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Hindutva pressure? India's World Press Freedom Index 142, two points down

India has dropped to rank 142, two points below its 2019 rank, in the 2020 World Press Freedom Index.The annual press freedom list is produced by the campaign group Reporters Without Borders (RSF) which surveys the state of the media in 180 countries and territories.

Don't lift lockdown till May 24, when Ramzan month ends: Plea to Modi

By Our Representative
Controversial Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU) chancellor Firoz Bakht Ahmed has asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to extend the lockdown till the end of Ramzan, the month-long Islamic fasting event starting on April 23, in order to ensure that another Tablighi Jamat-type event does not recur in India.

Covid-19 will 'derail' growth momentum of affordable housing in 2020: Report

The coronavirus crisis and the ongoing lockdown in India is likely to severely affect the country's affordable housing sector, according to a report by Anarock Property Consultants. It notes that around 6.1 lakh affordable housing units were under construction across seven major cities when the 21-day nationwide lockdown was announced (on March 24 midnight), which are now stalled.