Month: May 2021

Kumbh Mela: how a superspreader festival seeded Covid across India

More Hindu devotees take a holy dip in the Ganges during Shahi Snan at Kumbh Mela, Haridwar as coronavirus spread rapidly among them. Photograph: Anushree Fadnavis/Reuters From across India, millions of Hindu pilgrims came to take a ritual dip in the Ganges, then returned home carrying Covid-19. Here are their stories by Hannah Ellis-Petersen and […]

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Ramdev again: Claims 10k doctors died despite vaccine, says he’s doctor of ‘divinity & dignity’

In viral videos on social media, yoga guru Baba Ramdev can be seen mocking doctors and modern medicine, using different false death figures like 1,000 and 10,000. New Delhi: In a video that has gone viral, yoga guru Baba Ramdev has claimed that over 10,000 doctors in India have died even after getting both doses of […]

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Bauernproteste in Indien

Ein Land in Aufruhr In Indien protestieren seit einen halben Jahr Bauern gegen die Regierung. Anlass ist eine geplante Agrarreform, die den Handel mit Agrarprodukten liberalisieren will. Auch die massive Corona-Welle kann die Proteste nicht aufhalten. Landwirte nehmen an einer Protestveranstaltung auf dem Getreidemarkt von Amritsar im indischen Bundestaat Punjab teil. (© picture alliance / […]

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Inde. La mobilisation des agriculteurs: une feuille de route pour l’opposition

Par Satyendra Ranjan Le mouvement actuel des agriculteurs en Inde s’avère révolutionnaire à plus d’un titre. Il a défié sans ambiguïté l’économie politique du régime actuel du Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), la structure mère du Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), et a, dans une certaine mesure, brisé le contrôle de l’écosystème du RSS-BJP sur le récit […]

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577 children have been orphaned due to second Covid wave so far, govt says

According to WCD ministry officials, the ministry, state govts and district administrations are working together for the rehabilitation of these ‘Covid orphans’. SRAVASTI DASGUPTA New Delhi: A total of 577 children in India have lost both parents to Covid-19 during the aggressive second wave of the pandemic, ThePrint has learnt. According to sources in the Ministry […]

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Pieces of cloth covering bodies at ghat in Prayagraj removed, SDM says ‘unintentional’

Video showing labourers picking up the pieces of cloth and bamboo sticks, marking where suspected Covid bodies are buried, has gone viral. Lucknow: A video of labourers removing pieces of cloth covering shallow graves along the Ganga in Prayagraj, suspected to be of those who died of Covid, has been circulating on social media since Tuesday […]

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India: to survive the Covid-19, oxygen deale on the black market

Looting, military escorts and auctions: the oxygen war is raging in India, which is raging under the strongest wave of coronaviruses in the world. Advertisements proliferate on social media and numbers are exchanged under the elbow like those of traffickers of all kinds. But cam has never been more vital: 02, oxygen. As the coronavirus epidemic […]

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Serum Institute of India, or the fall of a global pharmacy giant

STORY – Adar Poonawalla, CEO of the world’s largest vaccine manufacturer, is accused of failing to deliver and increasing prices. On 28 November, Adar Poonawalla welcomes Prime Minister Narendra Modi to a Covid vaccine production line in Pune, western India, at the headquarters of the Serum Institute of India (SII). Alongside him were his father, Cyrus, […]

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超過60農民在抗議中死亡 印度反對黨:莫迪政府冷漠與傲慢

新頭殼newtalk 自2020年11月以來,印度超過30個農業組織集結在印度首都新德里邊界,抗議莫迪政府修改農業相關法律,反對黨的印度國大黨要角甘地(Rahul Gandhi)5日稱,已有超過60名農民在抗議中死亡,並痛批莫迪政府的冷漠和傲慢使得這些農民失去了生命。 甘地於推特表示,莫迪政府冷漠與傲慢奪走60多個農民生命,「政府並未擦乾他們的眼淚,而是忙著使用催淚彈攻擊他們」,甘地痛批,莫迪政府為了增進裙帶資本主義者的商業利益,如此野蠻。 印度農業組織4日指出,已有60人持續至今的抗議中死亡。據了解,大多數農民的死因是抗議現場的極端氣候引發併發症所導致。據《俄羅斯衛星通訊社》報導,目前新德里邊界仍有大量抗議民眾。民眾聲稱,若這些法律不能被廢除,將在在1月26日的印度共和國日,於德里地區開曳引機遊行抗議。© 由 新頭殼 提供 反對黨的印度國大黨要角甘地(Rahul Gandhi)5日稱,已有超過60名農民在的抗議中死亡,並痛批莫迪政府的冷漠和傲慢使得這些農民失去了生命。   圖:翻攝@RahulGandhi推特 Source: 超過60農民在抗議中死亡 印度反對黨:莫迪政府冷漠與傲慢 (msn.com)

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India passes 300,000 Covid-19 deaths: health ministry

India said Monday it had passed more than 300,000 deaths from the coronavirus pandemic, the third country after the United States and Brazil to hit figure as a huge wave of infections overwhelms the healthcare system. The South Asian nation’s toll now stands at 303,720 after adding 50,000 deaths in just under two weeks, as […]

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