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Jim Beam

To make more Indians drink their whiskey, US giant Jim Beam bribed govt officials

The company is said to have made illicit payments to get licences and secure prominent placements on store shelves.
Delhi

To be happy, be an adult: The new lesson for children in Delhi schools

The Happiness Curriculum includes breathing exercises, role-play drama and moral science lessons for kids between 5 and 15 years.
A mother and daughter at ‘India and the World’.

The art of ruining a world-class exhibition, brought to you by the National Museum

Years of apathy and India's absent museum culture have ensured that the museum fails to compete with its international counterparts.
Amarinder Singh

Punjab cabinet recommends death penalty to tackle drug menace in state

Punjab also constitutes a special Working Group to review and monitor the action being taken to check drug abuse.
NRC

After SC allows NRC deadline extension, Assam says final draft will be out ‘100% by 30 July’

Final draft was due 30 June but state coordinator had sought extension on grounds that flood had affected NRC work.
Deaths in Burari

Post-mortem in Burari death case shows no signs of struggle, says Delhi Police

Ten of those dead in Delhi's Burari area were found hanging from an iron-mesh in the ceiling for ventilation.
Narayan Singh Solanki (C) and Vishnu (L) at the site of the 'panchayat'. They have been accused by Shri Krishna for caste-based violence | ThePrint.in

Dalit boy, Muslim girl and a Thakur panchayat: How forbidden love rocked this UP village

The girl claims to have eloped of her own will, but the families remain divided as caste equations trump young love.
Social Media

Social media monitoring hub: Tender date extended for fourth time

Opposition and activists say Modi govt is trying to snoop on citizens, wasting public money on the project.
Supreme Court

Supreme Court agrees to list petitions challenging nikah-halala & polygamy among Muslims

A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and justices A.M. Khanwilkar and D.Y. Chandrachud agreed to list pleas.
Latest news on Delhi | ThePrint.in

Arvind Kejriwal govt has not rejected a single tree-cutting request since 2015

Delhi forest department records show the AAP administration has allowed the felling of more than 17,115 trees in three years. New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi...

On Camera

People wearing masks in a park in Shanghai, China | Qilai Shen | Bloomberg

Asians will become the new Muslims — how coronavirus will change our world like 9/11

To control another Covid-19 outbreak, solutions like body screening, temperature guns, sanitising kits will become a permanent part of our lives.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Is there a risk of Modi govt using Covid-19 to curb media and freedoms or is it necessary?

Surveillance is becoming a key concern during the Covid-19 crisis. The Supreme Court has also directed media to publish the official version of the developments.

Defence

Indian Navy on board a naval ship

Navy gets battle-ready for Covid-19 with low-cost temperature sensor, oxygen supply system

The naval dockyard in Mumbai has designed a hand-held temperature sensor while a Portable Multi-feed Oxygen Manifold was designed by personnel in Visakhapatnam.

Modi’s India isn’t Mao’s China. Silly forecasts assume we’ll let corona kill millions of us

There are many scary scenarios about how badly we Indians may be affected or how many killed by Covid-19. But they presume we will do nothing to influence our fates.