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File photo of Narendra Modi and Amit Shah | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Why ‘family elder’ Modi, and not aggressive Amit Shah, is govt’s face in Covid-19 fight

Covid-19 pandemic is a crisis in which the government must reach out and bring everyone together. Amit Shah's combative image might not work.
Informal sector workers are expected to be the worst-hit by the nationwide lockdown due to coronavirus (representational image) | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Home Ministry asks states to prevent mass exodus of migrant workers amid Covid-19 lockdown

The states have also been advised to make these groups aware of measures taken by the govt, like free food grains and other essential items through PDS.

MHA asks states to take action against those harassing people from Northeast over COVID-19

The Union Home Ministry's communication comes a day after a Manipuri woman alleged that an man spat on her and called her 'corona' in Vijay Nagar, New Delhi.
IB staffer Ankit Sharma who was found dead in Chand Bagh in Delhi on 26 February 2020 | ANI | Twitter

IB staffer Ankit Sharma, killed in Delhi riots, was stabbed 12 times & had 33 blunt injuries

The post-mortem report of IB staffer Ankit Sharma shows he sustained 51 injuries in total, and was not stabbed 400 times as was claimed by many.

Delhi riots: Is CM Arvind Kejriwal actually powerless or using it as an excuse?

CM Arvind Kejriwal has said that the Army should be deployed in Delhi and curfew imposed in the areas affected by communal riots.
8 people have been killed & 100 injured in northeast Delhi as violence gripped Jaffrabad, Maujpur, Babarpur & Gokulpuri Sunday after anti & pro-CAA groups clashed.

Who is to blame for CAA violence: Delhi Police or politics of Modi government?

9 people have been killed & 100 injured in northeast Delhi as violence gripped Jaffrabad, Maujpur, Babarpur & Gokulpuri Sunday after anti & pro-CAA groups clashed.

Aadhaar required for families of victims of terror, communal violence availing govt aid

The Home Ministry said the scheme will come into effect in all states and Union territories except Assam and Meghalaya, where UIDAI has not covered all residents.
Nirbhaya rapists are on death row in Tihar Jail

Home Ministry forwards December 16 convict’s mercy plea to President, recommends rejection

Mukesh Singh, one of the four death row convicts in the 16 December gangrape & murder case, filed the mercy plea, which will likely delay the execution scheduled for 22 January.
A well in the Urwa village

Internet access, type of cereal & water consumed ⁠— questions in new census exercise

The new census exercise is scheduled to take place between 1 April and 30 September.
File image of President Ram Nath Kovind

MHA recommends to President Kovind to reject mercy plea of Nirbhaya gang rape convict

The Home Ministry has forwarded to President's office the Delhi government's recommendation against granting mercy to one of the convicts in the 2012 Delhi gang rape.

On Camera

People wearing masks in a park in Shanghai, China | Qilai Shen | Bloomberg

Asians will become the new Muslims — how coronavirus will change our world like 9/11

To control another Covid-19 outbreak, solutions like body screening, temperature guns, sanitising kits will become a permanent part of our lives.
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

Indian Navy on board a naval ship

Navy gets battle-ready for Covid-19 with low-cost temperature sensor, oxygen supply system

The naval dockyard in Mumbai has designed a hand-held temperature sensor while a Portable Multi-feed Oxygen Manifold was designed by personnel in Visakhapatnam.

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.