Salimah Shivji


Salimah Shivji is CBC's new India correspondent, soon to be based in Mumbai. She has been a senior reporter with CBC's Parliamentary Bureau and has covered everything from climate change to corruption across Canada.

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Burdened by debt and unable to eke out a living, many farmers in India turn to suicide

The suicide crisis among Indian farmers is deeply felt in the poorest districts in Punjab, which is often referred to as the country’s breadbasket, because of its rich soil and rice fields. Nearly every village here has had a string of suicides over the past few decades, but the problem is a national one, Salimah Shivji reports.

India's COVID-19 cases rising despite widespread belief in country's natural immunities

The Maha Kumbh Mela pilgrimage, one of the most important Hindu festivals that last week saw thousands upon thousands of people line the banks of the Ganges River in the holy city of Haridwar, is taking place just as India is seeing some of its highest numbers of new infections so far this year.
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As India braces for colossal vaccination campaign, one drugmaker has been waiting in the wings

The billionaire CEO of his family-run company, the Serum Institute of India, decided early on in the COVID-19 pandemic to bet big and go all out — striking a deal with Oxford-AstraZeneca to mass produce millions of doses of one of the more promising vaccine candidates before it was even close to being tested and approved.
CBC in India

Pandemic has devastated India's economy and left its children vulnerable to exploitation as cheap labour

With 9.6 million COVID-19 cases, India has the second-highest caseload in the world after the U.S. The pandemic has devastated the country's economy and created fertile ground for exploitation of children, who are being pressed into hard labour as desperate families struggle to survive.

Trudeau government close to unveiling plan to hit net-zero emissions by 2050

The federal government is set to introduce climate accountability legislation as early as next week to formally commit Canada to its target of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

Task force calls on federal government to spend billions on a 'green recovery'

An independent task force made up of experts in financial and environmental policy is calling on Ottawa to spend $55 billion over five years on clean energy and measures to cope with climate change to kick-start a Canadian economy stalled by the global pandemic.

Trudeau's long campaign to join UN Security Council winds down as ambassadors vote

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's long campaign to see Canada elected to a temporary seat on the UN Security Council culminates Wednesday in New York as ambassadors from member states prepare to vote.

Five years on, Trudeau's vow to build a diverse public service still unfulfilled

When they took power in 2015, the Trudeau Liberals promised to “build a government that looks like Canada.” But their government, now in its second mandate, still hasn't hired enough people of colour to the ranks of senior government staff to truly reflect the country’s diverse makeup.

Canada shifts its UN Security Council campaign pitch in response to pandemic

With the United Nations poised to announce whether the vote on non-permanent Security Council seats will go ahead as scheduled in June, Canada is doubling down on its bid for a seat — and adjusting its pitch to take the COVID-19 crisis into account.

Concerns about low uptake, flawed pandemic data linger as provinces pursue digital contact tracing

As some provinces eye plans to revive their economies from a pandemic-induced coma, one part of the puzzle remains elusive: swift and accurate contact tracing.