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Coronavirus cases reach 1,681 in Indore after 27 test positive in 24 hours

The death toll also went up to 81 as two more patients succumbed to the viral infection in the district.
Barriers demarcating a Covid-19 containment zone in Madhya Pradesh's capital Bhopal | Photo: ANI

Tracking Covid in Indore, Bhopal — story of delayed govt action, attempts at covering it up

Two reporters of ThePrint spent 14 days in the MP hotspots. What they found was a state scrambling its resources to ensure extensive contact-tracing and containment exercise.
File image of Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan and fellow BJP leader Narottam Mishra | Photo: ANI

Madhya Pradesh finally gets a health minister, after nearly a month of Covid-19 crisis

Senior BJP leader Narottam Mishra is new health minister of Madhya Pradesh where Shivraj Chouhan govt is facing flak for its handling of the pandemic.
New graves at the Mhow Naka burial ground in Covid-19 hotspot Indore | Photo: Angana Chakrabarti | ThePrint

Muslim burials soar in Indore as hospitals ‘shut out non-Covid patients’ during lockdown

ThePrint visits Indore’s graveyards to find the reason behind the spike; workers & families say hospitals refused entry for heart attacks & other diseases.
Resident of Indore's Badal ka Bhatta complain they haven't received ration packets for the past few days

‘Should we poison our kids?’ — Indore daily wagers complain of sparse, erratic food supply

Authorities claim they are delivering dry ration of 15 items, including rice, dal, tea and sugar, but residents say quantities not adequate.
Pulmonologist Dr Ravi Dosi outside the Covid-19 facility at Sri Aurobindo Institute of Medical Sciences in Indore. | Photo: ThePrint

This Indore hospital ‘first in India’ to try TCZ in critical Covid cases, claims good results

Pulmonologist Dr Ravi Dosi, who leads 100-member team at the Indore hospital, tells ThePrint TCZ fights off 'cytokines' blamed for causing mortality in critically ill Covid patients.
Representational image of the nationwide lockdown due to Covid-19 | Photo: PTI

These 10 cities have over half of India’s Covid-19 cases. Ahmedabad, Indore among top 5

The 10 cities account for 8,958 of total 17,265 cases in India as of Monday. Most of the 170 districts identified as hotspots across the country are in these cities.
Deserted streets in Mumbai following the lockdown imposed to curb spread of coronavirus | Photo: Vasant Prabhi | ThePrint

Serious Covid-19 situation in Mumbai, Pune, Indore, Jaipur, Kolkata: Home Ministry

The Union home ministry noted several incidents of violence against healthcare workers, violation of social distancing norms & movement of vehicles in urban areas.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan reviews a meeting with senior officials regarding quarantine of the Muslims involved in Tablighi Jamaat, in Bhopal on 1 April | ANI

In Covid crisis, Madhya Pradesh deserves better than a CM acting as health minister

Madhya Pradesh has a chief minister, but no cabinet; a health department but it has become a hotspot. Is this even remotely an ideal situation when a pandemic is raging across the state?
File image of Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan | @ChouhanShivraj/Twitter

BJP could finally expand its one-man MP cabinet, functioning under CM for 25 days now

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has been acting as a one-man cabinet ever since the BJP toppled the previous Congress govt and took charge on 23 March.

On Camera

File photo | An employee inspects a godown of Food Corporation of India (FCI) where rice bags are being stored during a nationwide lockdown, in Srinagar | PTI

FCI has highest rice, wheat stock since 2005. Modi govt continuing legacy of bad economics

It is clear from the rising stock of rice and wheat that the government has been buying more from farmers than what it requires during a pandemic.
Representational image | Picpedia

Modi govt drops plan to merge 3 state-owned general insurance companies

Decision to merge the 3 companies — National Insurance Co Ltd, United India Insurance Co Ltd, and Oriental Insurance Co Ltd — ahead of their proposed listing was announced in 2018 budget.

Defence

A file photo of Pangong Lake in Ladakh | Visharad Saxena | Special arrangement

There’s ‘thinning down’ of Chinese troops at Finger 4 at Pangong lake, but no pullback yet

India-China disengagement at Pangong lake will be a focus area in the next round of military talks at the corps commander level. 
Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) men in Maharashtra | ANI

Read my lips, forget the camera

Say Central forces' angry soldiers. They need reform, committed leaders. And very sensitive handling.