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As pressure builds on India's Narendra Modi, is his government trying to silence its critics?

“First in the world ‘24/7’ crematorium launched by Modi Govt in India”.

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India's staggering COVID crisis could have been avoided. But the government dropped its guard too soon

India reported 314,000 new cases of COVID-19 on April 22

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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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India today is only “partly free”: the 2020 Freedom House report

The world’s largest democracy is in danger of losing its title.

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The BJP’s war on Twitter: How the new social media laws endanger free speech

Twitter is under attack from the Indian government.

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Indian farmers are a powerful force in Indian politics, and here's why their protests matter

The government claims that the new laws are meant to raise farmers’ incomes and transform Indian agriculture.

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India and the USA: can Biden and Modi work together?

As the Biden administration gets started, Modi may be forced to change course.

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India protests: farmers could switch to more climate-resilient crops – but they have been given no incentive

The protesting farmers are demanding that at the very least the status quo be maintained.

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The problem with India's 'love jihad' laws

Activists have spoken out vigorously against this tide of vigilantism, and some regional courts have questioned the very basis of a law that encroaches on individual freedoms.

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Jagan turns on the media: attacks on journalists and intimidation of news channels

At times like this we need quality, unbiased reporting more than ever.

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How to become Prime Minister

We should demand more evidence of learning and intelligence from our leaders.

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