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The Curse Of Being A Dalit Woman
CHARGE-SHEET RATE IN CRIMES AGAINST DALITS HAS COME DOWN FROM 88.5% IN 2009 TO 78.5% IN 2019; WITH 81.8%, UTTAR PRADESH MAINTAINS A BETTER RECORD THAN THE NATIONAL AVERAGE 11% of rape victims in 2019 were Dalits 94% of cases under the Scheduled C
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Distress Buster
WINNER: RELIANCE FOUNDATION The Reliance Foundation set up India’s first dedicated Covid-19 facility in Mumbai, at the SevenHills Hospital, in collaboration with the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation. The 100-bed hospital was scaled up to 250 beds
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Not Just A North Indian Menace
Nine states—Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Gujarat, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, Kerala, Odisha and Andhra Pradesh—accounted for 84 per cent of all crimes against Dalits in 2019, though they are home to only 54 per cent of India’s SC population 66.
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The Virus Watchdog
WINNER: NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF VIROLOGY, Pune Since confirming in end-January that the novel coronavirus had arrived in India, the National Institute of Virology has been on a mission to enhance testing capacity, provide training and develop new test
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Mamata Goes To War
ON October 3, the heart of Kolkata was besieged by thousands of Trinamool Congress (TMC) supporters decrying the alleged gang-rape and torture—and eventual death—of a Dalit woman in Hathras, in BJP-ruled Uttar Pradesh, and the state machinery’s perce
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Community Effort
WINNER: CARITAS INDIA Caritas has played a major role in providing help during the pandemic. Father Paul Moonjely, executive director, says Caritas organised awareness drives, research meetings, webinars and workshops, aside from distributing food,
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Welfare In The Time Of Polls
Benefits: Rs 1,000 per year for higher education of girls (13-21 years) and Rs 25,000 grant after attaining 18 years Outlay: Rs 7,000 cr (2020-21) Beneficiaries: 6.5 million girls Benefits: Subsidised rice at Rs 2 a kilo Outlay: Rs 5,000 cr annu
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Helping Hand
WINNER: RASHTRIYA SEWA BHARATI Turning adversity into opportunity, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh’s (RSS’s) social service body, the Rashtriya Sewa Bharati (RSB), has made great strides in serving those in need during these past few months. It open
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Chasing The Cure
The Covid ward at Delhi’s Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital has seen a number of recommended drugs enter and exit their registers. Back in March, doctors here were handing out anti-HIV medication to their patients before the highly-debated hydro
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Passing The Test
WINNER: MYLAB DISCOVERY SOLUTIONS PVT. LTD. On March 18, virologist Minal Dakhave Bhosale, Mylab's research and development chief, submitted two key proposals—one to the National Institute of Virology (NIV), Pune, and the other to the Central Drugs
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Line Of Treatment
Drug: Lopinavir and ritonavir Use: Antivirals used for HIV treatment Status: No longer part of treatment Drug: Hydroxy-chloroquine (HCQ) Use: Anti-malarial medicine; recommended as a preventive drug Status: Being used for preventive care Drug:
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The Postal Army
WINNER: DEPARTMENT OF POSTS, MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS Never in his three decades of service at the department of posts has Rajbir Singh felt the kind of pressure he has during the Covid pandemic, but he has also never felt more proud. A postman at
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Editor-in-chief
It has been seven decades since Independence, yet India has been unable to purge the curse of caste from its society. It permeates our electoral politics, our social lives, our jobs and even marriages. The ones who suffer most are those at the bottom
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China’s Maritime Challenge
It’s December 2025 and ‘Exercise Sea Dragon’ has begun. The world’s largest navy has bided its time for decades and is now ready to project power beyond its shores. Two PLAN (People’s Liberation Army-Navy) aircraft carrier battle groups, the Shandong
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Reel Villain, Real Hero
WINNER: SONU SOOD While most of his peers used the lockdown to take a sabbatical and stayed indoors, Sonu Sood stepped up and emerged a hero, a role that Bollywood hasn’t often entrusted him with. The actor’s charitable work during the pandemic has
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CHAIRMAN AND EDITOR-IN-CHIEF: Aroon Purie VICE CHAIRPERSON: Kalli Purie GROUP EDITORIAL DIRECTOR: Raj Chengappa GROUP CREATIVE EDITOR: Nilanjan Das GROUP PHOTO EDITOR: Bandeep Singh MANAGING EDITORS: Kai Jabir Friese, Rajesh Jha EXECUTIVE EDITORS: S.
