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Apple users catch TikTok spying on iPhones, recording password and sensitive mails

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.
Favipiravir remains a subject of trials across the world | ANI photo

Potential Covid drug favipiravir to be available at Rs 103/pill at pharmacies by month-end

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.
A file photo of IAS officer Ankur Garg at Harvard University in the US. | Photo: Facebook

IAS officer who scored 171 out of 170 in macroeconomics earns fresh accolade from Harvard

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.
Mandeep Mehra and Sapan Desai (R) | MIGIMS & Researchgate

Story of 2 Indian-origin doctors behind one of the biggest medical research scandals in years

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.
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Chinese not on Indian territory is a lie of actual control. PLA has breached the LAC

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.
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How Modi govt plans to reopen schools once lockdown is lifted 

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses during Dussehra celebrations, at Dwarka in New Delhi. | PTI

Why PM Modi is just like Iran’s supreme leader Ali Khamenei

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.
College students | Representational image | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

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.
A magnified coronavirus germ is displayed on a desktop computer monitor during coronavirus patient sample detection tests in the virology research labs (Representational Image) | Photographer: Geert Vanden Wijngaert | Bloomberg

Israel isolates antibody in ‘significant breakthrough’ for possible Covid-19 treatment

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.
An extension of the lockdown is expected to further hit economic activity that has already come to a halt

IRS officers suggest 4% Covid cess, tax for super rich to help economy recover from lockdown

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

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Why music’s last best hope lies in live-streaming

Live performances have been one of the few ways for musicians to make money after cheap streaming services undermined sales of most recorded music. And then Covid shut that down.
Representational image of a deserted market during the 2019 shutdown in Srinagar, Kashmir | Photo: PTI

Internet shutdowns, pandemic have cost Kashmir Rs 40,000 cr, 5 lakh jobs, says industry head

Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry president Sheikh Ashiq Ahmad said the 2G internet currently available in the region is not enough for many businesses.

Defence

Representational image. A file photo of light Sprut-SDM1 tank in Moscow. | Photo: Commons

Russia offers India Sprut lightweight tanks amid stand-off with China

Russia's offer comes as China has deployed Type 15 light tanks while India has relied on the heavier battle tanks. Talks are on, but no immediate purchase is on the cards.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi govt’s NEP is out of touch with reality, Indian voters want English-medium education

State leaders with their ear to the ground, like Nitish, Mamata and Yogi, have shown that the push for native language education is not what voters want.