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Sunil Kataria

Delhi residents worry about toxic mix of pollution, COVID-19

16 Oct 2020

NEW DELHI Families in Delhi with pre-existing health conditions such as asthma are stocking up on oxygen cylinders and pulse oximeters, fearing that the city's worsening air quality will make them more vulnerable to the coronavirus.

'Planet is dying', India's eight-year-old climate crusader warns

28 Sep 2020

NEW DELHI When 8-year-old Indian climate change activist Licypriya Kangujam is older, she wants to launch a solo mission to the moon to research ways to save planet earth. | Video

India's Nobel laureate fears upsurge in child labour as pandemic shrivels economy

21 Sep 2020

NEW DELHI For four decades Indian Nobel peace laureate Kailash Satyarthi rescued thousands of children from the scourge of slavery and trafficking but he fears all his efforts could reverse as the coronavirus pandemic forces children into labour. | Video

Indians seek out fortune tellers to fight COVID-19 blues

28 Aug 2020

NEW DELHI In his golden-hued office, decked out with peacock feathers and crystal balls, Indian mystic healer and astrologer Sanjay Sharma is busy offering his clients a peek into their future as the COVID-19 pandemic has muddied their present.

Scavengers in India risk health to sift coronavirus debris

24 Jul 2020

NEW DELHI Mansoor Khan and his wife Latifa Bibi have been collecting scraps of plastic and other items at an enormous landfill site on the outskirts of New Delhi for nearly 20 years.

India's Yamuna river regains sparkle as virus lockdown banishes waste

05 Jun 2020

NEW DELHI The sparkle has returned to the Yamuna river flowing through India's capital of New Delhi, residents say, after decades of filthy and stinking waters, matted with garbage and polluted with toxic effluent from industry. | Video

Indian doctors go online to treat patients amid coronavirus outbreak

29 May 2020

GURUGRAM, India As India's health system grapples with the coronavirus, doctors are increasingly going online to consult with patients suffering less critical or chronic diseases, while the south Asian economy prepares to emerge from a nationwide lockdown.

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