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Krishna N. Das
For Krishna N. Das's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets supporters during his roadshow ahead of the general elections, in Ghaziabad, India, on April 6.
WORLD / Politics
Apr 11, 2024
He once sold tea, but now India's Modi seeks his own 'tryst with destiny'
Modi has lofty ambitions for what could be his third and final term in office.
Supporters of India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi wear masks of his face at an election campaign rally in the city of Meerut, in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, on March 31.
WORLD / Politics
Apr 4, 2024
Modi could sweep away biggest opposition party in India election: survey
The opposition is struggling to stay united and its leaders are facing multiple corruption charges that they say are politically motivated.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Apr 30, 2023
Mystery middleman may offer clues to Indian-made cough syrup deaths
The deaths of more than 70 Gambian children from acute kidney Injury were linked by global health officials to cough syrups made in India.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jan 25, 2023
Surging crime and bleak future push Rohingya in Bangladesh to risk lives at sea
An increasing number of Rohingya are now leaving Bangladesh for countries such as Malaysia and Indonesia via perilous boat journeys.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Dec 27, 2022
Deadly year for Rohingya at sea as 180 presumed drowned
The number of Rohingya leaving Bangladesh in boats this year has jumped more than fivefold from a year earlier to nearly 2,400.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Feb 18, 2022
In hijab row, critics say Modi's BJP looking for votes in southern Indian state
Opposition parties and many political analysts accuse the BJP of fomenting tensions in Karnataka to consolidate its appeal to majority Hindus, like they say it has elsewhere in the country.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jan 13, 2022
India's new COVID-19 rules aim to free up resources but come with risks
The moves will offer breathing space for health care facilities as they battle a thirty-threefold surge in infections over the past month.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Sep 7, 2021
India 'prepares for the worst' ahead of possible COVID-19 third wave
New Delhi's premier Sir Ganga Ram Hospital and several others ran so short of oxygen that many patients in the capital suffocated.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / FOCUS
Aug 29, 2021
Kerala's COVID-19 lessons for India and Modi's government
The opposition-ruled, densely populated southern state is currently reporting the highest number of coronavirus cases in the country.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Aug 12, 2021
Indian state launches assault on drugs as U.N. warns of Bangladesh-like crisis
The state has received praise for the drug clampdown from ruling and opposition politicians but has been criticized for alleged human rights abuses.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
May 1, 2021
Scientists warned India over a new variant in early March. They say they were ignored.
In March and early April, millions of largely unmasked people attended religious festivals and political rallies that were held by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and opposition parties.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Dec 3, 2020
Middleman matters: Behind Indian protests against Modi farm reforms
The divisive new laws are aimed at linking potential bulk buyers directly with farmers.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics / FOCUS
Mar 9, 2020
Malaysian machinations: How Mahathir Mohamad lost the plot
In May 2018, Malaysia's Mahathir Mohamad was in the grand ballroom of a Sheraton hotel near Kuala Lumpur, jubilantly announcing his return as prime minister after defeating an alliance that had run the country for 60 years.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Apr 5, 2019
There's an app for that, a TV channel and rallies galore: How brand Modi plays in Indian election
If Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi wins this spring's general election, as is widely expected, it will also be another massive victory for the marketing machine created to amplify his brand into every Indian living room.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Oct 26, 2018
Amnesty India says raid and frozen accounts aimed at silencing government critics
Indian authorities have frozen the bank accounts of Amnesty International after a raid on its country office, the human rights watchdog said on Friday, accusing the government of treating rights groups "like criminal enterprises."
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Feb 23, 2018
How an Indian bank's $1.8 billion fraud went unnoticed
The Punjab National Bank branch in south Mumbai sits just down the road from both the Bombay Stock Exchange and the Reserve Bank of India, at a physical center of one of the world's fastest-growing major economies.

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