South Asian ethnic groups ‘continue to see higher risk of dying with Covid’

Deaths involving Covid-19 in the UK

People from Bangladeshi and Pakistani backgrounds have continued to experience an “alarming” higher risk of dying with coronavirus throughout both waves of the pandemic, a study has shown. All ethnic minority groups had a higher risk of dying with Covid-19 than white British people in the first wave, according to a study of 28.9 million […]

Farmers continue protests a day after talks with Centre remain inconclusive

Noida: Farmers setup makeshift tents at Chilla border during the ongoing protest against the new farm laws, in Noida, Monday, Jan. 4, 2021. (PTI Photo)(PTI01_04_2021_000200B)

Thousands of farmers, who are have been protesting at the borders of Delhi, on Tuesday continued their agitation on Tuesday as they remained firm on their demands for the repeal of the three farm laws and legal backing for minimum support price (MSP). The seventh round of talks held on Monday to resolve the deadlock […]

Morning Digest: Farmers’ protests continue amid impasse over new laws; more migrants returning to Bangladesh, shows BSF data, and more

Morning Digest: Farmers' protests continue amid impasse over new laws; more migrants returning to Bangladesh, shows BSF data, and more

Protesting farmer leaders have threatened to close the Delhi-Noida border crossing at Chilla on Wednesday if three contentious agricultural reform laws are not repealed. On the 20th day of protest, both the protestors and the Centre reiterated their positions and dialed up the rhetoric, but made no concrete efforts to resume negotiations. “Jab pyar karte […]

Indian farmers on hunger strike as protests continue against farm laws

Indian farmers on hunger strike as protests continue against farm laws

Agitating farmer leaders today went on a day-long hunger strike against the Indian government’s contentious new farm laws, intensifying their protests which entered into the third week yesterday. Farmer leader Baldev Singh said, “Representatives of farmer unions have started their hunger strike at Singhu on the border of Delhi.” As part of the nationwide protest, […]

Indian farmers intensify protests as deadlock over new laws continue

Indian farmers intensify protests as deadlock over new laws continue

Farmers participate in a demonstration against the central government’s recent agricultural reforms at the Delhi-Haryana state border in Singhu on December 13, 2020 AFP Six rounds of talks between Indian government, farmer union leaders have failed to resolve the challenge Tens of thousands of Indian farmers on Sunday intensified their protests against three new agricultural […]