Monday, 8 August, 2022
TopicNationwide lockdown

Topic: Nationwide lockdown

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.

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.

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.

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.

The unspoken words that help Modi retain public approval

Public disenchantment against the government — or against anything — needs articulation. That articulation has been wanting.

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.

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.

Angry with Nitish & left helpless by lockdown, this Bihar labourer is giving polls a miss

The wounds of the Covid-19 lockdown are still fresh for Sandeep Yadav of Supaul, who returned home in Bihar during the exodus in May but is now back in Noida.

On Camera

YourTurn

Opposition leaders protest outside Parliament | Representative image | ANI

Confused, aimless—why Opposition parties live up to Ronen Sen’s ‘headless chicken’ remark

From ‘compromising national security’ to 'playing havoc' with institutions, the Opposition continues to attack Modi while failing to reflect on own actions.
A suspension pylon in Tamil Nadu | Commons

You thought power subsidy is a Delhi-Punjab problem? Check out Tamil Nadu’s power sector mess

RBI data shows Indian discoms owe power generation firms over Rs 4.5 lakh crore, almost a third of which is owed by Tamil Nadu, where power subsidy cost is twice that of food subsidy.

Defence

The Flying Dolphin — how a former Indian Navy submariner qualified as a commercial pilot 

Vivek Chaudhary retired from the Indian Navy in 2017 after serving on the  Short-Service Commission. After that, his dreams took flight. 

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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