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At a brass smelting and casting unit in Uttar Pradesh's Moradabad district | Photo: Manisha Mondal/ThePrint

Demand down, revenue down but costs up: Pandemic takes shine away from UP’s ‘peetal nagri’

Uttar Pradesh's brass, scissors and locks industries all hit by lockdowns, rising input costs & inflation. Small business owners complain of being denied loans under govt schemes for MSMEs. 

Stringent lockdown to be enforced wherever Covid spread is at critical levels: Kerala govt

The lockdown will be in force in areas where the Weekly Infection Population Ratio is above 10 and the areas will be notified by the DDMA, an order from Chief Secretary VP Joy said.

New Zealand imposes nationwide lockdown after reporting single case of Covid

The developments have prompted people in the country to line up outside supermarkets to stock up on essential items and sparked a sharp drop in the value of the New Zealand dollar.
Representational image. | A file photo of a family trying to cross from Chhattisgarh's Rajnandgaon to Maharashtra in April 2020.| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

55% people feared police would beat them during lockdown but trust has grown now, says survey

The CSDS report on policing in India during lockdown also says the poor, Dalits, tribals and Muslims 'faced greater disadvantages generally due to the lockdown'.
File photo | A crowd of migrant workers gather around the UPSRTC buses near the Delhi-Ghaziabad border | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Database for unorganised workers expected to take off this month, after several missed deadlines

On 29 June, the Supreme Court had fixed 31 July as the deadline for the Centre to make the portal operational. The database’s dry run and security audit is underway now.
Rohit, a resident of Sehlang village in Mahendragarh district, reads a textbook at home | Jyoti Yadav | ThePrint

‘How can we study on phone?’ — why Haryana private schools likely lost 12.51 lakh students

3 months into academic year, Haryana has discovered that 12.51 lakh students who got enrolled in private schools in 2020-21 have not returned for academic session 2021-22.
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WFH and gaining weight by eating junk, ordering online? This is how you can fix it

Weight gain is frustrating, depressing and stressful, but tackle it one step at a time. We are going through a pandemic. 
Parents protest outside DPS Dwarka on 13 July | By special arrangement

Parents protest, move court as Delhi private schools charge non-tuition arrears for lockdown

A 31 May Delhi HC order allowed schools to charge annual fees and development fees, which they use for the upkeep of facilities, for the period since lockdown ended last year.

Religious places & malls open, transport at full capacity in Karnataka as govt eases curbs

The new guidelines announced by Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa Saturday came into effect from 6 am on 5 July and will be in force up to 6 am on 19 July.
A Delhi school student studies online via WhatsApp | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Only 1 in 3 students in class V to XII had online access in 6 states, shows survey

Students in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh were severely impacted while half of all children in Haryana transitioned smoothly to online schooling.

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If Hong Kong wants zero Covid strategy to succeed, it must improve its quarantine rules

It’s increasingly difficult to find a clear, logical justification for policies, which at this point are defensive and rooted in fear. The govt must improve its quarantine system.
File image of Subhash Chandra, chairman of Zee Entertainment Enterprises | Scott Eells/Bloomberg

How Subhash Chandra is fighting to keep control of his media empire

The 70-year-old tycoon risks losing control just as Zee’s prospects are looking up. The media mogul is looking for ways to raise his family’s shareholding.


A Kilo-class submarine of the Indian Navy (Representational image) | Commons

‘Lot of money changed hands’, says CBI after arresting 5 including serving Navy commander

The five persons have been arrested for ‘leaking sensitive information in connection with the modernisation of a submarine project’
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Aryan Khan isn’t a show to enjoy. NDPS is a weapon vengeful state could use on you or your kids

The draconian Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act has been handed over to people who are prone to misuse it. The story we see unfolding on our TV screens is of its blatant misuse.