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Modi govt again advises homoeopathy for COVID-19, suggests sipping water boiled with tulsi

The advisory by the Ministry of AYUSH was sent to chief secretaries of all states and UTs. This time, govt also attached supporting evidence.
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Forget coronavirus, homoeopathy can’t cure anything. It’s a placebo, at best

Homoeopathy may be very popular in India but global experts dismiss its efficacy. An Australian review found it ineffective, and Spain is considering a ban on it.

Homoeopathy for coronavirus: Is AYUSH commitment to alt meds healthy or promoting quackery?

AYUSH ministry issued a health advisory Wednesday for the prevention of coronavirus infections through homoeopathy and ayurveda.
A thermal screening device checks passengers arriving in India from China, in view of the coronavirus outbreak, at Delhi international airport | PTI Photo

Modi govt advises homoeopathy, Unani to prevent coronavirus that has no known cure yet

Novel coronavirus strain was confirmed earlier in January. In just under a month, it has killed over a hundred people and spread to 15 countries.
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How ‘Frozen 2’ embraces homeopathic quackery to create another fantasy world

Disney has long been in the business of creating fantasy worlds, which are usually delightful and wondrous. But we can’t afford to live in one.

‘Homeopathy is pseudo-scientific nonsense’: US NGO sues Walmart for selling such drugs

NGO accuses Walmart of 'misleading' customers by equating homeopathic products 'as an equal alternative to science- and evidence-based medication'.

US drug authority warns Indian homoeopathy firm after it finds insects & rodents at factory

Noida-based B.Jain Pharmaceuticals exports homoeopathy medicines to several countries, including US. It also sells products in India for treatment of diabetes, liver ailments.
Indians react strongly to major infrastructure projects like the bullet train deal signed by India and Japan

Responses to “Homeopathy as Ideology”

A selection of the responses to Shekhar Gupta's column titled 'Homeopathy as ideology' are being published in our new section called Free Speak

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Is India’s coronavirus lockdown leading to stress in families or strengthening relationships?

The 21-day nationwide lockdown due to coronavirus has led to people working from home and thus, spending more time with their families and partners.

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Army personnel distribute packaged food to the homeless in Chennai on 31 March 2020 | PTI

In a first, Army deploys medical team at civil coronavirus quarantine camp in Delhi

The Indian Army has so far only been operating out of quarantine camps set up by the armed service for coronavirus patients.

Poke fun at taali, thaali, diya and mombatti all you want. Modi couldn’t care less

Modi knows who he needs to speak to, who he should toss, who he can address in kind. People accuse him of infantilising his voters, but it’s a winning strategy.