Residents of Bihar's Buxar district say bodies are often found in the Ganga, but never in such numbers. While the spectacle has jolted some locals into taking Covid more seriously, they say govt yet to address concerns.
As a ferocious Covid-19 wave ravages the national capital, crematorium staff have seen their workload multiply several times over. While no benefits have been announced for them, they say they desperately need health insurance.
The Bihar Assembly witnessed bedlam on Tuesday, as it passed the Bihar Special Armed Police Bill, 2021 amid protests by the Opposition inside and outside the House. As some MLAs were marshalled out of the House, they were beaten up by security forces.
The stories of Ramchandra Manjhi and Dulari Devi, both Dalits, show what two determined individuals can achieve through their art, and what art can achieve in rural, rooted India, away from the rarified ‘arty spaces’ of bigger cities.
Khan, the convener of Khudai Khidmatgar, has read the sacred texts of all religions, apart from Kabir and Gandhi. What he learnt, he says, is that the best way of serving God is loving your fellow beings.
Under Georgia's election law, if no candidate in an election is able to secure at least 50 per cent of votes, the top two candidates must go for a re-match to try and win the mandated minimum vote share.
Many indigenous rice varieties in India were driven to extinction by the Green Revolution. They need to be preserved, for their distinct aroma and flavour, and for their relationship with the environment.
Is it fair to expect a 3-year-old to sit through digital lessons? How is the change impacting teachers? As Karnataka bans online classes up to Class 5 and Maharashtra considers a similar proposal, parents and educators share their experiences.
The Tablighis we spoke to say the COVID-19 spread is deeply distressing. "It was definitely an oversight. The managers at the markaz should have had it emptied when the first rumbles of coronavirus were heard."