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

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Covaxin, Covishield not for everyone — manufacturers list who should avoid the Covid vaccines

Both Bharat Biotech and Serum Institute of India released factsheets indicating which categories of people should be exempted from the list of beneficiaries, reports Angana Chakrabarti.

Save Punjab from desertification, move paddy-wheat to UP, Bihar, Bengal — agronomist SS Johl

93-year-old Dr Johl explains why Punjab has been in an agrarian crisis for years, and how the lives of its stressed farmers can be made easier, report Samyak Pandey and Urjita Bhardwaj.

‘NSA, PMO hooked to Republic’ — Arnab Goswami ‘WhatsApp chats’ give TRP scandal new twist

Purported WhatsApp chats between Arnab Goswami and ex-BARC chief executive Partho Dasgupta, recorded in TRP case charge sheet, refer to the former’s ‘friendship’ with Smriti Irani and ‘reach in govt’, report Manasi Phadke and Ananya Bhardwaj.

World is warming up to China for trade. But India is left with just a handful of minilaterals

It seems China is able to impose itself as a critical business partner even at a time when countries have been grouping up against its increasing belligerence under Xi Jinping, reports Nayanima Basu.

Arnab Goswami can chill. Congress won’t come after him because of ‘Mahatma’ syndrome

Arnab Goswami’s WhatsApp chats submitted by Mumbai Police in the TRP scam can have all kinds of incriminating evidence. But it’s not enough to make India’s opposition speak up, writes Zainab Sikander.

Why India will not see a big second wave of Covid-19

Last August, I estimated that Covid-19 will end its epidemic phase in India by January 2021. It appears that this prediction was not too far off the mark, writes Nitin Pai.

7 reasons why Modi govt is in retreat on farm reform laws

Farm reform could’ve been a high point of Modi’s second term. But lack of patience, understanding and contempt for history have turned it into a disaster, writes Shekhar Gupta in this week’s ‘National Interest’.

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