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FROM THE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
THE POISONED WELL
THE AUCTIONEERS OF HATE • Four men and one woman have been arrested for creating and propagating two online apps that “auctioned” Muslim women
WHAT ARE BULLI BAI AND SULLI DEALS?
THE TATA CHRONICLE
AN UNEASY TRUCE
THAT SINKING FEELING
STILL IN THE CANS
“Long-endurance submarines pose new challenges”
ON TRADE, NEED FOR BOLD, IMAGINATIVE THINKING
HOW DANGEROUS IS IT? • Don’t be fooled by Omicron’s milder manifestation. Covid’s new strain is spreading like wildfire and can be ignored only at our own peril
OMICRON IN MAHARASHTRA • Yet again, the state is seeing the maximum cases
3RD WAVE VS. 2ND WAVE
ABROAD SPECTRUM • How long it took for countries to see a fall in Omicron cases
KNOW YOUR VARIANT • What to expect when Omicron comes calling, when to confirm if you are positive and how to beat the infection
NEW LINES OF TREATMENT
CONFIDENCE BOOSTER • The launch of the booster shot campaign and new vaccines give hope that the impact of Omicron and the third wave will be less severe than the previous surge
SHOT IN THE ARM • Vaccine coverage is on track and India’s two-dose target may be complete by June
THE VACCINE LIST • Vaccines approved for Emergency Use Authorisation (EUA) by India
DARK CLOUDS LOOM AGAIN • The Covid Omicron variant once again threatens to cripple most services sector businesses. How deeply the economy will be scarred depends on the level of the health crisis at hand
WANTED: A HEALING TOUCH • After two Covid-battered years and in the midst of assembly elections, the government is likely to attempt a feelgood budget for 2022-23
HOW THE INDIAN ECONOMY STACKS UP • Budget 2022-23 will have to navigate stagnant private investment, muted demand with constrained revenues
A CAMPAIGN WITH BYTE • Leaders savvy and unsavvy, freelance techie gunslingers who do saffron in the morning and socialism by night, the smell of virtual cordite…. India is seeing its first online-only elections. What do the Digital War Rooms of parties look like?
LIKE, SUBSCRIBE, SHARE: POLITICS IN DEMAT FORM
A FLYOVER INTO PUNJAB • High sensitivity around identity issues, the spectre of security, a fragmented and fluid political canvas…will all of that converge to the BJP’s advantage?
JAT PLUS: A CHALLENGE IN THE WEST • After a decade in the wilderness, the Rashtriya Lok Dal and its new chief, Jayant Chaudhary, are back in the reckoning in bastion western UP
GOA GETS A PARTY OF PARTIES • The TMC’s entry is the big news in the Goa election. Elsewhere, the mix ’n match of state politics continues even as the BJP tries to stave off anti-incumbency
THE BIG BANK ROBBERY • CROOKS DEFRAUDED BANKS OF RS 1.38 LAKH CRORE IN 2020-21. SUCH STAGGERING SUMS SWINDLED FROM BANKS EVERY YEAR MOSTLY REMAIN UNRECOVERED. WORSE STILL, THE SCAMS ARE DETECTED MONTHS LATER AND ARRESTS LEAD TO FEW CONVICTIONS
HOW THE FRAUDS DO IT
A HIGH REWARDS, LOW RISK...