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Feature: Air pollution nine-times more likely to kill India’s poorest than the rich

The Wire India’s poorest households are impacted by a ‘double whammy’ of inhaling smoke produced by using solid fuels for cooking and disproportionate exposure to ambient air pollution from household consumption. The latter is largely emitted by affluent urban households, making the poorest at least nine-times more likely to die …

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Article: Not Pegasus, Kashmiris are worried about next checkpoint

Saqib Mugloo Srinagar, July 27 (KMS): For the past few days journalists across the globe have been on their toes. Courtesy: the Israeli cyber-intelligence firm NSO Group’s spyware Pegasus, which created global headlines and sparked political controversies for unprecedented surveillance capabilities. Pegasus snoopgate has created ripples across India too. In …

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Feature: Excess deaths in West Bengal 11 times official COVID-19 tally

Bengal, July 26 (KMS):The number of “excess deaths” registered by the Civil Registration System (CRS) in West Bengal ever since the COVID-19 pandemic hit (from April 2020 to May 2021), was an estimated 1,20,227, which is 11.1 times the official reported figure of 10,787 deaths for the same period. Five …

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Feature: ‘Killing me every day’: A woman with ‘unaccountable’ pellets in her body

Gafira Qadir Srinagar, July 23 (KMS): The Kadoo family often keeps their two-storey residence in Ashajipora village of Anantnag locked from the inside. “Because I’m mostly naked. I can’t tolerate the clothes on my body,” said Masooda Tabassum, belovedly known as Masrat in her neighbourhood. “I feel itchy. My body …

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