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The selected cartoons appeared first in other publications, either in print or online, or on social media, and are credited appropriately.

In today’s featured cartoon, Nala Ponnappa weighs in on the lay-offs and pay cuts in the Indian media, which is struggling because of shrinking advertising revenue in the wake of Covid-19 lockdown.

Kirtish Bhatt | BBC News Hindi

Kirtish Bhatt takes a jibe at former Karnataka chief minister H.D. Kumaraswamy for hosting his son Nikhil’s wedding Friday in the middle of the lockdown.

Manjul | FirstPost

Manjul also comments on the wedding of Nikhil Kumaraswamy, grandson of former Indian PM H.D. Deve Gowda, amid the lockdown.

Alok Nirantar | Sakal Media Group

Alok Nirantar takes a dig a US President Donanld Trump’s criticism of the WHO and halting funding to the organisation earlier this week for taking China’s claims about the coronavirus “at face value” and failing to share information about the pandemic as it spread.

Sajith kumar | Deccan Herald

Sajith Kumar weighs in on RBI chief Shaktikanta Das’s statement, saying the International Monetary Fund’s projection of 1.9 per cent GDP growth for India is highest among G20 nations.

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  1. Most of the Journalists demand Money or Gifts. I saw them getting money in covers when they attend some press meets, and also some Journalists threaten business people and employess.
    So overall, it is very good news that some News papers are laying off journalists. I appreciate it!
    These parasites (Journalists ) need to search for another host.


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