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Let the young out, and India build herd immunity to beat the virus: Top epidemiologist

Epidemiologist Dr Jayaprakash Muliyil, in an exclusive interview to ThePrint, talks of how herd immunity can help until a Covid-19 vaccine is developed, and what it entails.
A flea market in Kashmir | Photo: Anindito Mukherjee | Bloomberg

Qualified outside, unemployable at home — J&K youth face odd dilemma

Hundreds of J&K residents who have passed out from top universities in India and abroad are unable to find jobs in their state because the names of their degrees are not 'acceptable’.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Call for young Congress leader to head party: Does age matter or is it just a catchphrase?

On Monday, party veteran Karan Singh suggested electing an interim president along with four working presidents to induct “young people into positions of authority”.
File photo | Prime Minister Narendra Modi after taking oath of office at Rashtrapati Bhawan | PTI

Average age of Modi’s cabinet is 60. Will they understand India’s restless youth?

In a country where majority of the population is below 35, only 12% of the current Lok Sabha is ‘young’.
A vocational training centre | Anindito Mukherjee/Bloomberg

One ally that will help the new BJP or Congress govt create jobs – Artificial Intelligence

The new-age Skill India needs to be digital in nature, focused on jobs of tomorrow and powered by AI.
A vocational training centre in New Delhi | Prashanth Vishwanathan/Bloomberg

Right skills & right jobs: How Modi govt’s Grameen Kaushalya Yojana is helping rural youth

The stories of young Indians from Manipur, Kashmir & Haryana show Modi's Grameen Kaushal Yojana is on the right path to skilling rural India.
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10 arrested in Gujarat for playing PUBG despite the ban

The ban was necessary as these games were leading to violent behaviour among children and youth, Ahmedabad Police Commissioner notified.
File photo of Narendra Modi | Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg

Move over Gully Boy, this rap song on Modi is shock-and-awe attack on Khan Market wannabes

Narendra Modi has always been an early data crusader, and knows his target audience well.
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Demonetisation made homes affordable to youth, says PM Modi

PM Narendra Modi was speaking at a gathering after laying the foundation stone for extension of the new terminal at Surat airport in Gujarat.
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Do young dynasts appeal to new gen voters or are they also practising outdated politics?

At the united opposition rally in Kolkata Saturday, gen-next leaders like Akhilesh Yadav, Tejashwi Yadav and Jayant Chaudhary spoke at length against Narendra Modi and the BJP government. However, issues like jobs and education did not get much attention in their speeches. ThePrint asks: Do young dynasts appeal to new gen voters or are they also practising outdated politics? https://youtu.be/0twRNd0fA_o A young dynast leader being voted more than once shows his/her ability to connect with new gen Gaurav Gogoi MP, Congress There is no denying that when a young leader from a dynasty is starting out, there is far more scrutiny and expectation from him/her. Therefore, they must stand by every promise they made before coming to power, because all eyes are on them. The young leader must also be able to identify certain core issues that their voter base feels strongly about. This could include education, developmental projects, need for more jobs, and speaking up for the community they belong...

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File photo | Natasha Narwal with her father Mahavir Narwal | By special arrangement

Tale of 2 Indian fathers — one who stands by his daughter in jail, another who disowned his

Natasha Narwal was arrested for ‘conspiring’ Delhi violence and Amulya Leona for saying ‘Hindustan Zindabad, Pakistan Zindabad’. But how their dads reacted tells a lot about India today.
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All about Odisha’s new credit scheme for 7 lakh landless farmers, a ‘first’ in India

Under the ‘Balaram’ scheme, the Odisha government will provide credit worth Rs 1,040 crore to 7 lakh landless farmers in the next two years.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets soldiers who were injured in Galwan Valley clash, during his visit to Ladakh, in Leh on 3 July 2020 | ANI

Army slams ‘malicious’ claims on Leh hospital visited by PM, says troops get best treatment

Army said troops injured at Galwan are being treated in a repurposed hall that is part of the hospital complex as some wards have been made isolation facilities.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

It’s time for China, Pakistan, even India to rethink the fantasy Modi called expansionism

India, China and Pakistan all want territory from another. But it’s a pursuit doomed to fail as they can’t get it without annihilating the other.