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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.

Centre gives Rs 11,092 crore to states for setting up facilities to contain coronavirus

The Home Ministry said the fund had been approved following assurance given by PM Modi to chief ministers during his video conference on Thursday.

647 Covid-19 cases found in last 2 days linked to Tablighi Jamaat congregation

The Health Ministry said there has been a rise of 336 coronavirus cases since Thursday, as India records 2,301 positive cases and 56 deaths.

One week on, Boris Johnson is still ill and isolating with coronavirus fever

With deaths still rising, Johnson is anxious to drum home his message that Britons must obey government orders to stay in their homes as much as possible.

Now, Singapore to close schools and most workplaces as Covid-19 cases rise

Singapore’s tougher moves signal its current approach – relying on contact tracing, strict containment measures and quarantine – is no longer tenable.

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Modi’s 9-min candle plan Sunday: Needless spectacle or much-needed motivation for Indians?

PM Modi requested Indians to light candles, lamps or mobile torches at 9 pm Sunday for nine minutes in a show of solidarity in the fight against Covid-19.

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BJP-Congress bicker over Modi’s ‘diya jalao’, SRK’s Covid-19 action, Omar’s zoo humour

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

Modi’s ‘diya jalaao, thaali bajaao’ appeals, and the top-down spread of coronavirus

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

Covid-19: Abhinav Kumar on police cooperation & Vir Sanghvi says liberals wrong on Jamaat

Today’s political, economic & strategic punditry from L.S. Sathiyamurthy, Aakar Patel, Vir Saghvi, Rohini Nilekani and many others.

HT’s 100-day coronavirus tale, Mint says safety key for India’s ‘staggered un-lockdown’

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.

How India can buck the trend of global recession caused by coronavirus

Social distancing is our best bet against coronavirus, but will sharpen the impact on the world economy. India is better placed than many developing countries.

Anti-malaria, antibiotic combo dangerous for heart to AI prediction — latest on Covid-19

From 3D-printed face shields to an app to ease panic attacks, ThePrint brings you the top 5 developments on the coronavirus front.

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.

‘Video of Daniel Pearl beheading only proves he was murdered, but not by who’

Read the full verdict of the Pakistan court that in its order overturned the death sentence of a British-born terrorist convicted for beheading journalist Daniel Pearl in 2002.

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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