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A view of Parliament building, New Delhi | Bloomberg News

Parliament to middle class: These are the 8 failings of India coronavirus has exposed

The Covid outbreak has shown that right to equality is only India’s official position. A nation that can’t cry together, isn’t a nation.

70-million-year-old fossils of one of world’s last megaraptors discovered in Argentina

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week, with links to their sources.
Artist concept of the solar system. | Photo: NASA

NASA unveils document to guide behaviour on the moon and in space

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week, with links to their sources.
Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar speaks at the event Monday

India’s environmental laws require a fundamental shift. Like an independent regulator

The draft Environment Impact Assessment notification, 2020 proposes to relax the follow-up compliance monitoring frequency, thereby weakening India’s regulatory governance.
A worker sorts plastic household waste at a warehouse in a recycling facility operated by Mysuru City Corp. in Mysuru, Karnataka, India. | Photo: Samyukta Lakshmi | Bloomberg

Toilet paper and other recycled goods are taking a big hit due to coronavirus

Recycled goods are irreplaceable parts of the supply chain for many industries and the Covid lockdown is having both an economic and ecological impact on them.
Screengrab from Uncommon Sense: The Life and Architecture of Laurie Baker by Vineet Radhakrishnan

Laurie Baker, the Gandhi of Indian architecture who believed in local, sustainable building

The renowned British-born architect received multiple awards and honours, but the only one he cared about was his Indian citizenship.
Justice Rajiv Sharma of the Punjab & Haryana High Court

HC judge who declared Sukhna lake living entity also granted legal rights to Ganga, animals

Justice Rajiv Sharma, who has been a judge for nearly 13 years is an environment expert known to be driven by a deep passion for nature.
Assorted chocolate | Photo: Nadirah Zakariya | Bloomberg

The world’s first-ever blockchain chocolate bar offers a bite for the economy

In each pack, there is a blockchain token. It gives consumers a choice – to avail a discount or donate to a cocoa farmer.
Despite global economic tensions, India set to witness continuous economic growth | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Why it will be a huge mistake to put a stop to economic growth

The degrowth movement, which is gaining momentum, does contain a few nuggets of insight, it’s based on a number of misconceptions.
A view of Delhi's Central Vista

Delhi Ridge: How it went from a colonial forest to murder scene to morning-walk garden

After Partition, refugees were resettled in Delhi by clearing the Central and Southern part of the Ridge. The Southern Ridge was further eaten into to establish JNU.

On Camera

20 days since soldiers’ death in Galwan, ‘patriot’ Ajay Devgn decides it’s movie material

India’s stand against Chinese aggression is at best foggy, with military talks still underway. But actor-producer Ajay Devgn couldn't wait lest Akshay Kumar claimed the subject.
Martin Wolf, chief economics commentator, Financial Times

India can’t replace China at manufacturing, not without paying more: Economics commentator Martin Wolf

In conversation with ThePrint's Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta, Chief Economics Commentator at The Financial Times, Martin Wolf discussed India's fiscal deficit, banking sector and its potential in the global market.

Defence

Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets soldiers who were injured in Galwan Valley clash, during his visit to Ladakh, in Leh on 3 July 2020 | ANI

Army slams ‘malicious’ claims on Leh hospital visited by PM, says troops get best treatment

Army said troops injured at Galwan are being treated in a repurposed hall that is part of the hospital complex as some wards have been made isolation facilities.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

It’s time for China, Pakistan, even India to rethink the fantasy Modi called expansionism

India, China and Pakistan all want territory from another. But it’s a pursuit doomed to fail as they can’t get it without annihilating the other.