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Sanitation in India

Declaring India ODF doesn’t mean much if there is no cross-verification with big data

In 'The Swachh Bharat Revolution', edited by Parameswaran Iyer, Bibek Debroy highlights the questions that should be asked about India’s ODF status.

Hotels are the winners in Maharashtra and Uddhav Thackeray is the new common man?

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.
open defecation

Modi govt’s Swachh Bharat achieved one thing. And it’s not open defecation free India: Survey

A field survey conducted by Centre for Policy Research, University of Texas and UC Berkely tracked changes in open defecation in rural north India in the last five years.
Parameswaran Iyer

Modi’s favourite Parameswaran Iyer belongs to the cult of super IAS officers like TN Seshan

Former IAS officer Parameswaran Iyer built 11 crore toilets all over India in 60 months. That's how PM Modi could declare rural India open-defecation free.

Pragya Thakur, Akash Vijayvargiya’s NYT read on Mahatma & peaks for Trump’s presidency

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

On Camera

A pedestrian crosses a nearly empty street in the Times Square neighborhood of New York, US | Bloomberg

We must not return to work for now. Covid’s not over yet, says a virologist in letter to son

If everyone goes back to work as soon as the ‘curve bends downwards’, it's guaranteed you'll get a second wave of infections in Europe.

Is forcing private labs to make Covid-19 tests free the only way to stop spread of infection?

The Supreme Court directed the central government to make Covid-19 testing by private laboratories free of charge Wednesday.

Defence

Col Navjot Singh Bal | special arrangement

Col Navjot Singh Bal, Shaurya Chakra awardee and icon for many, loses battle with cancer

Despite losing an arm to cancer, Col Navjot Singh Bal continued to serve in 2 Para as the commanding officer and even learnt to fire with his left hand.

Poke fun at taali, thaali, diya and mombatti all you want. Modi couldn’t care less

Modi knows who he needs to speak to, who he should toss, who he can address in kind. People accuse him of infantilising his voters, but it’s a winning strategy.