Thursday, 1 December, 2022

Topic: Hotspots

Once a bustling wholesale market, Chennai’s Koyambedu is now a deserted Covid hotspot

The govt had shut down Koyambedu market earlier in May after scores of Covid cases were traced to it, & opened a temporary market elsewhere.

Fresh wave in China, White House struggles to control pandemic and other global Covid news

As the Covid-19 pandemic shows no signs of letting up, ThePrint highlights the most important stories on the crisis from across the globe.

Lucknow Covid hotspots named after mosques, Yogi govt draws flak for ‘communalising’ illness

Lucknow administration refutes claims of targeting any community. Officials say naming done after mosques due to presence of positive cases from there.

How one grocer infected 35 people, made Tughlaqabad Extension Delhi’s 3rd-biggest hotspot

The grocer’s extended family occupies more than half the houses in gali number 26, and of the 35 cases detected here, almost 90 per cent are related to him.

Before lockdown relaxation, states confused over Centre’s Red, Green, Orange classifications

Officials from several states say that the Centre's guidelines are too generic in nature, and on ground the situation varies from one district to another.

Express, Hindu say rural opening up for work, HT on testing bottleneck, RBI in the hotspot

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.

On Camera


Congress MP Shashi Tharoor (Photo/ANI)

Operation ‘Discipline Tharoor’ failed in Kerala. But battle against Pinarayi won’t be easy

If his attacks on Modi and the BJP are any indication, Tharoor would rather be measured than go all-out, especially as an exponent of positive politics.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.


A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.