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Districts Fight Covid

Bihar’s Aurangabad beat Covid misinformation with ‘influencers’ — politicians, religious gurus

Successful public-private partnership & combination of mature and young officials — District Magistrate of Aurangabad, Bihar writes on his team’s Covid battle.

Gadchiroli Covid fight stands out in Maharashtra — best recovery rates, no fatalities

District Collector of Gadchiroli writes about his team’s efforts to conduct screenings at borders & awareness campaigns to fight social stigma of coronavirus.

‘Think tank’ control room, roping in NGOs and entrepreneurs — How Kanker district fought Covid

District Collector of Uttar Bastar Kanker, Chhattisgarh, writes about his admin’s humanitarian approach in providing support at the grassroots level during Covid.

Quarantine centres for pregnant women & universal PDS — Rajnandgaon’s Covid crisis offering

Running awareness campaigns, Covid-19 tracing & community kitchens — Rajnandgaon’s District Collector writes about the Chattisgarh district’s Covid battle.

Robots delivering meals to patients, low cost PPEs — West Singhbhum’s innovative Covid fight

Aditya Ranjan, Deputy Development Commissioner of West Singhbhum, tells how hunger is deadlier than Covid in Jharkhand, but the govt has risen to the occasion.

How Kondagoan became the top-performing district in Chhattisgarh during Covid crisis

District Collector Puspendra Kumar Meena writes about the relief camps, SHGs and the Van Dhan scheme that are helping Kondagaon fight the Covid crisis and slowing economy.

Ranchi’s Covid success story — helplines for stranded workers and one lakh meals a day

District Magistrate Rai Mahimapat Ray writes about Ranchi's battle against Covid-19 and staying vigilant instead of celebrating early success.

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51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

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Navy chief Admiral Hari Kumar addressing a press conference on the eve of Navy Day | ANI

Indian Navy puts on hold plans to build IAC 2, but is considering repeat order of Vikrant

At his annual press conference, Navy chief Admiral Hari Kumar also said they'll soon take a call on whether they'll go in for marine version of Rafale fighters or F/A 18 Super Hornets.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Gujarat election is anything but dull. BJP’s political neurosis about AAP is the hidden headline

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