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An Army soldier wearing a mask to prevent the spread of COVID-19 at Guwahati railway station | Photo: ANI

No mandatory 14-day quarantine if Army, Navy, IAF personnel travel by air for leave or duty

June guidelines allowed soldiers to skip 14-day quarantine, but did not specify air travel. The new rule will help personnel go for temporary duties and short leaves.
The images posted by Congress national secretary Madhu Goud Yaskhi on Twitter Sunday | Twitter | @MYaskhi

Delhi international airport passengers say ‘home quarantine’ stamp scarring skin

Delhi International Airport Limited said it will set aside the batch of the indelible ink that caused allergic reaction, adding that it has raised the issued with Delhi authorities.

In Covid quarantine, Netflix, Amazon Prime were my constant companions: Kiran Mazumdar Shaw

I was expecting the infection to be mild and short-lived. My Covid-19 experience has matched these expectations and I hope that it allays the fear of the virus.
Doctors wearing protective suits check residents with an electronic thermometer inside a slum in Worli, Mumbai | PTI

Quarantine period of doctors, healthcare workers won’t be treated as leave, govt tells SC

Government has also written to five states — Maharashtra, Delhi, Tripura, Karnataka and Punjab — to ensure there was no delay in releasing salaries of healthcare workers.
Health workers prepare to collect swab samples for COVID-19 tests, at an office in Kozhikode on 21 July 2020 | PTI

Iran’s death toll ‘cover-up’, state of disaster in Australia’s Victoria & other Covid news

As the Covid-19 pandemic shows no signs of letting up, ThePrint highlights the most important stories on the crisis from across the globe.
File photo of Brazil president Jair Bolsonaro. | Moises Lopez/Twitter

Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro bitten by emu-like bird during Covid isolation in Brasilia

Jair Bolsonaro was bitten by a rhea when he was trying to feed it at Brasilia's presidential palace where he is in Covid quarantine.
A still from Netflix's Home Stories | Facebook/NetflixIN

Do-it-yourself quarantine movies are here. And Netflix’s Home Stories is leading the way

Quarantine-produced content is the answer to Bollywood’s anxiety over the future of films. Netflix and YouTube are already cashing in.
Testing for Covid-19 in Bengaluru | Representational image | ANI Photo

3 days institutional quarantine for those entering Karnataka from Delhi, Chennai

Out of total 7,000 cases in the state 4,386 are returnees from Maharashtra, 87 are from Delhi, and 67 are from Tamil Nadu 67.
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal | Twitter | File photo

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal goes into self-quarantine, will be tested for Covid-19 soon

CM Kejriwal was reportedly feeling unwell since Sunday afternoon. Officials said he will be tested Tuesday.

DIY mask tutorial for UK, and China’s anthem sing-along

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Muslim women walk with their children in Iraq (Representational image) | Commons

Globalisation of revenge

Nobody looks more ridiculous in the whole Iraq situation than the Europeans. A bit of their hypocrisy was on show in New Delhi.
A Reliance Industries Ltd. oil tanker truck.

Reliance Industries posts 15% profit drop as Covid hits oil demand

The company posted a net profit of Rs 9,567 crore in July-September compared with Rs 11,262 crore a year back.


File image of a BrahMos missile

India successfully test fires air-launched version of BrahMos missile from Sukhoi jet

The missile hit a sinking ship in the Bay of Bengal with accuracy, official sources said. It was fired after the Su-30 MKI aircraft travelled for over three hours.
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.