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October /
Tuesday
Slow and Steady

Yesterday, a panel of the nation’s top scientists confirmed that India has indeed passed its peak in mid-September. But does this mean we are out of the woods?

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October /
Monday
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Praying for Paris

A 47-year-old school teacher was decapitated by a young Chechen man. The reason: He showed students disrespectful images of the Prophet Muhammad as part of a discussion about freedom of expression.

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October /
Friday
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But Do You Deliver?

This is the second installment of our two-part series that looks at the immense challenge of vaccinating a country of 1.38 billion people. Today we look at logistics—an innocuous word that hides just how difficult it will be to deliver that injection.

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October /
Thursday
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Blurred Advertising

First, Tanishq withdrew an ad that featured a Muslim mother-in-law hosting a Hindu ceremony for her pregnant daughter-in-law. On Wednesday, social media was rife with reports of an attack on its store in Gujarat—but no one can agree on what happened.

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October /
Wednesday
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(Reality) Check Please!

We are all waiting for a vaccine to rescue us from our pandemic woes. But even when it arrives, delivering that golden jab won't be easy. We took a close look at the vaccine delivery chain to assess the enormity of the challenge.

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October /
Tuesday
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Bollywood Sings the Blues

The biggest names in the film industry have filed a petition in the Delhi High Court seeking a restraining order on Times Now and Republic TV. The aim: to stop them from “publishing irresponsible, derogatory and defamatory remarks” against Bollywood.

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October /
Monday
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Child for Sale

A flurry of data shows that the pandemic is putting children at risk in every conceivable way. They are being sold into bonded labour by desperate parents, or in the case of girls, pulled out of school and married off in a hurry.

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October /
Friday
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Remote Control

The Mumbai police opened a new—and unexpected—front in its ongoing war with Arnab Goswami. They have filed an FIR charging Republic TV and two Marathi channels—Fakt Marathi and Box Cinema—of manipulating their ratings.

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October /
Thursday
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Closed Door Policy

The Trump administration rolled out stricter rules for work visas that will make it very difficult for foreign workers to get a job in the United States. We explain why this latest thunderbolt may fizzle out.

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October /
Wednesday
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In the Crosshairs

Yesterday, the UP govt arrested one journalist and opened an investigation into another. It also actively sought the Supreme Court’s intervention to ensure a “free and fair” probe. Some officials leaked a story that points toward the victim’s family.

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