic production of batteries with advanced energy storage, the latest in a series of efforts by New Delhi to make the...
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Corpses Of Suspected Covid Victims Surface In Indian River After Dead Bodies Found In Ganges

Photos and videos showing the devastating second wave of coronavirus in India have shocked and scared the world. With the death toll due to COVID crossing over 4,000 per day, many Indian cities, including Delhi, have run out of cremation spaces.
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China Hits Out At Indian Lawmaker For Attending Inaugural Function Of Taipei-backed 'formosa Club'

India has, time and again, reaffirmed its commitment to Beijing's One-China policy, which calls on other countries to respect that there is only one sovereign Chinese state. New Delhi, like many other major powers, doesn't have formal diplomatic...
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Vaccination Drive Smooth Sailing Affair In Delhi Despite Fight For Slots To Register - Video

After holding a series of meetings over India's response to record daily surges in Covid cases, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi last month announced the opening up of vaccination for everyone above age 18 from 1 May.
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Indian Americans Despair As Covid-19 Ravages South Asian Nation

Priyanka Jhala lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with her husband, daughter and two dogs. She moved to the United States from India in 2013, but her mother, siblings, cousins, aunts and uncles still live in Kolkata and New Delhi.Like so many of the...
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Delhi Protest Against Bill Gates For Refusing To Share Vaccine Tech With Developing Nations

Just days before Joe Biden's administration supported India's proposal to waive intellectual property rights for COVID-19 vaccines, Bill Gates spoke out against sharing such patents with developing countries. His remarks have provoked much anger in...
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France Sends 3 More Rafale Fighter Jets To India

NEW DELHI (Sputnik) - Three French-made Rafale fighter jets have taken off to India to join the Indian Air Force (IAF) squadron, the Indian Embassy in France said.
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Eu, India Set To Resume Stalled Free-trade Talks After Eight-year Delay, Say Officials

Negotiations for an FTA between India and the EU started in 2007, but were suspended in 2013 because of Delhi’s concerns about granting preferential market access to EU goods, including cars, farm products, wine, and spirits. A study by the EU...
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'large' Chinese Military Presence At Border Hampers Bilateral Ties, Says Indian Foreign Minister

India and China have been in a military stand-off for almost a year and it is the deadliest conflict between the two Asian powerhouses since the 1962 border war. New Delhi says that any significant cooperation with Beijing on fighting COVID-19 can...
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'nothing Less Than Genocide': Indian Court Slams Authorities As People Die From Oxygen Shortage

A 21-year-old man from Delhi, Piyush Singh had to find a taxi and take his COVID-positive mother to her hometown, 14 hours away from the Indian capital two days after losing his father to the virus. Singh was watching his mother's oxygen drop below...
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‘things Will Get Far Worse Before They Get Any Better’, Says Indian Journalist Mandakini Gahlot

We spoke to Indian journalist Mandakini Gahlot, who has been reporting for us from New Delhi, and began by asking how India went from being a world leader in vaccine production to being desperate for jabs itself.
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India Grants Approval For 5g Trials, Avoids Chinese Firms

Indian telecom ministry on Tuesday said it has granted several telecom service providers permission to conduct a six-month trial for the use and application of 5G technology in the country. New Delhi has granted approval to over a dozen...
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Delhi Child Commission Urges Top Cop To Probe Crowdsourcing Adoption Of Orphan Kids On Social Media

According to the child commission, they have been flooded with calls after several children lost their parents to the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in the national capital.
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Delhi Hit By Water Scarcity Amid Pandemic That Has Already Made Oxygen Scant

On 14 April, vice chairman of the Delhi Jal (water) Board, Raghav Chadha, "beseeched intervention" of the chief of Haryana state, which neighbours Delhi, to help meet the water requirements of 22 million people in the city. The capital is dependent...
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Online Violence: Weaponization Of Deeply Rooted Misogyny, Sexism & Abuse Of Power

By Sania FarooquiNEW DELHI, India, Apr 30 2021 (IPS) Every time a woman journalist receives threats of physical and sexual violence, cyber attacks and surveillence, doxxing, public humiliation, damage to her professional & personal credibility,...
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Who's Europe Head Warned That India's Covid-19 Crisis 'can Happen Anywhere' Especially In Countries...

Relatives attend the funeral of a man who died from the coronavirus at a crematorium in New Delhi, India. Adnan Abidi/Reuters India is battling an unprecedented COVID-19 surge that's overwhelming hospitals and crematoriums. The WHO's...
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Modi Government Quizzed By Delhi Court On Unfair Allocation Of Oxygen To The City

Over the past few days, the Delhi High Court has been hearing several pleas concerning COVID-19 and the shortage of oxygen in the Indian capital. The pleas are being heard by a bench of Justices, Vipin Sanghi and Rekha Palli.
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Delhi Seeks Help As Indian Capital Faces Wood Shortage At Crematoriums In Covid-19 'tsunami'

On 19 April, Delhi state Chief Arvind Kejriwal said the Indian capital’s health system has reached its limit: "If we don't impose a lockdown now, we will be looking at a bigger disaster. The lockdown doesn't end the pandemic but just slows it."
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Indian Gov't Makes Lieutenant Governor More Powerful Than Delhi's Ruling Aap Party

India has been grappling with an exponential rise in COVID-19 cases, following which several states, including Delhi, have been forced to reintroduce lockdown-like curbs on social movement.
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