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Trains, buses resume but students of JNU, DU, BHU, AMU are wary of going back home

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

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Why DU, BHU, AMU or JNU students don’t want to go home despite trains and buses resuming

Lack of social distancing inside public transport, the potential risk of exposing their families to coronavirus, and the prospect of institutional quarantine are making students living in hostels at central universities across India wary of going back home, report Kritika Sharma and Fatima Khan.

A ‘girl’ started rape talk on Snapchat. Bois Locker Room on Insta had no link: Police

The Delhi Police’s investigation in the ‘Bois Locker Room’ case has revealed that the conversation casually discussing rape and gangrape of a girl never happened on the private Instagram group of that name. Instead, it was a separate Snapchat conversation between two individuals, initiated by a girl, which “coincidentally got mixed up”, reports Ananya Bhardwaj.

Lockdown condom sales dip after early surge but that doesn’t mean Indians aren’t having sex

The sale of condoms boomed after the Covid-19 lockdown kicked in on 25 March. However, industry data suggested a fall of 10-15 per cent in sales over April, which saw the lockdown extended for another 19 days. This dip, however, is not because locked down Indians are bored of sex, report Himani Chandna and Angana Chakrabarti.

Air travel is the safest mode of transport in Covid times. India can boom here

In the post-coronavirus world, when social distancing will be the norm, India’s aviation system is going to boom thanks to low international crude oil prices, writes Jayant Sinha.

This Surat man buys 150 kg vegetables, 500 kg rice to feed 12,000 people twice a day

Jignesh Gandhi has so far spent Rs 36 lakh on the initiative. Rest of the funds have come through his own non-profit called Alliance Club of Surat ‘Hope’, report Swagata Yadavar and Soniya Agarwal.

Rahul Gandhi is back. Now with two economists, a migrant aid pack and an ethical hacker

Rahul Gandhi’s chats with former RBI governor Raghuram Rajan and Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee, along with Zoom press conferences clearly indicate that the Congress leader is in a comeback mode, writes Zainab Sikander.

White-collar, blue-collar, no-collar: Discovery of a working class Modi’s India forgot

The millions of poor going home are a wonderful new generation of aspirational, working-class Indians. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government didn’t account for their fate, writes Shekhar Gupta in this week’s ‘National Interest’.

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