Thursday, 11 August, 2022

Topic: Ramdev

57% urban Indians prefer ayurvedic shampoo over international brands

Baba Ramdev had recently rebuked western medicine and claimed that indigenous herbal medicine is superior when it comes to treating Covid-19.

Baba Ramdev asks 25 questions to IMA after withdrawing prior statement on allopathic medicine

In an 'open letter' posted on his Twitter handle, Ramdev asked the Indian Medical Association if allopathy offered permanent relief from hypertension (BP) and type-1 & 2 diabetes.

Why Indian Navy is getting a camouflage uniform like the Army and Air Force

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.

Why Ramdev’s Ruchi Soya shares jumped to Rs 1,535 from Rs 17 in 5 months & are now tanking

Since 29 June, stock has consistently fallen by 5% for 6 consecutive days, triggering lower circuit — levels where trading activity in a stock are suspended following a sharp fall in share prices.

Ayurveda, FMCG, Covid, controversy — Baba Ramdev and the Patanjali school of marketing

The reaction to Ramdev’s launch of Coronil, which claims to be a ‘cure’ for Covid-19, would be a nightmare for any other company. Not Patanjali, though.

How Ramdev’s Coronil makes social media’s fight against misinformation more difficult

Even as Modi govt asked Patanjali to stop advertising Coronil as a Covid 'cure', platforms did little to stop misleading hashtags, or remove health misinformation.

Why Coronil working or not against Covid makes no difference to Ramdev or his Patanjali

After claiming to ‘cure’ homosexuality and manufacturing medicine that ‘helps’ women conceive a male child, Ramdev is back with Coronil, an Ayurvedic concoction for Covid-19.

Patanjali intent behind ‘Covid cure’ not wrong but should’ve followed protocol: Ayush minister

Ayush Minister Shripad Naik defends Ramdev, says government is happy that Patanjali carried out research for the welfare of the country.

Patanjali’s Covid ‘cure’: Ramdev forgets ingredients, Sardesai on ‘false advertising’

A quick take on what prime time TV news talked about.

On Camera


File photo of Sterlite copper unit at Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu | By special arrangement

Shut since 2018 violence, TN Sterlite plant’s closure cost economy Rs 14,749 cr, says study

Copper plant in Thoothukudi was closed after protests turned violent & police firing left 13 people dead. Job losses one of major impacts, says study by NGO CUTS International.


Representational image | Indian Army soldiers during the Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Army looks to reduce troops by 2 lakh, deployment in Kashmir could be rejigged

The Army, which faces a shortage of about 1.35 lakh personnel, is aiming to reduce its strength from 12.8 lakh to around 10.8 lakh.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.