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Modi-Trump hold phone conversation, talk of India-US partnership in fight against Covid-19

The two leaders had an 'extensive' telephonic conversation and agreed to deploy the full strength of the India-US partnership to fight COVID-19

PM Modi ‘sings raag deepak’ and internet trolls will kill coronavirus

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.
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PM CARES gets Rs 6,500 crore donation in a week, 3 times more than what PMNRF got in 2 yrs 

Besides dealing with public health emergencies like Covid-19, PM CARES will also be used to fund research, ramp up healthcare and pharma facilities.
People line up outside a grocery store to buy supplies Wednesday | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

74 in Tamil Nadu test positive for Covid-19 in one day — 73 attended Tablighis’ Delhi event

437 people who travelled to Delhi for Tablighi Jamaat have tested positive, giving Tamil Nadu the highest number of positive cases related to the event.
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445 Covid-19 cases in Delhi: CM Kejriwal says situation under control, no community spread

There are 40 cases of local transmission, while most other patients have had foreign travel history or were recently evacuated from Nizamuddin Markaz, said the Delhi CM.
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PM Modi to interact with floor leaders of various political parties via video link on 8 April

This will be the Prime Minister's first interaction with opposition leaders since the nationwide lockdown was imposed to curb the spread of Covid-19.

Prince Charles’ office refutes AYUSH minister Naik’s ayurveda curing Covid-19 claims

AYUSH minister Shripad Naik had claimed that the Prince of Wales' recovery from Covid-19 was linked to an ayurvedic and homeopathic cure.
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‘Assalaam Alaikum!’ — Pakistan Air Traffic Controller (ATC) praises Air India

Pakistan's Flight Information Region & ATC have praised the airline for its special flight operations to Europe amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
lab technician or doctor handles a test tube

Govt places order for 10 crore hydroxychloroquine tablets with Ipca labs and Zydus Cadila

The Centre has placed the order after ICMR recommended hydroxychloroquine as a preventive medication for Covid-19 high risk group.
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From beer to baked beans, this is what Americans stocked up for coronavirus lockdown

Food, healthcare, toilet paper, beer, wine – a list of the things Americans have been snapping up and also not buying during lockdown.

On Camera

Animals have come home. Covid-19 lockdown gives control back into nature’s hands

With people in India and elsewhere locked down in homes due to the coronavirus, the peaceful reclamation of public spaces by animals is teaching us important lessons.

Modi’s 9-min candle plan Sunday: Needless spectacle or much-needed motivation for Indians?

PM Modi requested Indians to light candles, lamps or mobile torches at 9 pm Sunday for nine minutes in a show of solidarity in the fight against Covid-19.

Defence

Army personnel distribute packaged food to the homeless in Chennai on 31 March 2020 | PTI

In a first, Army deploys medical team at civil coronavirus quarantine camp in Delhi

The Indian Army has so far only been operating out of quarantine camps set up by the armed service for coronavirus patients.

Poke fun at taali, thaali, diya and mombatti all you want. Modi couldn’t care less

Modi knows who he needs to speak to, who he should toss, who he can address in kind. People accuse him of infantilising his voters, but it’s a winning strategy.