Even before the pandemic struck, India’s out-of-pocket expenses on health care were among the highest in the world.
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As leaders in Delhi struggle to contain the crisis, horrifying scenes are playing out across the country.
The prime minister's party lost big in a state he visited frequently before the recent virus surge forced him off the campaign trail.
India has fully vaccinated less than 2% of its 1.3 billion-strong population, inoculation centers say they’re running short of doses and exports have all but stopped.
If enacted, the stipends would be some of the first in the world to specifically address women’s unpaid labor, which economists estimate accounts for up to 39% of global GDP.
The political fallout of Modi's handling of the pandemic may become clear on May 2, when election results are due to be announced for the five states voting over the past month.
Health experts worry that a new — possibly more virulent — coronavirus variant could be racing through the crowded nation of more than 1.3 billion people.
The fight between the government and the farmers has revived the debate on what Modi’s critics call the cozy nexus between the magnates and the popular leader.
The Indian prime minister has stood his ground against the protesters, saying Nov. 29 that the controversial new laws gave farmers "new rights and new opportunities.”
India is battling one of the world’s highest coronavirus caseloads, its worst-ever economic slump, shuttered factories, farmer protests and the deadliest border fighting with China in decades. Yet Prime Minister Narendra Modi appears to remain as popular as ever. Opinion polls in Bihar, where from ...