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India’s terrible roads: how to build a world-class network and still reach net zero

India, too, has tripled its highways over the same duration, but the network is far less impressive.

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Hyderabad: no place to hide from facial recognition technology

Hyderabad is “on the brink of becoming a total surveillance city”, according to a new report by Amnesty International.

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Lawyers and journalists in Tripura arrested for revealing government complicity in communal violence

After an outbreak of communal violence, the police have invoked the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act to block further investigations.

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Why we need a “Right to be Forgotten” online

As more and more of our private records become digitised, we need to ensure that Indian legislation addresses our right to privacy – including the right to be “forgotten.”

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Postnatal depression in India: why so many women are suffering without support

One in five Indian women experiences postnatal depression. It’s time to break the taboo on discussing mental health.

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Why are COVID cases in India decreasing, despite the low double vaccination rate?

The fourth national survey in July reported 67.6% of people across India had COVID antibodies present, providing them with a level of immunity against the virus.

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Could oral antiviral pills be a game-changer for COVID-19? An infectious disease physician explains why these options are badly needed

If these drugs get authorized in the coming weeks, they could be an important new treatment option for people with COVID-19, especially for those at high risk in the early stages of infection.

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Profile: Kriti Bharti, defender of children’s rights

Kriti Bharti secured the first annulment of a child marriage in India. Nearly ten years later, she’s still fighting for the rights of girls who are married too young.

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Victory for the farmers: Modi repeals the agricultural laws

After over a year of protests, India’s farmers have finally been heard.

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Are you kidding, India? Your last-minute Glasgow intervention won’t relieve pressure to ditch coal

India should not consider itself off the hook. Rather than slow the decline in coal use, India has ensured it and other coal-intensive nations, including Australia, will be under even greater global pressure to ditch coal.

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Tense decision-making as CDC joins FDA in recommending Pfizer booster shot for 65 & up, people at high risk and those with occupational exposure to COVID-19

The FDA’s Sept. 22, 2021, decision to not extend boosters to the general population – at least not yet – was a direct rebuke to the Biden administration’s announcement in August that booster shots would be rolled out to all eligible Americans beginning in late September.

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Where is the rule of law when a man can be shot down in a courtroom?

It sounds like the final scene of a TV crime drama: a notorious gangster is gunned down in court, his assassins disguised as lawyers.

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