The Lancet, an international medical journal said while commenting on the present situation of the pandemic in India that the initial success to control the COVID-19 outbreak has been “squandered” by the country, and Narendra Modi lead Indian government could preside over “a self-inflicted national catastrophe”.
As the US has started to call back its troops from Afghanistan after 20 years, the sources and officials said that the second biggest dam of Afghanistan has been captured by The Taliban after months of ferocious fight in its previous bastion of Kandhar.
Mehbooba Mufti, former Chief Minister of Jammu Kashmir and PDP President wrote a letter on Friday to Prime Minister Narendra Modi appealing to him to immediately free the Political detainees kept in jails in and outside of J&K because the COVID-19 cases are on the spike in the country.
In another tragic incident after the Nashik oxygen leak, at least 13 COVID-19 patients died in a blaze at the intensive care unit of a private hospital in Palghar district of Maharashtra on Friday, police said.
The report highlighted the violations of religious freedom because of the Hindu Nationalist Policies of the ruling party BJP. The report mentions that the religious freedom conditions in India continued their negative trajectory in 2020.
India is facing an accute shortage of oxygen in the worsened times of covid crisis with daily cases nearing the grim 3-lakh milestone and an oxygen tanker leak leaving 24 patients dead at a hospital in Maharashtra’s Nashik.
United States Commission on International Religious Freedom has released its annual global report today and India is recommended as Country of Particular concern for deteriorating Religious Freedom second time in two consecutive years.
India however has not slipped further on the World Press Freedom Index 2021 published by Reporters Without Borders (RSF), but it remains on the previous year’s spot which is 142 of 180. It also continues to be classified among the “bad” countries for journalism and is entitled as one of the most dangerous countries for journalists who try to do their jobs honestly.
An advanced long-range rocket launcher has been deployed by the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) of China to the borders with India. As per military analysts, the aim behind this move of China is to reinforce its border defense and to act as a ‘deterrent to India’.