May 2020

May /
Friday
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High Cost of Living

Private hospitals are the latest battleground in the war against the virus. As the number of cases escalate, so do patient bills. The biggest reason: the operational costs of safety protocols. Also: stingy insurance companies.

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May /
Thursday
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A Train to Nowhere

Nine people have died in less than 48 hours in the special trains arranged to take migrant workers home. We took a closer look and discovered a toxic and all-too-familiar cocktail of incompetence and indifference.

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May /
Wednesday
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Creepy Crawlies Ahoy!

Indian farmers now face the prospect of losing their recently sowed kharif or winter crops to massive swarms of locusts—adding to the already dire situation created by the pandemic.

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May /
Tuesday
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Never Go Home Again

After enduring long perilous journeys and near-starvation, millions of migrant workers have reached their villages—to be welcomed with unemployment, quarantine and resentment.

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May /
Monday
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Low Fly Zone

The Union government ordered the resumption of domestic flights from today—in a limited fashion. But pushback from badly affected states has led to last minute ‘modifications’, creating total chaos in flight schedules.

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