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Mehendi Hasan at his electronics and furniture shop in Unchahar, on the border between Rae Bareli and Kunda districts of Uttar Pradesh | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Maggi, fridge, clothes, mobile data, booze — nothing is selling in slowdown-hit rural UP

Kids are denied lunch and weddings are austere as rural consumption takes a beating due to economic slowdown. ThePrint travels through UP to meet people caught in the crisis.
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Cardboard blinders to drown out political, economic woes & Nitish Kumar’s BJP umbrella

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.
A customer looks at banana displayed for sale at a roadside fruit stall in Bangalore, India | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

India’s fiscal deficit seen jumping to 3.7% this year after stimulus to economy: Fitch

Modi govt decision to cut taxes to boost growth will lead to India missing its fiscal deficit target of 3.3% of GDP, Fitch ratings said in a report.
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Yamini Aiyar on labour market challenge & Omkar Goswami on tackling poor demand

The best of the day’s opinion, chosen and curated by ThePrint’s top editors.
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Cars and shampoo tell the story of India’s consumption slowdown

The pullback in spending on everything from shampoo to cars & travel has hurt growth, predicted to have slowed to the weakest pace since mid-2017.

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A pedestrian crosses a nearly empty street in the Times Square neighborhood of New York, US | Bloomberg

We must not return to work for now. Covid’s not over yet, says a virologist in letter to son

If everyone goes back to work as soon as the ‘curve bends downwards’, it's guaranteed you'll get a second wave of infections in Europe.

Is forcing private labs to make Covid-19 tests free the only way to stop spread of infection?

The Supreme Court directed the central government to make Covid-19 testing by private laboratories free of charge Wednesday.


Col Navjot Singh Bal | special arrangement

Col Navjot Singh Bal, Shaurya Chakra awardee and icon for many, loses battle with cancer

Despite losing an arm to cancer, Col Navjot Singh Bal continued to serve in 2 Para as the commanding officer and even learnt to fire with his left hand.

Poke fun at taali, thaali, diya and mombatti all you want. Modi couldn’t care less

Modi knows who he needs to speak to, who he should toss, who he can address in kind. People accuse him of infantilising his voters, but it’s a winning strategy.