Former Indian President Pranab Mukherjee dies at 84
31 August 2020 | 3:37 pm
The former president of India and long-serving opposition figure has died in hospital following an emergency surgery. Doctors confirmed that Mukherjee also tested positive for COVID-19 before passing away.
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The yearly practice of "stubble burning" in Northern India has far-reaching effects. Delhi, some 250 kilometers away, once again faces dangerous levels of smog as farmers burn off their fields to prepare for the next crop. It's a major cause of air pollution in the country.
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India is pulling out all the stops to avoid a repeat of the devastating wave of delta-fueled infections earlier this year, by ramping up testing while stepping up screening and surveillance of international travelers.
India's federal government wants to deport Myanmar nationals entering the country after the military coup there, but the northeastern state of Mizoram wants political asylum for them.
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