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Bhilwara man fined over Rs 6 lakh after 1 wedding guest dies of Covid, 15 test positive

The man had invited 50 guests for his son's wedding in Bhilwara, Rajasthan, on 13 June.
Men in protective gear stand outside a medical store in Bhilwara, Rajasthan, on 27 March | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Rajasthan and Kerala can teach the world how to fight coronavirus

During the Covid-19 crisis, people in Rajasthan’s Bhilwara went into health screening while Kerala launched an app to check the spread of fake information.
Health workers in Bhilwara | Photo - Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

No discussing Bhilwara model with media, IAS officer Rajendra Bhatt in letter to officials

District magistrate Rajendra Bhatt has warned action against erring officials under the Rajasthan Epidemic Act, 1957 and the Disaster Management Act.

Lives & economy are hanging by a thread & Sonia Gandhi’s singing the Rahul song

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.
Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi with interim chief Sonia Gandhi

It was Rahul’s warning that helped Bhilwara tackle Covid-19, says Sonia at Congress meet

Speaking to state Congress chiefs, Sonia Gandhi says India would have been in a better position if Modi govt had heeded Rahul advice too.
The city of Jaipur (representational image) | Source: Jaipur Municipal Corporation

‘Super spreader’ infects nearly 100 people in Jaipur, Rajasthan gets second Covid-19 hotspot 

In Jaipur locality of Ramganj, almost 100 people have been infected by a 45-year-old man who returned from Oman and ignored quarantine rules.
Rajendra Bhatt, the collector/district magistrate of Bhilwara, Rajasthan | Image: ThePrint Team

This 56-year-old IAS officer is the brain behind Bhilwara model of fighting Covid-19

Rajendra Bhatt isn’t ready to declare victory over coronavirus just yet, despite no new cases in 10 days. He says the Bhilwara model was ‘no rocket science’.
Men in protective gear stand outside a medical store in Bhilwara, Rajasthan, on 27 March | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

‘Bhilwara model’ on Aaj Tak, Razdan grills Satyendar Jain, how to beat virus by CNN’s Cuomo

A quick take on what prime time TV news talked about.
A person wears a bandana as a mask while seated in a meat shop during a lockdown imposed due to the coronavirus in Mumbai. | Photographer: Dhiraj Singh| Bloomberg

Modi govt’s post-lockdown containment plan and the Bhilwara model that’s key to it

In episode 437 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta delves into the containment plan released by the Indian government and how Rajasthan's Bhilwara successfully curbed Covid-19.
The Brijesh Banger Memorial Hospital in Bhilwara, which accounts for 19 of the distruct's 26 Covid-19 cases

How Bhilwara is dealing with its coronavirus problem — Full details of the district’s plan

Bhilwara district, which registered 27 coronavirus cases, has adopted a six-step strategy to contain the spread of the disease.

On Camera

This country is the real winner of the WFH economy

Gross domestic product figures are encouraging in this country neighboring China. The economy expanded 1.9% in the third quarter from the prior three months, official figures show.
Representational image. | A five gram gold coin sits on a counter inside a Titan Co. Tanishq jewellery store in Mumbai. | Photo: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Tatas got panned for Tanishq ad. But this state govt is the largest shareholder in Titan

Titan was set up in 1984 as a joint venture between the Tata group and a state govt. While the Tatas own 25.02% stake, the state govt owns 27.88% stake in the company.

Defence

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh meets his US counterpart Mark Esper at his office in South Block Monday | Twitter | @rajnathsingh

India & US agree on deeper cooperation in Indo-Pacific as Rajnath meets Mark Esper

The hour-long meeting between Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and his US counterpart Mark Esper came a day before the bilateral 2+2 ministerial dialogue in Delhi.
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.