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A medic takes a child's swab to test for Covid-19 | Representational image | PTI

Every second of present times is proof that Modi govt has failed its people

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Former Union minister Jagmohan

Former Union minister Jagmohan dies at 92, PM Modi says ‘monumental loss for our nation’

A former bureaucrat, Jagmohan served as the governor of J&K and also the lieutenant governor of Delhi. He later joined the BJP and represented the party as an MP in the Lok Sabha.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a public rally at Barasat, in 24 Pargana North on 12 April. | Photo: ANI

Why India needs Modi to work with his rivals

Modi's personal popularity may keep in him power but it will never completely overcome India’s federal pressures. Regionalism and sub-nationalism need to be accommodated, not denied.

PM Modi thanks EU for support in Covid fight during talks with European Commission president

The two leaders spoke ahead of India-EU Leaders' virtual meeting on 8 May. PM Modi said he was confident the meeting will provide new momentum to India-EU strategic partnership.
Volunteers use an oximeter to measure the oxygen level during a door-to-door campaign to check symptomatic Covid-19 residents, amid rise in coronavirus cases, in East Delhi, on 22 Nov., 2020. | PTI

SubscriberWrites: Need Indian ‘jugaad’ to come up with a cheap oxymeter

Subscribers write back with their views on the most urgent issues of the day.

Release epidemiological data: Vaccine experts, scientists ask Modi, say it could help curb Covid

Experts including Gagandeep Kang and Gautam Menon say ICMR's granular data on residents who’ve been tested so far needs to be opened to outside experts who could study & predict Covid spread.
File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

PM Modi chairs meeting of Union Council of Ministers amid Covid crisis

The meeting of the council of ministers is the first in the aftermath of the second wave of Covid in the country.
File photo of US President Joe Biden | Stefani Reynolds | CNP/Bloomberg

US President Biden says he intends to send Covid vaccines to India, doesn’t specify time

Biden said he discussed the matter with PM Modi. The US is meanwhile sending remdisivir and machinery for vaccine manufacturing to India.

UK Carrier Strike Group ready to sail to India to conduct joint military exercises

Led by the aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth Carrier — the largest ship ever built by UK Royal Navy — the strike group will sail to India later this year during autumn.
PM Narendra Modi (L) and US President Joe Biden (R)

Modi, Biden talk ‘importance’ of supply chains as US extends India support to tackle Covid

The phone call comes a day after President Joe Biden tweeted that the US was 'determined' to help India as the latter did when America was in need.

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Syringes containing the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine |Photographer: Oliver Bunic/Bloomberg

Waiving patents isn’t enough to vaccinate the world

The pharmaceutical industry should be compensated for creativity and risk-taking, of course, and protected from theft.
A view of the Anand Vihar bus terminal as migrants return to their states after the announcement of a week-long lockdown, in New Delhi on 19 April. | Photo: ANI

Tens of millions have plunged into poverty as Covid ravages India

The government estimates India’s gross domestic product shrank 8% in the year ended March, its biggest contraction since 1952.


A file photo of a Covid ward set up at an Army hospital, in Prayagraj. | Photo: ANI

Armed forces plan to hire 400 retired military doctors to assist in fight against Covid

The forces are looking to hire, on a contractual basis for about a year, medical officers who retired in the last four to five years.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint Team

Modi govt is in denial & India is back to being a flailing state

Modi government didn’t strengthen the foundations of basic governance in the last 7 years. Now, the PM has retreated and ministers are failing, adding to the Covid disaster.