A doctor who distributes food, an NGO that helps the poor cremate their dead, and a handyman who repairs oxygen cylinders are some of the ways citizens have mobilised to ease the nation's suffering.
Regional analysts are largely optimistic about the constitutional changes but some have urged caution.
The order comes after the New Delhi High Court stayed a contempt notice earlier issued to the government for defying its order to supply adequate oxygen to more than 40 New Delhi hospitals.
India's government is facing criticism for exacerbating the impact of Covid-19 surge, while the country's opposition parties and civil society have emerged as the main troubleshooting force.
The Indian Covid-19 variant has ravaged New Delhi's health care system. If that variant spreads in Kashmir, its infrastructure is nowhere near prepared to handle such a severe outbreak.
Citizen-driven organisation and mutual aid emerged on Twitter after a failed response from the Indian government to a public health emergency.
As the Indian capital gasps for air during a deadly second wave, Sikh gurdwaras have stepped up to provide relief for the breathless.
New Delhi High Court will decide whether to press contempt charges against central government officials, who have failed to provide a steady oxygen supply to more than 40 hospitals across the city.
The Bollywood star’s Twitter account is “permanently suspended” for repeatedly violating policies on “hateful conduct and abusive behaviour,” the social media giant says.
Government authorities and officials of Indian Premier League postpone IPL 2021 season with “immediate effect” as the country battles a massive surge in coronavirus cases.
Mass vaccination has allowed an easing of some coronavirus measures implemented by Europe and the United States as India struggles to contain a second devastating wave of Covid-19, with a top expert warning coming weeks will be “horrible.”
The Hindu right’s defeat in West Bengal, Kerala and Tamil Nadu could open the door to stitch together an anti-BJP coalition. But it won’t be easy.
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