Tuesday, Nov 29, 2022

Counting the Uncounted

An investigation by The Indian Express team of reporters suggests that there is an undercount in the number of Covid-19 deaths. But exactly how much may never be known — it can only be estimated and, that too, in at least a year given the way India counts its dead. As part of the investigation, the newspaper approached several state governments of whom eight — these account for almost a third of all Covid deaths as of last week — provided records of deaths they have registered in April and May this year as per the Civil Registration System (CRS).


Bihar, Karnataka expand diagnosis of Covid death: lung, clinical evidence

August 05, 2021 12:26 pm

An ex gratia policy probably puts some public pressure on the political executive to take note of grievances, and also incentivises people to get themselves tested or admitted, if at all, only to get a Covid-19 positive report.

Experts Explain: Identifying Covid-19 deaths is the challenge, but hard to hide large numbers

August 07, 2021 9:04 am

Given how India counts its dead and, is getting better at it with each year, experts said, there is a consensus that the extra deaths will not go uncounted; although it may go unidentified as Covid.

1.12 times in Kerala to 2.86 times in Madhya Pradesh: April-May death surge looms over Covid death count

August 04, 2021 5:52 pm

Counting the uncounted - India's Covid-19 death toll: The Indian Express obtained latest registered death data from 8 states that point to a spike but limited to April & May and varying sharply across states.

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8 ‘PFI members’ get bail as Delhi court highlights contradiction in police probe

Updated: November 29, 2022 8:03:50 pm

In the aftermath of the ban, police arrested the accused after they received information that they had allegedly raised PFI zindabad slogans.

‘Nadav Lapid made grave mistake, hope he apologises’: Israeli director Dan Wolman on The Kashmir Files row

Updated: November 29, 2022 8:03:22 pm

At the closing ceremony of IFFI, jury head Nadav Lapid called Vivek Agnihotri directorial The Kashmir Files 'vulgar' and a 'propaganda' film.

Varisu to get a wide release in Telugu states; Dil Raju says ‘There are enough screens for films of Vijay, Chiranjeevi, Balakrishna’

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Vijay's Varisu/Varasudu is facing stiff resistance in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, thanks to the objections raised by Telugu Film Producers Council.

Alibaba to sell Zomato shares worth $200 million via block deal: Report

Updated: November 29, 2022 7:59:20 pm

The Chinese e-commerce giant, through its finance affiliate Ant Group, currently owns a 13.3% stake in Zomato, according to Refinitiv data.

Delhi News Live Updates: RWAs will be granted status of ‘mini-councillors’ if AAP voted to power, says Kejriwal

Updated: November 29, 2022 7:58:41 pm

Delhi News Live Updates: Meanwhile, eight persons arrested from Shaheen Bagh in the aftermath of a ban on Popular Front of India (PFI) were granted bail by the Patiala House Court on Tuesday.

Will Smith recalls ‘horrific’ Oscar night, says he ‘lost it’: ‘I was going through something’

November 29, 2022 7:58:26 pm

At the Oscars stage, Will Smith slapped Chris Rock after the comedian made a joke about the actor's wife Jada Pinkett Smith's medical condition.

Commuters in Bengaluru fret as state government, ride hailing firms wrangle over auto fares

November 29, 2022 7:53:49 pm

The transport department and cab aggregators are locked in a legal battle over fair pricing mechanism for auto rickshaw services

UPSC Key- November 29, 2022: Why you should read ‘Executive Vs Judiciary’ or ‘Movies as Propaganda’ or ‘Great Barrier Reef’ for UPSC CSE

November 29, 2022 7:52:11 pm

Exclusive for Subscribers from Monday to Friday: The Indian Express UPSC Key November 29, 2022 will help you prepare for the Civil Services and other competitive examinations with cues on how to read and understand content from the most authoritative news source in India.

Dibrugarh University expels 18 persons for ragging student who later jumped off hostel building

November 29, 2022 7:52:07 pm

The student, identified as Anand Sharma, is currently undergoing treatment at a hospital. Although he is stable, the doctors said he has injuries in his hand, legs and ribs.

Only Class 9, 10 students to be considered for pre-matric scholarship scheme

November 29, 2022 7:49:40 pm

The authorities will now only verify applications only for classes 9 and 10 under the Pre Matric Scholarship Scheme of Ministry of Minority Affairs.