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File photo of a man being vaccinated against Covid in Delhi | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Why 25-50% of vaccine side-effects are ‘anxiety-related and not a result of Covid jab’

Anxiety-related reactions comprise symptoms such as vasovagal reaction, when a stressful trigger — the sight of blood or syringe — causes someone to feel dizzy or faint.
Representational image of students revising for a CBSE board exam | File photo: ANI

Results for ICSE, ISC board exams declared, Class 10 boys & girls record same pass percentage

Board exams for classes 10 and 12 were cancelled in view of second Covid wave. Class 12 girls outshone boys by a margin on 0.2 per cent.

Survey shows two-thirds of people around the world want to work from home after Covid-19

Almost a third - 30 per cent - said they would consider looking for another job if they were forced to go back to the office full time.
Pedestrians wearing protective masks stand along a near-deserted road during a lockdown in Sydney on 29 June 2021

Covid-19 pandemic: Australia still lukewarm to AstraZeneca, Israel brings back restrictions

ThePrint brings you some important global stories on the coronavirus pandemic.
A medic administers a dose of Covid-19 vaccine to a beneficiary at a government hospital in Bhopal on 23 July 2021 | PTI

India registers 35,342 new Covid infections, 483 deaths in last 24 hours

According to health ministry's data, active cases comprise 1.3% of the total infections and the national recovery rate stands at 97.36%.

India urges foreign nations to ease travel restrictions as Covid situation improves

MEA Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi Thursday said easing of travel restrictions for Indians is an important element for economic recovery.
A health worker administers a dose of Covid-19 vaccine to a beneficiary, at a vaccination centre in Ranchi on 21 July 2021 |PTI

India logs over 41,000 new Covid infections, 507 deaths in a day

Active cases increased for the second consecutive day and currently comprise 1.31% of total infections. The national recovery rate stood at 97.35% according to the health ministry.

US says India remains ‘challenging place to do business’, asks to reduce bureaucratic hurdles

A US state department report referred to the removal of special constitutional status from J&K and the CAA as few of those barriers against a reliable investment climate in India.
File photo of Nirav Modi | Facebook @Nirav Modi

Suicide risk present amid Covid at Mumbai’s Arthur Road jail, Nirav Modi tells UK court

The court was hearing an extradition appeal of Nirav Modi, who is wanted in India to face charges of fraud & money laundering in the estimated $ 2-billion PNB scam case.
Representational image of a healthcare worker handling an oxygen cylinder | Photo: ThePrint

No deaths due to oxygen shortage during second wave in Maharashtra: state health minister

Rajesh Tope's comments came a day after the Centre told Rajya Sabha that no deaths due to lack of oxygen were specifically reported by states and UTs during the second Covid wave.

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Between British colonisers and Indian immigrants, how Zimbabwe’s cricket culture grew

Cricket was played as a colonial inheritance, and then as a legacy of Indian identity, before it became a way to find place in nationalist Zimbabwean sporting culture.
Ather Energy’s electric scooters at its experience centre in Bengaluru’s Indiranagar | Photo: Angana Chakrabarti/ThePrint

Electric scooters are becoming a rage and Bengaluru’s Ather has quietly raced ahead

Nearly three years since it launched its first scooter in 2018, Ather Energy’s revenues have increased from Rs 11.7 crore in FY19 to Rs 48.8 crore in FY20.   


An ordnance factory in India (Representational image) | Broadsword

What is essential defence services Bill and how it will impact ordnance factories and others

Strike proposed by employees’ federations of ordnance factories from 26 July, against Modi govt decision to corporatise them, perhaps triggered introduction of the Bill.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Like them or not, Taliban are a reality. India can deal with them if BJP resets its politics

Befriending the Taliban is possible, and pragmatic. It’s just that it calls for a big reset in the BJP’s domestic politics — a formula that goes beyond polarisation.