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First, Beijing failed to prevent Covid in Shanghai. Now, it’s struggling to censor criticism

The Shanghai lockdown isn’t just about the Covid-19 pandemic but also about the elite politics between the Shanghai and Beijing regions.

Lockdowns doubled risk of mental health symptoms. We can still learn from it

Social restrictions saw the odds of people experiencing depression by over 4.5 times, stress by nearly 1.5 times, and the odds of loneliness doubled.

Lockdown, 2nd Covid wave — new book chronicles India’s story covering two years of pandemic

Published by HarperCollins India, 'The Great Shutdown' by Jyoti Mukul will be released on 25 March on ThePrint's Softcover.

Many unorganised workers’ accounts not Aadhar-linked, e-SHRAM shows, may not be getting subsidies

Of the 5.29 crore informal sector workers registered on e-SHRAM portal so far, the bank accounts of 74.78% aren’t linked to Aadhaar.

Off The Cuff with Ajay Bijli

In the latest edition of ThePrint 'Off The Cuff', Ajay Bijli, chairman and managing director, PVR Limited, was in conversation with our Editor-in-Chief Shekhar...

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.

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'.

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.

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Representational image of the seat of the Indian government on Raisina Hill, New Delhi | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

IAS couple with dog is already UPSC case study. But don’t miss modus operandi behind transfers

‘Punishment’ postings are not new. If you want to punish an IAS officer through transfer, which has been the practice in several states and now Centre, there is no need to search for ‘hard areas.’
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What are UST & Luna and why the fall of 2 ‘stablecoins’ led to a crypto crash in India

Along with crash in value of UST and Luna coins, Indian market for crypto assets also reeling under strict control imposed by government, with the imposition of TDS on all crypto transactions.

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NSA Ajit Doval with NSAs from the other countries at the meeting at Dushanbe, Tajikistan | Photo: Courtesy the NSA's office

NSA Ajit Doval pushes for ‘terror free’ Afghanistan, says India stands with Afghan people

Doval's comments came at 4th Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan attended by national security advisors from Tajikistan, India, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Iran, Kyrgyzstan & China.

Why it’s obscene to tell Ukraine to give in & how war-upended global balance of power brings openings for India

Global order is in flux, and India is being wooed by all. It opens up economic, strategic & military possibilities unimaginable till recently. It is for India to take this opportunity.
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