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Representational image. Shoppers maintain social distance while standing in a queue at Lake Mall, Kolkata after it reopened Monday. | PTI

Handshake is dead — Covid-19 is killing good manners, but here’s what can be done about it

Some pandemic-induced changes in our social conduct will last. Diffidence will rise and we will no longer be judged unfriendly for refusing to strike up conversations with strangers.
Representational image for wheat | Photo: Bloomberg

Govt increases minimum support price for 6 rabi crops, MSP of wheat hiked by Rs 50

Speaking in the Lok Sabha, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said govt had always maintained MSP will continue as against a 'false propaganda' spread by Opposition parties.

Defence

Minister of State for Defence Shripad Naik presented the data in the Lok Sabha on 21 September 2020 | Commons

Haryana, UP, Maharashtra saw highest encroachments on defence land in last 3 yrs, says govt

Defence officials say such encroachments are a major security threat and have continued to increase over the years due to rapid urbanisation.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Suspect all, fix all? Is that the motto of our new ‘National Suspicion State’?

It’s not just Modi government or BJP, but even state governments, judiciary are getting caught in a ‘we suspect all’ mindset. Is India becoming a National Suspicion State?