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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.

Rajasthan reports another Covid- 19 death & 13 fresh cases, taking tally up to 133

Three out of the 13 who tested positive Thursday had attended the Tablighi Jamaat congregation in Delhi, while seven of them are from Ramganj, the new hotspot for the virus.

2 die of Covid-19 after being evacuated from Nizamuddin Markaz: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

Addressing a digital press conference, Arvind Kejriwal said out of 2,346 people evacuated from the Markaz, 108 have tested positive for coronavirus.

Pakistan court overturns terrorist Omar Sheikh’s death sentence in Daniel Pearl beheading case

Pakistan court overturns death sentence of Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh but upholds the kidnapping charge against him the Daniel Pearl case.

$50mn for hydroxychloroquine clinical trial to new testing tech — top Covid-19 research news

From an automation technology to process a thousand samples every day to lung CT scans for tracking disease, ThePrint brings you top developments on Covid-19.

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Covid-19 Battle: Are Indian chief ministers measuring up or need strong central oversight?

PM Modi held a video conference with all chief ministers Thursday to take stock of the situation arising out of the Covid-19 health emergency.

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Ram Gopal Varma’s ‘joke’, Pico Iyer’s optimism & how Big B has us confused

The most politically correct and incorrect tweets of the day from across the political spectrum.

‘Pathogen’ to reach God, non-communal viruses and deadly blind faith

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint

Yamini Aiyar suggests Centre-state solidarity on Covid-19, Jahangir Aziz wants tax & GST cuts

Today’s political, economic & strategic punditry from Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Dhiraj Nayyar, Sukanta Chaudhuri, and many others.

Jamaat trail still hot on Page 1, Telegraph says don’t forget migrants, BS on ‘Motown’ crash

A round-up of the most important reports in major newspapers around the country – from TOI and HT, Express and The Hindu to The Telegraph, Mumbai Mirror and The Tribune, as well as top financial dailies.

Tablighi Jamaat tells its followers not to pursue political dominance in this world

Tablighi Jamaat is an Islamic religious reform movement. It has emerged as one of the most dominant forms of religiosity in postcolonial India, writes Hilal Ahmed in his book Siyasi Muslims.

In-Depth

‘For just a bloody cannon’: How a MiG-21 nearly took down a PAF Sabre on debut for IAF in 1965

The story of the debut of IAF’s MiG-21 in the 1965 India-Pakistan war and its memorable encounter with Pakistan Air Force's Sabres on 4 September.

How the novel coronavirus is mutating, and if you should be concerned

Virus mutations are common and expected, but they don’t change the virulence of any strain of the coronavirus.

Forget coronavirus, homoeopathy can’t cure anything. It’s a placebo, at best

Homoeopathy may be very popular in India but global experts dismiss its efficacy. An Australian review found it ineffective, and Spain is considering a ban on it.

Modi govt is shaking the foundation of India’s IAS-led civil service — one reform at a time

Modi govt has forcibly retired officers, pushed for lateral entry & sought to break IAS stranglehold, earning both praise & flak for tinkering of civil service.

RBI’s mega financial package will work only if Modi govt plans for life after lockdown

Govt will need to get both production & consumption back on track quickly after the lockdown is lifted and also have adequate health safety norms in place.

$50mn for hydroxychloroquine clinical trial to new testing tech — top Covid-19 research news

From an automation technology to process a thousand samples every day to lung CT scans for tracking disease, ThePrint brings you top developments on Covid-19.

Modi announced it last Thursday but Covid-19 economic task force nowhere in sight

Pre-Truth — snappy, witty and significant snippets from the world of politics and government.

Rename WHO as Chinese Health Organization: Japan slams UN body for ‘giving into China’s spin’

Japan's Deputy PM Taro Aso slams WHO head Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus for his 'inadequate evaluation to address the coronavirus outbreak'.

Tablighi Jamaat tells its followers not to pursue political dominance in this world

Tablighi Jamaat is an Islamic religious reform movement. It has emerged as one of the most dominant forms of religiosity in postcolonial India, writes Hilal Ahmed in his book Siyasi Muslims.

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