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The second wave and the Indian State

India, May 9 -- In an influential paper published over a decade ago, the economist Lant Pritchett described India as a "flailing State" - in which the head, that is the elite institutions at the natio... Read More


Democrats, Republicans and the cracks on India in the US

India, May 9 -- The Democratic administration of United States (US) President Joe Biden and Democrats on Capitol Hill, home to the US Congress, have rallied to India's help as it battles its worst pub... Read More


Changing social behaviour is key in the Covid-19 fight

India, May 9 -- It is now common knowledge that large gatherings of people serve as super-spreaders of the deadly coronavirus. So I was amazed to see, on television last Wednesday, footage of women em... Read More


"India will tour Sri Lanka in July for limited overs series" BBCI President Sourav Ganguly

Sri Lanka, May 9 -- BCCI president Sourav Ganguly on Sunday said that the Indian team, sans the top players, will tour Sri Lanka in July for a limited overs bilateral series according to the Indian me... Read More


Facebook censures poet Satchidanandan over posts criticising BJP

India, May 9 -- Well known poet and former secretary of the Kendra Sahitya Akademi, K Satchidanandan claims he has been temporarily blocked by Facebook, which held his comments on the Bharatiya Janata... Read More


Dhaka can explore CIS, other export markets: Stakeholders

Dhaka, May 9 -- Speakers at a virtual discussion on Saturday stressed the need for exploring untapped markets in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), Latin America and African regions instead... Read More


HP records 3093 cases of COVID, 55 deaths

Shimla, May 9 -- Himachal Pradesh recorded 55 deaths and 3093 cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours a health bulletin said here on Sunday. Among the deaths, 15 were recorded in Kangra, nine each in... Read More


T'langana CM suggests centre to identify the fast virus spreaders; PM assures to implement CM's suggestions

Hyderabad, May 9 -- Telangana Chief Minister K.Chandrashekhar Rao , on Sunday night suggested the centre to identify the fast spreaders of the Coronavirus and they be administered the vaccine first. ... Read More


COVID-19: Three oxygen generators, 1,000 ventilators arrive from UK

New Delhi, May 9 -- : A total of three oxygen generators and 1,000 ventilators arrived from the United Kingdom on Sunday as part of COVID assistance for India's fight against the pandemic. Following ... Read More


Amit Mitra to be Bengal finance minister for 3rd time, new cabinet to have mix of seniors, debutants

India, May 9 -- He did not contest the recently concluded Bengal polls, yet economist Amit Mitra will be sworn in as state finance minister for the third time on Monday alongside many senior leaders a... Read More