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Reassuring the nation on Covid

India, April 21 -- As India began its battle against the first wave of Covid-19 last March, when about 500 cases were being reported daily, Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi began a series of addresse... Read More


The migrant crisis needs attention now

India, April 20 -- Restrictions imposed to curb the spread of Covid-19 infections have sparked the exit of migrant workers from cities, yet again. On Monday, thousands of migrant workers crowded Delhi... Read More


A shift in the vaccine strategy

India, April 20 -- From May 1, India will become one of the first large countries in the world to let all adults seek coronavirus vaccines, as well as allow doses to be sold through private channels. ... Read More


Oxygen shortage is due to incompetence | HT Editorial

India, April 19 -- The second wave of Covid-19 has led to a sharp surge in demand for hospital beds, medicines, and, crucially, oxygen. Last week, the Centre took several steps to tackle the problem o... Read More


The science of the second wave | HT Editorial

India, April 19 -- India has now taken the global spotlight as the worst hotspot for Covid-19. The surge has triggered a key question. Is a variant of Sars-Cov-2 to blame? The question stems from the ... Read More


Covid-19: The nation is at war

India, April 18 -- One of India's most respected army chiefs, who led the country to victory in Kargil, General Ved Malik, tweeted on Sunday morning, "Our nation is at war." On Saturday, more than twi... Read More


Monsoon 2021: The good and bad news

India, April 18 -- In its long-range forecast, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) announced that this year's monsoon is likely to be "normal" at around 98% of the long period average (LPA). The... Read More


Delhi's Afghan dilemma

India, April 16 -- For India, the paradox of the unfolding situation in Afghanistan is stark - and geopolitically painful. Few countries are as deeply affected by developments in Afghanistan as India.... Read More


On Covid, Delhi's reactive strategy

India, April 15 -- One month ago, the early signs of a fourth Covid-19 wave began to appear in Delhi. The case trajectory had bottomed out on February 12 with 125 new cases, leading to complacency fro... Read More


A looming economic crisis

India, April 15 -- Exactly a year ago, when India was in the middle of a complete lockdown to curb the spread of Covid-19 infections, most forecasters, institutional and private, had a bleak assessmen... Read More