Data Intelligence Unit

Crucial Diwali week amid Delhi's worsening Covid crisis

Cases in Delhi have shot up since mid-October, and every subsequent week has seen Delhi breaking records for the highest reported cases in one city.

Economic activity kickstarts but recession still looms large

While the crowd in the markets in India during the festive season is a positive sign for the economy, it still poses a risk of a new wave of the pandemic.

[REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE] People buying firecrackers on Friday at PWD Grounds in Vijayawada

Exclusive: Cracker ban slips through cracks in Delhi, NCR

Crackers are prohibited completely in Delhi and some of its suburbs over fears that pollution from them could lead to a spike in serious Covid-19 cases. An India Today investigation has found fireworks might have slipped through the cracks in enforcement.

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Coronavirus shadow on Bihar's poll season

As Bihar, the country's second-most populous state underwent its legislative assembly elections — in three phases, the number of people gathering in poll rallies, support rallies and even polling booths became a cause for worry. Here's a look at the rise in coronavirus cases in Bihar during the elections.

Bihar poll results: 'Modi's hanuman' Chirag Paswan hurt JD(U) the most

The India Today Data Intelligence Unit (DIU) has found that there were at least 120 seats in this election in which 'vote-cutters' cost the runner-up a significant number of votes. On 54 of these, it was Chirag Paswan's Lok Janshakti Party (LJP).?

Bihar exit polls: Development, jobs major driving factors behind voting preferences

Unemployment became a major political issue since Tejashwi Yadav announced 10 lakh jobs for the youth of Bihar followed by the BJP which listed 'creation' of 19 lakh jobs in its manifesto.

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Pollution forecast | Infographic

Delhi’s third Covid-19 wave comes just days before Diwali. Crowded markets and earlier than expected polluted air might make matters worse. On Thursday, November 5, Delhi’s air quality reached severe levels as Air Quality Index (AQI) breached the 400-mark. The city recorded an AQI of 450, which is enough to make even a healthy person sick, if exposed for long. Here's an infographic to indicate the pollution situation in Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata.

Bihar polls 2020: Over 50% candidates of major parties in phase 3 have criminal cases

Almost a third of the total candidates contesting the final phase of elections in Bihar on November 7 face serious criminal charges, including rape, murder and extortion, according to a research by Bihar Election Watch (BEW) and Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR).

With Diwali round the corner, Delhi faces third Covid-19 wave amid rising pollution

Delhi’s Covid-19 trouble has made a comeback, with the Capital witnessing a significant surge in daily cases for the third time since the pandemic began.

How antigen testing could explain part of Bihar’s Covid-19 success

Almost nine in every 10 tests conducted thus far in Bihar are antigen tests – the highest antigen testing rate in the country.?

Haryana and Uttar Pradesh home to 90 per cent of India's most polluted cities

The India Today Data Intelligence Unit (DIU) has found that it is Delhi’s neighbours, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh that are the most polluted cities in the country.

Bihar polls 2020: More crorepatis, candidates with criminal records join Phase 2 race

As Bihar votes in the second phase of the assembly election on November 3, a report suggests every third candidate in the second phase of the Bihar Assembly poll has a criminal record. ?

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