Thursday, 26 May, 2022
TopicCovid crisis

Topic: Covid crisis

‘Will be attending offline classes for 1st time’ — students excited, anxious as DU set to reopen

Decision to restart physical classes from 17 February comes after protests by student organisations. DU asks outstation students to reach Delhi in 10 days, quarantine for 3 days.

World’s still stuck with a ‘Delta wave’ hangover. For Omicron, we need to stick to basics

Booster shots are like trying to stop a fire by pouring a mug of water repeatedly at one spot. Ensuring everyone is vaccinated is better in the long run.

Delhi Police busts racket that promised oxygen cylinders in 2nd wave, made Rs 1.4 cr in 15 days

Delhi Police conducted intensive investigation for 6 months, arrested 2 kingpins from Bihar — a PhD student who teaches in a coaching institute, and an MCA degree holder.

Migrant exodus during Covid due to lack of ‘immobility infrastructure’ in India: Expert

Biao Xiang, Director of Max Planck Institution for Social Anthropology, described 'immobility infrastructure' as what govts across the world set up to run their countries during pandemic.

SC refuses to stay proceedings against Gautam Gambhir’s procurement of Covid medicines

Earlier, the Delhi High Court had deplored the manner in which bulk stock of Covid drugs was procured by the former cricketer while 'genuine patients' could not get the medicines.

Yogi Adityanath govt’s efforts in tackling Covid crisis ‘unparalleled’, says PM Modi

PM Modi's remarks came during his visit to his Lok Sabha constituency Varanasi to inaugurate the Rudraksha Convention Center, constructed with the help of Japan.

How China waged ‘smokeless war’ for political primacy during pandemic — new book details

‘Smokeless War: China’s Quest for Geopolitical Dominance’ by Manoj Kewalramani, published by Bloomsbury, will be released on 3 July on ThePrint’s SoftCover.

Never signed so many death certificates, says Patiala official, calls it ’emotionally tiring’

In Punjab's Patiala, official issuing death certificates says he never thought a time would come when papers with details of the dead would pile up on his table every day.

‘Don’t know why I’m alive’ – how Indian techies are struggling with Covid trauma & grief

Indian tech companies, which support Wall Street banks and Silicon Valley giants, are trying to figure out how to address the mental-health fallout for a generation of young workers.

Covid shows if India can’t take care of SAARC, China will

China, with its deep pockets, has taken advantage of Covid, rushing in with vaccines and loans to assist countries it deems strategically significant.

On Camera

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Representational image of dal and roti | Photo Pixahive/CC0

Feeding world must take backseat, Modi govt should deal with India’s ‘chapati’ crisis first

German agriculture minister Cem Ozdemir said imposing export restrictions or closing markets would worsen the crisis. Actually, the opposite might be true.
A petrol pump staffer refills fuel in a two-wheeler in New Delhi, on 29 March 2022 | ANI photo

Modi govt won’t borrow extra this year to fund tax cuts, inflation target to stay at 4%

The cut in excise duty last week, coupled with an increase in fertiliser and food subsidies, is expected to cost the exchequer around Rs 3 lakh crore in the current financial year.

Defence

Naval helicopters | Representational image | indiannavy.nic.in

What’s Combined Military Forces-Bahrain? US-backed coalition India joined on Quad sidelines

India is 35th member of the maritime counterterrorism partnership that also includes Pakistan, Australia, Bahrain, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany and Greece, among others.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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