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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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Palm oil: The government is promoting a dangerous monoculture

Palm oil is big business. Yet it destroys biodiversity, and can have a damaging impact on local cultures, small-scale farming, and women’s rights.

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Andhra Pradesh’s failed alcohol prohibition: why the Election Commission needs to step in

Jagan Mohan Reddy won votes with his promise to ban alcohol. But he’s failed to follow through.

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Chief Justice NV Ramana condemns police brutality

Over the last three years, 348 people died and 1189 were tortured in police custody in India. And this is almost certainly an underestimate.

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Shashi Tharoor was hounded for years by the CBI. His crime? Belonging to the political opposition

The CBI has become a tool of the political rulers. When Congress was in power, it pursued members of the BJP. Today, it is used against Congress. What has become of institutional neutrality?

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Farmers markets are growing their role as essential sources of healthy food for rich and poor

While numerous farmers markets shut down at the start of the pandemic, many soon reopened under state or local guidelines that mandated masks, social distancing and other precautions.

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Swimming gives your brain a boost – but scientists don’t know yet why it’s better than other aerobic activities

Regular swimming has been shown to improve memory, cognitive function, immune response and mood. Swimming may also help repair damage from stress and forge new neural connections in the brain.

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Brain drain is a hidden tax on the countries left behind

There are many reasons for this disparity, including a lack of training facilities and hospitals capable of supporting complex surgical care. And then there’s the brain drain – the migration of trained professionals out of a country to other, often wealthier, locations.

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Global evidence links rise in extreme precipitation to human-driven climate change

Human activities, such as burning fossil fuels for transportation and electricity, have worsened the intensity of extreme rainfall and snowfall over land in recent decades

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Failed institutions: How the 2019 elections broke the Election Commission

Free and fair elections are the central pillar of democracy. But do we still trust the Election Commission to be neutral?

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Global evidence links rise in extreme precipitation to human-driven climate change

Human activities, such as burning fossil fuels for transportation and electricity, have worsened the intensity of extreme rainfall and snowfall over land in recent decades, not just in a few areas but on a global scale, new research shows.

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The CBI has become a tool of the BJP

The CBI has never, in all its history, convicted anyone from the ruling government.

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