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January /
Monday
Chatter Box

The Mumbai police filed over 1,000 (unverified) pages of WhatsApp conversations as part of its case against the former CEO of Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC), Partho Dasgupta—which included extended chit chat with his best bro Arnab Goswami.

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January /
Friday
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Origin Story

After months of negotiations with Beijing, a World Health Organisation team has landed in China to trace the source of the pandemic. We explain what the team will look for and why its success matters.

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January /
Thursday
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Here We Go Again...

Trump has become the only US president to be impeached twice in the nation’s history. And he may become the first president to be convicted, as well.

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January /
Wednesday
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Privacy Please!

Over the past week, WhatsApp users were greeted with an ominous message that asked them to accept the company’s updated privacy policy—or lose access to the app after February 8. The company has now ‘clarified’ its policy, but worries still remain.

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January /
Tuesday
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Order, Order!

The Court charged head-first into the government vs farmers faceoff with a vengeance—threatening to issue an immediate stay on the new farm laws, and institute a committee to resolve the stalemate.

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January /
Monday
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Cause of Death

A daily wage worker in Bhopal died after he received the first jab—as part of its Stage 3 trials. Bharat Biotech insists it is unrelated to its vaccine. But the death has raised questions about how the company recruits its volunteers—and who it targets.

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January /
Friday
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That’s a Wrap!

After a day of unprecedented chaos and violence, Trump has finally embraced the inevitable—with a concession speech that may be the most ‘normal’ of his presidency.

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January /
Thursday
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Insurrection

What in other years would have been a standard rite of passage—the certification of the electoral vote by Congress—turned into an unprecedented scene of mob violence.

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January /
Wednesday
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Monumental Errors

In a 2:1 ruling, the Supreme Court refused to step in to block the government’s ambitious plan to remake the nation’s seat of power—an iconic stretch of land that extends from the Rashtrapati Bhavan at one end to India Gate on the other.

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January /
Tuesday
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So Many Questions!

The hasty approval of the vaccine raised a firestorm of criticism. In turn, the critics themselves were attacked. On the sidelines, makers of the two approved vaccines—Bharat Biotech and Serum Institute—got into a slanging match.

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