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Online gaming or gambling? Why fantasy sports, rummy and poker are stuck in controversy

NITI Aayog is seeking public comments on guidelines to regulate fantasy sports, while states have begun banning some activities. Video game industry wants it labelled ‘gambling’.

Fantasy sports like Dream11 are a good candidate for self-regulation

Fantasy sports platforms like Dream11 are legitimate businesses protected by Article 19(1)(g) of the Indian Constitution.
Dream11 will be the title sponsor for IPL 2020 in the UAE | Image: ThePrint Team

Dream11 — the new IPL title sponsor for 2020 after Vivo ouster

Dream11 made a winning bid of Rs 222 crore for the 4.5-month deal, after BCCI suspended Chinese firm Vivo’s 5-year contract over the Ladakh tensions.

On Camera

People stand and watch as rescue workers search for victims amongst the debris of the collapsed Rana Plaza building in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on 26 April 2013 | Photo: Jeff Holt | Bloomberg

Remember Bangladesh garment factory collapse? Compliance is still a charade 8 yrs later

The Rana Plaza collapse, which killed more than 1,100 garment workers, briefly shone a spotlight on the underbelly of the global fashion business.
Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. headquarters in New Delhi | Photographer: Prashanth Vishwanathan | Bloomberg

This is how Reliance, Maruti and others are gearing up to vaccinate workforce from 1 May

For many manufacturing firms in India, Modi govt's decision to open up vaccinations for all & allow private sector to directly purchase vaccines was a long pending demand.

Defence

Last rites being performed at the Brar Square Crematorium in the Delhi Cantonment | By special arrangement

Army sets up cell to ensure ‘decent last rites’ for veterans, dependents succumbing to Covid

Under Army's Assured Decent Last Rites Scheme (ADLRS), every local station has a system & budget meant for all cases of fallen soldiers — from receiving the body to giving funds to family.
Illustration by Soham Sen

As Modi govt faces up to Covid disaster, BJP learns a tough truth — the virus doesn’t vote

Till February this year, Narendra Modi and the BJP were congratulating themselves on having avoided the tsunami of Covid. Now India is a hare in headlights.