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.
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Hospitals are unable to guarantee basic services and thousands of lives hang in the balance — a stark warning of how India's health care system is buckling.
More than 1,000 people fleeing violence in Myanmar have crossed into neighboring India's Mizoram state since late February, according to Indian lawmaker K. Vanlalvena.
Around 100 people from Myanmar, mostly policemen and their families, have crossed over a porous border into India since the protests began, a senior Indian official said.
Negotiating cows, debris, thick fog and hairpin bends, and fighting fatigue, Porija drove nearly 24 hours within three days to collect and deliver shots to the town of Koraput.
Local media, which closely follow tiger attacks, have reported up to 21 deaths last year, from 13 both in 2018 and 2019.
For years, people in rural India have been gaining prosperity and moving into what economists call a burgeoning middle class of consumers.
India's booming private hospitals have taken some of the strain off the underfunded public health network, but even private facilities are at risk of being overrun.