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Coronavirus racism against NE Indians: How can govt prevent Sino-phobia from hurting our own?

While US President Donald Trump is constantly calling coronavirus the ‘Chinese virus’, people from northeast India are being targeted, abused and attacked.
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Modi govt’s Gareeb Kalyan: Does India have the ability to deliver amid Covid-19 lockdown?

Finance Minister has announced a three-month relief package worth Rs 1.7 lakh crore for India’s urban & rural poor to help them during the coronavirus lockdown.
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21-day coronavirus lockdown: Should Indians be punished for violations or persuaded more?

Telangana CM KC Rao has said that if people do not follow government orders, then he will seek 'army deployment' and 'shoot-at-sight order will be issued'.
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Should India reveal transmission history of each COVID-19 patient or will it worsen panic?

According to an ICMR study, it could take a minimum of 20 days to a few months for the start of community transmission to become visible.

How can India counter coronavirus stigma, boycotts and inadequate social distancing?

The social stigma and boycotts have also increased with increase in the number of COVID-19 cases. Air India crew have complained of boycotts by their neighbours.
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Is there enough on Hotstar, Netflix, Amazon to see us through coronavirus isolation?

With PM Modi’s ‘Janata Curfew’ nudge, malls and theatres closing, online streaming platforms have become entertainment of choice in times of social distancing.
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Janata curfew: Brilliant nudge or Modi should’ve assured more about India’s preparedness?

Prime Minister Modi has announced a Janata curfew from 7 AM to 9 PM on 22 March, Sunday to battle the coronavirus pandemic.
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SC rules MP floor test: Ends political uncertainty or encourages culture of defections?

The Supreme Court has ordered a floor test in Madhya Pradesh assembly on 20 March and has directed to videograph and conclude the proceeding by 5pm.
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Should India’s private healthcare join COVID-19 fight or risks becoming a profit venture?

The Narendra Modi government will allow accredited private labs to test for the novel coronavirus to increase India’s testing capacity.

‘Rebel’ judge to Rajya Sabha: Ex-CJI Ranjan Gogoi hurting SC image or being harshly judged?

Former CJI Ranjan Gogoi has been appointed to Rajya Sabha as a member of eminence by President Ram Nath Kovind, four months after his retirement.

On Camera

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Tablighi Jamaat brought out Republic, Zee and Times Now’s fangs that Covid-19 had withdrawn

The unity of TV channels against coronavirus was too good to be true. The Tablighi Jamaat gave most of them the chance to show their true colours.
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Is there a risk of Modi govt using Covid-19 to curb media and freedoms or is it necessary?

Surveillance is becoming a key concern during the Covid-19 crisis. The Supreme Court has also directed media to publish the official version of the developments.

Defence

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Modi govt to rope in NCC cadets aged 18 and above to help in fight against coronavirus

The NCC will mobilise its senior division volunteer cadets to be employed in small cohesive groups of 8-20 to assist the civil infrastructure.

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.