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Additional chief secretary, Delhi, Satya Gopal (centre) during the launch of the helpline number | Twitter | @DRNITINSHAKYA

Senior citizens in New Delhi can now get medical help, counselling via 24-hour helpline

The Hasgulla Helpline and a van will reach senior citizens to offer technical assistance and help them remain motivated amid the pandemic.
People carry the body of Covid-19 person to the crematorium, on 15 June 2020 | Arun Sharma | PTI

Delhi’s September Covid death toll less than one-third of June’s, says Satyendar Jain

Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain also rejected the allegation of the municipal corporations that the city government has cut down on their share of funds as 'baseless'.
A medic conducts screening of a patient as part of precautionary measure against coronavirus, at a government hospital in New Delhi | PTI Photo

Delhi govt directs 33 private hospitals to reserve 80% ICU beds for Covid-19 patients

The direction came amid a shortage of such beds at some facilities as the national capital witnesses a resurgence of coronavirus cases.
There are three counters at the gurdwara pharmacy. Two for billing and one for cash transactions | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Bangla Sahib Gurdwara opens low-cost pharmacy, does about Rs 1 lakh business a day

'Bala Pritam Dawakhana' at Delhi's Bangla Sahib Gurdwara was inaugurated on 29 August. It opens at 10 am and functions till 8 pm, Monday to Saturday.
A medic sorts samples for Covid-19 rapid antigen testing in New Delhi in July 2020 | Kamal Kishore Nath | PTI

Containment zones in Delhi likely to increase with doubling of Covid tests, more relaxations

Delhi recorded 1,693 cases Wednesday, the city's highest single-day spike this month so far, taking the tally to over 1.65 lakh. Containment zones in the capital also rose to 716.
File photo of Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and L-G Anil Baijal | ThePrint

AAP govt pushes for reopening of gyms, hotels & weekly markets, sends proposal to L-G again

In a letter to L-G Anil Baijal, the govt said that in accordance with Unlock 3.0 guidelines issued by the Centre, it has right to allow such establishments to reopen.
A contingent of the Indian Army showcase their skills on Army Day, in Delhi | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint File Photo

American military support to India is not automatic in China-India war. Delhi must know it

Whatever the extent of the current US-India engagement, the American support will at most come in the form of continued and increased intelligence assistance.
Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa with PM Narendra Modi in Hyderabad House in November 2019 | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Sri Lanka ‘assures’ India on Colombo Port project despite opposition pressure ahead of polls

Sri Lanka wants India to 'expedite' the project once it gets the go-ahead. Opposition there feels after the Chinese, 'India and Japan are trying to spread their tentacles in Colombo’s strategic assets'.
Ahmed is a patient of hypertension, yet he recovered from coronavirus | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Be strong, says 106-year-old Covid survivor who saw the Spanish Flu, lost family to earthquake

Mukhtiar Ahmed, worked as a set designer in Mumbai, told ThePrint's National Photo Editor Praveen Jain that he has seen bigger troubles and 'drama' in his life.
PM Narendra Modi and Xi Jinping | Commons

India must keep Beijing on tenterhooks, and wisely use its economic statecraft

A knee jerk disruption in trade ties will hurt Indian businesses, especially at a time when the economy is beginning to re-adjust to the new normal of Covid-19.

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A file photo of Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. | Photo: Jeenah Moon/Bloomberg

How France-Turkey’s probable but unlikely conflict has been shaped by Erdogan’s politics

In episode 604 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta explains the recent France-Turkey conflict and the deeper implications of this row.
Rupee (Representational image) | Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg File photo

Tax revenues decline 22% in April-September, at one-fourth of full year target

Tax revenues declined 22 per cent from the year-ago period to Rs 4.58 lakh crore and were at 28 per cent of the full year target of Rs 16.36 lakh crore in the April-September period.


Army personnel during a parade (representational image) | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Army develops WhatsApp-like app for personnel to dodge risk of communication leaks

The Secure Application for Internet supports secure voice, text and video-calling services for Android platforms over the internet. It is end-to-end encrypted. 
Illustration: Soham Sen/ThePrint

Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.