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India missed detection of 3 lakh TB cases in 2019, but this is why it’s good news

Missing TB cases are an important metric for disease control as undiagnosed, untreated cases may spread the infection in the community.
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Focus on Covid-19 to increase malaria, tuberculosis and HIV related deaths in 5 years: Study

The study further stated that due to the coronavirus pandemic, five years of progress on tuberculosis treatment could be lost.
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World Tuberculosis Day: A look at India’s battle with the deadly disease, and the road ahead

With close to 2.8 mn cases every year, India has world's highest TB numbers. PM Narendra Modi said at 74th session of UNGA last year that India will be free of TB by 2025.
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Now, US civil society groups urge Trump govt to make TB drugs affordable

Move comes days after activists in India wrote to PM Modi asking him to make the ongoing negotiations at the UN more effective.
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PM Modi asked to take on the US to ensure TB drugs remain affordable

Modi announced India’s plan to eliminate TB by 2025 four months ago, but American intervention has put spanner in the works.

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The curious case of Nitish Kumar — 87% anger, 100% victory

In the supposedly most-politicised state in India, people say they don’t have ‘options’ this election.

Tata woos investors for digital platform as it seeks to compete with Jio, Amazon, Flipkart

Tata Sons is working with advisers to explore bringing in financial or strategic investors, including global tech companies, for its new digital entity.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh releases the New Defence Acquisition Procedure (DAP) at the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) meeting, in New Delhi on 28 September 2020 | @DefenceMinIndia | Twitter

Govt scraps offset policy for govt-to-govt deals, allows leasing of defence equipment

The new Defence Acquisition Procedure 2020, which was unveiled by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh Monday and kicks in on 1 October, also cuts down procurement time.
Narendra Modi and Amit Shah | File photo: T. Narayan | Bloomberg

Partners dispensable in Modi-Shah construct if they do not bring additional votes

In the Modi-Shah construct, if partners do not bring additional votes, they are dispensable. However old or loyal, either they become supplicants, or die.