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Ashif Shaikh, founder and director of Jan Sahas | By special arrangement

Indian NGO founder who helped migrants in lockdown on Schwab list of social innovators

Schwab Foundation named 5 Indians in its list of 2020 social innovators award. Among them is Ashif Shaikh, the founder-director of Jan Sahas.
A migrant family walks to their village in UP amid the nationwide lockdown | Photo: Arun Sharma | PTI

Blame this archaic 1979 law for Modi govt’s lack of data on migrants’ deaths

Instead of having no numbers at all, the Modi government could have come up with some data by collating those that are available in the public domain.
Workers at a spice factory in Pune

NOCs in 3 days via single window & electricity connection — How Yogi govt is pushing MSMEs

The Yogi govt has notified the MSME (Establishment and Operations) Act of 2020. The law seeks to ease the process of opening up businesses in the state.
A girl studying at home with her mother (Representational Image) | Photo by Gareth Copley | Getty Images via Bloomberg

How Covid may have saved lives of children in US and other rich countries

According to Michel Guillot, a sociologist, who studies mortality, the overall picture that is emerging is that stay-at-home orders have provided stresses but also some protection.
File image of Prime Minister Narendra Modi | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Modi’s public appearances nudged 130 crore Indians to follow lockdown, Cambridge study says

The study, published on 11 September, says Modi government used the 'nudge of nationalism' as an effective measure to control the spread of Covid in India.
A man cross an empty highway road on February 3 in Wuhan, Hubei province

Pandemic reinvents grocery shopping in China, South Africa eases lockdown & other 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.
Women stand on the terrace of a brothel on G.B. Road | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

99% of sex workers in Pune’s major red-light area want alternative livelihood, study finds

Study by Asha Care Trust included 300 respondents in Budhwar Peth, India’s third-largest red-light area housing nearly 3,000 sex workers in around 700 brothels.
A health worker checks the temperature of a woman, during distribution of food among the needy, amid the nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, at Sec-33 in Noida. | PTI

Modi govt cites ‘global experience’ for 4-hour notice ahead of Covid lockdown in March

The Home Ministry told the Lok Sabha the lockdown helped prevent the spread of Covid-19 in the country.
Young people take pictures at Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh, which has now reopened for weekends | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Chandigarh’s Sukhna Lake reopens on weekends, families and friends step out to enjoy stroll

Activities in the area such as boating not allowed yet, and amusement park is shut. The shopping arcade and other places on the premises will also remain closed for now.
A passenger at a Delhi Metro platform on 7 September 2020 | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Delhi Metro resumes full services with reopening of Airport line after 170 days

The metro services took off on 7 September with curtailed operation. Now, all metro lines have opened and the timing will follow the pre-Covid schedule of 6 am to 11 pm.

On Camera

Indians are done with Arnab, Rajdeep and Anjana. Prefer MSD, Kohli and IPL over TV news drug

Where the news has become a never-ending soap opera, the IPL is like an action film with hits and misses, spills and thrills — and moments of pure joy too.
Farmers put wheat crop through a crusher in Uttar Pradesh | Photo: Samyak Pandey | ThePrint

Modi’s farm bills gamble is risky, but it was about time and is still worth it

Expected 20-fold growth in online grocery sales is surest shot to end status quo, provided farmers can unite & hold their own in talks with aggregators.

Defence

Indian pilots climb out of a Rafale fighter jet that was operationally inducted into the IAF on 10 September 2020 | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

CAG report flags vendors’ ‘dilly-dallying’ on offsets deals, cites Rafale as example

The CAG made the observations in its latest report, which was tabled in Parliament Wednesday.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Suspect all, fix all? Is that the motto of our new ‘National Suspicion State’?

It’s not just Modi government or BJP, but even state governments, judiciary are getting caught in a ‘we suspect all’ mindset. Is India becoming a National Suspicion State?