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Kiran Dighavkar (in pink shirt) during one of his field visits | By special arrangement

The ‘thick skinned’ civil engineer behind ‘Dharavi model’ and Mumbai’s footpath challenge

The ‘Dharavi model’ has made international headlines, and perhaps, just as talked about as the model is the face behind it — assistant municipal commissioner Kiran Dighavkar. 
Dharavi slum | Flickr

WHO chief cites Dharavi as example of effective Covid outbreak control, BMC tweets thanks

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus mentions countries that have been able to control the outbreak, urging others to take aggressive combative strategies.
A doctor takes a swab from a child to test for Covid-19 at Kalyanwadi in Dharavi slums, Mumbai on 16 April | PTI

Shiv Sena hails ‘victory’ against coronavirus in Dharavi as cases come down to single digit

With the highest population density in Maharashtra, Dharavi had 491 cases in April with a growth rate of 12% when cases were doubling every 18 days.
Muck extracted from drains lines a congested Dharavi lane | Swagata Yadavar | ThePrint

Dharavi’s unexpected Covid success story has lessons for Delhi, other crowded cities

In episode 496 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta explains why Delhi should look to Dharavi, Asia's largest slum, which managed to arrest the virus considerably.
Muck extracted from drains lines a congested Dharavi lane | Swagata Yadavar | ThePrint

How Covid hotspot Dharavi, Asia’s largest slum, fought against all odds to flatten the curve

Home to 8.5 lakh people living in cramped houses, Dharavi was deemed to fail. Yet, in two months, it appears to have turned the story around.
Dharavi slum | Flickr

Dharavi reports 41 new Covid-19 cases, total tally rises to 1,715

No new death was reported in Dharavi, due to which the toll remained unchanged at 70, a BMC official said.

TOI, HT, Mint find chaos & turbulence on Day 1 flights, Dharavi’s good news — Mirror

A round-up of the most important reports in major newspapers around the country – from TOI and HT, Express and The Hindu to The Telegraph, Mumbai Mirror and The Tribune, as well as top financial dailies.
Muck extracted from drains lines a congested Dharavi lane | Swagata Yadavar | ThePrint

Quarantine in Vadodara, walking in Dharavi, circle of life in UP — stories of hope & despair

A recap of some of the best on-ground reporting of the Covid-19 pandemic from ThePrint’s reporters and photojournalists.
Muck extracted from drains lines a congested Dharavi lane | Swagata Yadavar | ThePrint

Dharavi is not just fighting coronavirus, but also dirty toilets and battered image

One of Asia’s biggest slums, Dharavi has a population density that makes social distancing — the key Covid-19 prevention measure — nearly impossible.
Medics collect swab sample of a man for Covid-19 testing in Kozhikode (representational image) | PTI

Authentic numbers are absent, Covid-19 crisis has exposed India’s data-ignorance

Dharavi Covid numbers can be correlated with the BCG vaccination programme but there has been no effort in India to analyse this data.

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Erdogan’s assault on Macron is the height of cynicism

There was a time when Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan didn’t see the West as Turkey’s enemy and even wanted to join the European Union.

ICICI Bank’s profits jump six-fold for July-September quarter

The bank's net interest income increased by 16 per cent year-on-year to Rs. 9,366 crore in this year's second quarter from Rs 8,057 crore in last year's second quarter.


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

Here is why US changed Rajnath Singh’s statement on ‘reckless aggression’ by China

Both the US State and Defense departments have added footnotes to the transcripts they released on Rajnath Singh’s remarks at 2+2. The State Department has also updated the text.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

5 reasons for the crisis in global Islam

If tens of crores of Muslims across the world feel they are victims of mass Islamophobia, their holy prophet shown deliberate disrespect, it is a sense of crisis and siege.