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People sit outside shuttered shops on an empty street in Rampur district, UP | Jyoti Yadav | ThePrint

UP’s Rampur villages show signs of Covid impact: Milk sales down, shops selling on credit

The lockdown has been particularly harsh on the farming and local traders community who say they have been reduced to figuring out their daily survival.
Mehendi Hasan at his electronics and furniture shop in Unchahar, on the border between Rae Bareli and Kunda districts of Uttar Pradesh | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Maggi, fridge, clothes, mobile data, booze — nothing is selling in slowdown-hit rural UP

Kids are denied lunch and weddings are austere as rural consumption takes a beating due to economic slowdown. ThePrint travels through UP to meet people caught in the crisis.
Jagdish Thakur, who lost his brother Kanhaiya Lal in police firing during the 2017 Mandsaur farmer protests, with his mother and Kanhaiya’s wife

Our sons’ deaths a waste, nothing has changed: Families of Mandsaur protest victims

This poll season, farmers in Mandsaur, Madhya Pradesh, say it isn't a loan waiver or cash transfer they need, just the right price for their produce.
File photo of Arun Jaitley | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Arun Jaitley hints at a Rs 500 raise in monthly cash support to farmers

The Union Minister also said that state governments too have a responsibility to address farm distress by bringing their own income support schemes.

On Camera

In Gujarat, BJP hopes to retain power in the name of ‘chief minister’ Narendra Modi

The Modi magnifier

This is the first Indian election where a politician is winning by not promising governance, but simply seeking a vote against Musharraf, the Muslims and the Italian church.
PM Narendra Modi | ANI

If Modi wins on Sunday

According to the forecast, rupee will reach 67.5 per dollar by end of September and 67 by end of 2018 I Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Offer cashback, relax KYC norms to check decline in remittances, suggests WEF paper

Remittances, or the money overseas citizens send back to their home country, are expected to contract 20% in 2020 on account of Covid-19, according to a World Bank report.

Defence

Women recruits at the Corps of Military Police Centre and School in Bengaluru

Army begins process to recruit second batch of 100 women soldiers for military police

Army intends to induct 1,700 women recruits in the military police by 2036, increasing the percentage of women in the cadre to 20 over 17 years.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi govt’s NEP is out of touch with reality, Indian voters want English-medium education

State leaders with their ear to the ground, like Nitish, Mamata and Yogi, have shown that the push for native language education is not what voters want.