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