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Coronavirus: Latest updates on cases in India, all you need to know about COVID-19

As the number of coronavirus cases climb in India, here is all you need to know about how the virus spreads, the symptoms, things to do to keep safe, and more.

AstraZeneca vaccine setback is a reality check in the race to find protection from Covid

In a world crippled by Covid, the AstraZeneca vaccine setback comes as reminder that vaccines can fail or can sometimes deliver more harm than good.

Scientists flag gaps in Lancet study that claimed success of Russian Covid vaccine Sputnik V

Originally written by Enrico Bucci, a biochemistry and microbiology expert at Temple University, US, Monday, the letter has since received the backing of at least 23 other scientists.

89,706 fresh cases with 60% only from 5 states, Punjab records highest mortality rate at 2.95%

ThePrint’s daily Covid tracker that brings you the numbers that matter — from total cases, tests done and recoveries to positivity rate and deaths.

Kerala’s Covid transmission rate increases to 1.09, UP among states with low positivity

States Tracker — a daily comprehensive look at how much each state is testing for Covid-19, and how fast and wide the infection is spreading.

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First Sushma Swaraj, now Subramanian Swamy. BJP IT cell is cannibalising its own

BJP MP Subramanian Swamy has demanded the party sack various anonymous IT cell members, including their chief Amit Malviya.

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Covid needs to be Mumbai’s priority, not a demolition drama involving Kangana Ranaut

ThePrint view on the most important issues, instantly.

Bollywood backs Rhea, Raveena Tandon’s drug problem, Anurag Kashyap reveals all — or some of it

The most politically correct and incorrect tweets of the day from across the political spectrum.

Kangana Ranaut’s ‘courage’, Oscar for TV channels and the ‘game’ of Bihar elections

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

Delhi Metro sees few commuters on Day 1 of reopening after lockdown, strict rules in place

On the first day, the Yellow Line, between HUDA City Centre and Samaypur Badli, is to run from 7 to 11 am and from 4 to 8 pm. The metro will resume full services from 12 September.

8,000 Boeing 747 cargo planes will be needed to reach Covid vaccine to entire world

Global airlines body IATA is working with airlines, airports, global health bodies and pharmaceutical firms to pull together plans for the industry’s 'largest single transport challenge ever'.

In-Depth

India wants to be Vishwa Guru but IFS gets too few diplomats to take us there

Only 24 officers were recruited to the IFS in this year’s UPSC exam, and officials and former diplomats say there’s a host of reasons why.

Immunity boosters are a myth — why you shouldn’t believe claims that promise to fight Covid

There is no scientific evidence to support claims of companies selling 'immunity boosting' foods which supposedly enhance immunity. The body's natural process is already working.

From Phase 0 to long-term study, a look at how long it actually takes to develop a vaccine

The Modi govt has asked ICMR to fast-track the trial for Covaxin, a Covid vaccine, and hopes to roll it out in six weeks, in time for Independence Day.

Param Bir Singh — ‘encounter specialist’ IPS officer & Mumbai top cop caught in Sena-NCP tiff

Seemingly stuck in the Sena-NCP tug of war in Maharashtra, Param Bir Singh is a celebrated IPS officer but one who has also courted multiple controversies.

India’s fiscal crisis can only get worse as tax revenue is seen dropping 12.5% in 2020-21

GST revenue collected this August was 12% lower than the amount last August, and the economy is only crawling back to life post the Covid-19 lockdown.

Scientists flag gaps in Lancet study that claimed success of Russian Covid vaccine Sputnik V

Originally written by Enrico Bucci, a biochemistry and microbiology expert at Temple University, US, Monday, the letter has since received the backing of at least 23 other scientists.

America isn’t really a middle-class nation, but Clinton to Obama, all relied on the myth

In ‘The Sinking Middle Class’, David Roediger writes about how Democrats and Republicans praise the middle-class as America’s heart. But numbers tell a different story.

Netflix names Indian American Bela Bajaria new head of its global TV division

Netflix's latest appointment gives Bela Bajaria, who joined the company in 2016, oversight over all scripted and unscripted shows at the world’s largest TV network.

TikTok and WeChat have taken Chinese-style censorship to rest of the world, study says

These findings may lend ammunition to the Trump administration, which banned TikTok and WeChat after accusing them of bending to China's will in censoring content.

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