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Daily briefing: Guidelines for reopening schools soon, trouble brews at Indo-China border
Tue, May 26, 2020

From schools likely to reopen for older students to ongoing tensions at the China border, read the top stories from The Indian Express print edition.

Daily briefing: Maharashtra shapes Covid map; Yogi says states will have to seek nod before employing UP workers
Mon, May 25, 2020

As India's Covid-19 caseload increased in the last two months, Maharashtra's share has also simultaneously grown to more than one-third of all cases in the country.

Daily briefing: Remdesivir clinical trial in US shows new promise; Amphan flattens rare trees in Kolkata
Sun, May 24, 2020

From the use of remdesivir to speed up recovery in COVID patients to P Chidambaram's suggestion of a fresh budget, here is a look at our top stories today.

Daily briefing: Centre mulls calamity cess on GST; Chinese troops test new areas in Ladakh
Sat, May 23, 2020

From RBI's announcement on extension of moratorium on loans to Ghoomketu review, a look at our top stories today.

Daily briefing: Why Centre changed its mind on flights; al-Qaeda operative lands in Amritsar
Fri, May 22, 2020

Good morning. Today's Indian Express has stories on the Centre's revised guidelines for air travel, the Chinese transgressions into the Indian side, the relief work after Cyclone Amphan in West Bengal, and more.

Daily briefing: Tensions with two neighbours, metro hubs will soon be buzzing, and more
Thu, May 21, 2020

Good morning. Today's Indian Express has stories from the Sino-Indian border to the trail of destruction caused by Cyclone Amphan in West Bengal, and more.

Daily briefing: Nirmala Sitharaman interview, increase in Chinese patrol boats, and more
Wed, May 20, 2020

From signs of fresh trouble between Indian and Chinese troops near LAC to social distancing during Cyclone Amphan, here are the top stories from today's Indian Express print edition.

Daily briefing: Covid results of migrants entering Bihar raise red flag for New Delhi
Tue, May 19, 2020

From states announcing their own lockdown guidelines to low Covid testing in Telangana pointing at an imminent crisis, read the top stories from The Indian Express print edition.

Daily briefing: New lockdown guidelines, Piyush Goyal’s emotional plea and more
Mon, May 18, 2020

From new lockdown relaxations to India's WHO push and 'human challenge' trials for Covid-19 vaccine, here are the top stories from The Indian Express print edition for May 18.

Daily briefing: What the economic package might hold for you; Is Covid-19 spread slowing down?
Wed, May 13, 2020

From digging up the match behind the economic package to studying the Covid-19 transmission rate to finding out how households across the country are holding amid this virus induced economic crisis, here is the latest from today' print edtion.

Daily briefing: Inside story of PM’s marathon meeting; Aarogya Setu app ‘utterly illegal’
Tue, May 12, 2020

In today's briefing, we bring you news of what transpired in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's meeting with chief ministers and why a former Supreme Court judge is upset about the Aarogya Setu app.

Daily briefing: Centre sparks fresh row with Bengal, Why Naikoo was Kashmir’s most wanted
Fri, May 08, 2020

From fresh criticism over West Bengal's handling of the Covid crisis to why Hizbul Mujahideen commander Riyaz Ahmad Naikoo's encounter to a huge win for counter-terrorism operations, here are the top stories from today's edition.

Captured by Maoists, Andhra man gets life lessons, sets up NGO that teaches children
Tue, Nov 26, 2019

Sai Vamsi Vardhan, then a Prime Minister Rural Development Fellow, was abducted by Maoists along with three Panchayat-level workers in one of the interior regions in Jharkhand. The Indian Express traces his journey from a software engineer to UPSC rank holder who runs an NGO that sponsors the education of underprivileged kids.

Fossil Sport smartwatch review: A watch for all seasons
Mon, Jun 15, 2020

Fossil Sport smartwatch review: Primarily aimed at the fitness enthusiast, it is a watch for all seasons. Its round-dial design with aluminum casing on the top and a rotating crown on the side gives the watch a refined look.

In Andhra Pradesh, TDP’s hopes of a silent wave blown away by Jagan’s YSRCP
Fri, May 24, 2019

Leads from 175 Assembly and 25 Lok Sabha seats show the YSR Congress Party is heading for a landslide victory. The party is expected to win anywhere above 150 seats in the Assembly and at least 24 seats in Parliament.

Election Results 2019 highlights: It’s a victory of India, victory of democracy, says PM
Fri, May 24, 2019

Lok Sabha Election Results 2019 India highlights: With the landslide victory, Modi is the first non-Congress full majority Prime Minister to get re-elected with a stronger majority.

In Delhi’s 1 out of 7 score, the tale of how women have fared in Indian elections
Fri, May 10, 2019

In the 16 Lok Sabha elections held since independence, only thrice has Delhi elected more than one woman candidate. This could change in 2019 if all the three women fielded by the AAP, BJP, Congress pull off a win. The odds, however, could be overwhelming.

#BoycottABCbrand brigade flies high with Vistara gaffe, but where does all this land?
Mon, Apr 22, 2019

G D Bakshi, who usually finds his voice in prime time debates, is yet to let out his infamous guttural war cry baying an eye for an eye in this episode of social media mob justice.

Andhra High Court in Amaravati: 2.70-lakh sq ft facility has just 11 judges, no net connectivity
Wed, Apr 10, 2019

With no lawyer chambers allocated yet, advocates seek refuge under a giant canopy containing a smattering of plastic chairs opposite the courthouse. It is here that they meet clients between hearings and take breaks between hearings. 

Jagan promises to ban alcohol in Andhra, sparks questions on its viability
Thu, Apr 11, 2019

Andhra Pradesh experimented with alcohol ban nearly 25 years ago in 1995, a year after Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao (NTR) became chief minister for the third time. In fact, his electoral success was partially credited to his promise of banning spirits.

Pawan Kalyan’s poll campaign revolves around this tiny fishing village in Andhra Pradesh
Wed, Apr 10, 2019

For the approximately 20,000 voters of Gangavaram, pollution is a major issue, as a result of which it is one of the core issues of Jana Sena chief and actor Pawan Kalyan’s election campaign

Jana Sena’s JD Lakshmi Narayana: Alliance with BSP reflects party’s intention
Tue, Apr 09, 2019

V V Lakshmi Narayana, popularly known as JD or Joint Director, was the CBI’s joint director in Andhra Pradesh when YSRCP chief Jagan Mohan Reddy was sent to jail for 16 months in a disproportionate assets case in 2012.

Andhra Pradesh elections: Nara Lokesh works hard to weave a success story in gateway to new capital
Sun, Apr 07, 2019

Lokesh, a member of the state legislative council, hasn’t given up the position even after the party announced his name from Mangalagiri. This has led to murmurs within the party circles that his father Chandrababu has hedged his bets in case Lokesh fails to win.

What Aadhaar verdict did not spell out: Status of numbers linked to bank accounts, telecom providers
Sat, Sep 29, 2018

Justice D Y Chandrachud, in his dissenting judgment, said Aadhaar details collected by Telecom Service Providers shall be deleted forthwith

Keeping criminal politicians out of polls: This 2014 govt report’s suggestions remain in deep freeze
Sat, Sep 29, 2018

What constitutes a heinous crime and at what stage of a criminal investigation should a politician be recommended for disqualification? The Law Commission has some recommendations.