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Sep 2021 /
Thursday
Jet, Set, Go!

The airline greatly beloved by frequent fliers will be back in business early next year. But will the new Jet—resurrected from bankruptcy—be anything like the old Jet?

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Sep 2021/
Wednesday
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A Mammoth-sized Marvel

A brilliant Harvard scientist has just received $15 million to create a hybrid version of this extinct relative of the elephant—so herds of these creatures can repopulate the Arctic tundra. Sounds like a Jurassic Park-sized nightmare? Lots of people think so.

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Sep 2021/
Tuesday
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Food Fight

Sri Lanka is in the middle of a dire food crisis that could throw the island nation into a tailspin. There are severe shortages of essentials, and the government has declared an emergency—grabbing extraordinary power in the guise of crisis management. But this is really a story about foreign exchange, not food.

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Sep 2021/
Monday
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Crash Report

The Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau has issued the findings of its investigation into the crash of an Air India Express plane in Kozhikode last year. It reveals serious pilot errors, violations of standard protocols and systemic failures

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Sep 2021/
Thursday
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No Privacy For You!

A parliamentary committee recently recommended a total ban on virtual private networks aka VPNs. If implemented, it will have a significant impact on the data security of companies—and your right to privacy. We quickly explain why this will give the government total control over your internet access.

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Sep 2021/
Wednesday
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Old Wine, Old Bottle

The Taliban unveiled their new government which looked remarkably like the old one from the 1990s. There was no sign of “inclusivity” or a more moderate face. And many claim that Pakistan’s role is evident in the leaders who landed the plummest posts.

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Sep 2021/
Tuesday
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Virus Detected!

A 12-year-old has died of the disease, and 11 others are now displaying symptoms. The return of Nipah to the state is raising worries about a virus that has a high fatality rate—but is far easier to contain than the coronavirus.

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Sep 2021/
Monday
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History Test

In 1921, a revolt against the British in the Malabar region in Kerala ended in widespread bloodshed. It has now become a lightning rod for a political battle over history. The BJP/RSS view it as a “jihadi massacre” of Hindus. The Congress party sees it as part of the freedom movement—while the Communists frame it as a peasant uprising. And at least two of the five filmmakers who planned to make a movie on the subject have dropped their projects.

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Sep 2021/
Friday
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My Body, Your Choice

A shocking Supreme Court decision has allowed a Texas law that virtually bans all abortions to take effect. This may be just the first step toward overturning a woman’s right to terminate a pregnancy in the United States—which is one of the wealthiest and ‘advanced’ nations in the world.

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Sep 2021/
Thursday
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Unknown Cause of Death

A mysterious disease is claiming lives of little children who live in the poorest neighborhoods in the state. But the real mystery is why we don’t spend more resources tracking the cause of these highly preventable deaths—or address the callous indifference that breeds these mysterious illnesses each year during monsoon season.

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