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The government of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is in a standoff with social media companies over what content gets investigated or blocked online, and who gets to decide. Bikas Das/AP hide caption
MUMBAI AND SAN FRANCISCO — One night last month, police crowded into the lobby of Twitter’s offices in India’s capital New Delhi. They were from an elite squad that normally investigates terrorism and organized crime, and said they were trying…
India reported on Saturday 173,790 new coronavirus infections during the previous 24 hours, its lowest daily rise in 45 days, while deaths rose by 3,617.
The South Asian nation’s tally of infections now stands at 27.7 million, with the death toll at 322,512, health ministry data showed.
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Medics tend to a man with breathing problems inside a COVID-19 ward of a government-run hospital, amidst the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Bijnor district, Uttar Pradesh, India, May 11, 2021. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
The following is a roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus.
India variant shows resistance to antibody drugs, vaccines
Antibody drugs and COVID-19 vaccines are less effective…
Even before the coronavirus hit, Mr. Modi’s government and the B.J.P. had taken increasingly strong steps to curb dissent in the country of 1.4 billion.
In February, Twitter blocked over 500 accounts and removed an unspecified number of others in India after the government accused those accounts of making inflammatory remarks about Mr. Modi in connection with protests by angry farmers. The farmers have been camping outside New Delhi for at least six months to protest agriculture laws.
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Richa Srivastava (back left), with her husband Shalabh Pradhan (back right) and their two fathers, Sudheer Kumar Pradhan (front left) and Sheo Prakash Srivastava (front right) in an undated family photo. Sudheer Kumar Pradhan and Sheo Prakash Srivastava died within three days of one another in late April. Pradhan Family hide caption
MUMBAI — Watching his young children gleefully celebrate Holi, the Indian festival of colors, with his father in March, Shalabh Pradhan…