Pegasus spyware allegations leave Indian democracy hanging by a thread

Spyware that can be covertly installed on mobile phones has sent shock waves across the globe — and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government has been accused of using it. The Indian government has found itself at the heart of a spyware scandal that has sent seismic waves across the entire political world. A collaborative investigation, based on informationContinue reading “Pegasus spyware allegations leave Indian democracy hanging by a thread”

Tax raids target Indian paper that criticised government over Covid

Dainik Bhaskar accuses government of pursuing it on trumped-up charges in response to its reporting Tax raids have been carried out on the offices of one of India’s most popular newspapers, after months of critical coverage of the government’s handling of the Covid-19 pandemic. On Thursday morning, more than 100 tax inspectors descended on theContinue reading “Tax raids target Indian paper that criticised government over Covid”

Indian hospitals battle ‘chaotic’ surge as daily virus infections cross 200,000

Many Indian hospitals were scrambling for beds and oxygen as COVID-19 infections surged to a new daily record on Thursday, with a second wave of infections centred on the rich western state of Maharashtra. India’s tally of total infections is second only to the United States, with experts blaming everything from official complacency to aggressiveContinue reading “Indian hospitals battle ‘chaotic’ surge as daily virus infections cross 200,000”

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