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As Nipah virus strikes again, here are the symptoms, how it spreads and its fatality rate

Nipah virus is not fatal until it affects the brain, but it has influenza-like symptoms that can quickly intensify and progress into a coma or death.

What scrapping of NEFT, RTGS charges mean for digital transactions

RBI has decided to waive charges applicable for online money transfers through NEFT or RTGS. Banks have been told to pass on benefits to customers.

As Modi reconstitutes cabinet committees, here’s what they are & their role in governance

With PM Narendra Modi adding two new panels, ThePrint takes a look at the role of the cabinet committees and what these new measures mean.

Akshaya Patra’s midday meal runs into yet another controversy over missing onion & garlic

After criticism for serving 'bland' food in Karnataka, Akshaya Patra says it not only follows govt guidelines but also provides extra items such as curd and fruits.

What Amit Shah’s ‘plan for delimitation’ means for J&K and why it’s being opposed

The central government is not authorised to carry out delimitation in the state without amending the Constitution of Jammu and Kashmir.

The AN-32 is accident-prone, but serves an essential role in the Indian Air Force

Since being purchased in 1984, the AN-32 has been used to transport troops and cargo over difficult terrain, but has had a number of accidents too.

Here’s the 50-year-old three-language formula at heart of New Education Policy row

The three-language formula, which remains a part of the New Education Policy, was first formulated by the Indira Gandhi-led central government in 1968.

What it means for India to be removed from US currency manipulators watch list

The US compiles a list of countries which intervene in currency movements to obtain an ‘unfair trade advantage’. India is no longer on that list.

All about Muslim Tadvi Bhils, the community of the Mumbai doctor who killed herself

Payal Tadvi, the Mumbai doctor who committed suicide after allegedly being abused on casteist lines, belonged to a tribal community spread across 4 states.

Why Modi has invited BIMSTEC leaders to his swearing-in ceremony today

BIMSTEC is a regional organisation of nations such as Bhutan, Nepal, Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Thailand that was set up in 1997.

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File photo of smog in Delhi. Some doctors have called air pollution a bigger threat than Covid-19.| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...


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In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.