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Doctors wearing protective suits check residents with an electronic thermometer inside a slum in Worli, Mumbai | PTI

India’s healthcare workers are the most vulnerable, but there is no framework for their health

The Modi government and several states put in place laws against harming healthcare professionals during the Covid crisis. But violence is just the tip of the iceberg.
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Can Chinese apps appeal India’s ban? Section 69A of IT Act has the answer

Section 69A of the IT Act gives the Union government the power to restrict websites that threaten India’s defence and sovereignty, but it doesn’t come under RTI Act.
File photo | PM Narendra Modi talks to chief ministers on plan to tackle coronavirus | Narendramodi.in

Delhi to Kerala — State response to Covid-19 makes it clear India needs a new health policy

The 123-year-old Epidemic Diseases Act isn’t good enough for a pandemic in the Information Age. India must revisit the National Health Bill that wasn’t passed.
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SC judgment on RTI Act sets a dangerously low bar for what passes muster as law of land

The SC delivered a judgment on the need to give a reason to file RTI on high courts. That has not only harmed the Act but the basic principle of legal reasoning.
Traffic travels along a road in Delhi | Prashanth Vishwanathan/Bloomberg

India ‘overdependent’ on cars, says R Jagannathan & Soumya Ghosh on 3 reasons for economic woes

The best of the day’s opinion, chosen and curated by ThePrint’s top editors.
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India’s Chandrayaan-2 matters, but don’t dream about moon picnics with friends just as yet

Although postponed, when Chandrayaan-2 eventually lands on moon, India will have taken a substantial step towards extra-terrestrial settlement.
Junior doctors hold placards during their strike in protest against an attack on an intern doctor in Kolkata. | File photo: PTI

Karnataka tried new law to protect doctors and failed. Only protecting patients will help now

We need to protect patients to protect our doctors and that starts with Patient Protection Services in each hospital.
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Modi govt’s new education policy draft wants law taught in English & local languages

The panel that drafted the New Education Policy suggested that legal education must be bilingual to help speed up legal transactions in lower courts.
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The real problem with AFSPA is how a normal law can bypass constitutional safeguards

India does not need to look far to see how military power can undermine constitutional orders.
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Bar Council of India’s discriminatory age cap on study of law is nonsensical 

The Bar Council of India's age limit discriminates against those hailing from underprivileged backgrounds.

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Hindustan Unilever sees biggest revenue spike since 2011 on rural demand

The optimism, though, is yet to translate into gains for investors as Hindustan Unilever’s shares underperform while the IMF further slashed India's economic growth forecast.

Defence

Indian Army soldiers atop a T-90 tank in Ladakh | Representational image: ANI

Govt looking at ‘highly confidential’ China proposal to reduce tensions in Ladakh 

Both India & China are continuing with troop rotation as they look set to maintain forward deployment through Ladakh’s bitter winter as the LAC standoff continues.
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NDA is sacrificial horse as Modi-Shah complete their Ashwamedha & redefine Indian politics

You like Modi-Shah’s new plan, good for you. If you don’t, you will need more than viral tweets to challenge this Ashwamedha.