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Coronavirus India: how Modi ally has suppressed damaging reports about oxygen shortages

As India’s hospitals filled up and long queues emerged outside crematoriums last month, local journalist Anuj Awasthi had a big scoop. Oxygen supplies were being diverted away from his district in Uttar Pradesh to a larger city in the country’s most populous state, he reported.A few days later, the reporter for the local Kanwhizz Times was handed a so-called show-cause notice by the district administration under a law intended to curb rumours and misinformation. The notice states that the…

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