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Hyderabad: the rise of a megacity

The core of every debate about Andhra Pradesh and Telangana is the city of Hyderabad.

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Jai Andhra, Jai Telangana: why a shared language wasn’t enough to unite Andhra Pradesh

The Congress Party crushed the Jai Andhra and Jai Telangana separatist movements in 1973, but a lasting union was impossible.

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Inception from a death: how Potti Sreeramulu’s sacrifice created Andhra Pradesh

When India became independent in 1947, the state of Andhra Pradesh did not exist.

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After early success, India's daily COVID infections have surpassed the US and Brazil. Why?

From the end of February, daily new cases began to rise sharply again, passing 100,000 a day, and now crossing the 200,000 mark.

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Vizag Steel is the story of Andhra Pradesh

The history of the Visakhapatnam Steel Plant, or Vizag Steel, encapsulates the chaotic development of Andhra Pradesh.

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As India's COVID crisis worsens, leaders play the blame game while the poor suffer once again

For now, the Indian government has just asked the states to focus on “stringent containment and public health measures”, including testing, tracing and inoculations.

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Why India is banking on health diplomacy to grow African footprint

India’s expertise in affordable healthcare has assumed increased significance during the ongoing pandemic. New Delhi is already reaping the benefits of an ambitious diplomatic initiative to deliver Made-in-India vaccines to developing countries.

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Caste in India: 'blind recruitment' for the civil service won't fix the system

The Indian Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment recommends that last names revealing the caste, religious, or cultural backgrounds of candidates should be kept hidden during recruitment processes.

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India prepares for Kumbh Mela, world's largest religious gathering, amid COVID-19 fears

This year’s event takes place amid fears that a massive gathering like this could turn out to be a COVID-19 superspreader event. According to Johns Hopkins University, by April 1, 2021, the start of the Kumbh Mela, India had reported 12 million cases and 162,900 deaths.

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When can kids get the COVID-19 vaccine? A pediatrician answers 5 questions parents are asking

Researchers are still trying to understand why we’re seeing these differences between older and younger kids.

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India's cultural heritage is being lost

Despite the nationalist fervour for all things Indian, our traditional arts are dying.

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Five Indians die in police custody every day

The police are supposed to protect us. In India, we need to be protected against them.

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