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For stories of triumph, inspiration, innovation and thriving in the new normal.

VARIETY

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How Covid is taking a toll on education of the girl child

As the economy worsens before it becomes better, young women would be asked to take on household chores or become earning members of the family, and education will take a back seat.

VARIETY

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The Wonder Women leading India's Coronavirus war

This is a war that the women of India are winning as they lead key institutions, departments, ministries, states or quietly work in their villages.

VARIETY

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POLITICS

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Health over economic emergency: India's choice

In the fight between lives and livelihoods, the Indian government has adopted the approach of saving lives and tackling with the Covid-19 health emergency.

MONEY

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Why Finance Minister relaxing IBC is the most important move for businesses

The default threshold limit is being increased to Rs 1 crore from the previous Rs 1 lakh to prevent triggering of IBC proceedings for medium and small enterprises.

MONEY

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Trump's visit to India: After hugs, let's talk economics

Rethinking Indo-US trade: India and United States have been strategic partners but wrinkles remain and for both countries to benefit, the diplomacy needs to go beyond the optics.

POLITICS

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JNU protests will fade. The average student will pay with her future

The protests will fade away while the average JNU student will continue to suffer.

MONEY

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Why the current economic slowdown is worse than that of 2008

The government is yet to even acknowledge that there is a slowdown.

POLITICS

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How Narendra Modi won: He is India's most loved leader today. And he determinedly wooed one section of the populace

The Modi narrative, of a selfless, disciplined, visionary leader, who's worked his way to the top caught, the imagination of Indians. For the second time. But he didn't just rest on his legend.

MONEY

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Do we really want to give our youth free money?

Rahul Gandhi’s move to ensure minimum income guarantee (MIG) for the poor is well-intentioned. But it could damage the psychology of a nation which is proud of its demographic dividend.