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Feature: Can Covid vaccines fight the emerging Delta Plus variant, India’s new concern?

(India Today) Milan Sharma The Delta Plus variant has been declared a variant of concern in India. While the Centre has said the Covid vaccines are effective against the Delta variant, experts have raised concerns of their effectiveness against the Delta Plus variant. Scientists from ICMR are working to isolate …

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Article: Modi and Shah’s Humiliating Walk Back on Kashmir is Proof of Their Failed Policy

That the Centre’s plans had spectacularly failed was clear last year as militancy continued unabated, there was no progress on attracting business investments and major Kashmiri parties performed better in the DDC elections than the BJP’s allies. Sushant Singh New Delhi, June 22 (KMS): There has been no formal announcement, …

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Article: India not a paradise for Hindu migrants from Pakistan

Humayun Aziz Sandeela India has become a land of discrimination where religious intolerance is at its peak under Narendra Modi led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), where laws like Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Register of Citizens (NRC) are making the life of minorities a living hell. Although these laws …

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Feature: India economy: Seven years of Modi in seven charts

(BBC) Nikhil Inamdar and Aparna Alluri  Narendra Modi stormed India’s political stage with grand promises – of more jobs, prosperity and less red tape. His thumping mandate – in 2014 and again in 2019 – raised hopes of big bang reforms. But his economic record, in the seven years he’s …

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Article: After three years of central rule in Kashmir, the ground situation is no better

Since the days of the Raj, Srinagar’s Church Lane has been a “VIP area”. It houses top civil and police officers, the Circuit House, and ministerial bungalows. As may be expected, it has maximum security. Right opposite it, on the other side of the Residency Road, is the office of …

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Analysis: Indian consulate’s scandalous interference in Ontario education curriculum

Crescent International   Canadians of Indian origin protesting outside the Indian Consulate in Toronto against the new agricultural laws that farmers say will undermine their livelihood ———————————— The Modi regime’s stifling of criticism of its brutal policies in India has found its way into Canada as well. The latest example …

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Feature: India’s paradise islands in turmoil over new plans

(BBC) Geeta Pandey     The Indian archipelago of Lakshadweep is in ferment. The collection of 36 islands – of which only 10 are inhabited – lies about 200 miles off the south-western coast of India in the Arabian Sea and depends on the southern state of Kerala for all …

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Feature: ‘This is BJP’s Patent Style’: Why Lakshadweep is being compared with Kashmir

(The Wire) Tarushi Aswani In the six months since the appointment of Praful Khoda Patel as the administrator of the Lakshadweep islands, the idyllic archipelago has been introduced to draft bills and orders that the locals label as “draconian” and “arbitrary”. These orders and draft bills are just the beginning …

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