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Akalis could look at BSP for alliance, and BJP at a new SAD, as curtains fall on old ties

SAD-BJP break-up could see a tectonic shift in Punjab’s electoral ecosystem with Akalis expecting to gain enormously from the move and BJP set to lose ground.

COVID-19

Coronavirus: Latest updates on cases in India, all you need to know about COVID-19

As the number of coronavirus cases climb in India, here is all you need to know about how the virus spreads, the symptoms, things to do to keep safe, and more.

Govt panel rejects Glenmark proposal to test Covid drug favipiravir with steroid dexamethasone

Modi govt's subject expert committee rejects Glenmark's proposal by highlighting that its justifications to conduct trials of favipiravir with dexamethasone were 'not adequate'.

Sufficient Vitamin D levels can prevent severity of Covid infection — Boston University study

The study says sufficient levels of Vitamin D can even reduce the need for oxygen in Covid-19 patients.

Transparent Covid masks let you flash your smile and help the disabled

The life-saving potential of face coverings is being widely researched. But one woman is bringing an inclusive innovation.

Bollywood is the new JNU and Deepika Padukone the new opium of distraction

Even selfies with Prime Minister Narendra Modi are no longer a shield for Bollywood stars and filmmakers.

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On Camera

Dekh Bhai Dekh, the DD sitcom that brought the beloved Diwan family into 90s living rooms

Dekh Bhai Dekh documented the trials and tribulations of a quirky joint family whose members spent almost every moment making fun of each other.

Ladakh stand-off is a wake-up call on the power imbalance between India and China

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.

Feroz Khan’s Qurbani is stylish and sexy and doesn’t take itself too seriously

A high-octane action flick starring Feroz Khan, Zeenat Aman and Vinod Khanna, Qurbani was a smash hit in 1980 and is great fun even today.

UK’s faltering Covid fight and a tribute to Ruth Bader Ginsburg

The best cartoons of the week, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

Govt panel rejects Glenmark proposal to test Covid drug favipiravir with steroid dexamethasone

Modi govt's subject expert committee rejects Glenmark's proposal by highlighting that its justifications to conduct trials of favipiravir with dexamethasone were 'not adequate'.

In-Depth

India wants to be Vishwa Guru but IFS gets too few diplomats to take us there

Only 24 officers were recruited to the IFS in this year’s UPSC exam, and officials and former diplomats say there’s a host of reasons why.

Immunity boosters are a myth — why you shouldn’t believe claims that promise to fight Covid

There is no scientific evidence to support claims of companies selling 'immunity boosting' foods which supposedly enhance immunity. The body's natural process is already working.

From Phase 0 to long-term study, a look at how long it actually takes to develop a vaccine

The Modi govt has asked ICMR to fast-track the trial for Covaxin, a Covid vaccine, and hopes to roll it out in six weeks, in time for Independence Day.

Param Bir Singh — ‘encounter specialist’ IPS officer & Mumbai top cop caught in Sena-NCP tiff

Seemingly stuck in the Sena-NCP tug of war in Maharashtra, Param Bir Singh is a celebrated IPS officer but one who has also courted multiple controversies.

End the domination of public sector banks, not simply recapitalise them. That’s true reform

Let zombie firms linger on & banks stay crippled a little longer if it leads to deeper reform, so India can get away from broken financial system of the 1980s.

Covid infection can block pain — that’s how it remains undetected for long

Our finding that Covid infections can block pain in humans opens up new and unexpected possibilities for pain relief research.

When Nitish Kumar took over 1 Anne Marg from Lalu-Rabri, his aides saw ‘occult practice’ signs

In ‘The Battle for Bihar’, Arun Sinha writes about Nitish Kumar’s struggle to move into his official residence as chief minister, and the reluctance of Lalu Prasad Yadav.

World’s first shipment of blue ammonia fuel is on its way to Japan from Saudi Arabia

Japan aims to be a world-leader in the use of hydrogen, which is contained in ammonia, and has committed to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions 26% by 2030 from 2013 levels.

Google will block all political ads after US presidential election polls close

Google is treating the election as a 'sensitive event', and said advertisers should expect to wait at least 2 days for political ads to be approved in the lead up to the election.

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