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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

A pedestrian crosses a nearly empty street in the Times Square neighborhood of New York, US | Bloomberg

We must not return to work for now. Covid’s not over yet, says a virologist in letter to son

If everyone goes back to work as soon as the ‘curve bends downwards’, it's guaranteed you'll get a second wave of infections in Europe.

Is forcing private labs to make Covid-19 tests free the only way to stop spread of infection?

The Supreme Court directed the central government to make Covid-19 testing by private laboratories free of charge Wednesday.

Defence

Col Navjot Singh Bal | special arrangement

Col Navjot Singh Bal, Shaurya Chakra awardee and icon for many, loses battle with cancer

Despite losing an arm to cancer, Col Navjot Singh Bal continued to serve in 2 Para as the commanding officer and even learnt to fire with his left hand.

Poke fun at taali, thaali, diya and mombatti all you want. Modi couldn’t care less

Modi knows who he needs to speak to, who he should toss, who he can address in kind. People accuse him of infantilising his voters, but it’s a winning strategy.