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Medics collect a swab sample for COVID-19 (Representational image) | PTI

Health a state subject, but Covid proved how dependant India’s states are on Centre

Like Monkey Fever & Japanese Encephalitis, Covid-19 has exposed India's state govts' lack of technical strength to respond to public health crises.
A view of Max Hospital, Shalimar Bagh

Price controls are a terrible idea to tackle private-public healthcare gap in India

There is an environment of mutual distrust among government, hospitals and patients, that existed much before the Covid-19 crisis.
Delhi Police at a checkpoint during Janata curfew | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Coronavirus has given India two choices: Increase state power or state capacity

In India, coronavirus pandemic is unfolding in the context of a broken health system. The choice India makes today will determine its future relationship with citizens.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi | Photo: ANI

India’s lead time against coronavirus is fast eroding. We need more than Sainyam and Sankalp

February gave India a valuable lead time as no new cases were recorded while 5,000 cases were reported in over 60 countries, including South Korea, Italy and Iran.

India announced end of leprosy 13 years ago, but 1.3 lakh cases were detected in 2016

Government estimated there were 1.3 lakh new cases in 2016. Experts say it is an understatement.
A hospital staff reviewing medical charts of a patient in a hospital

Why Kerala is India’s healthiest state

NITI Aayog member Dr V.K. Paul tells ThePrint it’s because of a sustained effort put up by Kerala on health, and a good footprint of the private sector.

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Representational photos | Hindu priests perform evening prayers at Dashashwamedh Ghat in Varanasi | Kanishka Sonthalia/Bloomberg

Want to preserve secularism in India? Well, preserve the Hindu ethos first

Secularism in the Indian context would mean maintaining equidistance from  all religions. Unfortunately, that equidistance never happened.
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Mukesh Ambani is now world’s fourth richest man, overtakes Europe’s wealthiest

Reliance's shares have more than doubled from a low in March as its digital unit got billions in investments from companies including Facebook Inc. and Google.


Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh | Photo: ANI

Artillery guns, assault rifles, AFVs — Here’s a list of 101 items MoD won’t import in future

Contracts worth almost Rs 4 lakh crore will be placed with the domestic industry within the next six to seven years.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi redefined secularism with Ram Mandir as Hindu voters were fed up of Sonia-Left version

Assumptions that Indian secularism died with Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan are bunk. It is enshrined in the Constitution, and is worth preserving.