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Cybersecurity

Fake websites, UPI hacking — Delhi saw 190% rise in cyber frauds during lockdown, police say

According to Delhi Police, 62% of all cyber complaints were related to financial fraud, 24% involved social media while the rest were cases of extortion, hate speech and others.
Representational image| Photo: Santeri Viinamäki | Commons

India tops in Asia with most sugar daddies, unemployment, inequality cited as reason

According to a leading sugar dating website, India has 3,38,000 sugar daddies, followed by Indonesia at 60,250.

Covid lockdowns are spreading a year after China shocked world

When the first lockdown was implemented in China last year, it was then deemed unproven & unthinkable. Yet foreign countries found themselves doing much the same just months later.
Illustration by ThePrint team

From Covid to Ladakh to Ayodhya, the best of ThePrint Opinion in 2020

These are the top 10 most read and debated Opinion articles from ThePrint in 2020.
A mother and child during the Covid-19 lockdown | Representational image | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

India’s Covid calendar — a month-by-month look at how pandemic progressed in 2020

From nationwide lockdown, coronavirus hotspots and vaccine race — ThePrint looks back at India's journey against the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020.
Sonu Sood organises buses for stranded migrants and students

Why would you want food for ten days? What Sonu Sood asked migrant labourers at Kalwa Chowk

In 'I Am No Messiah', Sonu Sood writes with Meena Iyer that migrant labourers didn't believe him first but his plea had an impact like Shah Rukh Khan’s dressing-room speech in Chak De! India.
Farmers protest at Delhi's Ghazipur border (representational image) | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

The unspoken words that help Modi retain public approval

Public disenchantment against the government — or against anything — needs articulation. That articulation has been wanting.
A health worker collects swab sample from people for RT-PCR Covid test at Najafgarh in New Delhi on 20 November 2020 (representational image) | ANI

Increased testing makes more economic sense than lockdowns to tackle Covid, says study

Researchers from AIIMS, IISER cite examples of South Korea and Taiwan to establish the importance of increased testing over lockdowns that cripple the economy.
Representational image of a vaccine shot | RF._.studio | Pexels

There’s light at the end of the Covid tunnel — the glimmer of a vaccine needle

With Pfizer, Moderna as well as developers of Sputnik V and CoronaVac citing over 90% efficacy of their vaccines, the world finally has a reason to hope 2021 will be different.

Joe Biden’s Covid advisers say national lockdown not on agenda, will be US’ last resort

Vivek Murthy, former US surgeon general, says locking down the whole country will increase ‘pandemic fatigue’, hurt jobs and economy. Targeted effort is needed.

On Camera

Deserted road at Marine drive as Maharashtra govt announced weekend lockdown due to surge in Covid cases in Mumbai on 10 April, 2021 | PTI

Deserted roads bring back nightmare of demand slump for Indian fuel companies

It’s an ominous sign for India, where fuel consumption still hasn’t fully recovered from last year’s national lockdown that saw oil demand fall to the lowest since 2007.

Defence

Representational image of an Indian Army convoy moving through Ladakh | Photo: ANI

China changes stance, wants de-escalation before disengagement in Ladakh. India disagrees

De-escalation before disengagement could give China an advantage as it can move troops back much faster than India due to its better infrastructure.

Why mosques in rear view mirror, like Kashi’s Gyanvapi, can crash India’s drive into future

Court’s order to ASI to survey Gyanvapi Mosque for remains of old Kashi Vishwanath Temple questions the optimism that Ayodhya wouldn’t be repeated.