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A Horror Film Of Its Own
Bollywood is currently going through a PR crisis, one that it didn’t see coming. It began on June 14 when actor Sushant Singh Rajput died by suicide—a conclusion that Mumbai Police arrived at long ago and one that the All India Institute of Medical S
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Once Upon A Crime
Simulating primal fears, ‘exposure therapy’, an education in survival—all sorts of theories have been proffered for why true crime as a genre will never cease to have a loyal following. To the ’90s generation that grew up on India’s Most Wanted and C
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Bjp’s Plan B?
The race for Bihar has suddenly opened up, just weeks ahead of a three-phase assembly election, which gets under way on October 28. The NDA alliance is officially riven, with Chirag Paswan of the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) deciding to categorically ba
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A Gendered Approach
Arrested on charges of “being an active member of a drug syndicate” and arranging drugs for Sushant Singh Rajput. Granted bail on October 7 The NCB found a 2017 WhatsApp chat between her and her manager discussing‘maal’, on the phone of Jaya Saha, R
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Run Jadhav Run
Within just three weeks of taking up running, Rahul Jadhav could cover a distance of over 18 kilometres easily. Over the past few years, the 44-year-old has participated in over 20 marathons and running events. And while long-distance running is what
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Nothing Official About It
The LJP contesting separately may create a triangular contest in Bihar, which may benefit the RJD-led alliance If Chirag takes out 10% from the NDA tally and the RJD increases its numbers by a bit, it will throw open the election, which seemed one-si
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Covid’s Frontline Warriors
Extraordinary situations call for extraordinary responses. And no one has risen to the challenge of Covid as admirably as our healthcare workers. It was only fitting, therefore, that the sixth edition of the INDIA TODAY Safaigiri awards are dedicated
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Making Trouble
The young protagonist of Karishma Dev Dube’s short, Bittu, is a nonconformist. Getting into trouble comes easy to this eight-year-old girl and is ultimately what saves her from a tragedy. Shot in the remote village of Koti, near Dehradun, the film th
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Glasshouse
The long arm of the Union information and broadcasting ministry will now cover digital media, including OTT platforms. While the Prakash Javadekar-led ministry is the supervising authority for traditional media such as print and television, digital m
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The Winners
Best state combating Covid-19: Kerala Best government hospital combating Covid-19: AIIMS, New Delhi Best private hospital combating Covid-19: JOINT WINNERS — Medanta hospital, Gurugram, and Max Smart Super Speciality hospital, Saket, New Delhi Bes
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The Wolf Of Dalal Street
Filmmaker Hansal Mehta thrives on true stories. Two of his most acclaimed films, Shahid and Aligarh, are hard-hitting character studies of real men on the fringes. For his digital debut, he cast his eyes on Harshad Mehta, the mastermind of the Rs 5,0
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Why Sukhbir Broke Free
On October 1, Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal launched tractor rallies to Chandigarh from the three holiest seats of Sikhism in Punjab—Takht Sri Keshgarh Sahib in Anandpur Sahib, Akal Takht Sahib in Amritsar and Takht Sri Damd
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Highly Alert
WINNER: Kerala With an overall score of 94.2 out of 100, Kerala emerged as the best state in Covid management. So far, the state has one of the lowest fatality rates in India—0.38 per cent compared to the national average of 1.58 per cent. As on Oct
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Slow And Steady
Like any good citizen, Jaideep Ahlawat wears a mask when he’s out and about, but his fans still recognise him. And not only do they recognise him but also greet him as Hathiram, the moral spine of the Amazon Prime show Paatal Lok which has won apprec
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