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Kerala HC stays govt order to provide liquor on prescription, calls it ‘recipe for disaster’

On 1 April, the Kerala government had allowed those suffering from alcohol withdrawal syndrome to have liquor delivered at their doorstep if they had a doctor’s prescription. 
The consignment in Maldives

IAF airlifts 6.2 tonnes of essential medicines, hospital consumables to Maldives

The consignment was airlifted to Male by an Indian Air Force C-130 aircraft, as part of 'Operation Sanjeevani'.
People suspected of Covid-19 being transported to various hospitals after Tablighi Jamaat in Nizamuddin, Delhi | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

2 die of Covid-19 after being evacuated from Nizamuddin Markaz: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

Addressing a digital press conference, Arvind Kejriwal said out of 2,346 people evacuated from the Markaz, 108 have tested positive for coronavirus.
Suspected Covid-19 patients being transported to various hospitals from the Nizamuddin Markaz in New Delhi

Nearly 1,000 linked to Tablighi Jamaat screened in Karnataka, 11 test positive for COVID-19

The State govt has tried to track nearly 1,500 people who might have travelled to the state after taking part in the Nizamuddin conference in Delhi last month.
Indian Navy on board a naval ship

Navy gets battle-ready for Covid-19 with low-cost temperature sensor, oxygen supply system

The naval dockyard in Mumbai has designed a hand-held temperature sensor while a Portable Multi-feed Oxygen Manifold was designed by personnel in Visakhapatnam.
Karnataka health minister B. Sriramulu (second right) and medical education minister K. Sudhakar (far right) with CM B.S. Yediyurappa and deputy CM C.N. Ashwath Narayan (far left) | Photo: @sriramulubjp | Twitter

Power struggle between two top ministers adds to Karnataka’s coronavirus troubles

Health Minister Sriramulu & Medical Education Minister Sudhakar are locked in a tussle. Their different statements on Covid-19 crisis are leading to confusion.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Assocham event in New Delhi on 20 December | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

PM Modi hints lockdown won’t be extended, calls for ‘common exit strategy’ to fight pandemic

Speaking to CMs at video conference, Modi asks states, UTs to send suggestions on 'common exit strategy' to ensure entire population doesn’t come out at once when lockdown ends.
High School Students

CBSE to conduct Class 12 board exams in all subjects except regional languages

CBSE officials say evaluation in subjects for which exams are not being held will be done on the basis of internal assessment and performance of the student through the year.
An Air India plane | Twitter: ANI

Air India gets nod to operate cargo flights to Shanghai, Hong Kong to get medical supplies

The airline received approval from Indian and Chinese authorities to commence freighter operations to the two destinations.
300 foreigners from 16 countries attended Tablighi Jamaat, Delhi, now a site of Covid-19 infection. Photo : Suraj Singh Bisht |ThePrint

Delhi police identify and quarantine 275 foreign nationals who attended Nizamuddin event

The Nizamuddin Markaz, the Tablighi Jamaat HQ in Delhi, has become the epicentre for spread of Covid-19 in India after thousands took part in a congregation.

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People wearing masks in a park in Shanghai, China | Qilai Shen | Bloomberg

Asians will become the new Muslims — how coronavirus will change our world like 9/11

To control another Covid-19 outbreak, solutions like body screening, temperature guns, sanitising kits will become a permanent part of our lives.

Covid-19 Battle: Are Indian chief ministers measuring up or need strong central oversight?

PM Modi held a video conference with all chief ministers Thursday to take stock of the situation arising out of the Covid-19 health emergency.

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The consignment in Maldives

IAF airlifts 6.2 tonnes of essential medicines, hospital consumables to Maldives

The consignment was airlifted to Male by an Indian Air Force C-130 aircraft, as part of 'Operation Sanjeevani'.

Modi’s India isn’t Mao’s China. Silly forecasts assume we’ll let corona kill millions of us

There are many scary scenarios about how badly we Indians may be affected or how many killed by Covid-19. But they presume we will do nothing to influence our fates.