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Mahipalpur lies on the left of NH-8 on the way from Delhi to Gurugram — a narrow 5km stretch of guest houses, hotels, spas and parlours | Revathi Krishnan | ThePrint

Job losses, bad bosses, shut businesses — Covid ravages Delhi’s ‘seedy’, other Aerocity Mahipalpur

Local hotel owners say only 40% of over 200 hotels in Mahipalpur survived Covid lockdown & are barely breaking even. Every parlour has a tale of loss, with many having given up. 
File photo of Union Home Minister Amit Shah | ANI photo

Amit Shah reiterates India can’t develop with ‘army of illiterates’, says education important

The home minister called Narendra Modi India’s most successful PM since Independence. He also lauded the 2016 demonetisation move.

Asian nations are making their mark among the global innovation powerhouses of 2021

High-tech industries maintained their commitment to research and development spending, according to WIPO's Global Innovation Index.
Youths participate in Zumba during a cultural event in Bhopal | Representational image

India ranks 122nd on new Global Youth Development Index among 181 countries

The triennial rankings, released by the Commonwealth Secretariat in London, found India among the top five risers between 2010-2018, advancing in areas such as education & employment.
Representational image | A tanker offshore at a terminal pier of the Port of Sikka in Jamnagar, Gujarat, in July 2021 | Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Listen to ‘charcha 2021’ on energising India’s development goals

Bengaluru-based nonprofit The/Nudge is hosting 'charcha 2021' on 13-15 August, coinciding with 75th year of India’s independence, & will feature prominent speakers from development sector.

What constitutes a developed society? Vismaya’s death rakes up key questions

Campus Voice is an initiative by ThePrint where young Indians get an opportunity to express their opinions on a prevalent issue.

Andaman & Nicobar Islands invite applications to develop ecotourism projects, spark concerns

A government firm has called on developers to undertake development, management and operations of four ecotourism projects.
Illustration by Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint Team

As India returns to positive growth, it must think why it can’t remove poverty like China has

India must be concerned about loss of economic momentum, and because it isn’t outpacing countries that are nowhere near China in growth & development.
Migrant workers walk along National Highway 8 toward Jalgaon district of Maharashtra in May, 2020 (Representational Image) | ANI

Prosperous Maharashtra, Karnataka hide a disparity within. Development is not for all: Study

We looked at the share of a district’s income in the state’s economy to bring out inter-district disparity for Maharashtra, Karnataka, and Tamil Nadu.
Students in a school | Flickr

Girls’ education is not a demand problem, it’s a supply problem — of schools, jobs, info

Early ideas about development were rooted in the idea that economic growth, measured by GDP, would lift countries out of poverty. But this model was gender blind.
Indian Army soldiers patrolling the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir | Representational image| ANI

I served in Nagaland during the peak of insurgency and without AFSPA

Despite the Nagaland Peace Accord signed in the presence of PM Narendra Modi, AFSPA continues to exist. And we call ourselves mother of all democracies.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.
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