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    Watch: When Muslim Neighbours in Bulandshahr Helped Cremate a Dead Hindu

    A shared humanity transcended every other question in Bulandshahr, Uttar Pradesh, when a Hindu man who died of cancer was carried to the cremation ground here by his neighbour who were all Muslim. The person who died, Ravi Shankar, was very poor and had been living among Muslim neighbours in Mohalla Anand Vihar of Bulandshahr city for a long time. He was living with his...

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    A Beginner's Guide to the Importance of Social Capital During a Pandemic

    The success of the ongoing nationwide lockdown to protect against community transmission of the new coronavirus in India will depend on how Indians collectively respond to the plea of physical distancing. To be sure, the adoption of desirable health behaviour and an overall community resilience, especially during a disease outbreak, are key determinants governing the...

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    Corona: The Inequality Virus

    The Trump administration's predictable mishandling of the COVID-19 pandemic and the scattershot congressional response both underscore and distract us from a larger problem: the policies and institutions that we count on to provide some semblance of economic security are fundamentally broken.The last few weeks have laid bare the stunning flaws of the American health-care system and public health infrastructure. They...

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    Maharashtra Prisoner Released on Parole Says Jails Unprepared to Handle COVID-19 Pandemic

    Mumbai: Even as the Maharashtra state government has slowly begun releasing incarcerated persons on parole and interim bail as a safeguard against the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, fear and desperation has gripped those languishing in the jail. A 40-year-old man, who was one of the first 23 people to be released from the Taloja Central Jail in Raigad...

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    COVID-19: Here's How Many Prisoners Will Be Temporarily Released From Jail, By State

    New Delhi: Adhering to the Supreme Court's March 23 directive to the states to consider releasing some prisoners to decongest jails and curb the possible spread of COVID-19 in them, various state governments have begun releasing inmates - convicts and under-trials - either on parole or on bail. By the coming week, the country will likely see the number touch...

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    1.3 Billion People. One Virus. How Much Privacy?

    The COVID-19 crisis has now assumed unsettling global proportions, a pandemic of the kind which the modern world has rarely encountered. The alarming rise in the number of fatalities has necessitated prompt and large scale action by governments across the world. Faced with this challenge, different countries are now attempting to find unique and innovative ways to track the spread of the disease...

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    Coronavirus: At Telangana's Coal Fields, Mine Workers Demonstrate for Basic Protective Gear

    Hyderabad: Miners at Telangana's Singareni coal fields have launched a protest demanding adequate safety measures from the management of the Singareni Collieries Company Limited, in the light of the spread of the coronavirus. Nearly 50,000 workers are engaged in open cast and underground coal mining operations. The Singareni coal reserves stretch across...

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    How India's Men of History Made History Themselves

    The fear of the Japanese blitzkrieg through south-east Asia reaching Indian shores lead to widespread panic on our eastern seaboard. In historian Indivar Kamtekar's felicitous phrase, 'The Shiver of 1942′ - this Great Fear - had gripped sahibs and Indians alike. The Raj was literally on the run. Governor Sir Arthur Hope of Madras Presidency shifted the seat of power further inland, leading...

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    Amid COVID-19 Lockdown, Nagaland Students Denied Entry into Mysuru Super Market

    Bengaluru: A group of students from Nagaland were allegedly denied entry into a super market in Mysuru with police booking the staff on Sunday after a video purportedly showing them being driven away went viral. Commissioner of Police Dr Chandragupta in a statement said an FIR was registered immediately after the video was noticed and the manager and other staff of...

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    German State Finance Minister Found Dead

    The body of a man identified as Thomas Schäfer, the finance minister of the German state of Hesse, was found on a high-speed train line in the town of Hochheim between Frankfurt and Mainz, police confirmed Saturday. The presence of a body on the tracks was first reported by witnesses to paramedics, who were unable to initially identify the remains due to the extent of the injuries. Investigators said...

    • 16 hrs ago

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