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Baba Ramdev | Facebook

Ramdev donates Rs 25 cr to PM’s Covid-19 fund, appeals to followers to contribute

Yoga guru Ramdev also said employees of his Patanjali and Ruchi Soya will donate their one-day salary, collectively amounting to Rs 1.5 crore, to the PM CARES fund.
Women staying in Mustafabad's relief camp narrate how they fled their homes amid the Delhi riots. | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Officers to contact those displaced in riots, Delhi govt tells Delhi High Court

On 27 March, the High Court directed the AAP government to ensure that riot victims displaced from homes were provided with food and accommodation.

25 Covid-19 cases in Sangli Jayant Patil’s ‘punishment’ for criticising Modi: BJP

Maharashtra BJP spokesman Avdhut Wagh sought to link Patil's criticism of PM Modi over the nationwide lockdown to the steep number of COVID-19 cases in his constituency.
File image of Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and deputy CM Manish Sisodia (right) | Photo: ANI

All Delhi students from nursery to class 8 to be promoted, says Manish Sisodia

Delhi Education Minister Manish Sisodia says students of private and govt schools will be promoted under the no-detention policy of the Right to Education Act.
Ashwani Mahajan

RSS affiliate appeals to Modi govt to not import Covid-19 testing kits, masks from China

Swadeshi Jagran Manch national co-convener Ashwini Mahajan says this is the time to ramp up indigenous capacity and trust local companies.
A Kathak dancer performs (Representational image) | Wikimedia Commons

ICCR to promote India’s heritage online in ‘soft diplomacy’ amid global Covid-19 lockdown

The ICCR is moving its classes online through which people can learn classical dance, music, painting, yoga, and even participate in a global competition.
Representational image.Slaughterhouse at Hogg market, Kolkata. | Commons

PETA calls ThePrint article ‘misleading’, reiterates coronavirus link to meat consumption

In an email to ThePrint, PETA objected to the article and said continuing meat-eating habits could result in another coronavirus-like pandemic.
Migrant workers fleeing Delhi to their native villages after lockdown announcement | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Govt health experts recommend lockdown extension as migrant exodus ‘undermines’ containment

21-day lockdown will help, but top health experts working closely with PM Modi’s Covid-19 team recommend it should be extended due to exodus.
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan | Photo: Commons

Woman’s death on sealed border triggers Kerala-Karnataka battle, Pinarayi writes to PM Modi

Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan says Karnataka is keeping border closed even for emergencies, Union minister Sadananda Gowda intervenes and says all taken care of.
Health workers in Bhilwara | Photo - Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

6,000 quarantined, 28 lakh people checked — inside Bhilwara, Rajasthan’s Covid-19 ground zero

Bhilwara locked down before the country did, after staff at a private hospital tested positive. Since then, it has set up a district war room, turned hotels into isolation centres, conducted house-to-house survey.

On Camera

A technician doing an experiment in University of Hong Kong | Paul Yeung | Bloomberg

Covid-19 shows that our selective visions of world order stand exposed

The void of meaningful inter-state cooperation on biosecurity during Covid-19 crisis should make us rethink the concept of world order.

Mass exodus of migrants: Are they the Covid-19 lockdown violators or victims?

The Union home ministry has ordered the states to seal borders and quarantine people who have violated the coronavirus lockdown for 14 days.

Defence

Indian Army (representational image) | Photo: PTI

Soldiers failing to disclose Covid-19 information will invite action under Army Act

Army advisory says not disclosing Covid-19 symptoms, travel details or contact with suspected patient will be treated as 'willful concealment' & breach of discipline.

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.