India’s consistently rising Covid infections and fatalities are cause for alarm. The data variation from states shows India hasn’t mounted a united attack on coronavirus. Some states have even been complacent. India needs to test more and central government must again take control of the fight to flatten the curve.
Right to dissent is essential to democracy. Supreme Court must also live by it
Supreme Court’s contempt notice to lawyer Prashant Bhushan for his tweets on incumbent and former chief justices of India is unjustified and avoidable. Shoulders of great judges should be broad enough to endure criticism. Right to dissent is essential to democracy. The highest court must also live by it.
Why news media is in crisis & How you can fix it
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