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Vendor with potato sacks. | ANI

Coronavirus pandemic is ominous news for India’s rabi crops and farm-to-food chain

During the coronavirus crisis, income support platforms must be utilised by both state and the Centre. Social distancing should be a norm in wheat procurement mandis.
An agricultural labourer in a field

Time for India to do away with agricultural land ceiling laws

1960s-era provisions that allow a state to take over 66 per cent of farmers’ land for a project should not have any place in India’s rule book today.

On Camera

Medics examine patients for coronavirus in Hyderabad | PTI

Three scientific and one legal update on coronavirus

In episode 433 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta looks at the relationship between virus exposure and severity of illness, Supreme Court's order on media & other updates on Covid-19.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

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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Coronavirus doesn’t stop Indian Army from carrying out its annual cyber security exercise

Army had earlier issued advisory claiming India's adversaries were launching coronavirus-themed campaigns to infect official or personal IT assets of defence personnel.  

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.