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Rahul Gandhi at a press conference | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Rahul Gandhi questions lockdown impact on economy, but expresses solidarity with PM Modi

In a letter to Modi, Rahul Gandhi said number of poor Indians dependent on a daily income is simply too large to unilaterally shut down all economic activity.
Wayanad MP and former Congress president Rahul Gandhi | Photo: ANI

Coronavirus has increased political distancing between Rahul Gandhi and Congress old guard

Rahul Gandhi, who first spoke about coronavirus in a 12 Feb tweet, is continuing to criticise Modi govt, while other Congress leaders are welcoming its moves.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray's handling of the coronavirus crisis has earned praise | Photo: @OfficeofUT | Twitter

Uddhav Thackeray is winning over even his critics with calm demeanour and strong decisions

Dismissed as a ‘puppet in the hands of Sharad Pawar’, Uddhav Thackeray is now earning praise from critics as the ‘best head’ to run Maharashtra in these times.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath offers prayers at a temple in Ayodhya on Wednesday. | Photo: ANI

‘Yogi not listening to PM’: Row over CM attending event to shift Ram Lalla during lockdown

Yogi Adityanath attends an event to shift Lord Ram Lalla within temple site in Ayodhya. Congress calls the move mockery of rules, UP govt says no norms violated.
Former Jammu & Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah with his father Farooq and mother Molly Abdullah

What Omar Abdullah’s release means for Kashmir, PDP rebels and Mehbooba Mufti

Omar Abdullah, who celebrated his 50th birthday on 10 March, was finally released Tuesday after 8 months in detention. 
File image of Shivraj Singh Chouhan | Photo: ANI

Shivraj Chouhan elected BJP legislature leader, to take oath as MP CM tonight

The decision to be sworn-in late Monday night was taken to ensure there is a government in place to tackle the coronavirus outbreak, says senior BJP leader.
File photo of B.S. Yediyurappa | ANI Photo

Karnataka govt bans crowds due to COVID-19 but refuses to call off assembly session

Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa insists that calling off the session would send a wrong signal of fear & anxiety even as opposition seeks an adjournment.
Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar at Parliament House

Happy if Rahul returns as Congress chief else Priyanka should take over: Mani Shankar Aiyar

Mani Shankar Aiyar, a senior Congress leader, also says no space in the party to express views and so Congress should hold camps like it did at Pachmarhi in 1998. 
(From left) Influential Bihar politicians Jitan Ram Manjhi, Upendra Kushwaha and Mukesh Sahani | Photo: ThePrint Team

Once highly influential, these 3 Bihar leaders now find no takers ahead of polls

Jitan Ram Manjhi, Upendra Kushwaha & Mukesh Sahani are still part of RJD-Congress grand alliance, 6 months before polls. But things are looking bleak for them.
Vasundhara Raje

Dushyant Singh & Vasundhara Raje, who partied with Kanika Kapoor, test negative for COVID-19

Both Raje and Singh had gone into self-isolation after attending a party with Bollywood singer Kanika Kapoor, who tested positive for coronavirus Friday.

On Camera

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.

Defence

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.