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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

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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

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BJP MP Tejasvi Surya | Photo: @Tejasvi_Surya/Twitter

How BJP MP Tejasvi Surya’s five-year-old tweet about orgasms kicked up a row, again

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Representational Image | Students at Delhi University | Photo: www.du.ac.in

UGC says India lacks ‘mechanism’ to hold online exams during Covid-19 lockdown

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People suspected of coronavirus being transported to various hospitals after Tablighi Jamaat in Nizamuddin, Delhi | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

‘Act responsibly’: Muslim IAS-IPS officers’ plea to community after Tablighi Jamaat episode

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People suspected of coronavirus being transported to various hospitals after Tablighi Jamaat in Nizamuddin, Delhi | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

‘Largest viral vector’ — how Tablighi Jamaat spread coronavirus from Malaysia to India

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India hitting period of exponential growth in Covid-19 cases, can see 30,000 deaths by May

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A file photo of the banks of River Saryu in Ayodhya

Yogi govt wont ‘defy tradition’, will hold Ayodhya Ram Navami Mela despite COVID-19 threat

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Jyotiraditya Scindia and J.P. Nadda at the BJP headquarters | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

How Sonia & Rahul forced Jyotiraditya Scindia out of Congress and into BJP

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An Apache helicopter

How Army-IAF fight over Apache helicopters cost India an extra Rs 2,500 crore

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On Camera

Plastic pollution in water bodies

Banning glitter is not going to save the oceans

Humans release 1.5 million tons of primary microplastics into the ocean annually, a sum equivalent to one disgorged plastic bag for every person each week.

Karnataka High Court stops Franklin Templeton debt funds closure without investor consent

Franklin Templeton shut six of its fixed-income and credit-risk funds run in India in April, locking in Rs 308 billion of investor monies following a liquidity crisis.

Defence

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh at Sukna Military Camp in Darjeeling district on Saturday | ANI

India wants to end border row with China, but will not cede an inch of land, says Rajnath Singh

The defence minister was speaking after performing 'Shastra Puja' at the Sukna-based headquarters of the Indian Army's 33 Corps in Darjeeling on the occasion of Dussehra.
Illustration: Soham Sen/ThePrint

Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.